Colt Cabana, Xavier Woods and Latest WWE NXT Developmental News

Ryan DilbertWWE Lead WriterOctober 16, 2013

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Colt Cabana and WWE NXT prospect Xavier Woods can see promotions on the horizon.

Cabana is reportedly getting another WWE tryout, though not exactly the kind his fan club is looking for. Woods, may soon go from starting petitions on Twitter to the WWE's main stage.

Elsewhere in WWE developmental news, a recent tour to the Middle East gave NXT prospects a shot on the main roster and an upcoming bout for the NXT Championship will have a big name as special guest referee.

It doesn't appear that indy favorite, Cabana will be in line for that championship anytime soon, but his fans may still be happy to hear of his possible role at NXT. As pointed out by, Cabana told Steve Austin in a recent podcast that he is headed to NXT for a tryout as an announcer.

He apparently talked with Triple H and could be back bringing his unique sense of humor to the broadcast desk.

There is no word right now of Cabana coming back as an in-ring performer, offering him a chance to erase the memories of his non-stellar run as Scotty Goldman. 

The man known as Consequences Creed in TNA may be getting a second shot at the big time, though. Fans may have noticed that WWE has included Woods in the current Big Show vs. Triple H storyline.

He has taken up a petition in an attempt to gets WWE to rehire Big Show.

According to F4WOnline, via, this is "because they're looking to bring him to the main roster soon. He's been recovering from a minor injury but WWE officials have been high on him for a while now."

Woods is a quick, athletic performer, but should he overtake Paige, Kassius Ohno and Sami Zayn as the next prospect to head to the main roster, some fans will be surprised. He hasn't been generating the same kind of buzz with fans as those other prospects.

Plus, John "Bradshaw" Layfield doesn't know who he is.

Even if Woods does make it to WWE first, Zayn may not be far behind. He earned a big opportunity to impress WWE officials recently.

During WWE's tour of Abu Dhabi, injuries to Sheamus, John Cena and others forced the company to put some NXT folk in the spotlight at house shows. As reported by, "Raw GM Brad Maddox wrestled on the undercard to fill slots with a depleted roster. NXT stars Sami Zayn (El Generico) and NXT champion Bo Dallas were also included on the tour to fill slots."

Being a part of an international house show is certainly not guarantee of upward movement for Zayn or Dallas, but it allows these Superstars an additional chance to impress and make the case for promotion.

Before they make that jump, those two will battle for the NXT title.

A D-Generation X member will be wearing a referee shirt for the occasion. Per, "Billy Gunn will be meeting fans before the show and will also be the special referee for the main event that night."

This continued mingling of past and present at NXT is a wise move. Fans will be intrigued by Gunn's involvement and if they haven't seen how great NXT is right now, they'll be in for a welcome surprise.

As this feud over the NXT title continues, perhaps we'll hear Cabana call one of their bouts, adding his trademark endearing goofiness to the experience.