The youth movement in WWE currently sees a lot of young talent on the roster. Many of the top new faces are relatively young as the company is hoping to build new stars. Legends like The Undertaker, Triple H and Goldberg can no longer be featured given time not being on their side. This has forced WWE to give opportunities to their stars of today. However, the majority of main event faces that are new to the roster still are in their 30s. In wrestling, the 30 to 40 year old range is usually the prime for a wrestler.
Kevin Owens, Finn Balor, A.J. Styles, Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman and many other stars are all over 30 with some closer to 40. We're going to look at the core younger than these stars. There are many wrestlers that are quite younger than the average fan would assume based off their track record. Some wrestlers have fallen off so hard that you subconsciously start to view them as being near the end of their career. Others have accomplished so much that the young age is a surprise to just how much they’ve already done. We'll look at all the stories when it comes to youth with fifteen WWE Superstars that are still shockingly young.
15 Alexa Bliss: 25
Alexa Bliss is the current Raw Women’s Champion and one of the top females on both WWE rosters. The most fascinating aspect of Bliss’ success is realizing just how quickly she got there. Unlike Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks and Bayley, Alexa was not a heavily pushed woman during the origin of the women’s revolution in NXT. She took a backseat role until stepping up after three of them moved up to the main roster.
14 Jason Jordan: 28
WWE going with the bold move to break up American Alpha and place Jason Jordan on Raw as Kurt Angle’s illegitimate son mostly shows their belief in him. Jordan’s young age of 28 adds to the intrigue of his potential. Vince McMahon is particularly high on Jordan as a future star and the storyline with Angle is meant to build him up to a top spot for the future of the company.
13 Johnny Gargano: 29
Most of the top independent stars to sign with WWE are in their 30s. Finn Balor, Kevin Owens and A.J. Styles all received instant pushes on the main roster as they're already in their mid to late 30s. Johnny Gargano is one former independent wrestling Superstar that signed at a young age. The decision to start wrestling at a young age helped give enough time to build his name value up before getting signed.
12 Aiden English: 29
Another WWE Superstar shockingly under 30 years old is Aiden English. The singing wrestler is currently working as a heel on the SmackDown Live brand trying to get a relevant spot. English spent the majority of his time in WWE teaming with Simon Gotch in the Vaudevillains tag team. After going nowhere together, WWE released Gotch and decided to have English work as a single act.
11 Rich Swann: 26
Rich Swann started wrestling as a teenager and it helped him turn his life around following tragedy. The unfortunate childhood of Swann saw him lose both of his parents at a young age. Swann struggled to survive and delved into dangerous worlds before growing the desire to wrestler. Wrestling training changed his life and he's been a professional making a living for the past decade.
10 Dana Brooke: 28
The story of a wrestler having a strong run in NXT, getting called up to the main roster, flopping on the big stage and being forgotten makes you assume they're all older in age. Fans witnessing someone go through all of that in a short time skews things. However, time remains the same outside of the ring and Dana Brooke is still quite young.
9 Andrade Almas: 27
Andrade “Cien” Almas is still trying to find the right character in NXT. WWE signed him following great success as a masked wrestler named La Sombra in NJPW and CMLL. The luchador made a great name internationally leading to Triple H signing him to NXT and requesting he ditch the mask. Almas has struggled to find a strong role on the show with the change.
8 Emma: 28
The most underrated woman in WWE right now may very well be Emma. It feels like Emma has been in WWE forever since the company signed her back in 2011 at the young age of 22. Emma is currently 28 years old and struggling to find a role on the Raw brand. NXT’s success pushing the women’s wrestlers as credible athletes started with the feud between Emma and Paige.
7 Tyler Breeze: 29
Another former NXT star to spend many years getting familiarized with the audience at a very young age is Tyler Breeze. The “gorgeous” male model became one of the biggest success stories at NXT. Many of the NXT top stars were already established outside of WWE. Breeze was one of the first to come up with his own character and use the WWE system to his advantage.
6 Noam Dar: 23
The youngest wrestler currently on the main roster is Cruiserweight Division talent Noam Dar. WWE saw his potential working for various United Kingdom promotions and decided to have him appear on their Cruiserweight Classic series last summer. Dar became a part of the official division on Raw and 205 Live. At the young age of 23, Dar is currently living the dream life of someone that young.
5 Bayley: 28
Bayley’s rise and fall on the main roster over the past year makes it easy to forget just how young she is. The NXT legend grew as a performer in the Women’s Division and later, as one of the Four Horsewomen. Bayley connected with the audience in a major way as the top underdog that fans adored. There was a huge buzz when she was called up after a very long run in NXT.
4 The Velveteen Dream: 21
One of the most shocking ages on the current WWE roster is NXT talent The Velveteen Dream being just 21 years old. Under his real name of Patrick Clark, he started wrestling at 19 and received an instant opportunity on Tough Enough. It was obvious that he had the most potential of the male performers on the show but fell short of winning the contract.
3 Sasha Banks: 25
Sasha Banks is arguably the most successful WWE star at 25 years old or younger in WWE today. WWE signed Banks at the young age of 20 after a couple of years of experience on the independent circuit. Sasha actually started training at 18 years old not wanting to waste any time going after her dreams. The signing by WWE and the inception of the WWE Performance Center both led to her career taking off in shocking fashion.
2 Bo Dallas: 27
The young age of certain wrestlers on the WWE main roster can be their biggest asset when trying to find a role. Bo Dallas is someone that proves that over the past few years. WWE has struggled to do anything of note with him since his call-up to the main roster in 2014. Many wrestlers would have been fired, but Bo’s young age allowed him to remain employed until becoming part of the Miztourage.
1 Paige: 24
The most shocking youngster on the WWE roster is technically someone away from the company. Everything regarding Paige is depressing right now and it seems like her wrestling career may be over. The crazy thing about it all is that she is only 24 years old. At such a young age, we have already seen Paige rise into a top champion, hit a peak, suffer an injury, get involved in controversy and fall apart.
WWE signed Paige at just 19 years old as she started wrestling in the European independent circuit as a 13 year old. The relationship with Alberto Del Rio sees her dating someone 16 years older than her. Nothing but controversy has followed Paige in this relationship with things getting worse with each passing news story. WWE reportedly wants to wash their hands of her. Paige’s career could very well be over before turning 25 unless something drastically changes.
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