There are quite a few wrestlers on the WWE main roster, and talents are constantly getting called up from the NXT brand. Some NXT stars have found success, but others have seen their careers fall apart after getting called up.
Dave Meltzer recently discussed the topic on Wrestling Observer Radio, and he noted that some talents start experiencing mental issues if they fail on the main roster.
“There are people who would rather go to the main roster, but when they get to the main roster, that’s when they start having mental issues. The problem is with these guys that people don’t realize is that when they go up there and they’re booked to fail and they fail it really weighs on them. These are guys who have been nothing but successful for years and years and years at everything they’ve done and everything’s been a positive. Then all of a sudden, you start thinking and you start second-guessing yourself.
“How many guys have you seen who are great, who are booked like sh*t and all of a sudden, I don’t want to say they start wrestling like sh*t, but they don’t start wrestling like when they were good. It’s because they start second-guessing themselves and they begin to think that maybe I’m not that good.”
Over the last few years fans have seen some top names from NXT such as Aleister Black, Shinsuke Nakamura, Andrade and others struggle to find the same success on the main roster.
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