WWE: Aliester Black should be next in line for the NXT title
On Saturday night, Andrade “Cien” Almas dethroned Drew McIntyre to claim the WWE NXT title. The match itself was a great match, but I wonder if Almas winning the belt was more short-term. Personally, I don’t see him holding the title for that long. Since Zelina Vega has been together with Almas, it has benefited his career in NXT.
Now that Almas is a champion and it is unlikely we are getting a rematch between him and McIntyre anytime soon, it will now be interesting to see where WWE goes from here. It is unlikely about the rematch due to McIntyre suffering some sort of biceps injury. As of this writing, it is unsure if he will be missing any time. However, the WWE can not worry about that and needs to worry about who is next in line.
If you look at the current male roster of NXT, there are several names who should be thrown into the mix. You have guys like Adam Cole, Rodrick Strong, Velveteen Dream, and others. However, if it were up to me, there would be one guy who should get the opportunity. I would love to see Aleister Black be the one to get the title opportunity heading into the next Takeover.
While many of the guys I mentioned would be worthy, I feel its time to fade NXT into the black. He has the charisma and is over with the NXT crowd. While he will probably get the call up to the main roster in 2018, I don’t see any problem with him having a run with the NXT title. Also, Almas is a heel and it is very tough to have a program between two heels. Due to that would rule out a lot of the top guys in NXT.Follow @jon_blayne