You're right, this is to just further solidify Roode as the top heel in NXT as Joe hopefully goes on to the main roster. It's almost a certainty Roode will be the next #1 contender to Shinsuke, and I hope Roode is on track to win the belt from Shinsuke so he can go on to the main roster following Wrestlemania 33.
As for Tye, I like him, but he's a future mid-card, unfortunately, and that's ok. I hope he ends up on SmackDown eventually in programs with Ziggler and Miz, I can see that.
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