Over the last week in NXT, Austin Aries has debuted for the promotion, and it was announced last night that NXT will welcome former IWGP Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura as well at NXT Takeover: Dallas.

That is a ton of talent that is coming to the brand, which already had Samoa Joe, Finn Balor, Apollo Crews, and the recent return of Sami Zayn for big names. Frankly, all that talent can’t function properly on one hour of programming per week. Therefore,

Frankly, all that talent can’t function properly on one hour of programming per week. The only most recent rumor is WWE intends to solve this problem by bringing Samoa Joe to the main roster.

According to several sources, including the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there are actually plans in place for Samoa Joe to transition to the main roster as early as the post-Mania episode of Monday Night Raw that marks the new year of WWE in many ways.

Having said that, NXT is still potentially planning to put the NXT Championship on Samoa Joe, which would delay his main roster debut and potentially bring Finn Balor to the main roster instead. Triple H and Vince McMahon seem to be at odds on Balor’s main roster transition, so they have a few months to figure out exactly what the future holds for NXT.


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