According to WWE.com, here are the relevant quotes:
â€œIt comes down to three things; can you impress the WWE Pros in the final poll and win NXT and the pay-per-view title match?â€ hypothesized Michael Hayes. â€œThen on top of that, can you make the right choice when picking a champion to challenge? Then the third and final, hardest achievement or obstacle to overcome, can you beat that champion for his title at the pay-per-view?â€
â€œSeize the moment, you know go for it because there is obviously going to be a lot of eyes watching this particular match, from CEOs on down,â€ Steamboat told WWE.com. â€œIf you make that first big impression being a NXT Rookie, going out there and entertaining the people by challenging a champion, seize the moment.â€
â€œThe guy that wins that contest is going to get launched in one of two shows â€“ SmackDown or Raw. Itâ€™s a free pass, but once he gets the free pass in the door heâ€™s got to earn his keep. Then the shoeâ€™s on the other foot. Weâ€™ll see what heâ€™s got,â€ Anderson said.
â€œThe only way to test your mettle is to actually be in there week to week, day to day,â€ he explained. â€œGetting in the door is not the big challenge. Itâ€™s being able to stay there. Itâ€™s what itâ€™s going to be all about.â€
Hayes also thought Otunga would win, while the other two legends declined to comment.
For more, try Chris Morgado on NXT.
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