WWE has changed the way they are recruiting talent and are intending to re-vamp NXT. Previously, it was noted the company would no longer be recruiting independent talent moving forward. However, that isn’t completely accurate according to Pwinsider.
Reportedly, the company will still evaluate talent from the independents if they feel the talent is worth the time to recruit. But, the company is indeed going in a different direction. The report states that internally they are looking for larger athletes outside of wrestling circles that the company can “mold like raw clay to become WWE stars”.
In other NXT news, moving forward Indi Hartwell and NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez will be presented as babyfaces.