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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[[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)

!!! 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.

!!! Daria (Daria Berenato)

!!! 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.
* RedBaron: Adopted "The Curse of Greatness" as his moniker after splitting from Sawyer Fulton.

!!! Scott Dawson (David K. Harwood)
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* 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)
* FightingYourFriend: Fights against Johnny Gargano in the first round of the Cruiserweight Classic. Ciampa had the match all but won, but couldn't find it in himself to truly hurt Gargano, allowing the latter to steal the win with a crucifix pinning combination.
* TagTeam: With Gargano.

!!! Sunny Dhinsa

!!! 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.

!!! 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

!!! Johnny Gargano (John Anthony Nichols)
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Ended Elias Samson's undefeated streak.
* FightingYourFriend: Fights against Tommaso Ciampa in the first round of the Cruiserweight Classic. Ciampa had the match all but won, but couldn't find it in himself to truly hurt Gargano, allowing the latter to steal the win with a crucifix pinning combination.
* TagTeam: With Tommaso.

!!! Nikki Glencross (Nicola Glencross)
* BadassBoast: Declares herself to be "The Best in the Galaxy".
* ViolentGlaswegian: Born in Glasgow and proves to be extremely aggressive in taking the fight to her opponents.

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

!!! Wrestling/SamoaJoe (Nuufolau Joel Seanoa)

!!! 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=])
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* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: After having a match on Smackdown against Dana Brooke, Billie began acting more arrogant and prideful over her main roster appearance even though she lost.
* FinishingMove: Currently using a Big Boot, putting her long and strong legs to work.
* {{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.
* TookALevelInBadass: Although she lost her match on Smackdown, it gave her a confidence boost that led to her winning her first matches on NXT.

!!! Oney Lorcan (Christopher Girard)

!!! Nick Miller (Michael "Mikey" Nicholls)
* TagTeam: With Shane Thorne as [=TM-61=], a combination of their last initials and Australia's country code.

!!! Ember Moon (Adrienne Reese)
* PintSizedPowerhouse: She's one of the shortest females on the roster, but her athletisism and power are impressive.

!!! Liv Morgan (Gionna Daddio)
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* DarkSkinnedBlonde: She's pretty tan.
* GenkiGirl: She has lots of energy in her entrance.
* HiddenDepths: Although she's a tough NJ brawler type, she shows off some impressive athleticism and flexibility - using a few Matrix dodges and handsprings to set up moves.
* {{Joisey}}: She is a proud New Jerseyan who has her area code of 201 featured prominently in her Titantron video and on her clothing.
* PluckyGirl: She's got a lot of heart to fight, even if it doesn't translate into immediate victories.
* SheFu: As noted above, there's a few Matrixes, cartwheels and handsprings in there. She's a former competitive cheerleader.
* TomboyishBaseballCap: She wears one to the ring.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: She's a LadEtte who's also a beautiful blonde and former cheerleader.

!!! Buddy Murphy (Matthew Adams)
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* BashBrothers: With Blake.
* 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

!!! Wrestling/BobbyRoode (Robert Roode)

!!! Mandy Rose (Amanda Saccomanno)
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* AmazonianBeauty: She's a former bodybuilder and fitness model.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: By way of tanning.
* IdenticalStranger: She has more than a passing resemblance to Wrestling/TrishStratus, particularly during Trish's early years when she was more bulky. Both were also fitness models before becoming wrestlers.
* SpiritualSuccessor: More than a few fans have called her "a slightly better version of Eva Marie." The fact she debuts shortly after Eva was called up and Corey Graves' first reaction to her only heightens the comparison.
-->'''Corey Graves:''' I'll tell you what, at this point Mandy Rose is runner up to only one thing in my life: Eva Marie. Beyond that, that's it.\\
'''Tom Phillips:''' [[OhNoNotAgain Oh no]].

!!! Peyton Royce (Cassie [=McIntosh=])
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* 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.

!!! 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.

!!! Gzim Selmani

!!! Shane Thorne (Shane Veryzer)
* TagTeam: With Nick Miller as [=TM-61=].

!!! 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 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 WWE.com 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.
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[[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)
!!! Sara Lee
!!! Dan Matha
!!! Bronson Mathews (Josh Bredhl)
!!! Riddick Moss (Michael Rallis)
!!! Dylan Miley
!!! Jeet Rama (Satender Ved Pal)
!!! Tino Sabatelli (Sabatino Piscitelli)
!!! Richard Swann
!!! Alexander Wolfe (Axel Tischer)
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[[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 [[Wrestling/WWECruiserweightClassic 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.
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