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.
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Contains Superstars and Divas who have made their official on-screen debut on NXT.
!!! Enzo Amore (Eric Arndt)
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: To Carmella, mainly because she's obviously not interested in him at all and he refuses to take the hint. [[AbortedArc The subplot eventually got dropped.]]
* ArchEnemy: Sylvester Lefort, Blake and Murphy, Dash and Dawson…he's had a few.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: One might think that while he was wheelchair-bound, he couldn't do anyone any damage... and yet he was perfectly capable of running over Aiden English's foot.
* BigDamnHeroes: Abruptly [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcICzhl94-4 returned]] after recovering from an injury to come to Big Cass' aid against the Legionnaires.
* BoastfulRap: His current theme, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYJDjsZH-ic "SAWFT Is a Sin"]], is one of these.
* BullyingADragon: Does this to Mason Ryan. Just a reminder, Mason Ryan is 6'3 and 295 pounds.
* CatchPhrase: ''So many.'' The winner seems to be calling his opponents S-A-W-F-T, SAAAAWFT - although this particular phrase has been handed off to Cass, probably because his delivery of it is almost a meme in itself.
** "How you doin'?"
** "My name is Enzo Amore, and I am a certified G, and a bona fide stud. And you can't. Teach. That. And this right here? This is Big Cass, and he's 7 foot tall. And you can't. Teach. That. Bada boom, realest guys in the room! HOW YOU DOIN'?"
*** With Carmella accompanying them, he adds "And this right here? This is Carmella, and she's hot as hell. And you can't. Teach. That." between Cass' introduction and the "Bada boom".
* ChewToy: Enzo's role in tag matches with Big Cass is to take all of the offence from the opponents, and you can be sure that if Enzo & Cass are losing, it's Enzo taking the fall. Fans have begun joking that Enzo's finishing move is "Tag in Big Cass" because of this.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Not so much on the mic or in the ring, but his backstage promos with Cass occasionally run into this. In one promo, Cass takes over the speaking after a short intro by Enzo. For the rest of the promo, Enzo ponders over something Cass said before having an epiphany in the last 20 seconds and insistently trying to get Cass' attention to point out the fact that he understood the joke.
* EpicFail: His actual attempts to wrestle. He has no real moveset, and his offense mostly consists of "get thrown at people by Cass and then run away"... although he has improved marginally to the point where Cass no longer does ''all'' the work.
* {{Expy}}[=/=]SpiritualSuccessor: Enzo's basically a louder, hammier, more ridiculous version of Road Dogg. Introduce self in hammy manner, introduce partner in hammy manner, do so consistently enough that the audience can say your intro with you verbatim, and have the crowd finish off with your catchphrase. It's basically lifted straight out of New Age Outlaws.
* FinishingMove: [[MemeticMutation Famous in internet circles]] his finishing move on TheOtherWiki was once listed as "Tag in Cass". His ''actual'' finishing move isn't much different: a FastballSpecial done from the top rope that he and Cass call "Sky's the Limit".
* HiddenDepths: In one promo during the period when his leg was broken, he rants that a place he'd been to wasn't handicapped-accessible and thus were liable.
* HeelFaceTurn: Turned face solely because everyone in the crowd cheered him for his comical MilesGloriosus nature.
* HotbloodedSideburns: Recently started sporting huge blond muttonchops.
* InsistentTerminology: More like insistent spelling: He refers to the opposition as soft, spelled "S-A-W-F-T... SAWWWWFT!" Also counts as FunetikAksent.
* {{Joisey}}: Billed from New Jersey.
* {{Keet}}: Dear Lord, the man is ''hyper''.
* LargeHam: ...is pretty much his ''default'' setting.
* LimitedWardrobe: Limited, in that just about everything he wears ''will'' have leopard-print somewhere on it, as did his customised wheelchair. Hell, he's even shaved the design into his ''hair''.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Mean is stretching it (a lawt), but nevertheless, during the month where WWE was promoting the Susan G. Komen foundation, instead of the normal ridiculous designs shaved into the side of his head, he had the Komen ribbon on one side and their slogan (Rise) on the other.
* MeaningfulName: "Amore" is Italian for "love". Given how much he talks about being a stud...
* MilesGloriosus
--> "If me and Cass had a dime for every time we got beat up as a kid, we'd have ''ZERO DIMES!''"
* [[NoIndoorVoice NO INDOOR VOICE]]: Enzo has two volume settings: loud and ''louder.''
* PhraseCatcher: "Shut up, Enzo."
* PluckyComicRelief: Serves the role of bringing lighthearted comedy segments and hilarious promos (even comedy wrestling matches) to NXT. This role of being the humorous breather between other storylines and matches was particularly evident at ''Takeover 2''.
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: He's been pretty sexist in vignettes, though it should be noted that Big Cass immediately called him out for it and Enzo's been portrayed as an idiot every time he does something sexist.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: And you can't. Teach. That.
* PutOnABus: Due to breaking his leg, though he showed up in backstage segments.
* SmallNameBigEgo
--> "My name is Enzo Amore, and I'm a certified G, and a bona fide stud! Bada boom! Realest guy in da room!"
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: He once claimed that he's never had a girlfriend because he 'refuses to commit himself to failure', not because, by his own admission, he treats women like dirt.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Colin Cassady.
* TooDumbToLive: The training vignettes show that he's refusing to take Carmella seriously as a potential superstar, even when she keeps handing him his arse.
** He also refused to accept that Carmella is not interested in him at all, despite all his advances being rebuffed (sometimes violently).
* TruthInTelevision: Actually knew Colin Cassady from his teenage years; they first met on a basketball court in New York City.

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

!!! Asuka (Kanako Urai)
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* AssKicksYou: Uses a hip attack as part of her moveset.
* BadassLongcoat: Her entrance attire is an immensely long open kimono, which billows out behind her as she makes her way to the ring.
* BareYourMidriff: As is typical.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Asuka will ask for handshakes and show opponents respect, but if you try to take advantage of that [[https://youtu.be/pWxlQ0Bz5NI?t=16s she'll be happy to make you pay for it.]]
* ContraltoOfDanger: On the few occasions that Asuka speaks on camera, her voice is noticeably lower than the rest of the women's roster.
* CuteAndPsycho: She acts cutely outside the ring, but in the ring she becomes totally crazy and sadistic.
* DistaffCounterpart:
** To [[Wrestling/KentaKobayashi Hideo Itami]], both entering NXT as well-known Japanese wrestlers known for their stiff strikes and introduced in their debut by Wrestling/WilliamRegal under their original ring names/first names so they could personally reveal their new WWE names.
** To Wrestling/BrockLesnar, as the beastly uber-dominant athlete who represents SomethingCompletelyDifferent to the usual sports-entertainment fare of WWE and seems utterly brutal and unbeatable as a result, and who it is [[TemptingFate a horrible idea]] to [[BullyingADragon taunt or provoke]]. Her cutesy demeanor and bugeisha look is the only aspect of her that seems like it may defy this trope…except it actually enhances the ''distaff'' part.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Before joining WWE, she wrestled barefoot. This is no longer allowed after [[Wrestling/RusevAndLana Rusev]] broke his ankle, so instead, her boots are designed to give the illusion of this from a distance.
* ExtremityExtremist: She's notorious even in the harsh world of joshi wrestling for her stiff kicks and strikes.
* GenkiGirl: Gave off the impression of one during her debut segment, when she was excitedly jumping around and yelling "DREAM COME TRUE" in adorably broken English. However, her deathly smile at Emma and Dana Brooke indicates that it's an act to mess with her opponents.
* IShallTauntYou: She occasionally makes it a point to mock her opponents by mimicking parts of their entrances both during and after her matches.
* LightIsNotGood / TechnicolorToxin: Her cutesy demeanor, pink hair, and extravagant kimono and ring attire make her appear as a cross between a geisha and a gravure idol (which is fitting, as she actually did gravure in Japan), but in the ring she's just as dangerous as any BadassNormal woman you'll see in an anime. This evokes the real-life juxtaposition of these two tropes, which can best be summed up as "bright colors = toxicity in nature". Subverted, though, as she is a face and only turns the venom on those who turn it on her first, so it's a bit more like BewareTheNiceOnes or GoodIsNotNice rather than her being outright evil.
* LightningBruiser: Can move through strikes and submissions at a frightening speed.
* MeaningfulRename: She changed her name from KANA to Asuka in NXT, named for Wrestling/LionessAsuka, one of the most popular and important female wrestlers in Japanese wrestling history.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Stands at only 5'3, but easily throws her opponents around with suplexes.
* TheSilentBob: [[EloquentInMyNativeTongue For obvious reasons]], Asuka almost never speaks on camera. She prefers to communicate by means of gestures and [[SlasherSmile terrifying facial expressions]].
* SlasherSmile: [[http://gfycat.com/DefiniteTameBarracuda If Asuka is smiling in your direction]], ''it's bad news''. The smile ''alone'' produced an OhCrap reaction from Dana Brooke and Emma during her debut, and whenever her opponents strike a particular nerve with her in a match, her smiling is usually a sign of [[HeroicSecondWind a comeback]] and bad things for her opponent.
* WhiteMaskOfDoom: Her entrance has her wearing a noh mask, carried over from her Kana persona in Japan.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Or rather, bright pink.

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

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

!!! Wesley Blake (Cory Weston)
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* 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.

!!! Alexa Bliss (Alexis Kaufman)
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* AlphaBitch: Became one after turning heel and joining Blake and Murphy.
* ArchEnemy: It was previously Sasha Banks, but now seems to be Carmella.
* BadassAdorable: When she's in her fairy-like face gimmick.
* BareYourMidriff: As is the norm for women's wrestling.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She may be tiny, cute and sparkly (as a face, anyway), but she is ''not'' to be taken lightly.
** In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8y8HlK17Nw one match]] against Banks, she looked visibly angry at Banks (who'd given her a nosebleed during the match) and got very aggressive.
* BishieSparkle: Her face entrance is meant to evoke this.
* CatchPhrase: "Bliss your heart". Doubles as a StealthInsult - it's a slight variation of 'bless your heart', which can be a compliment, but people in the American South are pretty used to hearing "bless your heart" as an insult. [[http://cottageintheoaks.com/2012/06/the-many-nuances-of-bless-your-heart/ See here for a pretty good explanation.]]
* CuteBruiser: Emphasised, as Renee Young described her face incarnation as looking like a fairy. She also dressed more modestly than the typical Diva.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Was appearing on NXT for as early as a year before she debuted, she appeared at live events as the girlfriend of redneck Scott Dawson and filmed a couple of promos for it, she had a stint as a ring announcer, and she's also the girl in the often-used clip of Wrestling/TylerBreeze asking a girl if she wanted to take a picture, only to clarify that he meant ''of'' him as opposed to ''with'' him. She also appeared at ''[=WrestleMania=] 30'' as part of Wrestling/TripleH's entrance, along with Charlotte and Sasha Banks.
* ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow: Part of her EvilCostumeSwitch included applying more and darker eyeshadow and eyeliner. She's already very good at making evil faces, but the makeup accentuates it.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: As a face, her hair had blue tips. As a heel, she's got red tips.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: As a face, her ring gear was adorned with sparkles and she blew a stream of glitter to the fans.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: After turning heel, she went from the fairy outfit (which had a long-sleeved blouse and shorts) to something resembling Blake and Murphy's outfit: red with white and black highlights (including the claw marking design) and a [[EvilisSexy whole lot more exposed skin]] on both the top and the bottom (halter-top and almost a bikini).
* FaceHeelTurn: At Unstoppable, when she helped Blake and Murphy.
* {{Foil}}: To Wrestling/{{Charlotte}}, essentially. Both are gymnasts and their gimmicks invoke their blonde hair, but where Charlotte goes the AlphaBitch route, Alexa is billed as the bubbly blonde. This goes down to their physiques too - Charlotte is more tall and lean compared to Alexa, who is more athletic and bigger in build (similar to Emma).
** After turning heel she got a new foil in Blue Pants, whom The Vaudevillains recruited as their backup to Bliss' dirty tactics.
* FunWithAcronyms: The sometimes-used team name of '''B'''lake-'''A'''lexa-'''M'''urphy '''F'''actor.
* GirlySkirtTwirl: Part of her entrance as a face.
* GoodIsDumb: She had a promo just before her rematch with Wrestling/SashaBanks, where she said that she was sure to win because Sasha had lost even with the rest of the [=BFFs=] there to back her up, and the [=BFFs=] weren't around for the rematch... except that in the original match, Sasha flattened her, and the only reason Alexa won was because Charlotte and Wrestling/SummerRae started fighting at ringside and Sasha got distracted. (She lost the rematch.)
* IHaveTheHighGround: Can do a somersault off the top for the hell of it. Her FinishingMove is also a 450 splash.
* ItsPersonal: She became set on beating the crap out of Sasha Banks for all the painful losses Sasha inflicted on her in the past. She eventually did win a match by countout, but lost the title match.
* KidAppealCharacter: Her face character, in the same vein as Rey Mysterio--short, colourful and adorable.
** Subverted when she turned heel at Unstoppable, morphing into an AlphaBitch character who cheats to help Blake & Murphy win.
* LadyInRed: After turning heel, she switched to a red outfit and dyed the tips of her hair red.
* MinoredInAssKicking: And majored in bedazzling, apparently.
* PartsUnknown: She was initially billed as being from "The University of Bliss." Averted later on, as she's now billed from her real hometown of Columbus, Ohio.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Although she is very small and athletic, she is also a former body builder.
* PurpleIsPowerful: She switched from her usual blue ring gear to a new set that's purple, but otherwise identical after returning in March 2015.
* PutOnABus: After Sasha Banks accidentally injured her nose, in November 2014. TheBusCameBack in March 2015.
* SensibleHeroesSkimpyVillains: She didn't only drop her [[NiceGuy nice girl]] persona when she turned heel, she also left behind several square feet of clothing.
* SheFu / WaifFu: What do you expect from a former gymnast and cheerleader? The second was emphasized in her first match by Renee Young comparing her to Thumbelina.
* SkipOfInnocence: As a face.
* SlasherSmile: As a heel.
* TrueBlueFemininity: As a face, all her outfits had varying shades of blue on them, as did her hair.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: After she teamed up with Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy.
* UnnecessaryCombatRoll: Her somersault off the top rope doesn't really seem to serve much of a purpose - but it sure is impressive.
* WeakButSkilled: A major point of her debut match. She was essentially overpowered by Wrestling/AliciaFox, but caught her off-guard by thinking outside the box.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: While she has mostly blonde hair, the tips are dyed--blue as a face, red as a heel.

!!! 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''.
* HandicappedBadass: She's partially deaf.
* {{Jobber}}: 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.

!!! Dana Brooke (Ashley Sebera)
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* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Except more patronizing than affectionate - usually to interviewers after a promo. In some cases, she asks the main male interviewer for NXT (who is considerably taller) to [[CrowningMomentOfFunny squat down so she can reach.]]
* AlphaBitch[=/=]{{Jerkass}}: She's very pompous and rude.
* AmazonianBeauty: She's a bodybuilder as well as being a wrestler.
* BlondesAreEvil
* FearlessFool: Has no problem antagonising former champions and international superstars, despite being a newbie herself.
* GirlyBruiser: The Killer Barbie RedBaron paints her as such. She'll always have [[PinkMeansFeminine some form of pink]] on her entrance gear and will also do some SheFu in her matches too - alongside being pushed as a powerhouse.
* TheFightingNarcissist: She seems a little ''too'' obsessed with her body.
* OddFriendship: With Wrestling/{{Emma}}, of all people.
* RedBaron: The "Killa Barbie" and "The Total Diva".
* SmugSnake
* TotallyRadical: Sometimes uses 'trendy' expressions like "totes", "jelly" and "cray-cray".
* VillainTeamUp: Emma had just turned heel and was bullying Bayley around the time Dana arrived to antagonise Bayley's friend Charlotte. So they formed an alliance known as Team Disingenuous.

!!! Carmella (Leah Van Dale)
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* ArchEnemy: Alexa Bliss.
* BerserkButton: She ''really'' didn't like Enzo and Big Cass throwing around sexist comments--she retaliated by picking up a medicine ball and throwing it at Enzo's stomach.
* BigApplesauce
* BoisterousBruiser
* BorrowedCatchphrase: Has started borrowing "How you doin'?" from the Realest Guys, since she's the third member of their stable.
* ButNotTooWhite: Look at that tan!
* CatchPhrase: "Bada bing, hottest chick in the ring". (Adapted, of course, from Enzo's "Bada boom! Realest guys in the room!")
* ChekhovsGunman: First appeared in an online video with Enzo Amore and Big Cass as a friend of theirs that worked in a hair salon. She was recognized immediately from live events.
* ClarkKentOutfit: At the gym, Enzo expects her to have no clue how to work out. Off-screen, she takes her tracksuit off - and she is ''ripped''.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: By way of obvious fake tan in her case.
* DistaffCounterpart: To Enzo and Cass.
* EveryoneHasStandards: Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy tried to get her to leave the Realest Guys by buying her jewellery and generally sucking up to her. It seemed to be working until they brutally attacked the Realest Guys backstage in front of her, and then later interfered in her match, making her lose.
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry: Of the hoop earrings and golden necklace variety.
* HeelFaceTurn: Went from the heelish companion of the Realest Guys to a wholly supportive member of their trio.
** FaceHeelTurn: Teased when Blake and Murphy tried to buy her loyalty with presents. It didn't work.
* IHaveBrothers: And she claims to be tougher than all five of them.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: The leopard print tracksuit she wore to the gym.
** Averted with her sensible training gear.
** Her ring gear combines leopard print with ''lots'' of rhinestones.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Enzo and Cass criticised her for accepting presents from their rivals, Blake and Murphy. Carmella's response was to point out that Blake and Murphy were treating her better than Enzo and Cass were. Given that Enzo frequently refused to stop hitting on her even when she clearly told him she wasn't interested, she wasn't wrong.
* MulticoloredHair: Honey blonde mixed with brown.
* PhraseCatcher: "And this right here? This is Carmella, and she's hot as hell. And you can't. Teach. That."
* RedBaron: "The Princess of Staten Island".
* TheRival: An as-of-yet-unnamed girl that is simply known as [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep "Blue Pants"]] (Leva Bates, from Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}}). What ''had'' been an introductory match with what was supposed to be a {{Jobber}} ended up becoming a short series that actually saw Carmella come off worse most recently.
** Replaced by Alexa Bliss now, after Bliss' heel turn at ''Unstoppable''.
* TokenEvilTeammate: To Enzo and Cass. They're friendly and endearing to fans and other faces even in their arrogance, while she's dismissive towards everyone except maybe Cass, gets jeered for it on NXT, and has played the heel role in recent matches against other ladies. With Enzo and Cass beginning to be pushed as serious contenders, she's now begun to change her tune, becoming more fan friendly and showing support for both of them.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: With Enzo and Big Cass.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Enzo and Cass called in a favor from her at her salon during their rivalry with the Legionnaires. The resulting fallout from her involvement ended with her in an NXT ring, the Legionnaires breaking up, and Marcus Louis losing both his hair ''and'' his mind.
* WrestlingDoesntPay: Inverted--she's a hairdresser turned wrestler.
* YouGoGirl: To a small extent. Enzo frequently underestimates her in training, only for her to get the better of him.

!!! Colin "Big Cass" Cassady (Bill Morrissey)
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* BlatantLies: He and Enzo made a number of videos about them training Carmella and getting her a tryout, all of which ended with Enzo looking like an idiot. Cass always promised to not post them online (and always did). It took Enzo a while to catch on, but he got there in the end.
* TheBrute [=/=] TheBigGuy
* CatchPhrase: "How you doin'?" and "SAWFT."
** "I'm gonna..." *shakes like he can't get the word out* "SPELL IT OUT FOR YA!"
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: For Enzo.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DuckSeasonRabbitSeason: Pulls one off on Aiden English, though how intentional it was is debatable.
* TheGiant: 7 foot tall, and you "can't teach that." Although, in a subversion of the usual trope, he's far and away the better wrestler of his pairing with Enzo, for what that's worth.
* HiddenDepths: He once got into a sing off with Aiden English...and actually sang really well.
* LargeHam: Not as much as Enzo, but he's still pretty hammy.
* NonIdleRich
* NoSell: Not so much in singles matches, but when he's teaming with Enzo, Cass will pull this.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Sure, he looks like the more sensible one, but he's more than happy to participate in Enzo's weirdness.
* OnlySaneMan: He is this to Enzo.
* PhraseCatcher: "And this right here? This is Big Cass. And he's 7 foot tall, and you can't. Teach. That."
* ShoutOut: During ''NXT Takeover 2'', Big Cass called for the bucket in the same way Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys would call for the table.
* TheStraightMan: Serves as this to Enzo Amore. The fact that someone as hammy as him qualifies shows just how over-the-top Enzo is.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Enzo Amore.
** TwoGuysAndAGirl: With Enzo and Carmella.

!!! Baron Corbin (Tom Pestock)
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* AnimalMotifs: Wolves.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: ''Baron Corbin''.
* BadassBiker
* TheBrute
* TheBusCameBack: Having previously been a jobber, he officially debuted at ''Takeover 2'' to squash [[TheScrappy CJ Parker]], which instantly got most of the audience on his side.
* CatchPhrase: On Twitter, and in his promo, it's "You can't fight fate" and "All hail".
* FaceHeelTurn: Although his actual turn is hard to pin down, he gradually became one as the crowd [[XPacHeat started to turn on him]] and the NXT writers just rolled with it.
* FinishingMove: A Lifting Reverse STO he calls the End of Days.
* TheGiant: He's 6'8.
* LondonEnglandSyndrome: He's billed from Kansas City, but we haven't been told ''which'' Kansas City. For all we know he could be from the Kansas City ''border''.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: It's been hinted that he's not actually human (having called himself a 'different breed' and alluded to 'my kind' in a promo), but there's no concrete evidence either way. Given the wolf motif, some fans think that he may be a werewolf.
* MeaningfulName: 'Corbin' means 'raven-haired'.
* MightyGlacier: When he's not having a squash match, he moves slowly, but he hits his opponents ''hard''.
* MysteriousPast: According to the commentators, nobody knows anything about him, and even Regal couldn't— or wouldn't— say. Subverted once Pestock's real life football past was incorporated into his character upon his heel turn.
* PhraseCatcher: He's one of the latest recipients of the 'X is gonna kill you' chant.
* PsychoticSmirk: After he wins.
* TheQuietOne: He doesn't talk a lot—he walks in, does his match, and usually leaves straight afterwards without so much as saying a single word. This changed when Bull Dempsey started to annoy him.
** Since joining the commentary team, Corey Graves has claimed that they hang around the same circles, and while Corbin doesn't say much, when he does speak, people pay attention.
* TheRival: Bull Dempsey, though Corbin seems to view Dempsey as less of a rival and more of a persistent annoyance.
** With Bull demoted to Jobber status, Wrestling/{{Rhyno}} seems to have taken his place as Corbin's rival.
** Corbin and Rhyno formed an uneasy alliance for the Dusty Rhodes tag team tournament and actually did well, making it all the way to the final round. However, their rivalry might be brewing again when Corbin eliminated Rhyno during a battle royal for the No. 1 contender spot.
** He then interrupted a title match between Apollo Crews and Finn Balor, which has led to a feud between him and Apollo.
* SquashMatch: In between his return at ''Takeover 2'' and the arrival of Samoa Joe, he was pretty much winning every match in usually under a minute. By October 30, 2014, the audience were counting how long the matches went for.
* TwoFirstNames: Possibly--Corbin can be both a first name and a last name, and it's not clear which it is in this case.

!!! Apollo Crews (Sesugh Uhaa)
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* {{Adorkable}}: He doesn't seem to do it much anymore, but during debut on NXT Takeover Brooklyn, [[http://mithen-gifs-wrestling.tumblr.com/post/127405011161/rips-heart-from-chest-i-believe-this-belongs-to he was just precious]]. Wrestling on a major WWE stage in front of seemingly untold thousands will have that effect on a positive young man.
* CelebrityResemblance: Uhaa's been mistaken a few times for Terry Crews, hence the ring name.
* LightningBruiser: He's 6 foot 1, weighs 240 pounds, has a noticeably thick upper body that makes him look more like 260, but he moves ''scarily'' fast for someone his size. Best shown with his FinishingMove—he uses a gorilla press drop to show his strength followed by a combination of moonsaults and shooting star presses to show his agility. Keep in mind, this is a ''standing'' moonsault.
* ShoutOut: The name is a shoutout to [[Film/{{Rocky}} Apollo Creed]] and Terry Crews, the latter of whom Uhaa very closely resembles.
* SpiritedCompetitor: His main character trait outside his remarkable athleticism is he's a good guy driven to be a champion.

!!! Angelo Dawkins (Gary Gordon)
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* 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 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.

!!! Scott Dawson (David K. Harwood)
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* 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 is 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 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.

!!! Tye Dillinger (Ronnie Arneil)
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* ArcNumber: ...C'mon. Guess.
* CanadaEh: From Ontario.
* CatchPhrase: "TEN!!"
* SmallNameBigEgo: According to his WWE.com 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.

!!! Wrestling/{{Emma}} (Tenille Dashwood)

!!! Aiden English (Matt Rehwoldt)
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* ArchEnemy: The Lucha Dragons.
* AwesomeAnachronisticApparel: With his moustache and his plain brown tights with built-in muscle belt, he looks like an old-fashioned vaudeville strongman. In June 2014, humorously and appropriately enough, he ended up tag-teaming with Simon Gotch, a vaudeville strongman wrestler, and their promos and entrance are done in the style of old black and white films. To top it all off, their tag team is called the Vaudevillains.
* BadassMustache
* BerserkButton: He did ''not'' take losing the sing-off to Cassady well.
* EvilLaugh
* HeroicSacrifice: In the Vaudevillains/Lucha Dragons match at Takeover 3, English pushed Gotch out of the way when the Lucha Dragons did a double suicide dive. It looked like a SenselessSacrifice at first because Gotch got pinned within minutes, but it turned out to be a case of DangerouslyGenreSavvy because Gotch wasn't the legal man, a fact that the Vaudevillains successfully used to get a rematch.
* PutOnABus: The Vaudevillains disappeared from the tag team scene for several months, and then returned after Unstoppable.
* RedBaron: "The Artiste" and "The Drama King".
* SoreLoser: Boy howdy.
* WrestlingDoesntPay: He's a stage actor/singer turned wrestler.

!!! Sawyer Fulton (Jacob Southwick)
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* 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)
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* AmbiguouslyGay: His pursuit of Jason Jordan as a tag team partner, and his insistence on Jordan saying his catchphrase carries more than a few undertones.
** StalkerWithACrush: Some have seen his aforementioned pursuit of Jordan as this.
* CaptainErsatz: American Alpha (his team with Jason Jordan) appears to be a two-man love letter to Wrestling/KurtAngle, with Gable representing the younger Angle from the Attitude Era—the dorky arrogant guy who's also somehow endearing or funny and yet still dangerous because he can out-grapple anyone at will.
* CatchPhrase: "Ready, willing, and [[{{Pun}} Gable]]".
* {{Composite|Character}} {{Expy}}: Of Wrestling/KurtAngle. He's a short, highly skilled amateur wrestler (and Olympic competitor) who wrestles in a singlet, and backstage is arrogant but with an air of goofiness about him. As the white teammate of black Angle/Shelton Benjamin-expy Jason Jordan, he can also be considered one of Charlie Haas for many of the same reasons—which is only fitting as [[Wrestling/TheWorldsGreatestTagTeam Haas and Benjamin]] were first put together under Angle's tutelage. The latter's similarity was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in one promo where Jason Jordan almost called the two of them "The World's Greatest Tag Team" before Gable cut him off and asked him to stop, presumably out of respect for the original team.
** It's quite possible that the NXT Audience picked up on this as some recent matches has seen the crowd chanting "GABLE!" in the same rhythm as Kurt Angle's WWE Entrance theme.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Stands at only 5'7, but grapples and tosses around foes with ease.

!!! Simon Gotch (John Smith)
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* AntiquatedLinguistics: Just look at his Twitter.
* ArchEnemy: The Lucha Dragons. Later on, BAMF.
* BadassMustache: And don't you forget it.
* BornInTheWrongCentury
* CatchPhrase: "Quite manly", to the point that one has to wonder if he's a bit insecure.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Oh, boy.
* InformedAbility: He calls himself a strongman, although he's actually on the smaller-to-average side as far as wrestler size goes.
* NonIndicativeName: His tag team is called the Vaude''villains'', but so far they haven't really done anything heelish (excepting English kicking the shit out of Big Cass because he's a sore loser). Gotch by himself seems to be just an eccentric guy who isn't one for taking things too seriously. Of course, at some indeterminate point in the middle of 2015, they turned face, turning this into something of an ArtifactTitle.
* [[RatedMForManly Rated QM For Quite Manly]]
* WrestlingDoesntPay: He's a wrestling strongman.

!!! Corey Graves (Matt Polinsky)
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* 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: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB20pl7HLss 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)
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* 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.
* 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)
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* AlliterativeName
* CaptainErsatz: American Alpha (his team with Chad Gable) appears to be a two-man love letter to Wrestling/KurtAngle, with Jordan representing the matured Angle of the Ruthless Aggression Era—the intense badass wrestling machine who's come to own just how good he is and is capable of going on nigh-unstoppable tears.
* {{Composite|Character}} {{Expy}}: As a black athletic prototypical wrestler, he hearkens back to Shelton Benjamin, but his moveset and intensity is more reminiscent of prime Wrestling/KurtAngle. He also has the legitimate amateur wrestling background to match both men as well. Which makes it all the more fitting he's finally picked up momentum via a tag team with a composite expy of Angle and Benjamin's Wrestling/TheWorldsGreatestTagTeam partner Charlie Haas.
* RealityEnsues: After Tye Dillinger refused to tag him in not once, but three times during a match, Jordan got pissed off [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere and left Dillinger to get hammered]] by the Lucha Dragons.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Having ditched former tag partner Tye Dillinger, he began a story line where he teamed with various WWE Superstars in an attempt to find a better tag partner. He eventually found one in Chad Gable.
* TookALevelInBadass: After starting his team with Chad Gable, they've started winning and dominating opponents, with Jordan breaking out more of his amateur wrestling background.

!!! Billie Kay (Jessica [=McKay=])
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* {{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)
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* 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)
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* 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.

!!! Wrestling/{{Rhyno}} (Terry Gerin)

!!! Peyton Royce (Cassie [=McIntosh=])
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* DanceBattler: Her graceful movements give away that she was a dancer before becoming a wrestler.
* {{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)
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* TheDrifter: It's his entire gimmick, even down to being his RedBaron.
* IAmSong: In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6ZdbJhhpqg 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)
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* DeepSouth: He's from Old Fort, North Carolina, he's one-half of a hard-working, dirt and grime, smash-mouth tag team called the Mechanics, and he's got a Southern metal anthem called "Southern Proud" for a theme song; yep, he qualifies.
* FlawExploitation: His WWE.com bio states he had to do this in order to survive up in the mountains of his hometown.
* 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.

!!! Wrestling/SamiZayn (Rami Sebei)
[[/folder]]

[[folder: NXT House Show talent]]
Contains, Superstars and Divas 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)
!!! Preston Cunningham Jr. (Joshua Woods)
!!! Steve Cutler (Tommy Maclin)
!!! Gionna Daddio
!!! Manny Garcea (Levis Valenzuela Jr.)
!!! Christopher Girard (Biff Busick)
!!! Peter Howard
!!! Thomas Kingdon
!!! Noah Kekoa (Noah Pang- Potjes)
!!! Tucker Knight (Levi Cooper)
!!! Hugo Knox (Stuart Tomlinson)
!!! Riddick Moss (Michael Rallis)
!!! Dylan Miley
!!! Adrien Reese (Adrienne Reese)
!!! Tino Sabatelli (Sabatino Piscitelli)
!!! Richard Swann
!!! Alexander Wolfe (Axel Tischer)
[[/folder]]