Pretty Deadly felt there was a good possibility of being drafted after they were 'chucked in a river' on WWE NXT

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Elton Prince and Kit Wilson are headed to SmackDown. 

The 2023 WWE Draft saw multiple talents from the NXT brand be shifted over to either Raw or SmackDown. In that mix were the former NXT and NXT UK Tag Team Champions Pretty Deadly (Elton Prince & Kit Wilson). 

Prince and Wilson were written off of NXT TV when they competed against Tony D’Angelo and Channing ‘Stacks’ Lorenzo in a Trunk match. The duo were driven to a location and dumped in a body of water by D’Angelo and Stacks. 

While appearing on Busted Open Radio, Prince and Wilson said they had a feeling they’d be drafted after that happened. They went on to speak about the excitement of hearing their names called in the draft. 

Prince: Great, of course. There’s not many other things to say (about being drafted) other than just how exciting it was. It was a very, I guess, stressful weekend because obviously, everyone in the Performance Center was hoping that it’s them. We felt like we had a good possibility. Not just out of arrogance but we died on the NXT episode the week before so — nearly died. 

Wilson: We got chucked in a river, but luckily we’re two good swimmers. 

Prince: Very good swimmers so we made it out there… But yeah, so we thought there was maybe a good chance but again, none of us knew but yes, it’s funny because we heard the announcement and it’s like, we didn’t even process what happened. We heard ‘Elton’ and then both of us were just — I didn’t even hear the rest of what anybody said and it wasn’t until we sat down, we had to find out what brand we were on because we were so excited from the news, we didn’t even notice the graphic of where we were going. We just knew we were going up. So, yeah, very exciting. 

On tonight’s Friday Night SmackDown, the first round of the World Heavyweight Championship tournament continues and Seth Rollins’ opponent at Night of Champions will be determined

If the quotes in this article are used, please credit Busted Open Radio with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions.