With the excitement of the Road to WrestleMania soon culminating with the ultimate event itself, the weeks and months following the Showcase of the Immortals tends to be filled with excitement and wrestlers trying to find their way to the next Mania card. With how often WWE Pay-Per-View events seem to be full of the same talents in roles and matches that we’ve seen numerous times already, it’s important to bring in more names to shake things up. Here, we will take a look at 10 wrestlers from NXT that WWE needs to bring up and use in 2017.
#1 – Shinsuke Nakamura
The King of Strong Style is as full of natural charisma as his kicks are devastating. With WWE wanting to increase their business in Japan and in Asian markets, the naturally gifted Nakamura is a surefire choice to lead in a blitz to the main roster. His talents are unmatched and his potential matches with Styles, Jericho, Owens, Balor, Orton, Cena, etc. on the WWE stage will be truly epic!
#2 & 3 – The Revival
Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder have really made everyone in NXT and in the audience take notice of them. Having won the NXT tag-team titles twice and having had very entertaining runs and matches with the titles over their shoulders, Dash & Dawson have the potential to be the next big tag-team in WWE!
#4 – Paul Ellering
What? Paul Ellering? Yes, the current manager of the Authors of Pain, while doing quite good in this role, should definitely come back up to the main roster (even if it’s at the cost of the Authors of Pain). The fact is, Ellering is a legend, with his most famous management being for the mighty Legion of Doom; Hawk & Animal. With all of the monsters currently on the main roster and with all of the rumored factions and needed mouthpieces, Ellering is definitely the man for the job!
#5 – Asuka
“Asuka’s Gonna Kill You!” – This is the chant that awaits Asuka’s opponents before they step foot in the ring with the Empress of Tomorrow aka the most dangerous woman in WWE. She can lock in a submission hold faster than lightning can strike metal, and she can win a match before the crowd can finish singing to Bayley. The only question for Asuka, is which brand should she dominate first, RAW or SmackDown! Live?
#6 – Bobby Roode
What a Glorious wrestler. Bobby Roode is a true veteran of the game, with a solid 20 year career dating as far back as 1998! He has wrestled and won many a championship in TNA and, as of the time of this writing, is the reigning and defending NXT Champion! What Glorious matches await Roode on the main roster?
#7 – Elias Samson
Somewhat of a controversial pick among IWC circles. The man is more of an average wrestler, but one has to remember that not every wrestler on the roster will contend for the WWE Championship. His drifter gimmick will make more sense on the main roster and he/his opponents now have access to a guitar prop in matches!
#8 & 9 – #DIY
Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano are true artists when it comes to professional wrestling. Both guys have a knack for psychology, showmanship, and entertainment. Not only that, but their talents as in-ring competitors are second to none and their team chemistry is off the charts! Bringing them into a tag-team division and/or into the cruiserweight division will definitely be something to watch!
#10 – Tye Dillinger
“10! 10! 10!” – Who else would I have listed at the #10 spot? Tye Dillinger had a previous run on the main roster through WWE’s ECW show back in late 2008 & early 2009, before making his way back to FCW and NXT several years later. He knows what its like to be on the main roster, and is definitely hungry to make it back on! Ever since then, Tye Dillinger has captivated audiences in NXT and even 50,000+ in the Alamodome during the 2017 Royal Rumble match. The Perfect 10 definitely has a lot to prove on the main roster!