NXT has come a long way over the past few years. It started as a developmental brand and has since transformed into one of the hottest brands in all of professional wrestling. NXT is home to many up and coming stars, and there are quite a few names on the roster that fans would love to see get called up.
Most NXT stars train at the WWE Performance Center, and at the Performance Center Terry Taylor runs a class that is designed to groom talents who are being considered for imminent main roster spots. According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, talents who are currently in Terry Taylor’s class include Shinsuke Nakamura, Adrade “Cien” Almas, Alexander Wolfe, TM-61, Hideo Itami, Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano, Hideo Itami, Chris Hero, Elias Samson and Tye Dillinger.
The next group down consists of talents who are not being considered for imminent main roster spots, but would move into the top group once the former talents have moved up. That group reportedly includes Tino Sabbatelli, Riddick Moss, Damo, Authors of Pain, Tommy End, Roderick Strong, Dan Matha, Oney Lorcan, Wesley Blake, Buddy Murphy, Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder.
It was also noted that company officials are looking for new gimmicks for TM-61, Blake, Murphy, Steve Cutler, Aliyah, Moss, Sabbatelli and Matha.
It was noted that Bobby Roode, Samoa Joe, Eric Young and Austin Aries don’t train at the WWE Performance Center which is why they’re not part of the class.