Originally Posted by The Killjoy
It's a separate entity from the rest of the WWE. It's not supposed to follow the continuity of the main WWE shows otherwise NXT would be no better than the other WWE B-shows. It's a separate program with the main roster guest starring. Jinder Mahal acts different because he's in a different place.
Actually that is what bothers me. Jinder Mahal, and the rest of the main roster aren't booked like guest stars. They're booked like they're an actual part of the NXT roster. Even Antonio Cesaro, the current United States Champion, is treated like "one of the boys" instead of a guy just making an appearance. The only guest star that was actually treated like a "guest star" was CM Punk, but when guys like Michael McGillicutty, Alex Riley or Tyson Kidd show up, the announcers talk about how they might be next in line for the NXT title.
In the case of Jinder and Drew fighting each other, they did work together for a good chunk of the Fatal 4 Way match double teaming opponents. And JR even made it a point to mention that alliances didn't matter and it was every man for himself when Jinder attacked Drew. I think that the 3MB stable had already been established when this match was taped, but this was BEFORE the point where they got a new entrance theme, leather pants, etc.