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NXT’s Next Breakout Stars in 2017?: Mexico

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Mexico has produced some of the best professional wrestlers in the world who are well known with their Lucha Libre style and their aerial maneuvers. For the past few years, the Mexican wrestling scene continues to rise each day as they have some of the youngest, brightest, and the best Mexican stars that could do well on a national stage.

For the past year, NXT has picked up some of the best Mexican talents or talents that have wrestled in Mexico for years such as Andrade “Cien” Almas, Gran Metalik, Sin Cara, and etc. It’s only a matter of time when WWE is planning to sign more talent from Mexico as they’re looking to increase their Mexican market.

This list won’t contain wrestlers that competed in NXT or the developmental territory of WWE in the past such as Alberto El Patron, Ricardo Rodriguez, Taya, etc. so please keep that in mind.

Here’s the list I have about one year ago for NXT’s Next Breakout Stars in 2016?:

Mexico:

10. Dragon Lee

9. Jennifer Blake

8. Los Güeros del Cielo

7. Fénix

6. Texano

5. La Máscara

4. El Hijo del Fantasma

3. Pentagón Jr.

2. Sexy Star

1. Rush

Now, it’s time to see which ten wrestlers from Mexico I think NXT will pick up or I want NXT to pick up in 2017.


Honorable Mentions: Aero Star, Australian Suicide, Daga, Garza Jr., Ángel de Oro, Bobby Z, Dragon Rojo Jr., Bárbaro Cavernario, Fuego, Magnus, Místico, Rey Cometa, Titán, Triton, Zeuxis


10. Dragón Lee

From Tala, Mexico, Dragón Lee is one of the fastest and rising stars in the Mexican wrestling scene today who is well known for his work in CMLL.

With only two years of wrestling experience, this man is already taking the Mexican wrestling scene by storm with his unique look and his great in-ring ability. Even though he lacked in the character and charisma department, he has an unique look and he’s a great in-ring wrestler. He could be a great star for NXT in singles competition.

I don’t know if NXT has interest in him or not, but I do know that Dragon Lee has interest in signing with WWE in the future so it’s only a matter of whether or not, NXT is interested in him or not. Even though he lacked character and charisma, him getting signed could benefit him as he can go to the Performance Center to get a character and charisma there. Even though I don’t think I see him signing with NXT in 2017, I expect him to sign with NXT in about two to three years down the line because the sky is the limit for the dragon.


9. Faby Apache

From Mexico City, Mexico, Faby Apache is one of the veterans of women’s wrestling in the Mexican wrestling scene for the past decade as she’s well known for her work in AAA.

With eighteen years of wrestling experience, this woman is a veteran in the Mexican women’s wrestling scene as she still has what it takes to take on the best around the world. With her good look, her solid character, solid charisma, and her great in-ring ability, she could do well in the NXT women’s division.

Even though she’s probably too old to be in NXT now as she’s in her late thirties, guys like Samoa Joe, Austin Aries, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Bobby Roode are around that age and even older than that, but yet they’re still signed to NXT. It’s only a matter of interest of whether or not NXT is interested in signing Faby Apache. Whether she gets signed by NXT or not, she’s going to be known in the Mexican women’s wrestling scene for the years to come as she’s a wild child.


8. Los Güeros del Cielo

Angelico and Jack Evans, Los Güeros del Cielo are probably one of the best tag teams in the Mexican wrestling scene today as they’re well known for their work in AAA.

With three years of experience as a tag team, these two are 3x AAA World Tag Team Champions and they’re taking the Mexican tag team scene by storm with their great chemistry, solid characters, solid charisma, and great in-ring abilities.

Even though WWE has an interest for them since last year, Los Güeros del Cielo won’t be leaving Mexico anytime soon as they signed long-term contracts with AAA and Lucha Underground. So even though it’s very unlikely to get Los Güeros del Cielo in NXT, they would have been great for the tag team division in NXT with their incredible high-flying abilities.


7. Volador Jr.

From Monclova, Mexico, Volador Jr. is a veteran in the Mexican wrestling scene for the past decade who is well known for his work in CMLL.

With nineteen years of wrestling experience, this man is willing to do whatever it takes to reach to the top even if it means risking his body. With his good look, solid character, solid charisma, and great in-ring ability, he would do well in NXT in either singles or tag team competition.

WWE has showed an interest in him earlier this year as they’re trying to sign more luchadores to the NXT roster. However, it all depends on whether or not that Volador Jr. is interested in signing with WWE as he seemed to be very comfortable in CMLL at the moment. Either way, if Volador Jr. does sign with NXT, he is going to risk every part of his body in order to be at the top.


6. La Máscara

From Mexico City, Mexico, La Máscara is one of the best heels in the Mexican wrestling scene today who is well known for his work in CMLL.

With sixteen years of wrestling experience, this man will do whatever it takes to get to the top even if he has to cheat. With his great look, excellent character, excellent charisma, and good in-ring ability, he could be a great star and character for NXT with his Los Ingobernables gimmick.

I don’t know if NXT has interest in him or not, but if they’re looking for more luchadores which NXT wants at the moment, La Máscara would be a good choice to be a part of the NXT roster. Not only that, he could reunite with Andrade “Cien” Almas in NXT and reform Los Ingobernables with him. Tranquilo!


5. Fénix

From Mexico City, Mexico, Fénix is one of the best high-flyers in the Mexican wrestling scene today who is well known for his work in AAA.

With eleven years of wrestling experience, this man has a thousand lives to be the best what he does and that is to soar like a phoenix. With his unique look, solid character, solid charisma, and his excellent high-flying ability, he would be great for NXT especially in the NXT Championship picture.

WWE has showed an interest in him earlier this year as they wanted him to be a part of the Cruiserweight Classic, but couldn’t because he was under contract with AAA and Lucha Underground. Even though we probably won’t see Fénix in NXT for a while, he would be a great signing for NXT. Animal!


4. Texano

From Mexico City, Mexico, Texano is one of the rising stars in the Mexican wrestling scene today who is well known for his work in AAA.

With seventeen years of wrestling experience, this cowboy is willing to hurt and beat up people to get to the top. With his great look, good character, good charisma, and great in-ring ability, he would be great in NXT in singles competition.

I don’t know if NXT has interest in him or not, but if they’re looking for more luchadores which NXT wants at the moment, Texano would be a good choice to be part of the NXT roster. Plus, we need to see a cowboy character in NXT again.


3. El Hijo del Fantasma

From Mexico City, Mexico, El Hijo del Fantasma is one of the best cruiserweight wrestlers in the Mexican wrestling scene today who is well known for his work in AAA.

With sixteen years of wrestling experience, this man is a hunter that is willing to hunt down anyone to get to the top. With his unique look, good character, good charisma, and excellent in-ring ability, he would be great for NXT especially in the NXT Championship picture.

Just like with Fenix, WWE has showed an interest in him earlier this year as they wanted him to be a part of the Cruiserweight Classic and even El Hijo del Fantasma has interest to be a part of the Cruiserweight Classic as well. However, he couldn’t due to his contract with AAA and Lucha Underground. Even though we probably won’t see El Hijo del Fantasma in NXT for a while, he would be a great signing for NXT as he is The Hunter!


2. Pentagón Jr.

From Mexico City, Mexico, Pentagón Jr. is one of the best wrestlers in the Mexican wrestling scene today who is well known for his work in AAA.

With eight years of wrestling experience, this man has zero fear on anyone he faces because he will take on anyone that gets in his way. With his unique look, excellent character, excellent charisma, and excellent in-ring ability, he would be great for NXT in the NXT Championship picture.

I don’t know if NXT has interest in him or not, but if they’re looking for more luchadores which NXT wants at the moment, Pentagón Jr. would be a great choice to be part of the NXT roster. Plus, his unique character will make him stand out from everyone else in NXT. Cero Miedo!


1. Rush

From Tala, Mexico, Rush is one of the best heels in the Mexican wrestling scene today who is well known for his work in CMLL.

With nine years of wrestling experience, just like La Máscara, he will do whatever it takes to get to the top even if it involves cheating. With his great look, excellent character, excellent charisma, and excellent in-ring ability, he would be perfect for NXT in the NXT Championship picture.

Just like with Volador Jr., WWE has showed an interest in him earlier this year as they’re trying to sign more luchadores to the NXT roster. However, it all depends on whether or not that Rush is interested in signing with WWE as he seemed to be very comfortable in CMLL at the moment. Either way, if Rush does sign with NXT, he should pair up with Los Ingobernables brethen in Andrade “Cien” Almas. Tranquilo!


That is my top ten wrestlers from Mexico who I think/want to be in NXT in 2017. Which wrestlers from Mexico would you like to see in NXT in 2017? Let me know in the comment section below.

Thank you for reading.

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