When WWE's newest wave of talent comes charging into the spotlight, they will be carrying on the tradition of legends before them.
Alexander Rusev will remind fans of a bulldozer from Samoa, Adam Rose appears to be mirroring an "adorable" star from the '80s and The Ascension seem to have looked to the Attitude Era for inspiration. Fans unsure of what to expect from the main roster's latest additions look back on those with similar gimmicks and in-ring styles from the past.
How the brutes and dance-happy stars of yesterday fared can provide a possible glimpse of the future.
The following is an examination of which WWE alums are most similar to the Superstars and Divas who have recently debuted or who are set to debut soon. Will having analogous tools and packaging lead to similar successes?