WWE Main Roster Star Joins NXT Full Time

This longstanding WWE main roster star is now an NXT regular.

Baron Corbin

Baron Corbin is now a full-time, regular member of WWE's NXT roster.

Dave Meltzer has reported as much on Wrestling Observer Radio, noting that Corbin's new WWE roster assignment had been made official. Baron won't be the last to make the move, too, with Meltzer stating that other WWE stars could soon jump from Raw or SmackDown to Tuesday nights as well.


This will be Baron's second full-time run with the former Black and Gold brand. A WWE signing in August 2012, Corbin became an NXT regular in September 2014, embarking on a long squash match spree before entering more substantial feuds against the likes of Apollo Crews, Sami Zayn, and Samoa Joe.

By 2016, Corbin had become a full-time main roster heel, winning the Money in the Bank ladder match in 2017, becoming United States Champion, taking King of the Ring 2019, amongst other accomplishments in a seven-year run.


Left a free agent in the 2023 WWE Draft, Corbin returned to NXT in May, attacking Carmelo Hayes to set up a feud and NXT Championship fight. Hayes ended up defeating Corbin on the brand's 27 June episode.

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