They need the practice. NXT has been shaken up in a lot of ways over the last several months, leaving the promotion looking almost nothing like it looked in its glory days. That creates a problem as it still serves as the official developmental show for WWE, meaning the wrestlers still need to be in the ring. However, a WWE decision might make that even harder than it seems.

According to Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE has no intent to take NXT on the road as a touring brand because they do not feel fans would buy tickets to see the shows. This includes running live events in Florida as the NXT did for several years before the relaunch. The only shows that NXT is currently running is its television taping, which is shown in front of people who are let in.

Opinion: So to clarify, these wrestlers are supposed to improve their wrestling without wrestling? NXT wrestlers are in need of ring time more than anything else and I have no idea why WWE does not think selling tickets matter. No one outside of the building or WWE management will see these shows, so who cares if the show is in front of 15 people? WWE made a billion dollars last year. I don’t think spending money to rent a 200 seat venue is out of the question if it helps prepare for the company’s future.

What do you think of WWE’s stance? Which NXT wrestlers have the brightest futures? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books

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