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May 1, 2015

NXT has a nice group of talented wrestlers that are well on their way to becoming future WWE Superstars.  There are some in the developmental federation who I feel should be up on the main roster right now.  I’m going to detail five of those talents who I would call up to the big leagues if I were in charge at WWE.


(Talent that have already been there and still should be, such as Rhyno and Emma, were excluded)


In no particular order:

  1. Sasha Banks – I’ve written about her several times in the past so I will try not to repeat myself, but Ms. Banks is the complete package.  One trait that all of these names have in common is that they can get themselves over on their own, even without a meaningful storyline – perhaps none better than Sasha.  From the time her music hits up until the bell, you know exactly who she is and what she is about.  She defines attitude, and is as fierce in the ring as any competitor.  I no doubt believe that Sasha and Paige will be tearing up the top of the Divas division for many years to come.

  2. Kevin Owens – When he speaks, I believe it.  When he wrestles, I believe it.  I don’t care what traits he may lack, if you have those two characteristics then you have it made.  Kevin is tremendous at getting the audience to understand exactly what he’s about through his voice and from bell to bell.  He is a natural in front of the camera and may be the second most believable talent on the entire roster after Brock Lesnar.

  3. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassaday – There is no doubt in my mind that these two will be as popular as the New Age Outlaws were.  Their entrance and promos are very similar to the style used by the Outlaws, which will only succeed if you can cut promos with the best of them.  I would argue that after John Cena, Enzo is the best stick man in the WWE.  He gets most of the credit with this tag team, but Cassaday can tear up the mic as well.  These guys are entertainment.  Call them up now, and send Carmella with them.  She may be the hottest woman on the entire roster, and the chemistry when all three working together is outstanding.  You can’t teach that!

  4. Corey Graves – The commentary team is just as important to the show as any other facet, and Graves is someone who can help sell the product tremendously while keeping the fans engaged.  He can do what all great announcers have done in the past, and that is getting the talent and storylines over while calling the match at the same time.  Graves doesn’t try to promote himself or get himself over during matches.  His focus is on the talent in the ring.

  5. Becky Lynch – I don’t know if it is her natural beauty, or that deep Irish accent, but I can’t keep my eyes of her when she is on my TV.  I think Becky has all the traits of a superstar.  When I watch her wrestle, I don’t see a stereotypical women’s match.  She brings it just as hard and fast as any of the top male competitors.  Wrestlers like Becky are going to help pave the way for women’s matches to be viewed the same as men’s.  Not only is she a great wrestler, but she knows how to get her character and personality across during a match.  Any young wrestlers (male or female) could learn a lot from watching Becky Lynch wrestle.

Agree?  Disagree?  Have a different top 5?  Let me know!


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