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5 NXT wrestlers who can be WWE champion in 2018

With NXT brimming with the absolute best talent in the world, who will be the next WWE champion?

Top 5 / Top 10 13 Jan 2018, 01:10 IST

Who will be the next WWE Champion from NXT?
Who will be the next WWE Champion from NXT?

WWE NXT is the number one wrestling show for most die-hard pro wrestling fans around the world. While this can be attributed to the quality of writing that the NXT creative is capable of, it cannot be denied that WWE's developmental show houses some of the best wrestlers in the world today.

Some of the most notable NXT alumni who have held championship gold on the main roster include the likes of Finn Balor, Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and many more. The WWE programming is getting more and more focused on them with every passing week and it seems evident that this will be the case for the next decade or so.

With the Royal Rumble coming up with so many new superstars pegged to win it, will it be someone from NXT who would surprise us? So, without further ado, let's take a look at 5 NXT 'Rookies' who could be joining the elite club of WWE champions in 2018.

#5 Adam Cole

Will it be Adam Cole Bay Bay!
Will it be Adam Cole Bay Bay!

Adam Cole made one hell of an impact on his very first night on NXT when he attacked and laid out the then NXT champions Drew McIntyre. This made it very clear that the WWE management thinks highly of him and is ready to invest in him from the get-go.

Adam Cole has a very impressive resume which contains a list of accomplishments like being the first ever 3-time Ring of Honor champion and competing in NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom PPV.

Although Cole's size can be a concern for those who think he may get lost in the land of giants, his pairing with Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly guarantees that it won't be the case. Add to that his loads of natural charisma and in-ring prowess, he could be WWE's top star in no time.

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