Ex-WWE Star Says Stars Were “Afraid” Of Main Roster Call-Up

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NXT talent were “afraid of getting a call-up” to the main roster according to former WWE Superstar.

NXT was formed in 2010 to help develop future WWE Superstars. Since its inception Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Drew McIntyre, Charlotte Flair, and Becky Lynch are just a handful of the top names that trained in NXT.

During the recent WWE Draft, several NXT names were called up to the main roster, including NXT Women’s Champion Indi Hartwell, Cameron Grimes, and the NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn.

But according to a former NXT Tag Team Champion, many of his locker room colleagues dreaded being called up to Raw or Smackdown.

Axel Tischer wrestled under the name Alexander Wolfe during his time with WWE, lifting the NXT Tag Team Championships with Eric Young.

Working in the faction SAnitY alongside Killian Dain, Eric Young, Sawyer Fulton, and Nikki Cross, the team would go on to drop the Championships to The Undisputed Era

Tischer was part of SAnitY when the group was moved to Smackdown during the 2018 Superstar Shake Up.

Despite the move, SAnitY was mainly used for live events, and within a year Eric Young was switched to Raw and Tischer headed to NXT UK to join Imperium.

Appearing on the latest episode of So Catch, Tischer discussed his time in NXT and explained why Superstars did not want to be called to the office.

“A lot of people were afraid of getting a call-up, and that spread to the office, that they say, ‘Guys, what the hell?’

“‘NXT,’ they help you with that a little bit more. You tour together … they book for you the hotels, they take care of the food.”

Whilst Alex Tischer enjoyed success alongside current Intercontinental Champion Gunther in NXT UK, he feels that being popular in NXT does not set you up to succeed on the main roster.

“If you present them somebody who’s an awesome wrestler but not charismatic, you do something wrong,”

Gunther is set to discover the next challenger for his Intercontinental Championship on this week’s Raw.

Since his release from WWE, Tischer has returned to the Independent scene and recently teamed up with his former NXT colleague Killian Dain to compete for Progress Wrestling.

H/t to WrestleTalk