Here’s my idea for what to do with NXT at WrestleMania. The Friday before WrestleMania they have an NXT special on the network with a one night tournament where the winner gets an NXT Title shot at WrestleMania. With a two hour pre-show, and a four hour main show they have plenty of time for the match. And the crowd is usually a bunch of sharks who will react to the match. What do you think?
That’s pretty close to what they did last year, although obviously Itami getting tossed out of the match like a sack of garbage wasn’t the optimal payoff. Really, winning a tournament just for a spot on the Wrestlemania show is payoff enough since they’ve conditioned fans that titles are props and WRESTLEMANIA MOMENTS are the real prize.