Much like those who consume Saturday football, a prelude to the day owned by the NFL, NXT has established an indie feel and a cult-like following, but has done so without the benefits of regularly programmed television.
"It's pretty much only carried in an online streaming service in its infancy, and to sell out the Barclays Center two years in a row, it's an interesting task but, we've accomplished it," said Samoa Joe.
It sold out the previous two, and is expected to record the attendance hat trick on Saturday, when some of its former stars like Joe, Shinsuke Nakamura, Becky Lynch, Finn Balor, Rusev and others scheduled to perform Sunday on the main roster will be honored and recognized for the work they put in on the brand.
In the four years since Levesque took over, NXT has seen a complete transformation, and has become a feeder for top-tier WWE talent, a reliable minor league farm that regularly molds home-run hitters.
Balor made his first appearance on Raw in April 2016, and then was immediately put in a Universal Championship program, defeating Roman Reigns in a one-on-one match to become No.
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