The future is bright. One of the things that almost every wrestling fan does at one point or another is fantasy book. There is something fun about writing out your own ideas and seeing what kind of shows and matches you would put together. WWE does the same thing, and it can be interesting to see what they come up with, as well as who they choose to push. Now we know a bit more about someone they want getting the next shot.

According to Fightful Select, WWE is planning to push Roderick Strong as a focal point in NXT, with a focus on helping to boost the Cruiserweight division. Strong returned from a hiatus in June as part of the Diamond Mine, followed by winning a match over Asher Hale. During his time away from NXT television, Strong signed a new deal with the company, which has been the case with other missing wrestlers in recent memory.

Strong is worth the effort. Check out what NXT is focusing on:

Roderick Strong w/The Diamond Mine vs. Asher Hale: WWE NXT, June 29, 2021

FULL MATCH - AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Roderick Strong: Survivor Series 2019

FULL MATCH - Riddle vs. Roderick Strong: NXT TakeOver XXV

Opinion: I’m rather happy with this as Strong is one of the more dependable names in NXT and it is nice to see him getting a chance. The hiatus and character change seem to have done well for Strong and I could go for more of the Diamond Mine. WWE certainly seems to think of something in him and ultimately, that is what matters more than anything else. I’m curious to see where it goes, and that is a nice feeling.

What do you think of Strong? What is next for him in NXT? 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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