Main Roster Outlook for NXT Stars

Hi Scott,

Long time reader, big time fan. Thank you for all of your work. I was curious as to your thoughts on the main roster outlook for some different NXT superstars, and whether you think that they will have success, or whether Vince will forget about them within a month.

Shinsuke Nakamura?

American Alpha?

Finn Balor?

Samoa Joe?

The Revival?

​With the brand splitting again, it’s very likely the first three are going to be brought up to shore up Smackdown’s roster, and I think once Nakamura actually gets on TV he’ll get over instantly. If there’s one thing Vince doesn’t ignore, it’s guys who show charisma and can "tell stories" in the ring and such. American Alpha should be on the roster and tag team champions right now, and given that they’re internally developed they’ll get a chance to get over. With Balor, I don’t know. I think Vince might just see him as too small. Joe at least looks like a monster, and Vince loves Samoans. ​I just can’t see it happening with the Revival, they’re too small and the gimmick doesn’t translate to the main roster as anything but job guys.