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Top 15 Current NXT Wrestlers That Should Be Out Of NXT By 2017

The culture of WWE has changed with the rise of NXT. Triple H originally wanted to create a respectable developmental brand that could still be entertaining enough to satisfy a fan base. Things would grow and NXT emerged into a legitimate alternative to the traditional WWE product. Many fans often get frustrated with the trite storylines in WWE and NXT has filled the gap to become the brand those jaded minds flock towards. The promotion is also starting to churn out stars for the main roster. Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Bray Wyatt and Sasha Banks are just some of the names to find instant success in WWE after killing it in NXT.

ESPN featured the NXT system on an episode of E:60 to showcase what life is like for a prospect trying to make his way up in the WWE system. One of the more interesting segments featured important minds discussing whether it’s time to “fish or cut bait” with a talent. There are only so few spots available in NXT and wrestlers are honing their crafts all over the world to get their chance in WWE. The company is looking for the best, so they would have a room full of various important members of the WWE team break down whether a wrestler should be pushed, repackaged or let go if he was in the system for too long.

There are a couple of performers that just no longer have a place in NXT and it’s truly time to fish on the main roster with some or cut bait by releasing the others. The popularity has made expectations grow and fans are expecting a home run every time out for what has become the best source of great wrestling shows via the seasonal live TakeOver specials. The aspect of certain names gaining momentum and showing all the tools to make it on the roster should lead to more call-ups this year. The main roster feels a bit stale at times and NXT has a plethora of talent ready. Looking at performers either needing to get brought up to the big stage or no longer deserving a spot, here are the fifteen NXT stars that need to be out of NXT by the end of 2016.

15 Samoa Joe 

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14 Dana Brooke 

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13 Jason Jordan and Chad Gable 

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12 Shinsuke Nakamura 

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11 Corey Graves 

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10 Asuka 

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9 Bronson Matthews 

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The selections on this list so far have all been cases of talent that should be called up onto television in the near future. This is not one of them.

8 Alexa Bliss 

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7 Mojo Rawley 

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6 Baron Corbin 

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5 Eva Marie 

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4 Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady 

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3 Alex Riley 

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2 Finn Balor 

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1 Bayley 

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The rise of the Four Horsewomen in NXT had Bayley originally ranked fourth behind Sasha Banks, Charlotte and Becky Lynch. With the other three women now on the main roster, Bayley has developed into the top female performer in the business with an incredible slate of matches in the latter half of 2015. With her fan-friendly persona causing children, especially little girls, to idolize her, Bayley has the potential to become the female version of John Cena. There is no scenario in which Bayley isn’t a massive success on the WWE main roster and they are leaving too much money on the table if she isn’t on Raw and SmackDown by the end of the year.

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