In recent months, several names from RAW and SmackDown have come to NXT, either for one-off appearances or extended runs. Lee himself lost the NXT Noth American Championship to “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio.
Speaking with Matthew Aguilar for ComicBook, Lee was asked about the crossover between NXT and the main roster. He made it clear that the main-roster stars can bring it, as the members of NXT are ready to prove themselves.
“We’re very much excited that the people on Raw and SmackDown feel that they need to come and test themselves against us,” Lee said. “That’s dope. We were seen as a developmental, and I guess we have developed to the point that those guys feel that we’re ready to step up to them. Although the opportunities for us to be up on Raw and SmackDown are not as prevalent for them to be down here in NXT, bring it.”
“We will 100% prove ourselves against you because that’s what we’re vying for. Every single person that’s a part of this locker room right now wants to go against the best. We have some of the best down here in NXT. But we also know that a lot of the best are up on Raw and SmackDown. We really want to make sure that they know that we’re coming for them. We want to attain the greatness that we feel that we deserve. We’re going to work our off to make sure that we have it.”
NXT Can Test Main-Roster Stars
Wes Lee then quipped that if main-roster stars want to come to NXT and test themselves, they should bring their number two pencils.
“If you’re willing to come down to our neck of the woods and test yourself, we got plenty of quizzes ready,” Lee said. “Just make sure that you got your number two pencil ready and you’ve used the bathroom, because you do not want to miss it.
“It’s a great vibe down here in NXT because of that healthy competition that we all have with each other. Anybody that comes to NXT and feels that they stack up to what we have down here, cool. Let’s see what you got.”
The full interview is available here:
Lee will face Dijak on the August 15 episode of WWE NXT. Check out the card here. WrestleZone will have coverage of the show as it airs.