The upcoming WWE brand extension is expected to not only divide the main roster but also raid NXT of its top talents. According to the latest WWE rumors, Vince McMahon is a fan of ROH star Adam Cole and he wants him to be the next face of NXT.
As mentioned in a previous report, the WWE announced that SmackDown will be airing live starting on July 19 on the USA Network. It was also confirmed that the brand extension is going to happen with a WWE draft possibly happening on the July 11 edition of Monday Night Raw in Detroit, Michigan.
It is also expected that many of the top NXT stars like Austin Aries, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Hideo Itami and Shinsuke Nakamura may likely be called up to the main roster. And if that happens, the WWE will need to replace them and they could possibly look at other wrestling promotions.
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According to Daily Wrestling News, WWE chairman Vince McMahon apparently knows a thing or two about other wrestling promotions. The boss is reportedly a fan of Adam Cole and he is very interested in signing him to become the new face of NXT.
However, Cole recently just joined the Bullet Club and he still has a contract with Ring of Honor. His ROH deal is rumored to expire on April 2017 and he would be free to sign with any promotion.
The former ROH World Champion previously had tryouts with the WWE back when he was still an up and coming independent wrestler. He also praised NXT during an interview with Wrestling Inc. back in February.
“I think NXT and Triple H are so focused on what they can do to be the best product, and I know ROH is too. I think it’s awesome and it creates an environment of ‘who’s going to show up where? who’s going to run where?’ NXT ran the Turner Ballroom in Milwaukee, which is an ROH venue. It’s cool, it’s exciting,” said.
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Nonetheless, these are all just speculations at the moment. The WWE have been more open to signing talents from other wrestling promotions more than ever with the deals handed out to A.J. Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Samoa Joe and Finn Balor.
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