For many years, NXT was considered as a developmental system to create new stars and get experienced talent used to the WWE style before being moved up to the main roster.
That has somewhat changed now that it’s moving to network television. NXT will air on Wednesday nights on the USA Network from 8-1oPM starting on October 2nd while a one-hour version will air on the USA Network and the second hour on the WWE Network.
According to Rawley, not every NXT star wants to go to the main roster.
“They are as unique as it comes and that’s why they’ve been upgraded to this platform,” said Rawley. “Then, NXT was essentially a stepping stone, an opportunity to showcase what you’ve got with the only goal to get to the main roster. Now, there’s guys on NXT that have no desire to move to ‘RAW’ or ‘SmackDown’ because a lot of people don’t consider moving to ‘RAW’ or ‘SmackDown’ a vertical move anymore. A lot of people now consider it a horizontal move.”