It has been almost a decade since NXT came into being. The developmental promotion has turned into one of the most important aspects of WWE and its future. Under the tutelage of Triple H, NXT is growing with each passing day. There are plans to expand NXT to a global level, with a recent report suggesting that NXT might get another brand in Canada.
WWE currently boasts possibly the best roster of Superstars in the world. Raw, SmackDown Live, 205 Live, NXT, and NXT UK consist of some of the most talented WWE wrestlers in the industry. With such an incredible batch of past, present and future athletes, a string of dream matches could someday become reality.
Let's take a look at 5 WWE vs NXT dream matches that WWE should give us.
#5 Samoa Joe vs Walter
When one thinks of some of the most ruthless and dangerous athletes in all of WWE, Samoa Joe's name is bound to come up. Joe made a name for himself in Impact Wrestling and went on to dominate NXT, becoming the first-ever two-time NXT Champion.
Walter, on the other hand, is known for his unique wrestling style, with his hard-hitting chops being a highlight of his matches. Walter debuted in NXT UK earlier this year and confronted NXT UK Champion Pete Dunne after the latter had just successfully defended his title. At NXT TakeOver: New York, Walter defeated Pete Dunne to win the NXT UK title.
A dream match between Samoa Joe and Walter is something that needs to happen somewhere down the line. The wrestling styles of these two Superstars would result in an incredibly hard-hitting bout that's bound to keep the fans on the edge of their seats.
#4 Becky Lynch vs Shayna Baszler
Shayna Baszler is widely regarded by many as one of the most dominant NXT Women's Champions of all time. She is a former MMA fighter who had a short stint in UFC, and went on to leave the promotion to pursue a career in pro-wrestling.
Becky Lynch is currently the most popular women on the WWE roster. She was nothing more than another mid-carder on the SmackDown Live roster last year. Her heel turn at SummerSlam 2018 kicked off a series of events that led to her winning the main event of WrestleMania 35 by pinning Ronda Rousey.
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Lynch has been clamoring for a singles match against Rousey for a while now. What if she faces another MMA star who is regarded as an incredibly dangerous entity on the NXT roster, somewhere down the line? Facing Baszler would be the ultimate test for Lynch, and truly cement her as "The Man".
#3 Randy Orton vs Tommaso Ciampa
Tommaso Ciampa turned into a crowd favorite in NXT while being a part of DIY alongside Johnny Gargano. Ciampa turned on Gargano at NXT TakeOver: Chicago after the duo lost the first-ever Ladder match for the NXT Tag Team Championships against The Authors of Pain. This resulted in a huge grudge match at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans, which Gargano won. The boos Ciampa received inside the arena that night was deafening. mimicking the ones a certain Apex Predator once used to get.
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Randy Orton has had a Hall of Fame career in WWE. He turned into a psychopath around a decade ago, committing a series of heinous acts against the McMahon family. Although Orton has cooled down to a certain degree since then, he is still one of the most unpredictable Superstars on the WWE roster. A match between these two would be nothing but money. The segments they would be part of, and the mind games they would play on each other would make for an incredibly entertaining feud.
#2 The Club vs The Undisputed Era
The reformation of The Club has given rise to a bunch of interesting possibilities and dream matches, with the most talked-about one being The Club vs The Undisputed Era.
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The Undisputed Era is currently the most dominant faction in NXT, with Adam Cole holding the NXT title at the moment. A fan recently tweeted about The Undisputed Era being a faction that matters as much as The OC, to which AJ Styles responded with a laughing emoji. This kicked off a Twitter war between The OC and The Undisputed Era, leading to speculation on a future match between the two factions. A Traditional Survivor Series match pitting the two groups would be nothing short of a dream match. All Styles need to do is recruit Finn Balor in The OC, and let the chaos ensue.
#1 Brock Lesnar vs Matt Riddle
The feud has been in the works for a long while now. Matt Riddle, a former MMA fighter, has stated on multiple occasions that he wants to be the guy who would retire Brock Lesnar. Riddle holds an impressive MMA record and certainly looks like the best choice to be the one to put down Lesnar.
The Beast has dominated WWE ever since he came back in 2012, and went on to break The Undertaker's legendary WrestleMania streak at WrestleMania 30. He currently holds the Universal title and is all set to face Seth Rollins at SummerSlam to defend the same. A report from months ago stated that Lesnar could retire after WrestleMania 36. If this does happen, it would be a great opportunity for the promotion to let Riddle pick up a dominant win over Lesnar at The Show of Shows, and immediately turn into a force to be reckoned with.