WWE commentator Michael Cole was recently interviewed on the Sky Sports Lock Up Podcast and discussed NXT and some of the talents he is currently high on and who he thinks has a bright future in WW . Below are the highlights, courtesy of WrestlingInc.
"I'm really big on the Iconic Duo of Billie [Kay] and Peyton [Royce]. They are on the cusp of something really great. They have developed quite the team; quite the 'gimmick' to use an old-school wrestlers term. I really think they are talented and I think there is going to be a place for them," Cole said. "Ember Moon is another one who I really think is going to be a player as part of the Women's Evolution on the big roster, and I really have been impressed with the NXT Champion, Andrade 'Cien' Almas; he really has taken his game to a different level. His viciousness, his aggressiveness, he's really going to be a player, too. Finally, Aleister Black; I've followed his career for a decade now. I was so glad when we announced last year that he was going to be part of our programming. He is a guy who I really believe is going to take this brand to another level."
He also believes The Velveteen Dream has a bright future:
"I'll tell you a sleeper in all of this, who I believe is going to develop into a big star, he's got star written all over him - The Velveteen Dream. This kid has everything. He's young, good looking, he's got incredible charisma. He's a hard worker, great work ethic," he said. "He has a very unique character, and he lives and breaths that character. A lot of times, in this day and age, that's become a lost art. When the cameras are off and you are living the rest of your life, but he is that character, and lives it 24/7, so that is what I think makes him a real up and comer, and a star in the making the next couple of years."