I thought this was interesting and didn't see it mentioned on the blog yet. There's a sit down interview with Michael Cole and HHH after NXT Takeover where HHH compares now to the attitude era. He says right now NXT is the ECW of this era, the "feeder system, the alternative" as he put it.
He said he eventually wants to make it into WCW, minus the going out of business part. But basically just as big and an equal to WWE.
Do you think this is where they are going right now with signing all the independent stars? Do you think Kenta, Steen, Devitt, Zayn, etc will just stay there and build it up to WWE vs NXT?
But if that does happen, then what will be there feeder system? Go back to just using a small independent promotion like they have in the past?
Curious what your thoughts are on this.