10 NXT Predictions For 2017

Will we see Ricochet at full sail next year?

2016 was another massive year for NXT. While it's still referred to as a developmental brand, the show down in Full Sail is resembling that less and less each day, becoming a bonafide touring entity in its own right.

With an influx of new talent this year, including major stars like Shinsuke Nakamura, Austin Aries, Bobby Roode, Eric Young, Roderick Strong, Ember Moon and Andrade 'Cien' Almas, as well as the feud between Finn Balor and Samoa Joe in the early part of 2016, NXT has once again been one of the best wrestling promotions around.

Often continuing to outshine the main roster's output, NXT nevertheless will need to keep hiring new faces and pushing improving existing talent in order to keep the brand going and compete with losing any of its big stars to the main roster.

We fully expect NXT to rise to the challenge. No matter what's thrown at them, NXT always seems to adapt and we expect there to be plenty of exciting new faces, big title matches and surprises to keep the brand fresh in 2017.

Here's 10 big things we expect to happen in Full Sail next year.

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