NXT has certainly seen an evolution over the years since its inception. During the original installment of NXT television, we were introduced to the likes of AJ Lee, Naomi, and Kaitlyn; three women who went on to make a name for themselves on the main roster.
Kaitlyn won the Divas Championship and was involved in an ongoing rivalry with AJ Lee during a time when the women of WWE were not featured in long-term feuds. AJ became a three-time Divas Champion, a Raw General Manager, and a focal point of multiple main event storylines before retiring in 2015. Naomi is a two-time SmackDown Women's Champion, winning her second title at WrestleMania 33. She continues to be a major player in the division.
The trio planted the seeds for what would become one of the hallmarks of the maturing NXT: its women's division. A far cry from the main roster 'Divas' direction, the female talent at Full Sail was presented legitimately, with the fabled 'Four Horsewomen' emerging as totems for a newly legitimised genre.
In the last few years, women like Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Alexa Bliss, Carmella and Asuka have all passed through NXT's doors to become major names on the main roster. And the process doesn't end with them.
Now, there is a new crop of talented women in NXT who will become the faces of tomorrow. Just who are they? Read on to find out.
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