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5 NXT Superstars that should move to the main roster in the 2020 WWE Draft

John Duffy
Modified 01 Oct 2020, 03:30 IST
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#4. NXT Women's Champion Io Shirai

Will the
Will the "Genius of the Sky" take off to the main roster?

The “Genius of Sky” is an exceptional talent. In the ring, she is graceful yet hard-hitting and poised but violent.

Io Shirai would be a great addition to either of the main roster’s women’s divisions. She possesses a magnetic look and personality. Shirai works incredibly well as a face but even better as a heel. She has a calm yet psychopathic air about her. She would smile and say hello to someone before ripping their arms off. Her in-ring abilities are magnificent, and her move set is as inventive as it is brutal.

Not to mention, she is a bonafide daredevil, who would willingly jump from great heights to take down her opponents. With this skill set, Shirai would bring a style of wrestling to the main roster rarely seen before.

Shirai is among the best in the world. Adding her to SmackDown would add a top-level, main event player that its women’s division desperately needs.

#3. Johnny Gargano

Will the
Will the "Gargano way" come to RAW or SamckDown?

Johnny Gargano is NXT. Well, at least he was until he turned heel on none other than Tommaso Ciampa at NXT TakeOver: Portland.

Gone is the never say die, heart, and soul of the brand. Now he is a smarmy, opportunistic heel that wants to be back on top.

Gargano is widely regarded as one of the best wrestlers on the planet. His in-ring work is near-perfect. After all, he’s called “Johnny Wrestling” for a reason. He has been one of NXT’s—if not WWE’s—best performers for three years now. His 2018 feud with Ciampa was one of the best rivalries in wrestling, which led to three of the greatest matches in professional wrestling history.

His feud with Adam Cole over the NXT Championship was just as memorable. It resulted in one of the craziest two-out-of-three-falls matches you’ll ever see.

Since losing the NXT Championship, Gargano has become the high-profile star who puts others over. For example, when Finn Balor returned, he defeated Gargano to re-establish himself as a new threat to NXT. More recently Gargano has elevated the North American Championship and the lower level talent fighting for it. This is an esteemed and noble role for Gargano but one that shouldn’t last too long as he's far too talented for that.


As NXT’s first-ever Triple Crown Champion he would be a great pick for either of the main brands. Gargano would bring success, passion, and drive with him wherever he ends up.

Published 01 Oct 2020, 03:30 IST
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