Kevin Owens, the WWE star during a recent interview with ComicBook.com discussed the WWE Drafts and he wants the company to consider NXT to be the third brand rather than a developmental territory.
Kevin Owens wants NXT to be more involved in WWE Drafts
The gold and black brand has produced some top class athletes over the past few years and majority of the main roster comprises of them.
Kevin Owens, who himself made his breakthrough to the main roster following his stint in NXT said that the brand should be looked as a third brand and should be able to take part in the draft just like Raw or SmackDown.
Owens noted how NXT stars are called up to the main roster being a part of the Draft but not the vice-versa. The former WWE Universal Champion said NXT should be included in the future editions of WWE Draft.
He said: “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).”
Owens explained: “I think that should be the case. 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.”
“They should be viewed as a third brand”, Kevin Owens on NXT
The former NXT Champion spoke about considering the gold and black brand to be third brand in WWE as he said, “They should be viewed as a third brand.” Kevin Owens explained that they are equivalent to the stars on main roster and involving the three would create a great mix of talent.”
He said, “I think they should be made aware of NXT and how it’s just as good as Raw and SmackDown. A good way to do that would probably be to add them to the Draft, and see Raw and SmackDown talent ended up in NXT, as well. I think that would be really an interesting mix of talent, and it would be a good way to get more eyes on there.”
WWE Draft took place in earlier this year in October with NXT stars being only drafted to red and blue brand and not the other way round. It is to be seen how WWE operates the upcoming WWE Drafts.