In a recent interview, Matt Riddle confirmed that the move to the USA Network is going to see NXT change a lot.
“Right now, NXT for me is the place to be. Things do change. I think with all three brands on television, I think certain things are gonna change. I think it’s gonna elevate NXT into the spotlight but at the same time, I think it’s gonna help elevate both SmackDown and RAW.”Matt Riddle
Matt Riddle also said that he felt that the move to the spotlight would show that there were some Superstars who might be able to deliver on taped shows, but would not be able to do the same on live TV.
“We’re going to see who can deliver on live TV, who can’t and it is what it is. I’m stoked. I think it’s a good challenge – not just for me but [for] the rest of the locker room. I like to be pushed, I like to be under pressure, I like to be in that situation, I like to sweat.”Matt Riddle