Make room for him. WWE has been around for a very long time but they have never had this much television time to deal with before. Between Monday Night Raw, SmackDown and NXT, there are seven hours of regular television to fill a week. At the same time, WWE has all kinds of wrestlers available to fill in those spots. WWE has to get the balance just right and another move might be coming.
While NXT has certainly had its share of success, there have been times where someone coming up from the show just does not click on the main roster. You can take your own guess as to why this happened, but sometimes someone has a bad time switching from one show to another. Over the last several months, WWE has been more willing to send main roster stars back to NXT and another one seems to be hinting that way.
Former NXT and United States Champion Andrade has posted an image to his Twitter page, showing him holding the NXT Title. There is no caption to the image, which is taken from NXT’s Takeover: WarGames 2017, where Andrade first won the title. Andrade wrestled for NXT from 2016-2018 before moving to the main roster, where he won the United States Title. He has not wrestled since the October 12 Monday Night Raw.
— “EL IDOLO” ANDRADE (@AndradeCienWWE) February 18, 2021
Andrade did well in NXT. Check out his time there:
Opinion: I would hope that this is the case, as Andrade might at least be able to get back in the ring in NXT. For the life of me I do not understand why WWE thinks he is worth leaving on the bench for so long as Andrade really is talented in a lot of ways. I really don’t get WWE’s obsession with bringing someone up from NXT and then having them sit around forever, but at least now they are willing to reverse gears a bit.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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