– NXT star Leva “Blue Pants” Bates, who is mega over with fans, has a ton of heat from the locker room in NXT. The reason is due to WWE flying her to Brooklyn, put in an angle with Blake, Murphy, and Alexa Bliss that every woman on the roster would have wanted to be a part of.
Also, she sells her own merchandise and doesn’t have to split the cut with WWE. She isn’t under contract so she’s not at the Performance Center going through all the daily training, and can do indie dates she wants. Some feel that she’s making more than they are, and being pushed more and getting over.
– Ticket sales for the December NXT shows in the U.K. have gone well. WWE is holding those Live Events in the same venues as they do when they run main roster Live Events in the UK, which are 10,000 seat arenas.
However, they are all being set up for a small capacity at first, and if they fill them, then they may open up more of the building. WWE did the same thing for the NXT Takeover: Brooklyn show. There was some concern over timing with the NXT shows due to WWE running main roster shows in November.
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter