10 Best Achievements By Former NXT Champions On The Main Roster

Despite what you think, it's not all been bad news for some of NXT's biggest graduates.


Popular consensus is that NXT call-ups get ruined on the main roster and, for the most part, this is correct. The Ascension went from killers in developmental to jokes on Raw. Asuka was an unstoppable force in NXT, and now she's just another body on the roster. Andrade 'Cien' Almas proved himself to be one of the very best wrestlers in the world in January of this year; in November of this year, Shane McMahon was formally crowned as such.

And let's not even get started with poor Bo Dallas.

But things aren't all bad for graduates of the Performance Centre, as some NXT alumni have gone onto have very successful and fruitful runs on Raw and Smackdown.

Bo Dallas aside, most former NXT Champions have plenty of pretty memorable moments - if not consistent runs that warrant any sort of long-term investment - on the main roster. These ten rank among the best.

Title wins, shock victories, awesome storylines, they're all here in this list, a list that should, hopefully, restore some of your faith in the WWE booking machine.

Saying that, we're not miracle workers, so don't hold your breath.


Jacob Simmons has a great many passions, including professional wrestling, music, watching random clips from The Simpsons on YouTube at 3am and writing about himself in the third person.