The area of focus for WWE management with regard to the current roster has been revealed in a recent report.
Following the WWE Draft, the roster has been reinvigorated with a number of call-ups from NXT adding to the mix.
For those who are unsure of who is where on the WWE roster, WrestleTalk has a tracker that can be seen here.
Details of WWE’s internal focus has now been revealed by Dave Meltzer in a recent report on the topic.
Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscription required), Meltzer states:
“There is a big internal focus right now to get younger aged talent on Raw and Smackdown right now.”
WWE has quite a roster of young names, including Alexa Bliss (31), Otis (31), Butch (29), Sonya Deville (29), Omos (29), Isla Dawn (29), Liv Morgan (28), Rhea Ripley (26) and Dominik Mysterio (26) among them.
Recent call ups from NXT Elton Prince and Kit Wilson of Pretty Deadly are 26 and 28 respectively with the pair making their WWE SmackDown debut facing Brawling Brutes members Butch and Ridge Holland (who is only 32 himself).
Shawn Michaels recently spoke on the subject of a secondary women’s title for NXT, noting the youth of his women’s roster.
This weekend sees WWE Night of Champions taking place in Saudi Arabia.
The card for WWE Night of Champions 2023 on Saturday, May 27 is as follows:
World Heavyweight Championship – Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins vs. AJ Styles
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship – Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn (c) vs. Roman Reigns & Solo Sikoa
Raw Women’s Championship – Bianca Belair (c) vs. Asuka
SmackDown Women’s Championship – Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Natalya
Intercontinental Championship – Gunther (c) vs. Mustafa Ali
Cody Rhodes vs. Brock Lesnar
Becky Lynch vs. Trish Stratus
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Author: Dave Adamson