Stephen Day wrote:
I don't think it's a good thing in the end to tell the truth. New Japan has no problem finding wrestlers who can just step in. I think a lot of guys in ROH, or other places are a lot more ready than you might think. If somebody can step right out of DDT and wrestle in New Japan, then there isn't any doubt in my mind that there are people who could step right out of ROH into WWE. WWE developmental sounds good on the surface, but the problem is that all of their wrestlers are taught, or re-taught, to wrestler in the same style. It tends to make a lot of the WWE's in ring talent, particularly in their mid-card, seem very generic -- at least to me. It's one of the big reasons why I've stopped watching the Fed.
I dunno, I think there's plenty of variety when it comes to in-ring styles in WWE.
What NXT does best is allow people time to develop characters and gimmicks. Bray Wyatt initially debuted as the boring 'Husky Harris' in the WWE, but he went back down to NXT and was allowed to create a character that has become hugely popular.
I have no doubt that El Generico could have been dropped straight into Raw and do well in the ring, but being in NXT let him take his mask off and learn how to do promos properly rather than speak pidgin spanish in an environment that's less pressured than 15,000 baying fans.
WWE is about more than just in-ring style, it's about character, and that's what NXT is for.