Booker T believes that one rising star in NXT could be the next big thing in pro wrestling.
Speaking on his “Hall Of Fame” podcast, the two-time WWE Hall Of Famer was asked if he thought the currently injured Nikkita Lyons could be one of the top faces for NXT and Booker was all about her upside as a wrestler.
“She’s coming off an injury, and she’s just now getting back on track. She went out, I don’t know, three months ago? But yeah, she’s top billing as far as I’m concerned. She’s got a lot of talent, she’s got a lot of upside. Her in-ring prowess is on-point. She’s a bigger girl. Her abilities, man, it’s unbelievable for someone of her stature.”
Booker T On What The Future Could Hold For Nikkita Lyons
Nikkita Lyons was written of television back in January after being attacked in the notorious NXT parking lot. Then in a backstage segment with Tiffany Stratton, Lyons revealed that she could be out 11-12 months with an ACL & meniscus tear. Even though she has been plagued with the injury bug since her NXT debut, Booker T has a strong belief in the standout star.
“She could be champion in NXT, no problem. The thing is, what I see with Nikkita, if she does get the championship, who’s gonna beat her? That’s the thing I’m wondering her. She could go on a hell of a run.”
Lyons last wrestled on “NXT Level Up” against Jakara Jackson on January 20 before being written off on the following Tuesday.
H/t to Fightful.