EVOLVE is one of the most well known independent wrestling companies in the United States today as it’s well known for its technical wrestling and they’re a huge part of the WWN Family. It was about three years ago that EVOLVE began a relationship with NXT and they produced great results of it that benefited both companies.
For the past three years, NXT has picked up some wrestlers who are well known for their time in EVOLVE such as Apollo Crews, Kalisto, Johnny Gargano, Drew Gulak, Tony Nese, Keith Lee, Matt Riddle, and etc. It’s only a matter of time when WWE is planning to sign more talent from EVOLVE if they want to continue their relationship with EVOLVE as well as backing them when needed.
This list won’t contain wrestlers that competed in NXT or the developmental territory of WWE in the past so please keep that in mind.
Here’s the list I have about one year ago for NXT’s Next Breakout Stars in 2018?:
5. Fred Yehi
4. Tracy Williams
3. Zack Sabre Jr.
2. Keith Lee
1. Matt Riddle
Now, it’s time to see which five wrestlers from EVOLVE I think NXT will pick up or I want NXT to pick up in 2019.
Honorable Mentions: Ths Skulk, Anthony Henry, Dom Garrini, Jarek 1:20, Jason Kincaid, JD Drake, Josh Briggs, The End, Penelope Ford, Priscilla Kelly, Timothy Thatcher
5. Darby Allin
From Seattle, Washington, Darby Allin is a man that is willing to sacrifice everything in order to be at the top as he’s well known for his high-risk moves in the ring.
With only three years of wrestling experience, this man has sacrificed everything in his life to be the best that he is today. With his unique look, good character, good charisma, and great in-ring ability, this man would be a great addition in NXT due to his high-risk style of wrestling.
I don’t know if NXT is interested in Darby Allin or not, but he has competed against the likes of Velveteen Dream who appeared on EVOLVE once due to the NXT and EVOLVE relationship so they do have an interest in him. Even I don’t think he will be in NXT anytime soon, he’s a man that NXT should look for as he has a bright future ahead of him.
4. Tracy Williams
From New York City, New York, Tracy Williams is a top star in EVOLVE who is well known for his excellent technical wrestling skills in the ring.
With ten years of wrestling experience, this hot sauce of a man is only going to get better as time goes on. Even though he lacks character and charisma, he has a unique look and he’s an excellent technical wrestler that could do well in the NXT Championship picture.
He competed in a qualifying match in EVOLVE for a chance to be in the Cruiserweight Classic two years ago, but that was it and hasn’t contacted since then. Despite lacking character and charisma, him getting signed could benefit him a lot as he could go to the Performance Center and developed a character there. Whether he gets another chance or not, he would be a great addition to NXT in either the NXT Championship picture or in the tag team division.
3. Austin Theory
From McDonough, Georgia, this unproven one is looking to prove many people wrong as he is a star on the rise who is well known for his character and charisma.
With only two years of wrestling experience, this unproven one has proved many people wrong that he has a bright future ahead of him as he’s only twenty-one years old who has already accomplished a lot in his career. With his great look, excellent character, excellent charisma, and great in-ring ability, this man would be a star in NXT Championship picture.
Earlier this year, Austin Theory had a tryout with WWE and also competed in Wrestlemania 34 Axxess so WWE has a high interest in Austin Theory. Even though I don’t think Austin Theory will be signed to NXT right away as he still has a lot to prove. The man has a bright future ahead of him and he will prove people wrong as time goes on.
2. Doom Patrol
Chris Dickinson and Jaka, Doom Patrol are one of the best tag teams in EVOLVE today due to their hard-hitting style inside the ring.
With eight years as a tag team, these two have been 2x EVOLVE Tag Team Champions due to their excellent chemistry, solid characters, solid charisma, and excellent in-ring abilities.
Earlier this year, Doom Patrol competed in Wrestlemania 34 Axxess so it seems like WWE have an interest in them. It’s only a matter of time before Doom Patrol becomes a part of the NXT Tag Team division as they will destroy everyone in their path.
1. Joey Janela
From Hazlet Township, New York, Joey Janela is a bad boy that has been making his name for himself in EVOLVE recently as he is well known for his high-risk and high octane style in the ring.
With twelve years of wrestling experience, this bad boy will take his own life to be the best wrestler in the world. With his unique look, good character, good charisma, and excellent in-ring ability, he would do well in either singles competition or in a tag team in NXT.
If NXT is looking for great in-ring wrestlers, Joey Janela should be on that list as he is a bad boy that would make a great impression in the NXT Championship picture or in the tag team division.
That is my top five wrestlers from EVOLVE who I think/want to be in NXT in 2019. Which wrestlers from EVOLVE would you like to see in NXT in 2019? Let me know in the comment section below.
Thank you for reading.
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