On his Hall of Fame podcast, two time WWE Hall of Famer Booker T talked about how he thinks WWE should make NXT a developmental brand again instead of it trying to be the third brand along with Raw and SmackDown.
This comes after the new reported direction for NXT as Vince McMahon wants younger and taller wrestlers.
“I was reading an article today, the Rise and Fall of NXT,” Booker said. “And they were talking about ‘the war is over’, because the war was with NXT and AEW. Right now AEW is pulling much better numbers than NXT, so let’s just say, for keepsake, the war is over. Let’s just say that. I always felt NXT should’ve been a farm league for the stars in WWE. Smackdown stars, WWE RAW, because that’s where the money is. That’s where the endgame is. And to create something else, it’s just like creating another WCW. Something we’re gonna have to put in a whole lot of work in trying to make work.
“You look at NXT and you look at the main roster and it’s totally different games. When a guy comes from NXT to the main roster, it’s a totally different game. You look at Karrion Kross in NXT, you look at him on the main roster. So you cannot sustain something like that when you’re really focusing on this over here. So for me, it going back to being a farm league, I don’t know what they’re going to do with it, but to me, NXT being a farm league for the WWE I think is what it always should’ve been focused on. That’s just my opinion.”
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