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Kevin Owens shares why NXT wrestlers should be part of WWE Drafts


Kevin Owens shares why NXT wrestlers should be part of WWE Drafts

Kevin Owens has found success both on the main roster and in NXT. Although WWE claims that NXT is the third brand alongside Raw and SmackDown, the wrestlers from the developmental system are not part of the Draft every year.

According to Owens, that should change and he explained his position while doing an interview with ComicBook. 

“They were able to draft people from an NXT, but you never saw a Raw or SmackDown superstar moved in a draft to NXT (in the past),” Owens said. “I think that should be the case. I think we should be able to take from NXT, and NXT should be able to take from Raw and SmackDown because I think the level of competition is just as… It’s extraordinary over there. I don’t see why we wouldn’t be able to do that.”

Owens doesn’t think NXT should be part of the main roster pay-per-view events because there are so few spots on the card for these shows. The only way that could happen is if WWE goes back to having six-hour shows. He noted that TakeOver events are successful and great so he wouldn’t mind seeing more of those as there is a deep roster in NXT.

“I do think they should be included in the Drafts. They should be viewed as a third brand. I feel in a lot of ways they are, and I think they should continue to be portrayed that way, and pushed that way, and put forth, presented that way to everybody that’s not necessarily a hardcore fan, more of the casual, the elusive, casual fan that we talk about sometimes. I think they should be made aware of NXT and how it’s just as good as Raw and SmackDown.”

Thus, Owens thinks a good way to do that is to add them to the Draft as it would create an interesting mix of talent and a good way to get more eyeballs on the product.