They’re the new stars. We are halfway through the 2021 WWE Draft and now we can see where a lot of things are going. That makes for some interesting moments, as the WWE roster needed to be shaken up. The problem with that is there are a lot of rosters to be shaken up, and some of the changes are not as great. One of the roster took a hit during the first night as the other two got a boost.

Both Monday Night Raw and SmackDown selected NXT talent with picks during the first night of the Draft. First, SmackDown drafted the entire Hit Row stable, including B Fab, Isaiah Swerve Scott, Top Dolla and Ashante Thee Adonis. The team debuted in NXT on May 4 of this year. With the last pick of the night, Monday Night Raw selected Austin Theory. This is Theory’s second trip to the main roster, as he wrestled there during the spring and summer of 2020 before returning to NXT as part of the Way.

There is potential here. Check out the main roster stars still in NXT:

Bronson Reed vs. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott – NXT North American Title Match: WWE NXT, June 29, 2021

Hit Row’s NXT North American Title Cypher Celebration: NXT Great American Bash, July 6, 2021

Kyle O’Reilly vs. Austin Theory: WWE NXT, July 20, 2021

Opinion: You have a pair of moves here and they are going in opposite directions. On one hand you have Theory, who seems ready to be a serious breakout star and has felt that way for a long time. On the other hand, you have Hit Row, who seems to be FAR better suited for NXT. They seem like the kind of entertaining group who will get slaughtered on the main roster because the bosses won’t know how to use them. Hopefully it works out, but I only have my hopes up for Theory.

What do you think of the callups? Which will be more successful? 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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