NXT is a unique wrestling promotion as it has to serve as the future of WWE while also having a present of its own. It takes a certain kind of booking to make something like that work, though there are certain stories which can almost always be used for a guaranteed success. There was almost another such idea used last year but it never came to pass. Now we know a bit more about what was planned.
Chelsea Green was one of the released wrestlers. Following her release, Green spoke with Fightful Select and mentioned that she had been told of a potential teaming with Charlotte during Charlotte’s return to NXT in 2020. The two teamed together to defeat Rhea Ripley and Io Shirai during the May 27 edition of NXT. The story would have seen Charlotte take Green under her wing as a protege, though nothing ever came of the story and Charlotte moved back to the main roster.
Following Charlotte’s return to the main roster, Green continued in NXT without much of a direction. She was finally called up to SmackDown in November and participated in a Survivor Series qualifying match, where she broke a bone in her arm to put her on the shelf. Green would not wrestle again on the main roster before being released from the company this week.
What could have been. Check out their match together and their solo work in NXT: