Sportskeeda WWE Awards 2017: NXT Superstar of the year
Before we begin this list, let us just mention that we've decided to omit Tag Teams from this list. Even so, it is an immensely difficult task to narrow the list of NXT superstars that impressed us in 2017, to a mere 5 individuals only.
As the men and women of NXT have proved in every Takeover, they bring their A-Game, every time they get an opportunity to dazzle the WWE Universe. There have been a variety of NXT superstars who've impressed us with their skill, charisma and versatility in 2017.
A notable omission from this list is the current NXT Champion, Andrade 'Cien' Almas. As good as he was this year, we felt that these superstars just managed to outshine him.
Here are 5 superstars from NXT, male and female, who we felt deserved the distinction of NXT Superstar of the Year.
#5 Adam Cole
Adam Cole was possibly the biggest superstar to arrive at NXT this year. He did not come alone. At NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III, Adam Cole arrived with Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish, leading a faction called The Undisputed ERA. The effect was felt quite instantly.
Following the injury sustained by Drew McIntyre, and considering that Bobby Roode has been called up to the main roster, Adam Cole is possibly the most integral figure in the entire NXT landscape, at this moment. We're certain that NXT Creative has big plans for him.
He's certainly the top heel, and even though he does not hold any gold yet, one knows that he's due for a title run. After all, he picked up the win at NXT Takeover: WarGames for his team after a 'Match of the Year' candidate.