Shawn Michaels States WWE Aren't Allowing NXT Talents To Take Indy Bookings Beyond "One-Shot Deal"
No more NXT talents on the indies outside of Ivy Nile, according to Shawn Michaels
In a surprising announcement over the weekend, it was revealed that WWE NXT's Ivy Nile would be working for Booker T's Reality of Wrestling promotion on Saturday, February 11.
Speaking about the situation on the post-Vengeance Day media call, Shawn Michaels claimed it is just a "one-shot deal."
"As of right now, that was honestly a one-shot deal. Booker has obviously been very good to us here. It was something that he asked and we obviously wanted to help him out with that. As of right now, there is no talk of any of that, to my knowledge. Right now, that was just us helping Booker out with the show and doing what we could to see if we could help. Right now, to the best of my knowledge, it is just a one-shot deal for now," Shawn Michaels stated.
Despite Michaels' comments, WWE may be planning to have NXT talents work for other independent wrestling promotions. According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, Reality of Wrestling expects to book other NXT talents if Ivy Nile's appearance goes well. WWE will then look to work with promotions that are close to All Elite Wrestling.
"From what I understand, as far as the Reality of Wrestling goes, they expect that they will be able to get some NXT stars from time to time. There are several other companies that have been talked to with the idea that they may be able to get NXT stars but the Booker T thing has to go well. And if it goes well there are other companies. And I think that they're targeting companies that have a good relationship with AEW and see what they can do, that's part of it, of course, too," Meltzer said.
H/T to Fightful