On a recent episode of ARN, Arn Anderson stated that he believes that NXT has taken a step back as a brand due to the influx of Raw and Smackdown talent to the show. Here’s what he had to say:
Do you think that some of the guys from the main roster have been bumped back down so that you have more star power on that show? Now, this is in the, you know, the front office’s mind. ‘Okay, we’ll take some of these proven talent and bump ’em back down to make that a more competitive brand with those people.’ But when they come back down, they bring the Raw or Smackdown, whichever show they came from, they bring their style with them. So it’s not NXT and NXT-style matches. Now it’s guys from Raw or Smackdown that are bringing their style of work back down with them, so that show dynamic changes … they’re seeing a lot of the stuff that they’re seeing on Monday, or they see on Friday. Now it’s on NXT, so it’s not a pure NXT show.
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Credit: ARN. H/T 411Mania.