Bron Breakker won his first match in NXT all the way back in Sept. 2021, defeating LA Knight. That’s a hell of an accolade at this point.
He’d go on to win the NXT championship at the start of 2022, going on to defeat the likes of Tommaso Ciampa, Dolph Ziggler, Robert Roode, and even scoring a clean win over GUNTHER. He wouldn’t lose the title for nearly an entire calendar year, dropping it to Carmelo Hayes. He turned heel, got to wrestle Seth Rollins for the world heavyweight championship, aligned with Paul Heyman very briefly, and even got to bump into Undertaker for a fun segment.
All this is to say, he’s pretty much done everything there is to do in NXT. Despite that, it certainly appears as though he’ll be teaming up with Baron Corbin to enter the latest Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament.
So what gives? Why isn’t he being called up to the main roster?
Bill Apter asked Scott Steiner just that and got this answer:
“Oh, they’re just going to wait to bring him up when the time is right. I mean, It’s better to go up there with a plan in mind and not just show up. It’s best for him to keep on learning. They’ll know when he’s ready. I mean, I think he’s ready now but...”
It seems clear he’s ready now but the WWE main roster is loaded with talent. You could even say they’re overloaded, to the point that even stars with vocal support like the aforementioned Knight are going to struggle to find top of the line spots in the months to come for WrestleMania 40. With that in mind, the smartest play could very well be waiting a few more months for the big reset after Philadelphia.