Kevin Owens is no stranger to letting his opinion be known, and in a recent interview with ComicBook.com, the WWE superstar said that he would love to see NXT superstars get included in future WWE Drafts.
“They were able to draft people from an NXT, but you never saw a RAW or SmackDown superstar moved in a draft to NXT (in the past). I think that should be the case,” Owens said when asked about his thoughts on the draft. “I think we should be able to take from NXT, and NXT should be able to take from RAW and SmackDown, because I think the level of competition is just as … It’s extraordinary over there. I don’t see why we wouldn’t be able to do that.”
Owens has always been a huge advocate of NXT, a brand that the superstar spent years on as a major player. When asked whether or not he believes NXT superstars should begin having matches on WWE branded pay-per-views, though, Owens said that it would be best to keep them separate so that the deep rosters on every brand can be showcased. “As far as the pay-per-views go, though, I actually don’t think NXT should be added to the current pay-per-views, because there’s already so little spots on the pay-per-views, and there’s so many guys and girls, on Raw and SmackDown, that deserve a spot,” Owens said. “If you add the NXT on top of it, it’s going to be tricky to fit everybody, unless we go back to the six hour marathons we used to have. The NXT Takeovers are really successful, and really great. You know, I wouldn’t mind seeing one or two more of those every year, so that, like I said, there’s also a pretty deep roster in NXT. A lot of guys and girls deserve spotlights there, as well.”
Clearly, Owens still has love for NXT, and it wouldn’t be too shocking to see some more superstars from the brand make their way to the main stage sooner rather than later. Whether or not that will be through the WWE Draft will remain unknown for the time being, however.