Ranking Every WWE NXT Commentator From Worst To Best

How will Nigel McGuinness fare against NXT's other booth occupants?


Every bit as important as the tremendously talented roster of wrestlers who have made NXT what it is today are the commentators who call the action, and in the five years the promotion has served as WWE's developmental system based out of Full Sail University, NXT has had a variety of voices behind the booth.

Two weeks ago marked the official NXT TV debut of Nigel McGuinness, who replaced NXT original Corey Graves as the black-and-yellow brand's lead color commentator. Of course, he will have rather large shoes to fill in the absence of Graves, who has truly come into his own as an announcer over the past two years. But based off his work in Ring of Honor and in the United Kingdom Championship Tournament, it's safe to assume he will fare better than a number of those who came before him.

NXT has gone through the best of times as well as the worst of times in terms of its commentary teams, and in honor of McGuinness' arrival on Wednesday nights, let's look at every announcer to have had a stint down in developmental.


Since 2008, Graham has been a diehard pro wrestling fan and, in 2010, he combined his passions for WWE and for writing and began writing for Bleacher Report. Equipped with a Bachelor's in Digital Journalism from Endicott College and a Master's in Journalism from Quinnipiac University in progress, Graham has contributed to WhatCulture, Daily DDT, Sports Betting Dime, and Gatehouse Media. Along the way, he has conducted interviews with WWE superstars like Chris Jericho, Adam "Edge" Copeland, Bill Goldberg, Jay "Christian" Reso, Diamond Dallas Page, and Jim Ross to name a few.