Recently, John Bradshaw Layfield had the opportunity to speak with The Damn Good Wrestling podcast. During the interview (transcript from WrestlingInc.com), he was asked about NXT and which Superstars he sees as potential stars on the main roster.
Layfield, the on-screen general manager of the developmental brand, discussed three young stars he took notice to:
Adrian Neville. Not a doubt in my mind. I think he's just phenomenal. I don't know about his promo skills as I haven't seen them as much, but he's a guy who could go out there and perform on any card, anywhere in the world and be a help to that card. I would love to see him up in the WWE. He'll be there I just don't know the time frame.
I believe Paige will be a big star, but as far as shaking up the (divas) division goes that remains to be seen. I hope she does but you don't know until they get there.
Danny Burch, I saw him cut a promo the other day which I thought was phenomenal. In fact I told him afterwards that it was one of the best promos I've heard done in recent memory. Danny Burch, I'm a big fan of his I think he will do well it's just a matter of finding a spot for him.
Neville and Paige's work has been praised by fans for the past year while their placement on the NXT television show indicates that WWE sees the same sort of potential in them that the former WWE champion does.
The praise for Burch is interesting because fans have not been exposed to the raw Brit as much as they have Neville and Paige. While he has appeared in a competitive match or two, he has yet to be given the opportunity to shine on the microphone.
Layfield, a talented talker himself, would be as good a judge as any given the fact that he is around the talent behind the scenes as well as on camera.
His positive comments regarding Burch could very well catch the eyes of some key figures in power and result in the young talent receiving a break in the near future.
It will be up to him to make the most of said break, if or when it comes.