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Creating Team NXT for the 2017 Survivor Series men's elimination match

Anthony Mango
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Raw vs. SmackDown Survivor Series 2017
Who would be on Team NXT in this battle for brand supremacy?

In yet another chapter in our three-part discussion about a fantasy booking scenario where NXT is represented in the battle for brand supremacy at Survivor Series 2017, let's shift gears from the champions to the elimination matches — specifically, in this post, the men from NXT.

Also read: How would NXT's title holders fare in the 2017 Survivor Series champion vs champion matches?

As Drew McIntyre, SAnitY and Pete Dunne would be busy fighting their respective equals, those men would be out of the running to join the lineup of Team NXT, but there are still a large number of wrestlers who could easily step up to showcase what the developmental system has to offer.

Since none of this is actually happening, it opens up the discussion to our imaginations to decide which Superstars would be in the group to carry the yellow flag into battle.

Without further ado, here are the five best candidates to be on Team NXT in this fantasy world where the developmental system gets inserted into the 2017 Survivor Series event.

#1 Johnny Gargano

Johnny Gargano
Johnny Wrestling himself

When it comes to someone who could be the team captain and really showcase what NXT is all about, there's no better option on the entire brand than Johnny Gargano.

He's not the most physically imposing and he's never held the NXT Championship, but he is a former NXT tag team champion and he's one of the most popular wrestlers on the brand as well as the epitome of what the "we are NXT" movement strives to be.

Gargano's connection with the audience is unparalleled compared to the rest of the roster, making him the best candidate to lead the team and try to garner support from the crowd.

Johnny Wrestling may not be wrestling at TakeOver: WarGames, but if there were a Team NXT at Survivor Series, he would certainly be at the forefront of the fight.

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Tony Mango is the founder of the professional wrestling website Smark Out Moment (, the geek culture website Fanboys Anonymous ( and all branches off A Mango Tree Entertainment.He is also a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report, writer for eWrestlingNews, web media manager for Old Time Wrestling and more.
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