Ranking NXT Graduates from WrestleMania 33 Call-Ups


In comparison, all of the other men combined still don’t measure up, and it isn’t even a close call. Nakamura is being booked like he exists in a different galaxy from the rest, which admittedly isn’t the worst thing in the world as he was the only one in the list to win the NXT Championship, so he effectively is in a different league.

Let’s be honest. No matter how good the others are, Shinsuke Nakamura is the only one on this list that anybody could realistically see wrestling in a main event match at WrestleMania, right? Rumor has it he’ll be facing AJ Styles, which may or may not be for either the WWE or United States Championship, but even if it isn’t, it will still be a rather high-profile fight on the card, while the others are likely going to be in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal or in the case of The Singh Brothers and The Revival, wrestling for their brand’s tag team championship.

Nakamura is on the path to stardom and it seems to be a very short road. Don’t be shocked if he’s cemented himself as one of the top names on SmackDown within the next two months and holding some kind of gold by the fall.

How would you rank these stars with what they’ve been given to do so far? In what ways should WWE help them advance for the future? Drop your thoughts in the comments below!

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