NXT has seen its share of success and failure, but in order to truly measure what its done for WWE , just look at the roster. Seth Rollins is a former World, U.S and Tag Champion, Roman Reigns is the current World Champion, Dean Ambrose is the current Intercontinental Champion, Kevin Owens just had a run with the Intercontinental title, Big E has had the Tag titles and the Intercontinental title, Bray Wyatt has created one of the most interesting factions since The Ministry of Darkness, and even faced The Deadman at Wrestlemania. NXT has made The Shield, The Wyatt Family and The Primetime Players. Currently NXT is home of Hideo Itami, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Baron Corbin, Bayley and Nia Jax. All of whom are waiting for their moment to strike on Raw or Smackdown.
This list goes over the best things to come out of NXT since it began in 2010. Once again , this is my opinion. Some on this list had established themselves on the indies before making their way to NXT. Going for talent from the indies could be a crapshoot, because you just don't know if the performers will get over with a mass audience. It's very clear that WWE has a different way of doing things and what works in front of a crowd of a few hundred diehards may not work in a crowd of thousands and millions more watching on television.
NXT provides a great test as to whether someone's talents could translate to the WWE style. It also helps wrestlers who need a little more fine tuning to really find their groove. While not every NXT star becomes a success on the main roster, it still is WWE's best tool in finding talent for their roster. They've built roster depth with this model and there's even talk of NXT becoming a brand on par with RAW and Smackdown in terms of programming. The quality is definitely there and it seems like it's only a matter of time before it expands.
Here are the best stars to come out of NXT.
13 Curtis Axel
11 Sasha Banks
10 Tyler Breeze
9 Big E
8 Dean Ambrose
6 Kevin Owens
5 The Nexus
4 The Primetime Players
3 The Wyatt Family
2 The Shield
1 Seth Rollins
He was the first ever NXT World Champion, he defeated Jinder Mahal in the finals of the tournament. Since then he has become the new 'guy' in WWE, winning Money in the Bank and winning the WWE title. He even held the WWE and U.S. titles at the same time. The Ultimate Warrior was the last guy achieve such a feat. Seth is easily the best and brightest thing that has come out of NXT, and has risen to the top faster than anyone, even gaining a victory over The Icon, Sting.
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