It seems like we will be seeing Toxic Attraction leader Mandy Rose as the next challenger for Raquel Gonzalez. Gonzalez has been one of the most dominate champions in WWE and continues to prove why she belongs as champion. At some point it will be time for Raquel to make the move to the main roster, and I think allowing Mandy Rose to continue develop in her role would only help her. It would also be interesting seeing Raquel go on the chase for a few months instead of keeping her as champion. Momentum is key in any wrestling promotion and it helps believe that certain stars are the real deal and Many needs that momentum not just for her sake but for the sake of her group and her new role in NXT 2.0.
Recently, I wrote about my thoughts on NXT's hottest up and comer Bron Breaker. It seems as though the future is just as bright as we thought it would be for the fresh faced star. Confusion filled the air when the word came down that Samoa Joe would be vacating the NXT World Title having just won the gold. However, we saw something good come out of the deal Tomasso Ciampa regaining the NXT title again. Breaker is absolutely an interesting choice for Ciampa's first challenger and an fair first test not just for the champion but for the youngster to show how far he still has to come before hitting that level. I have been a fan of Bron Breaker thus far and would love to see what he can do against the current World Champion, but nobody is taking "Goldie" from him this soon. The upcoming Halloween Havoc event needs to reflect the new era of NXT and with promotion of current North American Champion Isaiah Scott we will be seeing a new champion crowned likely in the weeks to come.
In my opinion, WWE has a major issue with splitting up tag team especially within the ranks of the Women's tag team division which doesn't have many to speak of to begin with and now has one less after the draft. It was interesting seeing Shotzi Blackhart on the main roster a few months ago to begin with considering her former partner Ember Moon was still in NXT, but she had found a new partner in Tegan Nox. Now with this years draft in the rear view though we have lost another tag team with Tegan Nox moving to Raw and Shotzi staying on Smackdown. The Women's Tag division has been weak for a while and this just another nail in an already weak division.
Speaking of a weak division the company have also decided to split Mace and T-Bar which is interesting as it'll be interesting to see what the two accomplish alone. However, much like Tegan Nox and Shotzi being split up it's just another sign that WWE doesn't care for the tag team division. Hopefully, though this could lead to both men or at least one of them being renamed as the names are lame even though we are use to the names that doesn't mean they are good. In my opinion, though there isn't enough depth within the division to take away another team from the again already weak division.
Based on recent events though it seems that Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo are working as a tag team which will cover an open spot. They need to prove themselves as a team though considering they are new at this point, but it would help both men a bunch finally being able to find a spot to show off instead of having to rely on being a singles talent. Not all the moves were bad or questionable though with Gable Stevenson being brought right to the main roster which is intriguing. Seeing Hit Row being brought up as well shows how well the group has been received since they debuted earlier this year.
Recently, NXT went through a rebranding after upper management in WWE decided that they had a problem with the idea of NXT moving off Wednesday leaving the Wednesday night war. Last month, WWE released a number of NXT talent leaving a number of wholes on the roster. However, the amount of wrestlers the company had on the side that hadn't been assigned just yet, but a number of previously unassigned now is getting television time.
One of the stars that have been sticking out since the start of NXT 2.0 has been Bron Breaker who is clearly got someone in management behind him. Breaker has a background in amateur wrestling like his father and uncle winning a state championship and had a short lived career within the NFL signing with the Baltimore Ravens in April 2020 and would be let go in August 2020. Breaker would sign with WWE in early 2021 and would start at the Performance Center, and must've impressed someone to be on television and in line for a push this quickly.
In my opinion, listen to him speak and you can hear from the sound of his voice who exactly he's related to and it is understandable why they don't want people making the connection. Sometimes it's easier to make a new legacy for second generation stars when they don't have the shadow of famous relatives. Breaker seems to be a promising young star with a tremendous amount of potential and someone that WWE wants to strap a rocket to for the future. At 23 years old though, I don't think that WWE needs to rush to put him in the Main Event picture and they especially shouldn't rush him to the main roster. Allow him time to develop and get himself an identity then it would be time to move him forward.
By this time next year we will be talking about when Bron Breaker will be NXT World Champion, but right now I believe his eyes should be on the North American championship instead as WWE should bring him along slowly. WWE is in position where they don't need to rush someone up the card especially someone who may still be inexperienced and some time to gain more experience and seasoning within the squared circle. Bron Breaker will be a star in a couple of years though and headline Wrestlemania as long as they stick with the long term planning and don't rush forward before they should.
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