Once again WWE is wasting no time in launching a another season of NXT. Just one week after Season 3 was completed, Season 4 is set to begin. In season three all the rookies were Divas, but this time WWE is heading back to its original format of male rookies.
The following is a list of the rookies and their Pros…
Rookie: Brodus Clay
Brodus’ Pros: Ted DiBiase & Maryse
Rookie: Byron Saxton
Byron’s Pro: Chris Masters
Rookie: Conor O’Brian
Conor’s Pro: Alberto Del Rio
Rookie: Derrick Bateman
Derrick’s Pro: Daniel Bryan
Rookie: Jacob Novak
Jacob’s Pros: Dolph Ziggler & Vickie Guerrero
Rookie: Johnny Curtis
Johnny’s Pro: R-Truth
The major problem I have with this season is the Pros. First I want to look at why Alberto Del Rio was selected to be a Pro? Del Rio debuted on Aug. 20, 2010, which happens to be less than four months ago. How can a superstar who has wrestled less than four months be considered a Pro? Sure he has had prior experience, but in my mind he is still a rookie.
Next I want to look at why Daniel Bryan was selected as a Pro? Bryan debuted on Feb. 23, 2010 as a rookie on NXT Season One. He has not even been in the WWE for an entire year. Sure he has 10 years of experience, but if he was picked based on that WWE is contradicting themselves. They let him be a rookie with 10 years of experience, but now that he has another 10 months of experience he is considered a Pro. That does not make sense to me when you look at rookies in other sports.
When you look at any other sport like hockey or basketball a player is considered a rookie for the entire season. That means they are no longer considered a rookie until their second season begins. Del Rio nor Bryan have been in the WWE for an entire year, which is why I have a hard time seeing them as Pros.