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WRESTLERS KEEPING THEIR NAMES IN NXT, WWE INJURIES AND MORE

By Dave Scherer on 2018-12-01 11:09:00

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When a wrestler is legit injured, has WWE always exaggerated the injury, to make them appear more “super” when they return sooner than expected?? Sometimes almost to the point of being unbelievable?? “Boy, Michael Cole – when the Undertaker ripped the Big Show’s left arm completely off his body and began beating him with it, I thought for sure the big guy would be out 5-6 months easy, but here he is, 3 weeks later, arm reattached, ready to go.”

In some cases, yes they do that.  No doubt.  They make the injury seem worse than it is for that exact reason.  And why not?  The business is a work, not a legitimate sport.  It makes sense to make the most of a bad situation like an injury.

Why does the WWE choose to ignore the 2007-2012 Divas Era? Sure there were rare gems such as Beth Phoenix, Melina, Natalya and Mickie James but for the most part, most of the women at that time were former models with a lack of wrestling experience. Thoughts?

Considering three of the four women that you mentioned are actively with the company, two wrestling and one in the Hall Of Fame, I don’t think they ignore the division.  When they did the Evolution PPV, we saw Michelle McCool, Kelly Kelly, etc.  I don’t see any issue there.

Why is it that when indie wrestlers are signed to WWE, some are allowed to retain their indie ring names (Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, Johnny Gargano, Matt Riddle, Ricochet) while some are given WWE-exclusive names (War Raiders, Asuka, Apollo Crews, Kevin Owens)?

It’s a decision that management makes and of late the company has stayed more in line with letting people keep their names when they come in.  It used to be that everyone got a new name but that has changed as NXT has become a bigger brand.  But the flip side is that the talent has to be willing to allow WWE to market the name.  

Is NXT ever going to do anything with Aliyah? It seems like she's been stuck in developmental for ages, and she's never had a single proper angle and hardly any televised wins.

To be determined but remember, everyone advances at their own pace.  When WWE keeps a talent in NXT, they see something in that person.  As long as she has a spot on the roster, that is a positive for her.

And what's the deal with Nikki Cross? Is she on the Smackdown roster now, or is she still in NXT?

She is not listed on the main roster at this time but she didn’t wrestle on the last set of NXT tapings.  

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