Top 5 NXT Stars WWE Should Bring Up to the Main Roster
NXT has quickly become one of WWE’s most exciting television shows, featuring the top developmental talent in WWE.
With an increasingly diverse roster of WWE rookies, future Superstars are being groomed to one day appear on Raw and SmackDown.
Those who have held championships in NXT are pretty much destined to show up on WWE programming sooner than later. Seth Rollins, Big E Langston, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan are all current WWE Superstars who at one time held NXT championships.
Current and former NXT Superstars who have held NXT championships like Bo Dallas, Adrian Neville, Oliver Grey, Corey Graves, Paige, Rick Victor and Conor O’Brian have been left off of this list because they will probably be part of the main roster at some point soon.
When making this list, potential success, persona and in-ring ability were the criteria looked at.
5. Aiden English
Aiden English has the potential to be one of the most unique WWE Superstars. According to English’s biography on WWE.com, he “is a classically trained actor and artist.” With such unique talents, it is no wonder that English’s entrance to the ring is so unique.
Also, English’s presence is unique, as he looks more like a 19th-century boxer than a modern-day WWE Superstar.
English’s in-ring ability is always improving. On the October 9 edition of NXT, English took on Rob Van Dam in the main event match. Even though Van Dam dominated and ultimately won, it is worth noting that this was English’s first time in the main event on NXT.
With his star rising, English is definitely one to look out for on the main roster in the future.
The NXT roster is packed with talented Divas, and Bayley is one of the most underrated Divas in NXT.
She has a unique persona that could be utilized effectively on Raw and SmackDown. With a bubbly and gregarious personality, Bayley is just happy to be in the presence of other WWE Superstars.
One of Bayley’s greatest performances on NXT was in her match against Ric Flair’s daughter, Charlotte. Bayley felt so honored to be in the ring against his daughter that she smiled the entire time before the match at Ric Flair and Charlotte.
Bayley has also held her own in matches with current NXT women’s champion Paige.
This persona could work well in the Divas division, as there is not currently a performer like her.
3. Enzo Amore
Enzo Amore is one of the best talkers on NXT, and this is demonstrated through the amount of time on the microphone that he receives.
When Amore walks down to the ring, he makes himself noticed through his incredible speaking ability. With a distinct New Jersey accent and bravado, Amore holds his own in the squared circle as well, even though he is one of the smallest NXT Superstars.
If Amore does not become the next great WWE Superstar, he has the potential to be the next excellent heel manager.
With a brash persona not currently seen in WWE, Amore would be something different on the main roster.
2. Tyler Breeze
Tyler Breeze is one of NXT’s best heel characters. As a male model who makes his seasonal residence in Milan, Italy, Breeze does anything possible not to get hit in the face. Walking to the ring taking “selfies” on his phone, Breeze is a fantastic combination of Gorgeous George, Rick “The Model” Martel and Fandango.
Taking photos of himself during his matches, Breeze adds a new element to the self-absorbed, egotistical persona.
Breeze is highly athletic in the ring, and he has finished off many opponents with his spinning heel-kick finisher.
On the main roster, Breeze would potentially be competition for Fandango or any other Superstar whose persona has a more elevated ego than his own.
1. Sami Zayn
Sami Zayn has quickly become one of the most popular NXT Superstars. With his natural charisma, facial expressions during matches and incredible array of maneuvers, Zayn could be the next main event Superstar on the main roster.
In interviews on NXT with Renee Young, Zayn comes off as friendly, logical and with an even demeanor.
Captivating the NXT Universe, Zayn surely will do the same when he is on the main roster. His in-ring skill, speaking ability and charisma will take him far in WWE.
NXT is full of incredible talent. It is only a matter of time before these fantastic Superstars make their way to the top of WWE.
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