Speaking with WWE’s new home in the UK, BT Sport, Stephanie McMahon was asked which stars from NXT she saw as integral to WWE’s future. While Steph is only married to NXT’s patron saint, she had a few options right off the bat.
I think there are so many opportunities. Keith Lee for sure. Bask in his glory! Rhea Ripley, for sure, stands out. Bianca Belair stands out. Shayna Baszler stands out. Adam Cole stands out. Matt Riddle stands out. Really, everyone on the roster absolutely stands out.
Both Keith Lee and Rhea Ripley just got done having star-making moments surrounding the Survivor Series event, and Shayna and Baszler just closed out the year with an amazing NXT main event, so that list isn’t a surprise. Stephanie also mentioned a few members of the NXT UK roster as well.
Of course, we can’t forget about NXT UK. Pete Dunne, Tyler Bate and everyone else.
It’s always interesting to hear who immediately comes to mind in situations like this and who isn’t on the minds of those in charge.