If you look up and down the current WWE roster, you will notice that a number of names competing on the Raw, SmackDown Live and NXT brands have roots in Ring of Honor.
This would have been almost unfathomable five years ago when almost all of WWE's biggest stars were homegrown talent, but the heights reached by former ROH talent CM Punk and Daniel Bryan seemingly changed WWE's perception of what makes a superstar in 2016.
Since then, WWE has been wise to sign some of the biggest stars ROH has had to offer. Look no further than Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe and Austin Aries as the biggest success stories in recent years.
When WWE picks up a top talent from ROH, the northeastern-based promotion simply regenerates and builds up new main event players in their absence. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that their roster right now is as stacked as it has ever been.
There have been quite a few rumblings as of late that WWE might be aggressively pursuing several stars from ROH once their deals are up later this month. If so, NXT could have an influx of new talent at the onset of 2017 and beyond.
There are a handful of up-and-coming athletes in ROH at the moment that would thrive in WWE, but here are the top five.
#5 Donovan Dijak
As the winner of the 2015 Top Prospect Tournament, Donovan Dijak has plenty of potential to be a big star wherever he goes. You have to think Ring of Honor had him win the tourney for a reason, but they have yet to do anything worthwhile with him outside of a short-lived stint with The House of Truth.
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To me, ROH missed the boat big time with him at All Star Extravaganza when he failed to win the ROH World Television Championship in his home state of Massachusetts. That was a golden opportunity to solidify him as a star right then and there, but they failed to pull the trigger.
For someone of his immense size, he should not be able to do half the things he can in the ring. Needless to say, he's an incredible athlete, and with Vince McMahon having a fascination with big guys, he would be on the receiving end of a major league push in WWE in no time.