Female Superstar Joining NXT + Possible Change In Wellness Policy?
With the WWE Draft beginning this week, NXT might need some new faces...and one woman is on her way! Also, WWE may be relaxing its Wellness Policy.
NXT Gaining New Female Superstar?
-A few months ago, Scarlett Bordeaux asked for, and was granted, her release from IMPACT Wrestling. Since then, the former “Smokeshow” talent has been working on the indy scene, biding her time before something bigger came along.
That something bigger has apparently finally come along, and it comes in the form of an NXT contract.
Per Squared Circle Sirens, Bordeaux-who had a recent try out at the Performance Center-has come to terms with WWE on a contract. The expectation is that she will be training and getting up to speed for now. The thinking is that she could make a television debut sooner than later.
When Bordeaux makes her NXT debut, reports indicate that she will be paired up with an as-yet-unnamed male Superstar. No word on whether this pairing would align her with someone already established in NXT, or would be with someone else also new to the brand.
With her prior run involving a bit of smoke, and former NXT Tag Team Champions The Street Profits talking a lot about smoke, perhaps that could be an initial pairing, though that does not seem as likely.
With the contract signed and training underway, we may not have to wait long to find out.
Possible Change In WWE Wellness Policy?
-We all have heard about WWE’s famed Wellness Policy. One component of the policy has been a “three strikes and your out” policy, covering failed drug tests.
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According to The Wrestling Observer, this part of the policy may be a lot less strict now, due to the current climate.
In the past, a third strike would be grounds for immediate termination.
Now, according to Dave Meltzer, don’t expect that to be so strictly enforced. This conversation largely came up around Jeff Hardy and his latest transgression. It seems WWE is allowing some flexibility here, knowing that certain Superstars-like Hardy-could fail tests and be fired, and AEW might very well be quick to snap them up.
There had been speculation earlier in the year about this policy getting softer, as the company then feared that Superstars who were unhappy but under contract might deliberately fail drug tests in order to gain their release.