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/WWEReality Reality Era]], [[Characters/WWEDivas Divas]], or [[Character/WWETagTeams Tag Teams]].


[[folder: NXT Television roster]]
Contains Superstars who have made their official on-screen debut on NXT.

!!! Andrade 'Cien' Almas (Manny Andrade)
* AlliterativeName: His 'proper' ring name, Andrade Almas.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: "Cien Almas" is Spanish for "Hundred Souls." Given that his ''former'' ring name was ''La Sombra'' (The Shadow)... [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast make of that what you will.]]
* MaskedLuchador: Formerly. And unlike some of his ilk that unmask, his past as a luchador was referenced and discussed on commentary.
* NiceHat: Wears a trilby down the ramp for his entrance.
* YouAreNumberSix: Plus BilingualBonus. 'Cien' is Spanish for 100.

!!! Wrestling/AustinAries (Dan Solwold, Jr.)

!!! [[Wrestling/KanakoUrai Asuka]] (Kanako Urai)

!!! [[Wrestling/FergalDevitt Finn Bálor]] (Fergal Devitt)

!!! Wrestling/{{Bayley}} (Pamela Martinez)

!!! Wesley Blake (Cory Weston)
* BashBrothers: With Murphy.
* {{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 have started being announced to the ring this way since winning the tag straps. He does have a canonical first name (Wesley), but it's almost never used.
* 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 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''.
* 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.

!!! Wrestling/AlexaBliss (Alexis Kaufman)

!!! Wrestling/{{Carmella}} (Leah Van Dale)

!!! Angelo Dawkins (Gary Gordon)
* CavalierCompetitor: Despite always jobbing, he calmly waits for the next opportunity. His bio hints that he's more of a SpiritedCompetitor, but it's really not showing right now on NXT. This is even beginning to irritate his partner now.
* 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 teases the possibility that we will see more of the serious athlete soon.
* {{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.
* RedBaron: Adopted "The Curse of Greatness" as his moniker after splitting from Sawyer Fulton.

!!! Scott Dawson (David K. Harwood)
* BoringButPractical: It's not said this way, of course, but this seems to be the general ethos of the Mechanics, who pointedly eschew flash and eeven technical window-dressing in favor of out-brawling opponents. Their mantra is "no flips - just fists."
* DeepSouth: From Whiteville, North Carolina, and his Southern work ethic is heavily emphasized as a part of his character, having been part of various redneck/Southern boy tag teams. The latest and already most successful one was initially called the Mechanics (hinting at a clear willingness to get down and dirty) and their theme song can be best described as a Southern metal anthem.
* HouseHusband: Dawson had to become the "man of the house" at a young age.
* TookALevelInBadass: After he formed the Mechanics/Revival with Dash Wilder, the duo were mainly used as enhancement talent until the both took a huge leap in the mentioned trope and scored their first victory over the incredibly over Enzo and Cass.
** They advanced to the semifinal round of the Dusty Rhodes tag team tournament, and although they were beaten by Finn Balor and Samoa Joe, they proved that they're here to stay in the tag division.
** Their badass leveling was completed when they destroyed The Vaudevillains to win the NXT Tag Team Championship.

!!! Tommaso Ciampa (Tommaso Whitney)

!!! Tye Dillinger (Ronnie Arneil)
* ArcNumber: ...C'mon. Guess.
* CanadaEh: From Ontario.
* CatchPhrase: "TEN!!"
* SmallNameBigEgo: According to his bio, Dillinger claims that if you wanted to be considered the best, you have to defeat him…which if one remembers his win/loss ratio in the past, and even currently against NXT's higher tier guys, [[BoisterousWeakling is not a very difficult thing to do]]. The {{irony}} is, this actually makes his claim true in a more mocking fashion—if you can't beat him, you certainly don't have any grounds calling yourself the best.
* TookALevelInBadass: After being re-packaged with the "Perfect 10" gimmick. Still got more room to go, though.
* WildCard: Hasn't really worked a program under the new gimmick but seems to work as either face or heel as that episode's particular card demands.

!!! Sawyer Fulton (Jacob Southwick)
* DarkerAndEdgier: Slowly getting there as his frustration grows with continuously jobbing alongside a tag team partner who seems to be unflappable about it.
* {{Expy}}: A large, young man raised in rural America that was a multiple-time collegiate wrestling award winner, recruited by Wrestling/JimRoss out of college and has the real name of "Jacob"? Sounds a bit like Wrestling/JackSwagger.
** He and Angelo Dawkins could be seen as one to [[Wrestling/BrockLesnar the Minnesota]] [[Wrestling/TheWorldsGreatestTagTeam Stretching Crew]], as they have a similar aesthetic and have adopted an amateur wrestling gimmick.
* FarmBoy

!!! Chad Gable (Chas Betts)
See also: Wrestling/AmericanAlpha

!!! Johnny Gargano (John Anthony Nichols)
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Ended Elias Samson's undefeated streak.

!!! Corey Graves (Matt Polinsky)
* CareerEndingInjury: Told to stop wrestling after receiving two serious concussions and now works backstage. He revealed at ''NXT [=TakeOver=]: R Evolution'' that he is officially retiring from wrestling and joined the NXT Announce Team soon after.
* CatchPhrase: "Stay down."
* DeadpanSnarker: Most notably since he joined the commentary team, though some in the know have known of his snarkery through Twitter for a lot longer.
* DownerEnding: [[ His last match]] involved him eating the pin. Worse is that Sami Zayn's Helluva Kick gave him his second, career ending concussion.
* {{Expy}}: Of Wrestling/CMPunk, or at least a more debauched version, anyway. His 2014 re-work of his gimmick takes pages from Wrestling/{{Paige}} (pun not intended) as a sort of anti-Superstar.
* IdenticalStranger: He looks somewhat like Wrestling/JeffHardy.
* JackOfAllTrades: He has a wide variety of moves that he performs. He'll brawl, high fly, use technical moves, and his finisher is a submission.
* KnuckleTattoos: That say "Stay Down".
* LifeOfTheParty
* RealSongThemeTune: "Christcontrol" by Cancer Killing Gemini. That he has a legitimate song as his theme as opposed to an in-house production stands out from the rest of the NXT roster.
* ReallyGetsAround: Heavily implied.
* RedBaron: "The Saviour Of Misbehaviour".
* [[WildCard Tweener]]: Maybe. His face turn wasn't really marked by any particular change in character; the only difference was that instead of picking a fight with Wrestling/SethRollins (a face at that time), he was picking fights with Wrestling/TheWyattFamily. Likewise, his heel turn after that was marked principally by attacking his tag team partner at the time.

!!! [[Wrestling/KentaKobayashi Hideo Itami]] (Kenta Kobayashi)

!!! Nia Jax (Savelina "Lina" Fanene)
* AmazonianBeauty: She's noticeably larger than the rest of the female roster and wrestles a hoss style, using a bear hug as one of her signature moves.
* BadassBoast: Her introductory vignettes were nothing but them.
* {{Expy}}: She appears to be NXT's answer to [[Wrestling/KiaStevens Kharma]], as a plus-sized woman who is pushed like a monster. This became even moreso not long after her debut, when she switched her ring attire from the purple bodysuit mentioned below to a style closely resembling Kharma's.
* PurpleIsPowerful: Her debut attire was a deep purple bodysuit.
* WrestlingFamily: She's part of the Anoa'i family, and a cousin to [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]].
* WrestlingMonster: She's pushed as such, using moves like bear hugs and presented as an immovable giant.

!!! Wrestling/SamoaJoe (Nuufolau Joel Seanoa)

!!! Jason Jordan (Nathan Everhart)
See also: Wrestling/AmericanAlpha

!!! No Way Jose (Levis Valenzuela Jr.)
* DanceBattler: Incorporates several dance moves into his offense.
* {{Expy}}: Already drawing {{Wrestling/Fandango}} comparisons due to his salsa dancing gimmick.
* FunPersonified: Is always smiling, dancing, and having a good time.

!!! Billie Kay (Jessica [=McKay=])
* {{Jobber}}: Initially shown as this under the name Jessie, the derivative of her first name which she used on the indies.
* LandDownUnder: Where she and Peyton/Cassie both grew up, attended the same high school, as well as first trained together.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Took on this look in a match against Asuka as the debut of her SuddenSequelHeelSyndrome.
* ShesGotLegs / TallDarkAndBishoujo: Perfect for playing basketball, which is exactly what she did prior to wrestling. It's also perfect for a tagline involving the "longest legs in NXT".
* SuddenSequelHeelSyndrome: It's more like this than a straight-up FaceHeelTurn, if you consider Billie Kay to be like a "sequel identity" to Jessie. In her first televised NXT match since the contract and name change, she took a DarkerAndEdgier look and attitude against Asuka.

!!! Buddy Murphy (Matthew Adams)
* BashBrothers: With Blake.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: After Carmella spurned his and Blake's advances and slapped Alexa Bliss, Blake and Murphy realised that continuing to try to get Carmella on their side would be pointless, and instead called a swerve and teamed up with Alexa to give Enzo, Cass and Carmella hell. It worked.
* 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.
* LandDownUnder: From Melbourne. (One has to wonder how an Australian wound up with a name [or nickname] like Buddy, though.)
* LastNameBasis: Blake and Murphy have started being billed this way ever since winning the Tag Team Titles. He does have a canonical first name (Buddy), but it's almost never used.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Wesley Blake, before the following trope kicked in…
* TookALevelInBadass: He and Blake went from jobbers to the Tag Team Champions in ''two weeks''.
** LevelGrinding: A very low-key version preceded their seemingly sudden level-up, as they went from just straight jobbers to TheWorfBarrage-style competitive jobbers to breaking through the plateau and actually beating other teams.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: With Wesley Blake and Alexa Bliss.
* WildCard: By the time they began to solidify themselves as either faces or heels, Blake and Murphy were already solidified as the tag champs.
* TheWorfBarrage: For while Murphy and Blake got to the point where they could hang with a top NXT tag team and give good matches but could never actually get the job done. Then 2015 happened.

!!! Wrestling/ShinsukeNakamura

!!! Mojo Rawley (Dean Muhtadi)
* AssKicksYou: Uses a flying hip attack followed by a running butt splash as a finisher.
* BoisterousBruiser
* CatchPhrase: "I don't GET hyped, I STAY HYPED!!"
* GameBreakingInjury: What brought him to the WWE - he originally aspired to be an [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball NFL defensive lineman]] before an injury cut his career short.
* GeniusBruiser: Graduated from the University of Maryland with a master's degree in business at the age of 23.
* GenkiGuy: As he is ''always'' hyper.
* IncomingHam: His theme song begins with one.
* LargeHam: "So get hyped!!! But Mojo Rawley won't!!! Mojo doesn't GET hyped, because he STAYS hyped!!! OOOHHH YEEEAHHH!!! "
* LightningBruiser: Moves way faster than a guy who almost weighs 300 pounds should.
* PutOnABus: Was out for a while from September 2014 to June 2015 as a result of a shoulder injury.
** HesBack: He returned as a tag partner for none other than Wrestling/ZackRyder.

!!! Peyton Royce (Cassie [=McIntosh=])
* DanceBattler: Her graceful movements give away that she was a dancer before becoming a wrestler.
* FlowerInHerHair: Flowers have recently become a part of her [[FlowerMotif motif.]]
* IdenticalStranger: Facially very similar to Eva Marie.
* {{Jobber}}: Was initially this under her real first name Cassie.
* KickChick: Depending on how much offense she gets in, it's possible for her to go through a match doing nothing but kicks.
* LandDownUnder: Where she and Billie/Jessie both grew up, attended the same high school, as well as first trained together.

!!! Wrestling/ZackRyder (Matthew Brett Cardona)

!!! Elias Samson (Logan Shulo)
* TheDrifter: It's his entire gimmick, even down to being his RedBaron.
* IAmSong: In [[ this video]], he sings about the NXT title history and ends it by singing on how he will be the next champion.
* {{Irony}}: The post-Takeover episode in Brooklyn had Bull Dempsey completing his repackaging by beating Samson in his new gimmick's infancy. Four months later, the post-Takeover episode in London had Samson completing his repackaging by decisively toppling Dempsey.
* TheStoic: Not particularly expressive unless he's either singing and playing his guitar or beating on an opponent.
* TookALevelInBadass: Was initially still a {{jobber}} in the Drifter gimmick's early stages.

!!! Dash Wilder (Daniel Wheeler)
* DeepSouth: He's from Old Fort, North Carolina, he's one-half of a hard-working, dirt and grime, smash-mouth tag team originally called the Mechanics, now the Revival, and he's got a Southern metal anthem called "Southern Proud" for a theme song; yep, he qualifies.
* FlawExploitation: His bio states he had to do this in order to survive up in the mountains of his hometown. Shown extensively during points in certain matches, such as crawling underneath across the ring to stop a hot tag from the other side during the Revival's tag team title defense against American Alpha at [=TakeOver=]: Dallas. (On that occasion it wasn't enough, as he and Dawson botched their finisher moments later and wound up losing their titles in the end, but it was still a notable stroke of brilliance on Dash's part.)
* TookALevelInBadass: Both he and Dawson went through this and both went from barely being on TV let alone winning a match to after an upset victory over Enzo and Cass, becoming a major threat in the tag team division.
** Took a further level when he and Dawson dominated the Vaudevillians to win the tag team titles.

[[folder: NXT House Show talent]]
Contains Superstars who have yet to have their official on-screen debut on NXT and primarily work house shows. If they do show up on-screen it is mainly as a {{jobber}}.
!!! Aliyah (Nhooph Al-Areebi)
!!! Chris Atkins
!!! Cezar Bononi
!!! King Constantine (Radomir Petković)
!!! Preston Cunningham Jr. (Joshua Woods)
!!! Steve Cutler (Tommy Maclin)
!!! Gabriel Ealy
!!! Uriel Ealy
!!! Dallas Harper
!!! Peter Howard
!!! Thomas Kingdon
!!! Noah Kekoa (Noah Pang- Potjes)
!!! Tucker Knight (Levi Cooper)
!!! Hugo Knox (Stuart Tomlinson)
!!! Oney Larcon (Christopher Girard)
!!! Sara Lee
!!! Dan Matha
!!! Bronson Mathews (Josh Bredhl)
!!! Liv Morgan (Gionna Daddio)
!!! Riddick Moss (Michael Rallis)
!!! Dylan Miley
!!! Ember Moon (Adrienne Reese)
!!! Jeet Rama (Satender Ved Pal)
!!! Wrestling/BobbyRoode (Robert Roode)
!!! Mandy Rose (Amanda Saccomanno)
!!! Tino Sabatelli (Sabatino Piscitelli)
!!! Gzim Selmani
!!! Nikki Storm (Nicola Glencross)
!!! Richard Swann
!!! Alexander Wolfe (Axel Tischer)
!!! ZZ Loupe (Zamariah Loupe)

[[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 ramped up in recent years due to a partnership with EVOLVE and an upcoming global cruiserweight tournament.

!!! Tessa Blanchard
* WrestlingFamily: The daughter of original Four Horseman member and WWE Hall of Famer Tully Blanchard.

!!! 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.
* 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.