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

My Thoughts on WWE Fastlane

Roman Reigns Fastlane

Fastlane Kickoff

MizTv with Special Guest Paul Heyman

Before The Miz introduced his special guest, he had his personal assistant Damien Mizdow go sit in the corner of the ring. Once Heyman came out, he told Miz that he did not like the way that Mizdow was looking at him, so Miz had Mizdow turn around and face the corner of the ring. Heyman then said that neither Roman Reigns nor Daniel Bryan will have what it takes to beat Heyman’s client and current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 31. How much longer is Mizdow going to put up with this crap from Miz? When is Mizdow going to realize that he does not need Miz? Mizdow is more than capable of branching out on his own. He needs to take a stand against Miz and turn face.

 

6-Man Tag Team Match

The Authority (WWE Director of Operations Kane, Mr. Money in the Bank Seth Rollins (w/J & J Security (Joey Mercury & Jamie Noble) & Big Show def. Dolph Ziggler, Ryback & Erick Rowan

This match ended in controversy when Big Show, who was not the legal man, KO Punched Dolph Ziggler behind the referee’s …

My WWE Fastlane Hopes/Predictions

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Fastlane Kickoff

MizTv with Special Guest Paul Heyman

The Miz will host another segment of his talk show MizTV and his special guest will be Paul Heyman. Paul Heyman will likely be giving his insight on the match between Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan, which will determine the #1 contender to Heyman’s client and WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, assuming that Lesnar is still champion by the time WrestleMania 31 takes place. Also, I think that Miz’s personal assistant Damien Mizdow will be accompanying Miz for this segment of MizTv. I hope that Mizdow finally takes a stand against his delusional boss and turns face.

 

WWE Tag Team Championship Match

The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) (c) vs. Cesaro & Tyson Kidd

For the past few weeks, these two teams have been going at it. At the inaugural Fastlane, Cesaro & Kidd finally get an opportunity at The Usos’ WWE Tag Team Championship. Both teams have bested each other in the weeks leading into this match; however, in the end, I think that The Usos will come out on top and remain WWE Tag Team Champions.

 

WWE Divas Championship Match

Nikki Bella (c) vs. Paige

Ever since Paige …

My Royal Rumble Hopes/Predictions

Royal Rumble 2015

Kickoff Match

The New Day (Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston & Big E) vs. Adam Rose, Cesaro & Tyson Kidd

The trio of Adam Rose, Cesaro & Tyson Kidd has formed an alliance with one another under the common purpose of feeling that WWE keeps overlooking them. While they may have a good argument for that, I personally feel that all three members of The New Day are being overlooked as well. Instead of being bitter and complaining about it like Rose, Cesaro & Kidd do, however, The New Day is spreading the positive message that as individuals, they are great, but together, they can be even better. Not only do I hope that The New Day comes out victorious in this match, but I hope that all three members of The New Day end up being participants in the Royal Rumble Match as well.

 

Paige & Natalya vs. The Bella Twins (WWE Divas Champion Nikki & Brie)

Paige & Natalya have recently formed an alliance against common enemies The Bella Twins. All four of these divas are current star cast members of WWE reality show Total Divas. One particular thing that has been bothering me about the recent reunion …

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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How John Cena Can Manipulate The Authority

Team Cena

Seth Rollins Gets The Authority Back Into Power

 

As many most likely know, on the last Raw of 2014, Mr. Money in the Bank Seth Rollins blackmailed John Cena, the only person who had the power to bring The Authority back into power, into doing just that when Rollins threatened to permanently cripple WWE Hall of Famer Edge. On the very first Raw of 2015, The Authority was officially back in power. They wasted no time in throwing their weight around. First, they put former Team Cena members Dolph Ziggler, Ryback and Erick Rowan into matches with odds stacked against them. Towards the end of Raw, The Authority welcomed John Cena to the ring to show their “appreciation” for him. The Authority then welcomed out Dolph Ziggler, Ryback and Erick Rowan. Shortly afterward, The Authority once again threw their weight around and fired Ziggler, Ryback and Rowan. The Authority then took Raw home by saying that The Authority is back in power, three men had just lost their livelihood, and that everybody can thank John Cena for all of it.

 

John Cena Gets Ziggler, Ryback and Rowan Back Into WWE

 

After Seth Rollins manipulated John Cena into bringing The …

WWE’s Beloved Heroes Gone Bad 2014

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Introduction

 

WWE consists of many superstars that are beloved by the entire WWE Universe. Sadly, throughout the entire year of 2014, some of these beloved heroes have shocked the entire WWE Universe by turning their backs on them.

 

Seth Rollins

The WWE Universe embraced one of the most dominant factions in The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns) earlier this year. Then, one night on Raw, Rollins shocked the world when he attacked his two Shield cohorts and aligned himself with the despised Authority.

 

The Bella Twins

 

As the two respective lovers of two of WWE’s most beloved superstars, John Cena and Daniel Bryan, The Bella Twins (Nikki & Brie) were loved and adored by the WWE Universe. Then, at this year’s SummerSlam, Nikki shocked everybody when she attacked her sister and helped the evil Stephanie McMahon pick up a victory over Brie. After months of being at one another’s throats, the twins had a match at the Hell in a Cell Pay-Per-View event to determine who would become the winner’s personal assistant for 30 days, which Nikki won. One month later at Survivor Series, after being put through hell by her sister for the last …

The Stories Behind Randy Orton, Seth Rollins and Nikki Bella Selling Out to The Authority

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Nikki Bella

As many people know by now, one of WWE’s most evil, if not the most evil, factions came to life about a year ago; that faction being The Authority, which is currently led by one of WWE’s Principal Owners Stephanie McMahon and her husband WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H. Since then, numerous superstars have aligned themselves with The Authority, which included once-beloved superstars selling out. After seeing The Authority for a little more than a year now, I have put together pieces of the puzzle and realized that there are three notable sellouts that had and still do have similar agendas.

 

Randy Orton

 

Last year at WWE SummerSlam, after Daniel Bryan had defeated John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, in which Triple H was the special guest referee for that match, then-Money in the Bank contract holder Randy Orton came out. Then, out of nowhere, Triple H hits Daniel with his finishing maneuver, the Pedigree. Orton then cashes in his Money in the Bank contract for an opportunity at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Triple H appoints himself as special guest referee and the match is officially underway. Orton picks up Triple H’s scraps, pins Daniel …

NXT Takes Over the Night After WrestleMania

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Introduction

 

WrestleMania 31 is in the books. The following night on Raw, the WWE Universe was still feeling the impact that was made the previous night; however, what they did not expect to feel was the impact that NXT was going to be making throughout the entire Raw show. Whether it was the original NXT that featured pros and rookies paired together or NXT, the current developmental system for WWE, this night mostly belonged to NXT.

 

The Wyatt Family’s Mind Control?

 

During NXT alumni’s The Wyatt Family’s (Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper & Erick Rowan) Six-Man Tag Team Match against the team of John Cena, Sheamus and current Intercontinental Champion Big E, there were a lot of WWE Universe members who rallied behind The Wyatt Family. Anybody who is familiar with them knows that they are all about the mind games. Is it possible that The Wyatt Family have gained control of some of the WWE Universe members’ minds? I guess only time will tell. I should also point out that The Wyatt Family was victorious in this match.

 

Emma Continues to “Emmaze”

 

NXT alumnus Emma recently arrived on the main roster. Ever since, she has impressed people with …

Main Event and Smackdown Return to Van Andel Arena

Van Andel Arena

Last week Tuesday, my dad and I were in attendance for the WWE Main Event (which airs Wednesdays at 8/7 PM CT on Ion Television) and Smackdown (which airs Fridays at 8/7 PM CT on Syfy) tapings at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I am posting this now because I do not believe in putting spoilers in my posts. We were seated not very far away from ringside, so we had a pretty close view of the event.

 

Main Event

 

During the Main Event taping, a match between Naomi (accompanied by Cameron Lynn) and NXT standout Emma took place that didn’t end up being televised, with Naomi coming out the victor. Also, at the very beginning of a divas tag team match between The Bella Twins (Nikki & Brie) and the team of Alicia Fox & Aksana, something awesome happened. I started a “Total Divas” chant for The Bellas and Nikki heard me because she pointed right at me. The Bellas were victorious in that match.

 

Smackdown

 

As for Smackdown, at one point during the show, Emma was in the audience during two matches, at least. This was the second week in a row that …

The New Age Outlaws with The Authority?

New Age Outlaws

 The Outlaws Turn On CM Punk

 

On the January 13, 2014 edition of WWE Raw, CM Punk teamed with The New Age Outlaws (“Road Dogg” Jesse James & “Bad Ass” Billy Gunn) against Authority members The Shield (current United States Champion Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, & Roman Reigns). Just as Punk was reaching over to tag in one of his partners, The Outlaws shockingly walked out on him, thus turning heel in the process, and it would allow The Shield to pick up the victory. Afterwards, Punk was convinced that The Outlaws are in cahoots with The Authority, the very faction that Punk has had issues with as of late. Punk believes this is due to the fact that Triple H has history with The Outlaws in their days as members of D Generation-X.

 

Signs Start to Become More Clear

 

Four days later on Smackdown, there were some signs that pointed to Punk’s assumption. First, The Outlaws were conveniently in a non-title tag team match against WWE Tag Team Champions The Brotherhood (Dustin “Goldust” & Cody Rhodes). If The Outlaws were able to knock off the Tag Team Champions, it would put them in line for a future …

Things That Need to/Should Happen In WWE In 2014

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The new year of 2014 has officially begun and there are many things that I feel that need to, or at least should, happen in WWE in 2014.

Changes with the Championships

Both the Intercontinental and United States Championships should be unified because just about every other current major championship has been merged into one. WWE should also bring back the European Championship so that superstars can once again get the opportunity to join the list of WWE’s Grand Slam Champions (e.g., WWE World Heavyweight or World Heavyweight Championship, Intercontinental or United States Championship, World, WWE, or Unified Tag Team Championship, and European or Hardcore Championship). Lastly, the WWE Divas Championship needs to be put on the line at WrestleMania 30 this year because it has never been on the line at any WrestleMania in history.

Superstars Who Deserve to Become Champions

Sin Cara should become either the Intercontinental Champion or United States Champion because he has proven time and time again that he is worthy, he is way overdue. Also, Zack Ryder needs to be put back in the championship picture because he busted his ass to win his first and only United States Championship a few years ago …

The Rhodes Brothers Will Team Up for the First Time Ever

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On this week’s September 30, 2013, edition of WWE Raw, abusive power couple WWE Executive Vice President of Creative and WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H invited the entire Rhodes Family (NXT General Mananger and WWE Hall of Famer Dusty and his sons Dustin “Goldust” & Cody) to Raw for a “business proposition”. Both Goldust and Cody were recently uncerimoniously fired from WWE by the abusive power couple. The power couple ended up proposing a non-title tag team match between The Rhodes Brothers and current WWE Tag Team Champions and Shield members Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns at the upcoming WWE Pay-Per-View event, Battleground. The stipulation of the match would be that if The Rhodes Brothers beat The Shield, then they will be rehired; however, if The Rhodes Brothers lose, then in addition to their father, Dusty, being fired, niether members of The Rhodes Family would ever get to work for the WWE again, as well. The Rhodes Family decided to accept the challenge. Personally, I have always wondered whether or not The Rhodes Brothers would ever team together. Believe it or not, almost everytime people have seen them cross paths with one another, they were at eachothers’ throats. People …

Was John “Bradshaw” Layfield Part of the Plot?

 JBL

Last month at WWE SummerSlam, then-WWE Champion John Cena defended his championship against Daniel Bryan with WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H serving as special guest referee. All three of these men were faces at that time and Cena and Bryan still are. In the end, it was Bryan who beat Cena to become the new WWE Champion. After the match, Cena was a sport and shook Bryan’s hand and also shook Triple H’s hand for calling the match straight down the line. After Cena had left the ring, Bryan began celebrating his victory; however, the celebration was cut short by Randy Orton, who came out to cash in his Money In the Bank WWE Championship contract, which consisted of a guarenteed opportunity at the championship at anytime and anywhere. I would also like to point out that Orton was a face at the time as well. Then, Triple H shocked the entire world when he hit Bryan with his signature maneuver, the Pedigree. Then, Orton cashed in his championship opportunity and Triple H appointed himself as special guest referee for the match. Once the ring bell was rung to begin the match, Orton picked up Triple H’s scraps and …

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 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 …