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NXT’s Next Breakout Stars in 2018?: Impact Wrestling

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Impact Wrestling is one of the most well-known wrestling companies in the United States today. Despite the bad business side of the company, the talents within are extremely talented where at one point, WWE didn’t have an interest in Impact Wrestling stars until two years ago. Even though the company may have a bad reputation, you can’t deny the talent that they have and it looks like they’re going to continue with it in the near future.

For the past two years, NXT has picked up some wrestlers who are well known for their time in Impact Wrestling such as Samoa Joe, Xavier Woods, Bobby Roode, Eric Young, TJ Perkins, and etc. It’s only a matter of time when WWE is planning to sign more talent from TNA if they want to continue their tour of branding with recognizable stars.

This list won’t contain wrestlers that competed in NXT or the developmental territory of WWE in the past such as Alberto El Patron, EC3, Eli Drake, KM, Matt Sydal, etc. so please keep that in mind.

Here’s the list I have about one year ago for NXT’s Next Breakout Stars in 2017?:

Impact Wrestling:

5. Eddie Edwards

4. Jade

3. Mike Bennett

2. Moose

1. James Storm

Now, it’s time to see which five wrestlers from Impact Wrestling I think NXT will pick up or I want NXT to pick up in 2018.


Honorable Mentions: Alisha Edwards, Allie, Andrew Everett, Braxton Sutter, Caleb Konley, Chandler Park, oVe, Dezmond Xavier, Diamante, DJ Z, Fallah Bahh, Hakim Zane, Idris Abraham, Jimmy Jacobs, KC Spinelli, Kongo Kong, Mario Bokara, Petey Williams, Sienna, Sonjay Dutt


5. Eddie Edwards

From Boston, Massachusetts, Eddie Edwards is Mr. AIP that has risked his life to make it where he is today where he’s been doing that in Impact Wrestling for the past three years who is known for his great in-ring ability.

With fifteen years of wrestling experience, this anything in possible man has risked his life for professional wrestling to make it to the top of TNA for the past two years. Even though he lacks in size, he makes it up with his great in-ring ability where the crowd can get behind him.

He made an appearance with NXT four years ago when he was teaming up with Davey Richards known as American Pitbulls with his ring name being John Cahill at the time going against The Ascension. During that time, WWE did have an interest in him, but they didn’t sign him during that time because they believe that he was too small for the company at that time. However, for the past few years, WWE has changed in a sense that they started to sign talents who are small, but who are extremely talented in the ring as well as having character and charisma. Even though it’s very unlikely for Eddie Edwards to go to NXT at this moment as he seems very content with his position in Impact Wrestling at the moment, this man would do great in NXT whether it’s in singles or tag team competition as anything is possible for him. Plus, even if he does lack character and charisma, him getting signed with NXT can benefit him as he can go to the Performance Center to develop a character there. Anything is possible!


4. LAX

Santana and Ortiz, LAX are becoming one of the best tag teams in Impact Wrestling today due to their high octane style in the ring.

With five years as a tag team, these two have been TNA and GFW Tag Team Champions at the same time at one point due to their excellent chemistry, good characters, solid charisma, and great in-ring abilities.

I don’t know if NXT has an interest in them or not, but if they’re looking for more tag teams in NXT, LAX would be a nice addition to the NXT Tag Team division. Even though I don’t think that LAX has any interest in going to NXT at this time, they would be a dangerous threat in the NXT Tag Team division because they live and die, LAX!


3. Trevor Lee

From Cameron, North Carolina, Trevor Lee is becoming one of the best X Division wrestlers that the company has seen in quite some time due to his great character and his excellent technical wrestling in the ring.

With ten years of wrestling experience, this Carolina caveman is not afraid to show who he inside that ring. With his unique look, great character, good charisma, and excellent in-ring ability, he would be great in either the NXT Championship picture or the NXT Tag Team division.

With NXT planning to sign top talents around the world, Trevor Lee will be very high on that list as he is a star on the rise. Even though I don’t see Trevor Lee coming to NXT anytime soon, he would show that he would have run wild in NXT because we are Trevor!


2. Rosemary

From Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Rosemary is becoming one of the best women’s wrestlers that the company has seen in quite some time due to her excellent character and excellent charisma.

With nine years of wrestling experience, this demon assassin will be thirsty for blood to be on top of the food chain in women’s wrestling. With her great look, excellent character, excellent charisma, and her great in-ring ability, she would be a threat in the NXT Women’s division.

Earlier this year, WWE had an interest in Rosemary as they wanted to her to compete in the Mae Young Classic, but was signed to Impact Wrestling so she wasn’t able to compete in the tournament. So NXT does have an interest, but I don’t know if Rosemary has any interest in going to NXT at this time, but if she ever does go to NXT, she would be thirst for blood. Bloody Mary!


1. Moose

From Seabrook, Maryland, Moose is a nation that will take out anyone in his way who has done it recently in Impact Wrestling as of late who is well known for his athletic ability for a man his size.

With five years of wrestling experience, this former NFL player showed that he may be new to the game, but he is willing to step his game up in order to be the best. With his great look and good in-ring ability for a man his size, he would be great in the NXT Championship picture.

Last year, WWE had an interest in Moose, but didn’t sign him due to his past when he was an NFL player and got arrested due to domestic violence. However, the man has changed a lot to learn from his mistakes and he hasn’t done anything bad since then. Even though I don’t think Moose will go to NXT anytime soon, he would be a nation that will wreck everything in his path if he did get signed to NXT. Moose! Moose! Moose! Moose!


That is my top five wrestlers from Impact Wrestling who I think/want to be in NXT in 2018. Which wrestlers from Impact Wrestling would you like to see in NXT in 2018? Let me know in the comment section below.

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