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Top 15 Busts In NXT History

Since its inception in 2010, NXT has looked to produce the next breakout star for the WWE's main roster. The concept of NXT has undergone several changes, starting as the sports entertainment version of a game show and is now viewed by many as its own promotion – separate from the WWE.

When NXT began – in its first season replacing WWE's version of ECW – the contestants from season one morphed into The Nexus, a group of rebels who wreaked havoc on the WWE and its universe. After the inagural season, NXT remained on television, retaining it's weekly elimination method of crowing a winner. Now, five years later, NXT is a globally viewed product with its own fan base, it's own core of wrestlers and an intimate feel that rivals any independent show.

NXT's initial concept produced successful mainstays such as Daniel Bryan, Wade Barrett, and Skip Sheffield-- who went on to become Ryback. Then, the WWE Performance Center opened in 2012 leading into a one-stop shop for success in the WWE. Moving the program to Full Sail University in Florida gave the revamped NXT a home that looked great on television, It also paved the way for stars such as Neville, Kevin Owens, The Shield, and Bray Wyatt.

However, along the way, NXT has also produced and featured some gigantic busts. Some of those busts are still with the company and have time to recover. Others ended up that way at no fault of their own and have become successful elsewhere. However, let's take a look at 15 of the most forgettable acts NXT has aired.

15 Michael Tarver 

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14 The American Pitbulls 

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13 Eli Cottonwood 

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12 Jacob Novak 

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11 Alex Riley 

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10 Lucky Cannon 

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9 Eva Marie 

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8 CJ Parker 

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7 Corey Graves 

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6 Kaval 

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5 Solomon Crowe 

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4 Husky Harris 

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3 Hideo Itami 

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2 Kassius Ohno 

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1 Derrick Bateman 

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TNA fans are likely happy with the outcome, but Derrick Bateman had all the makings of a WWE superstar. His shredded look and ability to entertain on the microphone stood out from the pack but he just never got his chance to shine in NXT. It also did not help that Bateman suffered a concussion at the hands of trainer Bill DeMott. Bateman is now in TNA as Ethan Carter III, where hes' one of the company's biggest stars and a former World Heavyweight champion.

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