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NXT’s Next Breakout Stars in 2017?: Lucha Underground

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Lucha Underground is one of the rising wrestling promotions in the United States today where the company is well known for its unique characters and crazy lucha libre action.

For the past two years, NXT has an interest in Lucha Underground stars and it’s only a matter of time when they will snatch some of their talents.

This list won’t contain wrestlers that competed in NXT or the developmental territory of WWE in the past such as Cage, Ivelisse, The Mack, Jeremiah Crane, PJ Black, Catrina, Black Lotus, 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?:

Lucha Underground:

5. Marty Martinez

4. Killshot

3. Son of Havoc

2. Dario Cueto

1. Prince Puma

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


Honorable Mentions: Cortez Castro, Dante Fox, Dragon Azteca Jr., Joey Ryan, Marty Martinez, Ricky Mandel, Kobra Moon, Famous B


5. Killshot

From Tacoma, Washington, Killshot is a man that has a killer instinct who is known for his work as Shane Strickland and he is on the rise in Lucha Underground who is well known for his high-flying ability and his unique character.

With six years of wrestling experience, this swerved man that has an agenda to be at the top of Lucha Underground. With his unique look, unique character, solid charisma, and great high-flying ability, he would be a great addition to the NXT Championship picture or the NXT Tag Team division.

With NXT having some interest in Lucha Underground stars, Killshot should be high on their list as he’s young and would do well in NXT. It’s only a matter of interest if NXT wants to sign Killshot or not. Regardless, Killshot would be a dangerous man in NXT if he’s either Killshot or Shane Strickland as he’s swerve and he has that killer instinct.


4. Mariposa

From Los Angeles, California, Mariposa is a future legend in women’s wrestling who is known for her work as Cheerleader Melissa and has slowly made an impact in Lucha Underground with her unique character and great technical wrestling.

With seventeen years of wrestling experience, this future legend is here to show why she is the future of women’s wrestling, not just in Lucha Underground, but in the entire world. With her great look, solid character, good charisma, and great in-ring ability, she would be a great addition to the NXT Women’s division.

With NXT having some interest in Lucha Underground stars, Mariposa is a person NXT should be looking at because if they want women’s wrestlers that have a lot of experience and know how to work, Mariposa would be a great addition to the NXT women’s division. It’s only a matter of interest if NXT wants to sign Mariposa or not. Regardless, if Mariposa did get signed with NXT, she would be a future legend in the NXT women’s division.

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3. Son of Havoc

From Cleveland, Ohio, Son of Havoc is a death-defying man who is known for his work as Matt Cross and he is willing to take risk in order to be the best in Lucha Underground who is well known his unique character and excellent high-flying ability.

With seventeen years of wrestling experience, this M-Dogg 20 has been taking big risks with high rewards in order to be at the top of his game. With his unique look, good character, good charisma, and excellent high-flying ability, he would be great in the NXT Championship picture or the NXT Tag Team division.

With NXT having some interest in Lucha Underground stars, Son of Havoc is a person NXT should be looking at because if they’re looking for wrestlers that have a lot of experience and know how to work, Son of Havoc should be high on their list. The last time Son of Havoc had a chance with WWE was when he was in the fifth season of Tough Enough and they didn’t sign him then because he didn’t have a personality. After working hard for a few more years after that, he finally found a personality and it worked for him. I don’t know if NXT is willing to sign him due to his age, but they’re a few guys in the NXT roster who are about the same age as him. It’s only a matter of interest if NXT wants to sign Son of Havoc or not. Regardless, M-Dogg 20 would make an impact in NXT is he did get signed.


2. Dario Cueto

Better known as Luis Fernandez-Gil, Dario Cueto is a man that loves to give opportunities and loves to see violence at every point possible who is especially known in Lucha Underground with the Dario Cueto character.

With ten years of acting experience, this man will do whatever it takes to get what he wants because he is El Jefe. With his excellent character and excellent charisma, he would be an excellent authority figure for NXT.

With NXT having some interest in Lucha Underground stars, Dario Cueto would make an interesting manager or authority figure for NXT if they wanted to. However, I don’t think NXT is interested in a guy like Dario Cueto unless they’re going to use him as a manager to manage someone like how Paul Ellering is managing Authors of Pain. Even though it won’t happen, Dario Cueto in NXT would be an interesting addition as this man loves violence. Ring the bell!


1. Matanza

From Honolulu, Hawaii, Matanza is a monster who is known for his work as Jeff Cobb and he has been making waves in Lucha Underground as of late with hss unique character and impressive strength, power, and agility.

With seven years of wrestling experience, this athletic man of a monster has decimated everyone in his path to reach to the top of Lucha Underground. With his unique look, unique character, and great in-ring ability, he would be great in the NXT Championship picture.

With NXT having some interest in Lucha Underground stars, Matanza should be high on their list as he has the look that they’re looking for and he’s a very athletic man for his size. Two years ago, he had a WWE tryout, but WWE didn’t sign him at the time for whatever reason. I will be shocked that if WWE has no interest in him because he has the look that the company is looking for and if he’s booked correctly, he would be great for the company especially in NXT. Even though he’s lacking in the charisma department, he can get signed to go to Performance Center and get a personality there. It’s only a matter of interest if NXT wants to sign Matanza or not. Either way, if he does get signed, this athletic man and monster of a force will decimate everyone in NXT.


That is my top five wrestlers from Lucha Underground who I think/want to be in NXT in 2017. Which wrestlers from Lucha Underground 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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