NXT Has Made a Huge Impact in WWE

NXT_Wrestling

Whether it was the original version of NXT where an NXT Rookie was paired with a WWE Pro or NXT the current developmental system of WWE, many of today’s WWE Superstars on the main roster have come out of NXT. Some of these superstars have made it to the top, some have made a huge impact and some still have yet to make their presence felt. I am very confident that there will be many more superstars to come out of NXT in the near future.

 

NXT Alumni

 

The following superstars listed below have managed to land spots on the main roster. Some have gone on to become top stars, some are still working their way to the top and some even still spend part of their time down at NXT.

 

 

Adam Rose and some of his Rosebuds – Adam Rose owns numerous victories over former World Champion Jack Swagger and The Rosebuds continue to follow him.

 

AJ Lee – 3-time WWE Divas Champion and Slammy Award Winner.

 

Alex Riley – Owns victories over 3 former World Champions and current panelist for the Raw Pre-Show and for Kick-Off shows before the WWE Pay-Per-View events.

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WWE NXT 6-26-13: Can The Wyatt Family Be Stopped?

 

Emma Advances

In the final first-round match of the tournament to determine the first-ever NXT Women’s Champion, Emma went one-on-one with Aksana. In the end, it was Emma who defeated Aksana by submission to advance to the semi-finals. After the match, Emma invited young members of the WWE Universe into the ring to dance with her, which indicates that she has turned face.

The Wyatt Family Continues to Terrorize NXT

In a match to determine the #1 Contenders to Wyatt Family members Luke Harper’s & Erick Rowan’s NXT Tag Team Championships, the team of Kassius Ohno and Corey Graves took on the team of Scott Dawson and Garrett Dylan (accompanied by Sylvester Lefort). In the end, it was Graves who won the match for his team by submission to become the new #1 contenders. Immediately following the match, The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, & Erick Rowan) came out to attack Ohno and Graves. Dawson and Dylan eventually joined in on the beat down. Then, Adrian Neville came out to aid Ohno and Graves and eventually, William Regal left the announcers’ table to aid them as well. But in the end, iall four men were left lying in …

WWE NXT 5-22-13: Newcomer Makes Huge Impact

The show began with newcomer Sami Zayne going one-on-one with Curt Hawkins. In the end, Zayne was able to pull off the upset when he beat Hawkins. Also, Yoshi Tatsu went one-on-one with Antonio Cesaro with Cesaro coming out on top. After the match, Cesaro said that there was no competition for him. All of sudden, Sami Zayne emerges and challenges Cesaro to a match right there and now, which Cesaro accepts. After back-and-forth action between the two, Zayne manages to roll up Cesaro for the pin and the win to pull off a huge upset. Unfortunately for Zayne, he made the rookie mistake of turning his back to Cesaro when Cesaro jumped him from behind for a post-match attack. I’m not 100% positive, but I think Sami Zayne is the man formerly known as former ROH Superstar El Generico unmasked. Finally, in the main event, Corey Graves went one-on-one with Wyatt Family leader Bray Wyatt (accompanied by fellow Wyatt Family cohorts and NXT Tag Team Champions Luke Harper & Erick Rowan). In the end, thanks to some interference from the tag team champions, Bray Wyatt was able to get the victory. Afterwards, The Wyatt Family gave a post-match attack …

WWE NXT 5-15-13: Conor O’Brian Conquers Two Men

On this edition of NXT, Natalya Neidhart went one-on-one with Summer Rae. Towards the end of the match, Paige came out and jumped up on the ring apron. While Natalya was attempting to lock Summer in her signature submission hold “The Sharpshooter”, Summer kicks Natalya away and Natalya inadvertently ends up bumping into Paige, knocking her off the apron. Summer then takes advantage and rolls up Natalya and pins her to get the upset. Summer, however, did not have time to celebrate her victory as Paige was hot on her heels heading backstage. I would like to point out that Summer may have also hooked Natalya’s tights for added leverage while pinning her, but it was hard to tell for sure. Either way, Paige’s presence pretty much cost Natalya the match. Also, backstage, it was revealed that there will be a battle royal next week on NXT to determine the #1 contender to the NXT Championship. Both Bo Dallas and Adrian Neville had revealed to one another that they would be entrants in the battle royal. I would also like to point out that during their interaction backstage, Bo Dallas was kind of acting uncharacteristic; hopefully, Dallas won’t turn his …

WWE NXT 4-17-13: The Shield’s Crusade Continues

The show began with Justin Gabriel going one-on-one with his former friend Leo Kruger with Kruger coming out on top. Also, Yoshi Tatsu went one-on-one with Bray Wyatt (accompanied by Erick Rowan and Luke Harper) with Wyatt coming out on top. Wyatt then gave a post-match attack to Tatsu followed by sharing some strange and disturbing words with the WWE Universe. Also, during an interview with Renee Young, Paige challenged Summer Rae to a one-on-one match next week on NXT, which lead to Summer jumping Paige from behind and accepting the challenge. Also, Bayley went one-on-one with Emma with Emma coming out on top. Finally, there was the main event Lumberjack Match between Corey Graves and Shield member Seth Rollins. While I am not a fan of either one of these guys, I was rooting against Rollins. In the end, despite the fact that Rollins gave his Shield cohorts Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns the night off, the two of them show up and not only take out the Lumberjacks, but Ambrose also decks Corey Graves (unbeknownst to the ref) which allows Rollins to pick up the victory. Overall, this wasn’t one of the better editions of NXT because all …

Day 1 of WWE WrestleMania Axxess gets a dose of NXT

During Day 1 of WrestleMania Axxess, numerous WWE Superstars, Divas, and Legends were on hand to meet and greet members of the WWE Universe. The superstars featured were Sin Cara, CM Punk, Mark Henry, and United States Champion Antonio Cesaro. The divas included were AJ Lee and Rosa Mendes. One legend that was featured was WWE Hall of Famer “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka. Also, there were a few NXT matches that took place. Paige went one-on-one with Summer Rae, Bo Dallas faced off with Corey Graves, and Xavier Woods took on Dante Dash.…

WWE NXT 3-13-13 Review

The first match of the night was between Derrick Bateman and Kassius Ohno. After Kassius got the victory, he continued to attack Bateman. This led to William Regal leaving the announce table and putting a stop to Ohno’s attack. Regal later apologized because he felt he was being unprofessional. In my opinion, he didn’t have to apologize for anything because someone had to put a stop Ohno’s attack. The next match was between Emma and Summer Rae. Now while I am a fan of both women’s looks, I am not a fan of either one of them personally, so it was great to see them beat the hell out of one another. However, since I hate Summer Rae more, I was rooting against her. Summer ended up getting the victory, but after the match was over, Paige came storming down to the ring to get a piece of Summer Rae, who injured her shoulder. But Summer Rae chickened out and high-tailed it out of the ring. It’s obvious that the score between these two is far from settled. Backstage, Renee Young interviewed NXT Tag Team Champion Adrian Neville to get an update on his NXT Tag Team Championship partner Oliver …

WWE NXT 3-6-13 Review

The show started with NXT Creative Director, General Manager, Commissioner, and WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes announcing a triple-threat match between Bo Dallas, Corey Graves, and Conor O’Brian to determine the #1 contender to Big E Langston’s NXT Championship. To assure that The Shield would not get involved, Dusty had security all around the arena to prevent them from getting in. The first match was scheduled to be a non-title tag team match between NXT Tag Team Champions Adrian Neville and Oliver Gery against Judas Devlin & Scott Dawson. However, Oliver Grey was nowhere to be found, but Adrian Neville agreed to face his two opponents in a handicap match. Towards the end of the match, Oliver Grey was dragged out from backstage by The Wyatt Family, who apparently was responsible for Oliver’s absence. Regardless, Adrian still managed to get the victory by himself. Later in the show, there was a six-diva tag team match between the team of Sasha Banks and The Funkadactyls taking on the team of Alicia Fox, Aksana, and Audrey Marie, thus turning Alicia Fox heel (bad guy) in the process. Sasha and The Funkadactyls picked up the victory. Finally, in the main event triple-threat …

WWE NXT 2-27-13 Review

The show started out backstage with NXT General Manager and WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes talking with Bo Dallas. All of sudden, Corey Graves walks in with Big E Langston’s NXT Championship intact. He Reluctantly hands the belt over to Dusty Rhodes, who is obviously intending to return it to it’s current owner. Then, Corey asks why Bo Dallas is there and Dusty responds by saying that Bo is there because of his recent accomplishments over current Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett. Corey Graves then tells dusty that he should be NXT Champion. Once Dusty hears this, he makes a no. 1 contenders triple threat match between Corey Graves, Conor O’Brian, and Bo Dallas in the main event of the evening, the winner gets a shot at Big E Langston’s championship. Later on in the program, backstage announcer Renee Young reports that Bo Dallas was mysteriously attacked and was not able to compete. Therefore, the triple threat match turned into a one-on-one match. Before the match could decide the winner, out of nowhere comes The Shield and attacks both competitors, leaving no no. 1 contender to the championship in the end. Personally, I have mixed emotions about that outcome. On …