After last night’s April 11 episode of WWE NXT, Nathan Frazer has teased that we could see a different side of him in the coming weeks.
Frazer wasn’t on the show last night, but he posted a video on social media afterwards addressing his absence.
Keep in mind these comments are “in character”, but that’s literally the point because it signifies a change in what we’ll be seeing from him on TV soon. He said:
“Just got back from the PC (Performance Center) and it was another week of… not being featured on television, which doesn’t exactly feel great and all, but last week I had a realization after my match with Dragon Lee.
“Dragon Lee, I’ve got nothing but good words to say about that guy – world renowned, international superstar, he got the best of me, and look at him, he’s fighting to become number one contender for the NXT Title at Spring Breakin’ tonight.
“There’s no doubt in my mind, if I beat Dragon last week, that’s me in that fatal four-way match, and that could be me facing Melo for the NXT Title at Spring Breakin’.
“So I guess the realization I had was, maybe I’m the problem. Maybe I need to do more, be more. Maybe I need to just prove to everyone that I’m not just a good hand that can have great matches and can flip.
“Maybe I need more of an edge, a killer instinct, maybe I just need to grab this business by the throat and take it wherever the hell I wanna take it, because quite frankly, I haven’t been doing that.
“I know exactly what I can offer this place, this business as a whole, and the only reason I haven’t shown it yet, is me.
“So next week, it’s time to dish out some hard-hitting home truths.”
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Frazer returned to NXT in February after he’d been out since October with the visa issues that many of the international talents had to deal with recently.
He actually burst onto the scene in AEW working under his real name Ben Carter in 2020, including a match with Scorpio Sky on a special ‘Late Night Dynamite’, but there were issues with him signing with a US-based company at the time, and he joined NXT UK instead.
He was then moved over to NXT in the US about a year ago, and has been there ever since, with the exception of that visa issue that kept him out for a few months, like it did with many others.
As he kind of alluded to, he’s just been a jolly flippy babyface the whole time, so it’ll be interesting to see exactly what changes with the “edgier” version of himself he’s teasing.
He was actually trained by Seth Rollins at the Black and Brave school, so he’s got that going for him too.
On March 20, Frazer was at Raw and had a match with Bronson Reed taped for Main Event, but that doesn’t really mean much as that’s something that a large portion of NXT stars have done in the past few months, and doesn’t indicated that a call-up is imminent.
The four-way match referenced by Frazer last night ended up being Dragon Lee vs JD McDonagh vs Grayson Waller vs Duke Hudson.
Waller won, which means he’ll get a shot at NXT Champion Carmelo Hayes’ title on April 25 at Spring Breakin’.
Next week on #WWENXT… #HardHittingHomeTruths pic.twitter.com/TPSm0glHDI
— Nathan Frazer (@WWEFrazer) April 12, 2023
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