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5 NXT Superstars who will be on the WWE main roster in 2018

Brian Asmus
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15.89K   //    15 Dec 2017, 03:54 IST

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The Chosen One

For those of you who are not familiar with NXT, it is a weekly hour-long wrestling show put on by WWE. Even though it is owned by WWE, it is not treated like the rest of the WWE universe. Some people might like NXT to a high-level minor league in baseball.

The difference is the quality of wrestling on NXT is sometimes as good if not better than what you see on Raw or Smackdown. However, those shows are considered by many as the main roster because they have far more exposure, so fans are often left wondering when their favourite NXT superstars will make the jump to either Raw or Smackdown.

These 5 superstars are the most likely to end up on the main roster before the end of 2018.


#5 Drew McIntyre

This is an easy one to predict. Unlike his current NXT counterparts, Drew McIntyre has already had a lengthy tenure on the WWE main roster. While his first time around in the main roster saw him win the Intercontinental title and the tag team titles one time each. Dispute those achievements McIntyre's first run was largely unimpressive. By the time he ended his run with WWE, Drew McIntyre was a member of the forgettable faction 3MB.

After McIntyre left WWE, he went back to work as an independent wrestler. He used this time to hone his craft and get better. He wrestled for various organizations including becoming the world champion for Impact Wrestling(formerly TNA). McIntyre finally re-signed with the WWE in early 2017. When he did he was immediately named as part of the NXT roster. Since then he has won the NXT title and has become one of the biggest names on the roster. I think we will see McIntyre sooner rather than later after losing the NXT title back in November.

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