WrestleMania is undoubtedly the highlight of the year for the WWE, bringing record crowds and revenues to the world’s leading professional wrestling organisation.
However, the months that follow the company’s biggest show of the year are often a time of transition and adaptation.
More often than not the WWE roster undergoes a number of changes, both inbound and outbound, as the WWE look to build for the forthcoming 12-month period.
Last year, the most notable additions were a trio of returning stars. Brock Lesnar stole the headlines with his epic return to the squared circle, while Ryback and Lord Tensai debuted their new gimmicks—each with varying degrees of success.
This year however, it appears we will be treated to two completely new arrivals on the WWE’s full-time roster. WrestlingINC.com reports:
WWE officials are getting ready to call up at least 2 stars from NXT after WrestleMania 29. Regarding the usual round of releases around WrestleMania time, there hasn't been much talk about anyone getting cut this year.
The news marks a continuation of the WWE’s desire to promote from within and create a new generation of up-and-coming stars.
Since November of last year, we have seen the emergence of Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Big E Langston and Bo Dallas–all of whom were promoted from the company’s newly rebranded developmental territory.
And in my opinion, the weeks following WrestleMania are the perfect time for the WWE to look to integrate a pair of new Superstars into the main roster.
With rivalries set to conclude at the Showcase of the Immortals, the aftermath of the pay-per-view provides a clean slate for the WWE to operate on.
New feuds will be ignited, new story lines pursued and, perhaps most importantly, new stars born.
Though there is no word on who exactly these “2 stars from NXT” will be, one can assume that whoever they are, they will have the necessary talent to make it in the big time.
Since Triple H took the role of Executive Vice President of Talent Relations, he has transformed NXT from a glorified reality TV show into a particularly fruitful developmental territory.
The Florida-based franchise is now a mine of talent, having assembled a roster including some of the world’s finest male and female professional wrestlers from across the globe.
Stay posted for an upcoming article in which we will discuss who on the NXT roster is most deserving of a promotion to the full roster, and whether or not they appear likely to make the step up in the near future.
Until then, what do you think of this recent piece of news?
Is it a wise call from the WWE?
Or is the roster already over-saturated with new faces?
Comment below with your thoughts on this matter as well as any of the issues discussed in the article—and don't forget to suggest who you think the lucky two should be.