The WWE, just like all the great football teams in the world or other sports, must also manage the sector of the “spring” and therefore of the future of its rosters, with several great athletes who are put under contract as the future of the company and that must therefore grow in the federation rings, to gain experience and to be ready, then one day, to take over the reins of the company, with the passing of the baton between the legendary wrestlers and them.
In the last period, however, WWE has realized that it has too many Superstars over the age of forty, with its roster slowly starting to get older, with the McMahons having started to make a really huge effort, to create new Superstars of the future, to whom you can entrust great storylines and very conspicuous slices of the public, once several great legendary athletes have retired.
The future of WWE begins with NXT
As stated by Dave Meltzer in his latest speech to the Wrestling Observer microphones, WWE would be aiming to rejuvenate its rosters as much as possible, starting right from NXT, where it went to present several great young athletes, aged 20 and up, so to ease the frenetic pace that the company has, in having to create something with athletes who from one year to the next may have stopped fighting wrestling.
In his speech, Meltzer in fact stated: “I am very far ahead in this respect. They are very focused on this idea that their roster is full of those in their 40s, especially on the main roster and this is one of the main reasons why NXT has changed so much.
They feel like they have several guys in their 20s who will soon be ready for the main roster. It’s just a feeling, but over time, it seemed to me that they started to blame all athletes over 30, which doesn’t make sense, but it seems to be.”
Toni Storm is the fifth youngest talent on the WWE main roster. She was born on October 19, 1995, and is 25 years old. Storm made her main roster debut less than two months ago, joining SmackDown. She defeated Zelina Vega on the July 23 episode and has not competed since.
Before debuting on SmackDown, Storm had a dark match against Nox on RAW but came up short. On May 18, Storm bid farewell to NXT by defeating Zoey Stark in her last match. The 25-year-old was one of NXT’s women’s division’s biggest stars.
Storm won the 2018 edition of the Mae Young Classic tournament in October. A few months later, she defeated Rhea Ripley to capture the NXT UK Women’s Championship.