NXT Alums Who Went on to Hold Major Championships

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When WWE NXT first started, it involved pros from the main roster mentoring NXT rookies. Eventually, WWE decided to turn NXT into its developmental system. Since its inception, there are many great Superstars to come out of NXT and up to the main roster and many would go on to hold major championships. Below is the list of both current and former WWE Superstars to come out of NXT and to go on and hold major championships.

 

AJ Lee – Divas Champion (3x)

 

Alexa Bliss – Raw Women’s Champion (2x), SmackDown Women’s Champion (2x)

 

Bad News Barrett – Intercontinental Champion (5x)

 

Baron Corbin – United States Champion (1x)

 

Bayley – Raw Women’s Champion (1x)

 

Becky Lynch – SmackDown Women’s Champion (1x)

 

Big E – Intercontinental Champion (1x), Raw Tag Team Champion (2x), SmackDown Tag Team Champion (2x)

 

Bray Wyatt – WWE Champion (1x), SmackDown Tag Team Champion (1x)

 

The Brian Kendrick – Before NXT – World Tag Team Champion (1x), Raw Tag Team Champion (1x), After NXT – WWE Cruiserweight Champion (1x)

 

Chad Gable – SmackDown Tag Team Champion (1x)

 

Charlotte Flair – Divas Champion (1x), Raw Women’s Champion

WWE’s Most Miserable Superstars

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There are superstars in WWE who are contented with their lives; however, there are also superstars who are miserable with their lives. Whether that person is a rich snob, an arrogant punk, a mean girl, a bully, a corrupt power figure, a person who likes to stir up trouble, a person who loves delivering bad news, a person who has no joy or even a person who pretends to be contented, but is miserable in actuality, there are many types of miserable people in WWE. Below is the list of WWE’s most miserable superstars.

 

 

Adam Rose

 

Bad News Barrett

 

Bo Dallas

 

The Bella Twins (Nikki & Brie)

 

Byron Saxton

 

Cameron

 

Tyson Kidd, Cesaro & Natalya

 

Curtis Axel

 

Eva Marie

 

John “Bradshaw” Layfield

 

Kane

 

Rusev & Lana

 

The Miz

 

Stephanie McMahon & Triple H

 

Summer Rae

 

Nikolai Volkoff

 

Bull Dempsey

 

CJ Parker

 

Tyler Breeze

 

Sasha Banks

NXT Has Made a Huge Impact in WWE

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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 SuperSmackdown LIVE Invades Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Introduction

 

This week, I was in attendance for both WWE Main Event and Smackdown, which took place at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Before both events got underway, there was a bonus match between current rivals Sin Cara and Curtis Axel. These two rivals have had a series of matches against one another as of late and Sin Cara has come out victorious every single time, including this one.

 

Main Event

 

The first event of the night was Main Event. There was one backstage segment that I found pretty hilarious. Paige seemed to be impressed with how good Erick Rowan seems to be at playing chess; it was recently learned that Rowan has a pretty high IQ. Titus O’Neil then approached Rowan and did not seem impressed. Rowan then challenged Titus to play him in a game; after Titus made a move he said “King Me!” Apparently, Titus was not aware of the fact that that rule only applies to checkers and not chess. After Titus knocked over the chess pieces and walked off in a fit of rage, Rowan then picked up a piece and said “Checkmate!” Later on in the main event between Rowan …

WWE Money In the Bank 7-14-13: Two Brand New Mr. Money In the Banks Crowned

 

Money In the Bank Kickoff

During the Money In the Bank Kickoff (Pre-Show), WWE Tag Team Champions and Shield members Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns defended their championships against #1 contenders and Reigns’ second cousins The Usos (Jimmy & Jey). The Usos came within inches of becoming the new champions, but in the end, it was Reigns who hit Jimmy with his signature maneuver “The Spear” to get the pin and the win for his team and retain their championships. I sure hope The Usos aren’t done with The Shield because Jimmy & Jey are way overdue for a WWE Tag Team Championship reign.

It’s Not Cryback, It’s Ryback

Chris Jericho went one-on-one with Ryback. During the weeks leading up to their match, Jericho played mind games with Ryback by referring to him as “Cryback”; unfortunately, it was not enough to over come the powerhouse when Ryback rolled up Jericho to get the pin and the win.

Kaitlyn’s Injury May Have Cost Her

In a WWE Divas Championship rematch between BFFs-turned-bitter enemies, Champion AJ Lee (accompanied by Big E Langston) and Challenger Kaitlyn (accompanied by Layla El), Kaitlyn came into the match wearing a sleeve over her injured left …

WWE Raw 7-1-13: The Two World Champions Collide

 

Every Money In the Bank Competitor, Except One, States His Case

With the WWE Championship Contract Money In the Bank Briefcase hanging above the ring and a ladder inside the ring, Daniel Bryan came out to state his case on why he would win the WWE Championship Contract Money In the Bank Ladder Match at the upcoming WWE event, Money In the Bank. Then, all the rest of the competitors for this match came out, which consists of Sheamus O’Shaunessy, Randy Orton, Kane, Christian, and CM Punk. The only one who was conspicuous by his absence was Rob Van Dam. After all the rest of the men stated their cases, chaos followed when Orton struck Kane with his signature maneuver “The RKO”.

Kane Gets Some Unwanted Assistance

Backstage, Daniel Bryan informed his former Team Hell No tag team partner Kane that Raw Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero made a match between Kane and Randy Orton with Daniel Bryan as the special guest referee. I am a fan of both Kane and Orton and was not sure who to root for in this one. As for the match, at one point, Orton kind of shoved Bryan, leading to Bryan disqualifying Orton …

WWE Raw 6-17-13: Daniel Bryan Finally Proves to the Entire World (or Rather Himself) That He Is Not the “Weak Link”

 Double Disqualification = Rematch

The show began with a rematch between Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan. I am a fan of both of these men and I was not sure who to root for in this one. At one point, both men ended up outside the ring and got so aggressive with one another to the point where they both ended up getting disqualified. This led to Bryan, who has been obsessed with not being called the “weak link” for quite some time now, going to Raw Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero and demanding a rematch for later in the evening, which Vickie eventually agreed to.

AJ Lee Strikes Again

During a match between Kaitlyn (accompanied by Layla El) and Aksana, Kaitlyn’s theme music hit and out comes WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee dressed as her. Aksana tried to take advantage of the distraction, but Kaitlyn was able to hit her with her signature maneuver “The Spear” to get the pin and the win. After the match, AJ Lee had her friend Big E Langston come out and they then proceeded to mock Kaitlyn by re-enacting the hoax that AJ pulled on Kaitlyn a few weeks ago. Layla ended up having …

WWE Smackdown 6-21-13: Daniel Bryan Wins, But Is Not Happy

The show began with Daniel Bryan addressing his match being stopped on Raw a few nights ago due to suffering an injury that didn’t allow him to continue. Bryan has been obsessed with proving to everybody that he is not the “weak link”. After Randy Orton came out to tell Bryan that when helped him to his feet after their match on Raw and embraced him, that he respects Bryan for his guts and determination. Instead, Bryan took that sportsmanship as pity and was determined to prove himself in their rematch later on in the evening. Also, Wade Barrett got his Intercontinental Championship rematch after losing the championship to Curtis Axel at Payback the previous Sunday. It was a Triple Threat Match that also featured The Miz; Axel won the championship in controversial fashion when Miz had Wade Barrett locked in his signature submission hold “The Figure Four Leg-Lock” and Axel picked up the scraps by pinning Barrett to win the championship, so I felt that he needed to prove himself as Intercontinental Champion. During the rematch against Barrett, Axel did just that by hitting Barrett with his signature maneuver and pinning him for the 1-2-3 to retain his championship. …

WWE Payback 6-16-13: John Cena Survives Hell

In a match during the Payback Kickoff (Pre-Show), Sheamus O’Shaunessy defeated one-half of Team Rhodes Scholars Damien Sandow. As for the matches for the Pay-Per-View portion of Payback, WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn had retribution on her mind heading into her defense against former BFF AJ Lee; unfortunately, it was not to be because in the end, it was AJ who forced Kaitlyn to submit to her signature submission hold “The Black Widow” to become the WWE Divas Champion for the first time. After the heart-wrenching loss, Kaitlyn was consoled by fellow former WWE Divas Champions Layla El, Natalya Neidhart, and Alicia Fox, thus turning Alicia face. Also, United States Champion and Shield leader Dean Ambrose defended against Kane. In the end, when Kane attempted to hit Ambrose with his signature maneuver “The Chokeslam” through the announcers’ table outside the ring, it was Ambrose who countered by hitting Kane with a DDT and getting back in the ring to beat the referee’s ten count, thus beating Kane and retaining his championship via count-out. Also, Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett was originally scheduled to defend against both The Miz and Fandango in a Triple Threat Match; however, Fandango had suffered an injury during …

WWE Raw 6-10-13: Triple H and Mr. McMahon At Odds, Stephanie McMahon Caught In the Middle

The show began with WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H going against his father-in-law, WWE Chairman, and CEO Vincent K. McMahon’s and Triple H’s wife Stephanie McMahon’s wishes by going one-on-one with Curtis Axel (accompanied by Paul Heyman). At one point, while Triple H had the match well in hand, Vince McMahon comes out and orders the timekeeper to ring the bell to end the match, then he tells ring announcer Justin Roberts to announce Curtis Axel as the winner as a result of a disqualification. Then, Triple H gives the order to restart the match. Afterward, Mr. McMahon gives the order to declare Curtis Axel the winner as a result of a forfeit. Then, Triple H gives the order to restart the match and declares it a 60-minute Iron Man Match. Lastly, Mr. McMahon comes out to declare Curtis Axel the winner once and for all by absconding the ring bell and microphone used by Justin Roberts, so that Triple H can’t restart the match again. Later on, Triple H speaks with his wife backstage and tells her that her father crossed the line. While Stephanie agreed with her husband, she begged him not to hurt his father-in-law. While …

WWE Raw 5-27-13: Bret Hart Appreciation Night

This Memorial Day edition of Raw was dedicated to all the men and women serving in the U.S. Military. The show began with WWE Champion John Cena coming out to address Ryback’s challenge to an Ambulance Match at the upcoming Payback Pay-Per-View event. Cena announced that at Payback, he will defend his championship against Ryback in a Three Stages of Hell Match. A Three Stages of Hell Match consists of a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match with with each fall having a stipulation. Cena said that the first fall’s stipulation will be a Lumberjack Match, the second fall a Tables Match, and, if necessary, the third fall will be the very stipulation Ryback challenged Cena to, an Ambulance Match. Ryback then came out and accepted the challenge. So, it’s official, at Payback, Cena will defend his championship against Ryback in a Three Stages of Hell Match. After Ryback accepted, Paul Heyman and his newest client, Curtis Axel, came out and issued a challenge to Cena for a non-title one-on-one match for the main event of the evening, which Cena accepted. Also, the WWE Universe were given the opportunity to vote on the WWE App on which role The Miz would play in …

WWE Raw 5-20-13: Two Superstars Get the Biggest Wins of Their Careers

The show began with Ryback actually arriving into the arena in the back of an ambulance. After Ryback stepped out of the ambulance and then on top of it, he then went on to challenge WWE Champion John Cena in an Ambulance Match for the championship at the upcoming Payback Pay-Per-View event and the match has been made official. Also, after hearing all the rumors, it was confirmed that Paul Heyman had enlisted a new client named Curtis Axel, the man formerly known as Michael McGillicutty. As Heyman discusses Axel, he is then interrupted by WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H. Triple H then tells Heyman that he has every intention of kicking his ass. Then, Axel gets in Triple H’s face, but ends up receiving a slap for his troubles. Triple H then says that he will face Axel in a match later on in the evening and added that after he kicks Axel’s ass, he’s going to kick Heyman’s. Also, Alberto Del Rio (accompanied by his personal ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez), the new #1 contender to Dolph Ziggler’s World Heavyweight Championship, went one-on-one with NXT Champion Big E Langston (accompanied by AJ Lee). In the end, thanks to …

WWE Superstars 5-16-13: Sin Cara Continues to Roll

The first match of the night was between Sin Cara and Michael McGillicutty with Sin Cara coming out on top. This was Sin Cara’s second match since making his return and he has yet to lose since making his return. In the main event, Alex Riley went one-on-one with one-half of Team Rhodes Scholars Cody Rhodes. Alex Riley came very close to knocking off Rhodes, but in the end, it was Rhodes who came out victorious.…

WWE Superstars 5-9-13: 2nd and 3rd Generation Superstars Take Over

On this edition of Superstars, it was all about 2nd and 3rd generation superstars. First, it was a battle between two 3rd generation superstars in Ted DiBiase, Jr. and Michael McGillicutty with DiBiase coming out on top. Also, in the main event, it was a battle between two 2nd generation superstars in Justin Gabriel and Cody Rhodes. It was a very close match, but in the end, it was Rhodes who came out on top.…

WWE Superstars 4-26-13: Great Homecoming In Great Britain for Layla

This week’s edition of WWE Superstars took place at the O2 Arena in London, England from the United Kingdom. The first match was between one-half of The Usos, Jimmy (accompanied by his brother Jey) and Michael McGillicutty with Jimmy coming out on top. In the main event, it was a Divas Tag Team Match when the team of WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn & London, England native Layla took on the team of Tamina Snuka & Aksana. In the end, it was Kaitlyn who hit both Aksana and Tamina with her signature move, the Spear, leading her team to victory. Not only was it a great homecoming for Layla, but this was one of the nights that all of the heroes came through for the WWE Universe.…