The recent main roster brand-split took a toll on NXT. No longer is The Yellow Brand home to American Alpha, Carmella, Alexa Bliss, Finn Bálor, Nia Jax and Mojo Rawley and while some of those name are more disposable than others, there are a few, including American Alpha, that will be missed dearly.
Moving forward, The New Era has gulped down some of NXT's best and they surely have their eyes fixed in some of the other undrafted NXT talent to continue feeding the main roster for years to come.
Stars like Shinsuke Nakamura, Asuka and Bayley are just a few who are likely standing on borrowed time in Orlando.
So, once the rest of NXT's top talent gets called up, who will step up to keep NXT competitive? In this column, we take a look at 5 of NXT's underdogs, that will possibly be called upon soon to keep the developmental brand relevant.