F4WOnline.com is reporting that WWE has yet to decide what the NXT winner will receive which is why no actual "prize" has been announced on the show yet. One idea is to have the winner of the show earn a Raw contract and the runner-up win a Smackdown contract. However, that idea is not a favorite amongst Smackdown talent as they do not want WWE to openly acknowledge that Smackdown is inferior to Raw. A second idea being tossed around is to have 2 winners of the show, with one winner going to Raw and the other going to Smackdown.
PWTorch.com is reporting that the angle run on Impact 2 weeks ago, which saw Samoa Joe get abducted by masked men, will ultimately lead to a big push for the former TNA Champion. Some people are worried that Samoa Joe has been punished or will be underused as a result of this current angle, but reports are indicating that when Joe returns, he will be a strong focal point on Impact.