Losing on the way out of NXT

Hey Scott-

What do you think of the tradition of having talent lose on their way out of NXT to the main roster? Is it just a holdover from the territory days, or a way of checking people egos as they move up? It seems extra stupid today, to cool off a hot star on their way to what is supposed to be the big time. If you own both companies, wouldn't it be more valuable to receive a new star on a winning streak than somebody who has just dropped the championship/lost to someone who won't be out of development for a few more years?

100 percent agree.  Why beat Rhea before she’s leaving for the main roster?  It’s just holdover “we’ve always done it this way” thinking.