You’ve got to start off with the revelation from Dave Meltzer that Triple H, the godfather of
NXT, was unaware that four of his best wrestlers were being called up to the
That’s a huge flashing
“warning” sign right there.
Many fans have griped about how NXT wrestlers’ successes and
storylines, and even their characters, don’t transfer over to the main roster, creating
problems. But when the man primarily responsible for the development of said
superstars isn’t even aware that they’re heading to Raw, then that’s a huge
It was so bad that it was reported that Vince McMahon’s original
plan was for Ricochet to face new Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor…
because, reasons. Thankfully, giving away a match like that with no buildup and
no advertisement was avoided for now.
Scott is a former journalist and longtime wrestling fan who was smart enough to abandon WCW during the Monday Night Wars the same time as the Radicalz. He fortunately became a fan in time for WrestleMania III and came back as a fan after a long high school hiatus before WM XIV. Monday nights in the Carlson household are reserved for viewing Raw -- for better or worse.