The common opinion is that NXT call-ups are usually better off in the black and gold brand than on the main roster. However, a current WWE star is of the belief that the SmackDown creative understands how to book him better than NXT did.
Steve Cutler of The Forgotten Sons recently spoke with the “Borne to Battle” podcast where he opened up about his main roster call-up after WrestleMania this year, noting that the communication was better than down in NXT:
“No, so it’s kinda funny with — it’s kinda funny with creative since we’ve been called up. It’s been better communication than we had in NXT. Not saying it was bad in NXT but it has just kinda been more hands-on to where we can be there to talk and a lot of the verbiage they would give us from the scripts were very like, ‘Oh wow, this is actually kinda something I would say’ but then we reform it into how we would speak it and say it and we’d send it back and they come back.”
“They’d be like, ‘Oh, Mr. McMahon wants you to say this so if you can get this line in there,’ and it’s just one of those things where you’re working back and forth and it’s like no problem. But, they kinda got the gist of us, I feel main roster on SmackDown, creative had more of an understanding of what to do with us than NXT because it’s just a — both NXT, SmackDown and RAW are all different. NXT is more wrestling based and kind of getting a character out there, but more or less everything is based on wrestling where RAW and SmackDown is the entertainment part of WWE.”
Steve Cutler and the rest of The Forgotten Sons stable haven’t been seen on WWE TV in a number of months. They were taken off SmackDown shows after controversial pro-Trump comments from Jaxson Ryker surfaced online during the Black Lives Matter movement.
However, there has reportedly been talks of bringing Steve Cutler and Wesley Blake back to TV recently, likely with a brand new gimmick. For the latest on that, make sure you stay tuned to WrestleTalk.com.
It’s certainly interesting to hear that Steve Cutler prefers working on the main roster than down in NXT. WrestleTalk recently published a list of ten people who were booked betteron the main roster compared to their time at Full Sail. You can check that out by clicking here.
Thanks to POST Wrestling for the transcription.