Keep them moving. NXT has a weird role to play in the wrestling world as not only does it have its own television to worry about, but it also has to help create the next WWE stars of the future. That is a lot easier said than done, but it can be interesting to see an NXT star move up to the main roster. Now we might have an idea of some other names getting the chance to move up.

According to, NXT wrestlers worked more dark matches before this week’s edition of SmackDown. There were three matches this week, including:

  • Shotzi Blackheart vs. Tony Storm
  • Odyssey Jones vs. Robert Roode
  • Karrion Kross vs. Cesaro

This is the second time that Blackheart has worked a SmackDown dark match and the third for Kross. These matches are part of an effort by WWE to find talent ready to move up to potentially move up to the main roster later this year. While it has not been confirmed, the moves are rumored to be part of the 2021 WWE Draft, which will be held in the fall.

There is some talent to be found here. Check out who WWE was looking at:

Karrion Kross tries to run Johnny Gargano over: WWE NXT, June 29, 2021

Opinion: These names are getting more interesting as it becomes unclear who will and won’t be called up. There are a lot of talented wrestlers down in NXT and it should be interesting to see which ones wind up where. It is the kind of shakeup that WWE has been needing and hopefully it winds up being an answer to some of their problems. While it might hurt NXT a bit, this is what NXT is there fore, like it or not.

Who will WWE call up? Who do you want called up? Let us know in the comments below.

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, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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