WWE Hall Of Famer “Wouldn’t Be Surprised” To See NXT Star Promoted In The WWE Draft

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Speculation continues to run wild about the future of a number of NXT stars with the WWE Draft set to begin on the April 28th episode of SmackDown.

It has been reported that the likes of Tyler Bate, Cora Jade, Pretty Deadly, Ilja Dragunov, and Cameron Grimes are all in the frame for a call-up, but Booker T believes that another NXT star is ready to make the move.

Speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, the former World Champion looked back on NXT Spring Breakin’ and the clash between Grayson Waller and Carmelo Hayes. Booker explained that he was impressed with the performances of both men, noting that Waller in particular could be ready to move to the main roster.

“If Grayson Waller was to get the call up to RAW or SmackDown in the draft, I wouldn’t be surprised. I wouldn’t be surprised one bit just because he’s mature. He’s definitely mature enough to get to the main roster and understand what being at the main roster actually really, really means and working his way to that ceiling, and not just to get to that ceiling, but to crash that glass ceiling. He’s got the look. He’s got the charisma. You don’t really think about how good of a worker he is until you see him in a match and then you go, ‘Oh, this guy’s pretty good.’ He’s got all the qualities to actually be a main roster star.”

WWE Draft Might Come Too Soon For Carmelo Hayes

With regard to Waller’s most recent opponent NXT Champion Carmelo Hayes, Booker suggests that while the star is incredibly talented, he might need more time in NXT so that he can be fully prepared.

“Carmelo Hayes, same thing, but I see Carmelo Hayes perhaps needing maybe a little bit more seasoning before moving to that next level and representing that brand just a little bit longer, just to have a little bit more staying power, just to be a little bit stronger when you do make that move.”

You can follow all of the action live from the 2023 WWE Draft with Inside The Ropes.

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