5 NXT superstars who succeeded on the main roster

  • Very few NXT superstars reach great heights on the main roster
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Modified 30 May 2019, 12:05 IST

Does success on NXT guarantee success on the main roster?
Does success on NXT guarantee success on the main roster?

WWE Main Roster is known to be the burial ground for the fresh NXT superstars. Several NXT talents who were a major force in the yellow brand, faced the wrath of main roster booking as soon as they were called up.

Superstars like Shinsuke Nakamura, EC3, Bobby Roode, etc. were the main-event attraction during their time in NXT. However, their transition to main roster was not as attractive and they were relegated to lower card status.

There are several superstars in the current NXT roster who could head up to the main roster soon. The likes of Velveteen Dream, Undisputed Era, Shayna Baszler, etc. have spent over two years in NXT and a move to the main roster is imminent.

Will they or won't they succeed is a major question for the WWE Universe. However, they could actually find success on the main roster similar to these five superstars.

For this list we are considering superstars who have spent relatively long time in NXT.

#5 Sasha Banks

The Boss Sasha Banks
The Boss Sasha Banks

Sasha Banks main-evented a WWE PPV, fought in a Falls Count Anywhere match in the main event of RAW, won the RAW Women's Championship four times under a year and finally became the first ever WWE Women's Tag Team Champion along with Bayley.

Sasha Banks was one of the hottest acts in NXT during her stay, and helped to put NXT on the map. She competed in a Iron Man match in NXT and on the main roster as well.

Sasha Banks has currently taken a leave from WWE, and if rumors are to be believed, we may have seen the last of Banks in WWE.


She had a great stay on the main roster, but ended up being overshadowed by the likes of Charlotte Flair and Alexa Bliss.

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Published 30 May 2019, 12:05 IST
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