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)

 

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 (1x)

 

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 (4x)

 

Curtis Axel – Intercontinental Champion (1x),

WWE’s Most Contented Superstars

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There are many superstars in WWE who are contented with their lives. There are, however, some who stand above the rest. There are those who spread positive energy, those who love to have a good time, those who are very patriotic, those who are ultra-hyped and those who have that never-surrender fighting spirit. Below is the list of WWE’s most contented superstars.

 

 

The New Day (Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston & Big E)

 

Booker T

 

The Bunny

 

Daniel Bryan

 

The Primetime Players (Darren Young & Titus O’Neil)

 

Dolph Ziggler

 

Emma

 

The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) & Naomi

 

John Cena

 

R-Truth

 

Zack Ryder

 

Hacksaw Jim Duggan

 

Mick Foley

 

Santino Marella

 

Hulk Hogan

 

Bayley

 

Sami Zayn

 

Mojo Rawley

 

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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 Superstars Who Should Be in the Main Event/Championship Picture

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Today in WWE, we see guys like John Cena, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Sheamus, Big Show, Mark Henry, Rey Mysterio, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Rob Van Dam, The Undertaker and Jack Swagger in the Main Event/Championship picture. While all of these guys definitely belong there, I feel that there are a few other guys that belong there as well, but are not necessarily completely there at the moment. These names include guys like Kofi Kingston, Big E, Xavier Woods, R-Truth, The Great Khali, Zack Ryder, Adam Rose, Sin Cara, William Regal, Hunico, David Otunga, Darren Young and Alex Riley. All of these men have made a significant impact in WWE and I feel that they are not getting the opportunities that they deserve to showcase them.…

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 Main Event 6-26-13: The Shield’s New Competition

The Shield Are Put On Notice

Christian went one-on-one with United States Champion and Shield leader Dean Ambrose in a non-title match. Christian was out for retribution after being attacked by The Shield (Dean Ambrose & WWE Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns) on Smackdown from the previous Friday. In the end, Christian got the win via disqualification after the other two Shield members came out and attacked Christian. The Shield continued their attack on Christian, until the the #1 contenders to the WWE Tag Team Championship and Reigns’ second cousins The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) came out to even the odds. In the end, Christian and The Usos drove The Shield away from the ring. This all lead to a Six-Man Tag Team Match for that week’s upcoming Smackdown.

Tons of Funk Get A Grand Introduction, Only to Be Defeated

Tons of Funk (Brodus Clay & Tensai) got introduced in grand fashion when their corner women The Funkadactyls (Naomi & Cameron Lynn), along with WWE’s newest diva Jo-Jo Offerman, performed Tons of Funk’s & The Funkadactyls’ theme music “Somebody Call My Momma”. Personally, I thought their singing was as beautiful as they are. All three of these …

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 Superstars 6-20-13: Divas Division Heats Up

I was in attendance at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan for this edition of Superstars. First, R-Truth went one-on-one with one-half of The Prime Time Players Darren Young (accompanied by the other half of The Prime Time Players Titus O’Neil). In the end, despite attempted interference from O’Neil, R-Truth was able to defeat Young. Also, in the main event, the team of Natalya Neidhart and Layla El faced The Funkadactyls (Naomi & Cameron Lynn). I am a fan of all these women and I was not sure which team to root for in this one. At one point in the match, things started to get a little intense between Natalya and Cameron, with their respective tag team partners stepping in and attempting to settle things down a bit. In the end, it was Natalya and Layla who emerged victorious. I would also like to point out that this was Matt Striker’s last show in WWE because his contract had expired on this day and WWE had decided not to renew his contract.…

WWE Superstars 6-13-13: Our Heroes Get Robbed

On this edition of Superstars, one-half of Tons of Funk Tensai (accompanied by the other half of Tons of Funk Brodus Clay & The Funkadactyls (Naomi & Cameron Lynn) went one-on-one with one-half of The Prime Time Players Titus O’Neil (accompanied by the other half of The Prime Time Players Darren Young). In the end, thanks to an assist from Darren Young, Titus O’Neil was able to defeat Tensai. Also, in the main event, one-half of Team Co-Bro Zack Ryder went one-on-one with the leader of 3MB Heath Slater (accompanied by fellow 3MB cohorts Drew McIntyre & Jinder Mahal). In the end, thanks to a distraction by both McIntyre and Mahal, Slater was able to defeat Ryder. It was definitely a travesty of how our heroes were robbed of their victories.…

WWE Superstars 5-30-13: A Heroes’ Clean-Sweep

On this edition of WWE Superstars, all of the heroes were victorious. First, it was R-Truth who was victorious over Antonio Cesaro. Then, in the main event, it was the high-flying tandem of Sin Cara and one-half of International Airstrike Justin Gabriel who teamed up to beat The Prime Time Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young).…

WWE Saturday Morning Slam 5-11-13: Saturday Morning Slam Invades the U.K.

This edition of Saturday Morning Slam took place from the United Kingdom in England. Alicia Fox joined Josh Mathews on commentary for this edition. In a match set up by the General Manager of Saturday Morning Slam and WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley, Santino Marella went one-on-one with 3MB member Jinder Mahal, with the other two members of 3MB (Heath Slater & Drew McIntyre) banned from ringside. In the end, it was Santino who hit Jinder with his signature maneuver “The Cobra Strike” to gain victory. Also, in a huge main event, the team of Randy Orton & Sheamus O’Shaunessy took on The Prime Time Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young). During the match, Alicia pointed out something interesting; Titus O’Neil paints his nails. I don’t know if this is fact or if this is Alicia starting up another one of her gossips. Either way, it was quite interesting. As for the match, it was Orton & Sheamus who emerged victorious to end the program.…

WWE Saturday Morning Slam 5-4-13: The Usos Rule the Morning

In a match that was set up by General Manager of Saturday Morning Slam and WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley, one-half of The Usos Jey (accompanied by the other half of The Usos Jimmy) went one-on-one with one-half of The Prime Time Players Darren Young (accompanied by the other half of The Prime Time Players Titus O’Neil). At one point in the match, the referee catches Titus interfering; therefore, Jey got the win by disqualification. Then, Mick Foley comes out and decides to make a tag team match between The Usos and The Prime Time Players right there and now. In the end, The Usos were the ones that came out on top. The WWE Universe got a great start to their Saturday morning.…

WWE Superstars 4-11-13: The Great Khali Stands Tall

On this edition of WWE Superstars, it was a family affair when brothers The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) took on cousins Primo & Epico with Rosa Mendes in their corner with The Usos coming out on top. I have been saying for quite some time now that The Usos are way overdue for a reign as WWE Tag Teams Champions and after this victory, The Usos should definitely be the next ones to get an opportunity at Team Hell No’s (Kane & Daniel Bryan) WWE Tag Team Championships. As for the main event of this week’s program, The Great Khali with Natalya & Hornswoggle in his corner took on one-half of The Primetime Players in Darren Young with the other half of The Primetime Players, Titus O’Neil, in his corner. Despite some interference from O’Neil, Darren Young was unable to put away Khali and Khali was victorious in the end.…

WWE Main Event 4-3-13: Awesome Rules Over Primetime

The one match that took place on this edition of Main Event was a 2-on-1 Handicap Match between The Miz and The Primetime Players. Since Miz was competing, JBL filled in for him on commentary with Michael Cole. With Miz’s WrestleMania 29 opponent Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett looking on from ringside, The Miz overcame the odds and triumphed over The Primetime Players gaining valuable momentum heading into WrestleMania this Sunday. As for the rest of the program, they just showed previews of upcoming matches for WrestleMania 29 this Sunday. This is the first time that I can remember where they only had one match on Main Event.…

WWE Saturday Morning Slam 3-30-13: Match and Rematch On One Program

The show began with Tons of Funk taking on The Primetime Players, a match that was made last week by Saturday Morning Slam General Manager and soon-to-be WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley. The Primetime Players used some underhanded tactics to get the victory; however, Mick Foley came out and said that he feels the match should be restarted, but he realized that a referee’s decision is final. So instead, Foley booked a rematch between the two teams and said that the match would take place right there and now. Tons of Funk ended up coming out on top in the rematch. I thought what Mick Foley did was pretty clever. He knew that there was highway robbery involved in that tag team match and wanted to restart the match because of it; however, as stated above, he realized that a referee’s decision is final, but that didn’t mean he couldn’t book a rematch and name the time and the place for it; Foley did just that.…

WWE Main Event 3-20-13: Tag Team Action Highlights the Show

The show began with Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett going one-on-one with R-Truth in a non-title match. After Barrett beat R-Truth, he got into a confrontation with commentator The Miz. The Miz ended up running Barrett off. It’s pretty clear that things aren’t settled between these two. Also, Josh Mathews interviewed Sheamus about the possibility of Big Show being his and Randy Orton’s tag team partner against The Shield at WrestleMania 29. Sheamus said that he was not going to speak for Randy Orton and I think he basically indicated that he’s not too sure about having Big Show as his partner. Personally, while I definitely think Big Show has all the tools in the world to stop The Shield, I just don’t think he is a trustworthy guy. Therefore, I think Orton and Sheamus need to choose a guy who is trustworthy. In the first tag team match of the night, it was Natalya teaming up with Layla to take the team of Alicia Fox & Aksana. Right before the match started, Alicia Fox got on the mic and took shots at Natalya’s boyfriend, The Great Khali. Natalya made Alicia Fox eat her words by forcing her to tap out …