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Lists the various Wrestling/{{WWE}} wrestlers who are currently part of the Wrestling/{{WWE NXT}} Developmental System. Please limit associated tropes to that wrestler's time in WWE.

When a wrestler gets either released or called up to the main roster (Raw, Smackdown, etc.), remove them from here. If the latter, also add them to the respective character pages: [[Characters/WWENew New Era]] (for male singles wrestlers), [[Characters/WWEDivas Divas]], or [[Characters/WWETagTeams Tag Teams]]. When they get an independent page, remove the tropes and put a link in to their page.


!!NXT Television roster
Contains Superstars who have made their official on-screen debut on NXT.

!!!Singles Wrestlers

[[folder:Fabian Aichner]]
!!! Fabian Aichner
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Initially appeared as a participant in the Cruiserweight Classic (where the upper weight limit was 205 pounds), losing to (Gentleman) Jack Gallagher in the first round. About a year later, he makes his first NXT TV appearance and is significantly larger (now billed at 231). The bulk gain is even [[LampshadeHanging commented upon]] during his match.
* LightningBruiser: Still has some cruiserweight-type moves in his repertoire, despite now weighing ''at least'' 230 pounds and hitting like it.
* TheRedBaron: Has taken to calling himself "The NXT LVL".
* {{Tweener}}: Hasn't had much of a character established yet, and has thus wrestled as both a Face and Heel depending on his opponents.

[[folder:Aleister Black]]
!!! Aleister Black (Thomas Budgen)
* AntiHero: Cast this way in NXT. Brutal, brooding, and frankly scary looking - yet pushed, at least nominally, as a babyface. (For bonus points, he has "Anti Hero" tattooed on his knuckles.)
* BadassBeard: It definitely is impressive.
* BoringButPractical: His Black Mass finisher isn't the ''most'' visually impressive thing you'll see in a wrestling ring. But as one might expect, if someone eats a spinning heel kick to the face they tend not to get up for a while.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite being a dark, brooding character who incorporates a lot of occult symbols into his appearance, he describes himself as being neither saint nor sinner, just someone who maintains the balance.
* DeathGlare: Black is fond of giving them to the camera.
* DissonantSerenity: Black's signature taunt, just sitting down and ''waiting''. He's capable of sliding into it from just about anything and once he starts he won't stop until his opponent bites the bait. The speed at which he can pull it off makes him feel like a snake, coiled and ready to ''strike''.
* DrawAggro: His first match on NXT's television proper was him sitting in the middle of the ring...and catching the poor fool that took the bait with the Black Mass kick.
* ExtremityExtremist: He has a ton of kicks and knees in his arsenal.
* HollywoodSatanism: Averted. Black isn't your usual screaming fanatic and takes Satanism very seriously.
** ActorSharedBackground: Tom Budgen is actually a Laveyan Satanist.
* [[IKnowKarate I Know Kickboxing]]: He is a trained martial artist who incorporates a lot of kickboxing moves into his arsenal.
* KnuckleTattoos: "Anti Hero".
* ALighterShadeOfBlack: As fitting for his name, his coolly menacing demeanor and seemingly complete disinterest in engaging friends or fans evokes this compared to his more arrogant and hostile heel rivals.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: ''Aleister Black'' definitely has some foreboding feeling to it.
* TheQuietOne: He's not very talkative, as it took several months after his debut to finally speak.
* ReligiousBruiser: Very apparent, although the specifics of his 'faith' are skated around somewhat.
* TarotMotifs: His jackets have certain Tarot motifs sewn on them, aptly describing his opponents and the situation they're in.
* TattooAsCharacterType: Black's body is covered with various religious and occult symbols, indicating his interest in the supernatural.
* WrestlingMonster: A rare tweener variation. His OneHitKill finisher has beaten numerous wrestlers, while Black himself is yet to be pinned or submitted.

[[folder:Wesley Blake]]
!!! Wesley Blake (Cory Weston)
* BashBrothers: With Murphy until they went on a losing streak and broke up.
* {{Cowboy}}: From San Antonio, Texas at that.
* FunWithAcronyms: The sometimes-used team name of '''B'''lake-'''A'''lexa-'''M'''urphy '''F'''actor. Ironically this could have still fit anyway as '''Blake''' '''''A'''nd'' '''M'''urphy '''F'''actor if Alexa weren't involved.
* LastNameBasis: He and Murphy started being announced to the ring this way since winning the tag straps up until they split. His canonical first name Wesley was almost never used during this time.
* LevelGrinding: Believe it or not, their progress as a jobber tag team saw them quietly edge ever closer to victory as time went on before they finally broke through and became more effective.
* RealMenWearPink: And they also put their hair in pigtails.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Buddy Murphy, before they became the Tag Team Champions.
* TookALevelInBadass: They went from jobbers to the Tag Team Champions in ''two weeks''.
* TookALevelInJerkass: After separating from Murphy and Bliss (the latter of whom was drafted to the Smackdown roster) and embarking on a singles career he suddenly became a ''lot'' more arrogant. And given the type of personalities BAMF had, this is saying quite a bit.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: With Murphy and Alexa Bliss.
* WildCard: He and Murphy both won and defended the tag titles before making anything close to a statement either way on the face and heel scale.
* TheWorfBarrage: How many of their matches came across when they were jobbers. They could hang with the Lucha Dragons and the Vaudevillains in the ring, they just could never put them down for three.

[[folder:Cezar Bononi]]
!!! Cezar Bononi

[[folder:Danny Burch]]
!!! Danny Burch (Martin Harris)
* FaceOfAThug: He looks like a London gangster.
* TheRival: To Oney Lorcan.

[[folder:Tommaso Ciampa]]
!!! Tommaso Ciampa (Tommaso Whitney)
* ArchEnemy: His former partner, Johnny Gargano.
* BadassBeard: His beard has steadily grown longer, wilder, and more badass during his time in NXT.
* BaldOfAwesome: He now shaves his head. Combined with his beard, it creates a suitably threatening and slightly crazy look.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: The trigger for his heel turn. His injuries, and the quickness to which fans online started going through potential dream partners to replace him with, gave him an intense fear of being replaced and considered an afterthought. So after they lost the tag team title ladder match in Chicago and he knew he would have to take time off to recover, he decided to destroy #DIY himself rather than let that happen.
* FaceHeelTurn: Turned on Johnny Gargano after their loss to the Authors of Pain at ''Takeover: Chicago''.
* FinishingMove: A powerbomb into a double knee backbreaker, called ''Project Ciampa''.
* HateSink: Yikes. On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being "nuclear heat", Ciampa in 2018 is somewhere between 10 and... well, Hiroshima. Has been the target of vociferous boos and chants. The standouts among the chants aren't the least bit PG.
* HeelRealization: [[spoiler:Subverted. It seemed like Ciampa was having one of these in the final moments of his match with Gargano, but ended up being a ploy to sucker Gargano in. Gargano almost fell for it, but dodged the cheap shot at the last second]].
* IdenticalStranger: He looks like a slimmer version of Wrestling/{{Ryback}} with a thicker beard.
* IfICantHaveYou: Non-romantic version. If he can't be Johnny Gargano's tag team partner, Johnny Gargano can't have a tag team partner. And if he can't wrestle, then neither can Johnny Gargano.
* ItsPersonal: Ciampa has come to hate Gargano in such a deep, visceral fashion that he absolutely ''revels'' in the hatred that Gargano's fans have for him, to the point that he uses it as ''theme music''. [[spoiler:He even went as far as costing Gargano his NXT career, which finally caused him to stop avoiding Ciampa and start returning that hatred]].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: He is also known as Psycho Killer, which comes from his theme in the independent circuit and which fans enjoy chanting.
* {{Sadist}}: He's been called this on commentary, and it's not a misnomer; how else would you describe someone that takes as much delight in ruining his former best friend's life as much as Ciampa does?
* TrashTalk: While in #DIY, Ciampa was always the one insulting his and Gargano's opponents, both in the ring and on interviews. After turning on Gargano, this trait only got worse, except now it was all directed at his former best friend.
* {{Troll}}: To Johnny Gargano while Ciampa was injured, to the point that Gargano blocked him. Mauro Ranallo straight up even called him this on commentary.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Towards the end of his unsanctioned match with Johnny Gargano. Ciampa threw everything he had at Gargano, KitchenSinkIncluded, and Gargano ''still'' wouldn't stay down. After Gargano kicked out of a middle-rope Project Ciampa, Ciampa looked just about ready to cry]].
* VillainsWantMercy: [[spoiler:Deliberately invoked this in the closing moments of his match with Gargano, in hopes that he would lower down his guard long enough for Ciampa to get an opening. Unfortunately for Ciampa, Gargano proved that GoodIsNotDumb and dodged the cheap shot, before finally finishing off Ciampa]].
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Don't let the weathered face and scraggly, somewhat graying beard (that Ciampa doesn't always bother to dye) fool you - he's only 32. For perspective, he's only a couple weeks older than Wrestling/RomanReigns. (Born May 8, 1985; Reigns was born May 25 of the same year.)

!!! Wrestling/{{EC3}} (Michael Hutter)

[[folder:Johnny Gargano]]
!!! Johnny Gargano (John Anthony Nicholas Gargano)
* AffectionateNickname: Everybody calls him "Johnny Wrestling."
** One that is gaining traction online thanks to his friend Chuck Taylor is "Johnboy"
* ArchEnemy: His former partner, Tommaso Ciampa. Though Johnny couldn't find it in himself to really reciprocate the feeling until the buildup to ''[=TakeOver=]: New Orleans''.
* BattleCouple: After his wife Candice was officially signed in 2018.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: You do ''not'' want to make Johnny Wrestling angry. [[spoiler:He was uncharacteristically brutal during his unsanctioned match with Tommaso Ciampa, showing how much he had come to genuinely hate his former best friend, and towards the end of the match, was about to stab Ciampa with a broken crutch; only Ciampa feigning regret stayed his hand]]. [[spoiler:During his Chicago Street Fight against Ciampa, he continued that brutality on him. Later on, when Ciampa took off the wedding ring from his hand, spat on it, and threw it away, Gargano just ''lost it'']].
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Ended Elias Samson's undefeated streak.
* {{Determinator}}: They don't call him the "[[RedBaron Rebel Heart]]'' for nothing; when Gargano wants something, he won't stop until he gets it. [[spoiler:This is why Ciampa didn't bother trying to get the authorities involved when Gargano started stalking him, knowing that doing so wouldn't deter the latter at all. Instead, he decided to deal with Gargano himself, being the only way that Gargano could leave him alone for good. Unfortunately for Ciampa, Gargano was too much of a determinator for him to handle, taking everything Ciampa had and then some, kicking out or escaping, and eventually triumphing]].
* {{Expy}}: His character arc has been told so well and the matches so quality, that almost nobody notices he's literally a palette swap of Wrestling/SamiZayn. True babyface known for their in-ring skill, personable underdog personas, and for their banner story arc involving the brutal betrayal at the hands of a former best friend. Also seems to have a habit of coming up just short in title matches.
* FinishingMove: For submission he uses an over the shoulder crossface chickenwing he dubs the "[[PunnyName Garga-No-Escape]]".
* GoodIsNotDumb: [[spoiler:Despite everything that Ciampa did to him, Gargano never quite gave up hope that he could be redeemed, as seen towards the end of their unsanctioned match, when he gave Ciampa one last chance to mend the bridge. That being said, he was not blind to the possibility that Ciampa ''couldn't'' be redeemed, so when Ciampa tried to cheap shot him soon afterward, Gargano ducked under the blow and finished off his former friend]].
* ItsPersonal: Gargano refused to go after Ciampa when the latter finally returned to NXT after his injury was almost healed, focusing on the NXT Championship. [[spoiler:Then Ciampa cost him both the title ''and'' his ''career''. After that, Johnny finally decided to deal with Ciampa, stalking him until the latter agreed to an unsanctioned match with him, with Johnny's reinstatement to NXT on the line]]. [[spoiler:Once Wrestling/CandiceLeRae got hurt in the scuffle, he promised Ciampa that, just as Gargano left Chicago the previous year in an ambulance, he'll leave Chicago in an ambulance as well]].
* SignatureMove: A slingshot spear through the top and middle rope. He often does it after being tagged in by Ciampa. However, it is somewhat predictable, and The Revival have countered it several times, including into a Shatter Machine.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: [[spoiler:To Tommaso Ciampa after he cost Gargano his NXT career. Gargano became ''obsessed'' with getting back at Ciampa, attacking him at the PC after the former's physical therapy, and on NXT proper, leading to security forcibly removing him from the building. He even went as far as to visit Ciampa's house at ''three a.m. in the morning'', pounding on his door and demanding his former partner come out and face him. It wasn't long until Ciampa got sick of him, which eventually led to Regal scheduling an unsanctioned match between them at ''NXT Takeover: New Orleans'', with Gargano's reinstatement on the line]].
* TranquilFury: [[spoiler:Gargano was perpetually in this state after Ciampa cost him his NXT career, with only occasional bursts of anger to show how truly enraged he was at his former best friend. Especially apparent during the start of his unsanctioned match with Ciampa; whereas the latter was spitting out insult after insult during their stare-off, Gargano was ''dead silent'', content with giving a DeathGlare that could melt steel]].
* TraumaButton: Anything connected to DIY, ever since being betrayed by Ciampa. [[spoiler:At least until Ciampa got him kicked out of NXT, at which point it became a BerserkButton]].
* WrestlingPsychology[=/=]ContinuityNod: An interesting note here as he was one of NXT's representatives for the Wrestling/WWECruiserweightClassic as a singles competitor. In storyline, an injury to his knee that happened in NXT competition would [[GameBreakingInjury cost him a match in the CWC a few episodes after the one he had with Ciampa.]] But because the CWC episodes were taped a month or so before the ''NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II'' live PPV where he would be hurt, he was put in the unique position of having to sell a storyline injury in the CWC that, chronologically speaking, hadn't happened yet.

[[folder:Oney Lorcan]]
!!! Oney Lorcan (Christopher Girard)
* BloodKnight: He loves a good fight.
* BullyHunter: Went after Andrade 'Cien' Almas for pushing around Hoho Lun in the gym, and when Lars Sullivan began targeting No Way Jose, Oney got pissed off and challenged him to a match.
* DarkIsNotEvil: He looks scary and is a brutal fighter but he's actually cast as a good guy at heart, standing up for people that get picked on in the locker room.
* FaceOfAThug: Has one of the nastiest looking scowls in WWE.
* GlassCannon: Relatively small in stature but can hit very hard.
* SignatureMove: A running blockbuster and a blockbuster from the top rope. He also tends to grab people by the face and slap the shit out of them.
* {{Kiai}}: Usually followed with a ''vicious'' elbow.
* WorthyOpponent: After he beat Danny Burch and then Burch beat him, the two gained a lot of respect for each other and decided to try becoming a tag team.

[[folder:Kassius Ohno]]
!!! [[Wrestling/ChrisHero Kassius Ohno]] (Chris Spradlin)

[[folder:Kona Reeves]]
!!! Kona Reeves (Noah Pang-Potjes)
* EnemyMine: When a match between him and Rich Swann is interrupted by Wrestling/{{Sanity}}, Reeves and Swann attempt to fight the psychotic group off together but are quickly beaten down.
* TheFightingNarcissist: He's rather proud of his looks and thinks that he's a much bigger star than he is.
* InformedAttractiveness: While Kona styles himself as being a handsome guy, he doesn't really look that special.
* RedBaron: "The Finest".
* SlasherSmile: Tends to flash a very creepy and evil looking grin, which the announcers and the other wrestlers find unnerving.

!!! [[Wrestling/TrevorMann Ricochet]] (Trevor Mann)

[[folder:Lars Sullivan]]
!!! Lars Sullivan (Dylan Miley)
* AffablyEvil: Despite being on a self-imposed quest to mold NXT into a rather violent place to be in, he's polite and rather friendly to people when they don't bother him.
* BerserkButton: Apparently, No Way Jose's music annoys him so much he destroyed Jose just to turn it off.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Has attacked every tag partner he has had due to them getting pinned.
** ApologeticAttacker: ...He's usually very remorseful about it, though. He often apologizes to them backstage and is well aware he has a temper problem. In these cases, he nearly borders on GentleGiant.
* GeniusBruiser: He may not seem like it, but Lars has quite a vocabulary and an astounding level of intelligence. He describes himself as having "the body of a gorilla and the mind of a professor".
* HairTriggerTemper: He has certain issues with anger management, judging by him beating down his tag team partner and feuding with No Way Jose just because his music is annoying.
* PutOnABus: Was being set up for a fued with Andrade Almas, and then vanished from television without any notification. Behind the scenes, he was apparently experiencing both knee problems and issues relating to the surgery to correct his acromegaly.
* WrestlingMonster: A 6'3 303 lbs truck of a man, he relentlessly and effortlessly demolishes his competition, plowing through them like a freight train.

[[folder:The Velveteen Dream]]
!!! The Velveteen Dream (Patrick Clark)
* AgentPeacock: The flamboyant and, at times, borderline androgynous mannerisms do little, if anything, to hide the fact that he's a well-put-together athlete that can kick your ass.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Lots of Music/{{Prince}} references abound as per his wardrobe and mannerisms (and the name of his finisher), but he's also been seen blowing kisses and licking his lips seductively in the direction of his opponents.
* BullyingADragon: Seems to have a bad habit of this. One of his first appearances in the 'Velveteen Dream' gimmick (although he was still known as Patrick Clark) was interrupting a ''very irritated'' Wrestling/ShinsukeNakamura. Predictably, Nakamura used his face as a [[FinishingMove Kinshasa]] practice dummy. Later, he singles out Aleister Black, who by that time had already firmly established himself as a guy ''not'' to be messed with.
* {{Expy}}: Very early stages of Wrestling/{{Goldust}}. Does he actually swing that way, or is he just messing with opponents' heads? No one quite knows yet...
* TheFightingNarcissist: He's ''reeeeaaaaallly'' full of himself.
* FinishingMove: A [[DeathFromAbove extremely impressive and high elbow drop from the top rope]] that he calls the Purple Rainmaker.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: Implied. Dream's feuds with Aleister Black and Ricochet seem driven at their core by a desperate need to be acknowledged as equal to (well, better than) established independent wrestlers despite having far less experience.
* LeanAndMean: A flamboyant heel with a brutal streak, one of the things that makes the Velveteen Dream stand out is his unusual build. He's athletically built with lean muscle as opposed to sheer bulk, but he's also extremely tall and long-limbed.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: An interview with Aleister Black reveals that his given name in this new persona is still Patrick (which makes sense as he appeared at one point with this gimmick before his ring name was changed.) This is perhaps an indication that 'The Velveteen Dream' is a manufactured alter-ego ''in universe'' as well.
* PurpleIsPowerful
* SayMyName: The entire basis of his feud with Black. He eventually gets what he wants - although he has to get a serious ass kicking on the way.
* ShoutOut: Wore a pair of Wrestling/RickRude inspired pants with his and Black's face on either side during Takeover: Wargames, and has worn similar pants on every PPV since then. Even the commentators keep calling it "Rick Rude Pants"
** Also, his ambiguous mannerisms and affinity for the color purple are one to Music/{{Prince}}. His finisher is even called the '''''Purple Rain'''maker.''

!!!Women's Division

!!! Wrestling/{{Aliyah}} (Nhooph Al-Areebi)

[[folder:Shayna Baszler]]
!!! Shayna Baszler
* BatmanGambit: Her bully persona is partially this. NXT Women's Champion Ember Moon had a particular strong sense of justice, so Shayna realized that offending that sense of justice was a great way to incite Ember to challenge her and in the process give Shayna a free title match.
* TheBully: Her main pastimes include picking on people weaker than her, looming over people smaller than her, and intentionally injuring her opponents.
* CoolShades: When not in ring gear.
* TheDreaded: Much like Wrestling/BrockLesnar, Baszler's accomplishments in the world of MMA give her an intimidating aura. Her penchant for attempting to snap the limbs of her opponents also causes many of the other women to be terrified of her.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment:
** Viciously attacking Candice [=LeRae=] and Mercedes Martinez during the Mae Young Classic, establishing herself as a ruthless heel willing to do everything to win.
** Choking out Kairi Sane to make a statement and challenge Ember Moon.
* RedBaron: "The Queen of Spades".
* SlasherSmile: Prone to giving these a lot during promos.

[[folder:Bianca [=BelAir=]]]
!!! Bianca [=BelAir=] (Bianca Blair)
* CombatPragmatist: AintNoRule, apparently, that states that you can't use your hair as a weapon.
* FinishingMove: Currently using a spear.
* LightningBruiser: While lean and not a 'hoss' in the mold of Wrestling/NiaJax, for instance, she's typically taller and[=/=]or more muscled than her opponents, and her wrestling style edges closer to a 'power' wrestler than anything else. She's also a former track sprinter that can bust out a 450 splash from the top rope.
* RapunzelHair: A ''very'' long [[BraidsOfAction braid]] that hangs all the way down to her knees.
* RedBaron "The EST of NXT", as in fastest, strongest, etc.
* WhipItGood: Has a habit of using her hair to whip opponents in the face. It looks pretty badass.

[[folder:Taynara Conti]]
!!! Taynara Conti (Taynara Melo de Carvalho)
* LightIsNotGood: Despite her relatively girlish appearance and bright outfits, there appears to be something sinister in her nature, which was hinted in the Mae Young Classic and culminated in her helping The Undisputed Era.
* OhCrap: Upon realizing just how bad of an idea it is to attack Nikki Cross and piss her off, Taynara panics and runs like death itself is chasing her.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: After the Undisputed Era convinces her to attack Nikki, they abandon Taynara and back out of whatever deal they struck with her, having succeeded in their plans to further screw with [=SAnitY=].

[[folder:Nikki Cross]]
!!! [[Wrestling/{{Sanity}} Nikki Cross]] (Nicola Glencross)

[[folder:Lacey Evans]]
!!! Lacey Evans (Macey Estrella)
* AnachronismStew: The style of her attire is straight out of the 40's or 50's, and her theme song has a 90's sound to it.
* {{Eagleland}}: Her outfits and demeanor invokes Type 1, although in late 2017-2018 she turned heel and edged much closer to Type 2.
* RedBaron: "The Lady of NXT".
* SemperFi: Was a U.S. Marine in real life before becoming a professional wrestler.
* SouthernBelle: Billed from South Carolina and her ring gear and persona has elements of this.

[[folder:Dakota Kai]]
!!! Dakota Kai (Cheree Crowley)
* BreakTheCutie: Dakota's entire ordeal of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of Shayna Baszler, culminating in a spirited but unambiguous defeat at Baszler's hands. Bianca Belair seems to be stepping into the role of Kai's next tormentor.
* FinishingMove: A double foot stomp from the top rope.
* {{Jobber}}: Her first appearance in [=NXT=] was being squashed by Nia Jax in 2015 before signing in 2017.
* KickChick: Her offense includes a ton of kicks, to the point where she is called the Captain of Team Kick.
* OhCrap: She is clearly scared out of her mind whenever Shayna Baszler appears, as Shayna had previously attempted to break her arm during a match that kept her sidelined for weeks.
* WaifFu: As one of the smallest women in [=WWE=], her opponents nearly always have a size advantage on her. Needless to say, that doesn't prevent Dakota from kicking the crap out of them.

[[folder:Candice [=LeRae=]]]
!!! Wrestling/CandiceLeRae (Candice Gargano)

[[folder:Kairi Sane]]
!!! Kairi Sane (Kaori Housako)
* BadassAdorable: Her cute face belies a ferocious competitor who's not to be taken lightly.
* FinishingMove: A diving elbow drop known as the "Insane Elbow".
* NiceHat: A snazzy-looking tricorn.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: She may be a rather short woman, but her elbow drop is absolutely deadly.
* PirateGirl: Her entrance gear evokes a pirate captain's outfit.
* RedBaron: "The Pirate Princess".

!!!Tag Teams and Stables

[[folder:Heavy Machinery]]
!!!As a Team
* TheBigGuy: Practically half their gimmick.
* CatchPhrase: "Steaks and weights"
* FinishingMove: "The Compactor", which has Otis hold one of their opponents in a set up for a bodyslam, with Tucker then running into him, crushing their poor victim between all 650 pounds of Heavy Machinery.

!!! Otis Dozovic (Nikola Bogojevic)
* Acrofatic: Otis is a ''lot'' more nimble than he looks.
* BigFun: Otis is the loud, hilarious, quote-worthy part of Heavy Machinery who adds hilarious theatrics to his moves.
* BoisterousBruiser: He lives for three things: steaks and weights, and fighting.
* LargeHam: While Tucker can also be quite energetic, Dozovic is larger than life in every possible way.
* OneSceneWonder: In under the span of 2 minutes, Otis completely takes over a youtube segment based around the Gargano/Ciampa feud with his LargeHam tendencies.
* StoutStrength: He is fairly short for a wrestler and quite large, having one of the widest frames on the roster. The commentators note that his low center of gravity and strength make him near impossible to knock over, even for the Authors of Pain.

!!! Tucker Knight (Levi Cooper)
* TheStraightMan: While he can be a little silly, Tucker is much more grounded (and intelligible) than Otis.

[[folder:Riddick Moss & Tino Sabatelli]]
!!! Riddick Moss (Michael Rallis) & Tino Sabatelli (Sabatino Piscitelli)
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Riddick Moss.
* FriendlyRivalry: With one another at the Performance Center.
* {{Jerkass}}: Nearly every appearance of theirs involve them antagonizing and mocking somebody for no reason other than that they enjoy it.
* JerkJock: Both are former college football defensive players, with Sabby having made it to the NFL, and are among the highest achievers in Performance Center workout/training drills.
* {{Jobber}}: They are at the bottom of the NXT tag team division, with their handful of wins only coming from cheating.
* RichBitch: Your stock big money athlete with nice suits and fancy cars in tag team form.
* TheRival: Their first major rivals seem to be the Street Profits. Now if only they could actually beat themů
* SmallNameBigEgo: Due to their past as rich football players, they see themselves as above everyone else in NXT, even though they are constantly losing.

[[folder:Street Profits]]
!!!As a Team
* {{Expy}}: Can be considered one to Cryme Tyme, only without obvious criminal tendencies. Also shows some traits of the original Wrestling/PrimeTimePlayers.
* IconicItem: Red cups, as a reference to rappers who drink alcohol or lean from similar cups.
* LifeOfTheParty: They bring the party with them to the ring.
* RedOniBlueOni: Hyped-up Ford and chill Dawkins, respectively.

!!! Angelo Dawkins (Gary Gordon)
* BerserkButton: Messing with his headbands.
* CavalierCompetitor: Despite always jobbing, he calmly waits for the next opportunity. His WWE.com bio hints that he's more of a SpiritedCompetitor, but it's really not showing right now on NXT. This really irritated Sawyer Fulton while they were teaming.
* HiddenDepths: He's a former championship athlete in his college sports days. The way he calmly talks about waiting for another opportunity sounds similar to many a non-descript, sanitized post-game interview. Sawyer Fulton's growing fatigue with his sterile professionalism at all times eventually led to them breaking up.
* {{Hipster}}: Formerly. This was dropped in favor of an amateur wrestling gimmick when he started teaming with Sawyer Fulton.
* {{Jobber}}: Though he seems oddly cool about it. After teaming with Ford, he finally starts picking up victories as part of the Street Profits.
* RedBaron: Adopted "The Curse of Greatness" as his moniker after splitting from Sawyer Fulton.

!!! Montez Ford (Kenneth Crawford)
* CoolShades: He wears them to the ring.
* FinishingMove: A frog splash, which he gets some extreme height on due to his athleticism.
* GenkiGuy: Apparently, he has unlimited energy, as he bounces around the arena to celebrate his victories.
* LargeHam: Compared to the more laid-back Dawkins, Ford is constantly hype.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Dated, and recently became engaged to, Women's division talent Bianca [=BelAir=].

[[folder:[=TM-61=][=/=]The Mighty]]
!!!As a Team
* CatchPhrase: "We are the mighty, and the mighty don't kneel." Ported over from TM-61's time together in Australia, where their tag team was actually called "The Mighty Don't Kneel" (TMDK for short).
* LandDownUnder: They are from Australia.
* MeaningfulName: [=TM-61=] is a combination of their last initials and Australia's country code.
* FaceHeelTurn: Appear to have made one on the 5/2/18 episode of ''NXT'', cheating to win their match with The Street Profits.
** GeniusBonus: No way of telling if this was intentional or not, but typing "TM-61" into Wiki/TheOtherWiki leads you [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MGM-1_Matador here.]]
* PutOnABus: After Shane Thorne suffered a knee injury in early 2017, he was viciously attacked by The Revival post-match to explain his absence for surgery. Nick Miller also disappeared from TV despite still being able to compete.
** TheBusCameBack: They returned in early 2018 and set out to show NXT what they are truly made of after their first run was cut short by Shane's injury.

!!! Nick Miller (Michael "Mikey" Nicholls)

!!! Shane Thorne (Shane Veryzer)

[[folder:The Undisputed Era]]
!!!As a Team
* TheBadGuyWins: Won the first War Games match in WWE history at the aforementioned ''Takeover''. In ''Takeover: New Orleans'', Cole became the inaugural NXT North American Champion while he and O'Reilly defended their Tag Team titles with the aid of the newly-added Roderick Strong, also allowing them to win the Dusty Rhodes Classic despite not being formal participants in it.
* ContinuityNod: The faction as a whole marks the reunion of various team combinations made by all four men during their time in the independent scene. These include [=reDRagon=] (Fish and O'Reilly), Future Shock (Cole and O'Reilly) and Mount Rushmore (Cole and Strong).
* {{Expy}}: Their mysterious personas, penchant for random out-of-nowhere gang beatings, and 'outsider' gimmick recall the early days of Wrestling/TheShield - or, if you want to go back even further, the original [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder nWo]]. Even more appropriate would be Wrestling/BulletClub, since Adam Cole was a member.
* HijackedByGanon: The faction's interference in the finals of the Dusty Rhodes Classic forced O'Reilly and Cole to defend their tag team championships against the tournament's finalists (Pete Dunne and Roderick Strong, and the Authors of Pain) at Takeover: New Orleans in a match also meant to determine the Classic's winner. Despite Cole forced into double duty after going through a brutal Ladder match to win the NXT North American Championship, the Undisputed Era won when Strong betrayed Dunne. This not only allowed the group to win a tournament which they ''did not'' participate in, but allowed Strong to technically become a champion by using the Freebird Rule, all by intentionally throwing a match.
* HostileShowTakeover: They appear out of nowhere to beat up other wrestlers and swiftly disappear.
* PowerTrio: Until Roddy's heel turn, at which point it has become FourIsDeath.
* RunningGag: Strong's inability to do the stable hand sign with the other three.
* TakeOverTheWorld: Their goal is to usher in a new era in NXT, heralded by them.

!!! Wrestling/AdamCole (Austin Jenkins)

!!! Bobby Fish (Robert Anthony Fish)
* BadassBeard[=/=]BadassMustache: Bobby certainly has one hell of a facial hair.
* ThemeNaming: Fishes, [[MeaningfulName of course]].

!!! Kyle O'Reilly (Kyle Greenwood)
* AirGuitar: One of his most consistent character quirks is him playing air guitar on his title.
* CanadaEh: He hails from Vancouver.
* ShoutOut: Tends to follow [[Wrestling/{{Demolition}} an axe kick with a forearm smash]].

!!! Wrestling/RoderickStrong (Christopher Lindsey)


[[folder:War Raiders]]
!!!As a Team
* BeardOfBarbarism: Hanson's gimmick, invoking the Celtic tribes with gear reminiscent of a kilt and a "war beard". Rowe's facial hair caught up in due time.
* ThisMeansWarPaint: When they are especially angry they paint their faces before matches. This is a nod to the ancient Celtic tribes but has a side effect of making them look like Wrestling/LegionOfDoom to those unfamiliar with their gimmick.

!!! Hanson (Todd Smith)
* CarpetOfVirility: Hanson's a hairy dude, not to the level of Killian Dain, but still.

!!! Rowe (Raymond Rowe)
* BaldOfAwesome: Rowe rarely has more hair on the top of his head than that he hasn't had time to shave off.

!!NXT House Show talent
Contains Superstars who have yet to become full-time members of the NXT television roster and primarily work house shows. If they do show up on-screen it is mainly as a {{jobber}} or for short storylines.

[[folder:Singles Wrestlers]]

!!! Babatunde (Aiyegbusi)
* TheGiant: 6'10" and well over 300 pounds.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Debuted in the Greatest Royal Rumble in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, despite not even having made a proper debut on NXT TV yet.

!!! Big Boa (Yanbo Wang)

!!! Marcel Barthel

!!! Tian Bing (Bin Wang)

!!! Demitrius Bronson

!!! Steve Cutler (Tommy Maclin)
* SemperFi: Maclin was a legit former Marine before becoming a professional wrestler. This carries over into Cutler's wrestling "character."

!!! Chris Dijak (Christopher Dijak)

!!! Adrian Jaoude

!!! Dan Matha
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: After several weeks of hype, he debuted on NXT only to get the crap kicked out of him by a rampaging Wrestling/SamoaJoe, and hasn't been seen since. (Apparently he's transitioned into a trainer's role, though whether it's permanent remains to be seen.)
* {{Expy}}: From a background standpoint, Wrestling/BaronCorbin. Both men are about the same size, and both have the similar background of being fringe offensive linemen in the NFL before wrestling.
* IdenticalStranger: Take Simon Miller from WebVideo/WhatCultureWrestling, make him bigger (and Simon's already not a small lad) and you've basically got Dan Matha.
* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: Whether or not it would've actually been "awesome" is anyone's guess - but NXT spent a good month or two airing vignettes hyping up his debut and having the commentary team put him over. When the day finally came, he came out to the ring only to [[CurbStompBattle get his ass kicked]] by Wrestling/SamoaJoe before whatever opponent he would have had could show up. [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse He hasn't been seen on the show since.]]

!!! Raul Mendoza

!!! Jeet Rama (Satender Ved Pal)

!!! Kishan Raftar (Lovepreet Sangha)

!!! Brennan Williams
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Brennan's popularity online and his association with [[WebVideo/{{TwoBestFriendsPlay}} the Super Best Friends]] has lead to many fans who were introduced to him from there being excited to see him join the TV roster.
* LargeAndInCharge: He's an intimidatingly huge 6' 7" and he's a former football player.
* OneOfUs: HUGE anime fan to the point his ring gear sports shout-outs to Evangelion, and a (probably) former frequenter of the /wooo/ image board.

[[folder:Women's Division]]

!!! Vanessa Borne (Danielle Kamela)
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Due to her MixedAncestry - she has Samoan heritage through one of her parents.
* CoolTeacher: Was trained by Rikishi and Gangrel (incidentally, the same two guys that trained [[Wrestling/RusevAndLana Rusev.]])

!!! Jessica Elaban
* GirlishPigtails: Styles her hair in pigtails to add to her "nerdy girl" image.
* NerdGlasses: Again, her gimmick is a nerdy girl, so glasses are a given.

!!! Reina Gonzalez (Victoria Gonzalez)

!!! Tegan Nox (Steffanie Newell)
* YankTheDogsChain: After being one of the first people signed for the Mae Young Classic and standing by for half a year, Newell blew out her knee in a match the day before the first round was taped.

!!! Rhea Ripley (Demi Bennett)

!!! Xia Li (Zhao Xia)

[[folder:Tag Teams and Stables]]
!!! Gabriel and Uriel Ealy - The Ealy Brothers
* CurbStompBattle: During Samoa Joe's rampage against the NXT roster to force William Regal into giving him a title rematch against an injured Nakamura he attacked the Ealy twins before their scheduled match against The Revival and completely dominated both of them at once.
* TagTeamTwins: They are identical brothers and a tag team.

!!! The Forgotten Sons - Wesley Blake, Chad Lail & Steve Cutler

[[folder: Non-WWE talent]]
Contains wrestlers who are not officially under WWE contract but make frequent TV appearances, typically to put over the contracted talent. NXT's usage of outside talent has ramped up in recent years, due to partnerships with both EVOLVE and Wrestling/ProgressWrestling, as well as the Wrestling/WWECruiserweightClassic and Mae Young Classic.

!!! Tessa Blanchard
* AscendedExtra: Or Ascended Stunt Double anyway. Her first job in WWE was as Florence Pugh's stunt double in a film about Wrestling/{{Paige}}, as Paige herself was out from neck surgery at the time.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Rachel Ellering given their similar backgrounds.
* WrestlingFamily: The daughter of original Four Horseman member and WWE Hall of Famer Tully Blanchard.

!!! Kota Ibushi
* RedBaron: "The Golden Star".

!!! Blue Pants (Leva Bates)
* AscendedExtra: She was initially brought on to job to Carmella, but somehow managed to get so over with the crowd that she was given more matches and eventually showed up at ''Takeover: Brooklyn''.
* BigDamnHeroes: Showed up at the last minute to help the Vaudevillains deal with Alexa Bliss during their title match at ''Takeover: Brooklyn''.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: Her entrance music is a recording of Big Cass singing the theme from ''Series/ThePriceIsRight''.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: No one has even tried to ask if she has a name or identity outside the nickname Enzo and Cass gave her.
* HandicappedBadass: She's partially deaf.
* MauveShirt: Need to get someone quick heat? Bring Blue Pants in and have the heel destroy her.
* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: Possibly. According to rumor, the reason she disappeared from shows was because she got drunk and mouthed off to WWE management. Leva herself has denied this, and appeared on NXT a few weeks after the "news" with a new theme. Either way, she hasn't appeared since mid 2015.
* WholeCostumeReference: Her outfit initially drew comparisons to old ComicBook/XMen uniforms, what with essentially being a ComicBook/KittyPryde cosplay with the X belt removed, but after the release of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout4}}'', it was slightly adjusted to match the vault boy outfit.

!!! Deonna Purazzo
* {{Determinator}}: As the commentators put it, she gets her ass kicked pillar to post, but each time she shows up she looks just a little bit better.