Matt Riddle isn’t the only WWE NXT star being moved to the main roster.
Dave Meltzer noted on the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio that WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon has decided to call up Dominik Dijakovic from NXT to Raw with the expectation that his debut on the red brand will happen in the near future.
Dijakovic signed with WWE back in 2017 where he first worked under his real name, Christopher Dijak, until the name change. Prior to his WWE signing, he worked for Ring Of Honor, Chaotic Wrestling, and other indie promotions.
As noted, there had been a rule created by McMahon that stated if an NXT star was involved in a storyline in NXT, the talent couldn’t be used in a prominent role on the main roster outside of a few exceptions such as Shayna Baszler.
In recent weeks after finishing up a program with NXT North American Champion Keith Lee, Dijakovic hasn’t been used on television.
Riddle is being moved to Friday Night SmackDown. The news was confirmed by WWE on Friday’s episode of SmackDown when WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle hype the debut of Riddle before vignettes aired.
Perhaps, WWE will start to air vignettes for Dijakovic as well on television when his debut gets closer as a way to further build his arrival.