NXT's top prospects will no doubt carve out their own legacies, but comparing them to WWE Superstars provides a baseline from which to understand their skills and potential.
Projecting toward the future is difficult to avoid when peeking at NXT's talents. Will Corey Graves and Kassius Ohno reach the pinnacle of the company, or will they fail to make it out of the minor leagues?
WWE's developmental system has recently produced some of the most exciting talents in the company. All three members of The Shield look to be on their way to superstardom, Big E. Langston looks like a big-time powerhouse in the making and Summer Rae, Bray Wyatt and his family were just added to the mix.
The following is a look at which Superstars from the past (or of today) most resemble NXT's top prospects. As we watch them grow, learn and strive for the top, it will be fun to see if they come close to these WWE equivalents in terms of success or either match or surpass them.