NXT is the golden child of the WWE and, more specifically, Triple H. Many of the more hardcore fans of the product actually prefer NXT over the Raw and SmackDown, due to the nature of its more simplistic storytelling, more of a focus on pure wrestling, and a higher concentration on women's wrestling. Before the invention of the NXT that we know and love today, NXT was more of a Tough Enough-style WWE game show. There was a WWE developmental program in Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), however, this wasn't getting the amount of exposure and attention that NXT is getting today.
The main goal of NXT is to develop wrestlers skills and to get the Superstars adapted to the WWE style, however, another purpose of it is to give fans exposure to these Superstars so that when they make their arrival on the main roster, they are almost stars already. While at the moment WWE are signing a lot of established stars such as Finn Balor (Prince Devitt) and Austin Aries, these wrestlers are more likely to be recognized by the more hardcore fans that watch NXT, so putting them into NXT allows the more causal fans to see what these stars are all about.
This list will see how much success these Superstars have had on the main roster of WWE since their call up. SPOILER ALERT: The Ascension will not be featured.
Note: Dean Ambrose will not be featured on this list, as technically he was never featured in NXT.
15 Xavier Woods
14 Baron Corbin
13 Sami Zayn
10 Becky Lynch
9 The Wyatt Family
8 Big E
7 Sasha Banks
Now before I begin with Rusev, let's all agree to forget the terrible League of Nations run that could have been great, but was treated horribly.
3 Kevin Owens
2 Roman Reigns
Hear me out here guys.
1 Seth Rollins
Seth Rollins is the most successful NXT call-up in WWE history. In his words he is 'The Architect' of The Shield and was responsible for breaking up the group, implying that he was just waiting for better things after The Shield. He then went on to have many Match of the Year candidates with Dean Ambrose, while being Mr. Money in the Bank. This lead to Rollins having one of the greatest WrestleMania moments in history, cashing-in at the main event and winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. He then held this championship until just before Survivor Series 2015, where he became injured and had to forfeit the title. While he is still injured, expect a Triple H 2002-esque pop when he makes his return.
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