With 2015 nearly over, it’s time to look ahead to what might be in store for WWE in the New Year. This time, we’re going to look at the top NXT wrestlers who are most likely to make the jump to the main WWE roster in the next year. They may not all succeed, but all of them have shown that they are far too good to be left in WWE’s developmental program for much longer, when they could be showcasing their talents on Raw and Smackdown. Will any of these have a rookie year like Kevin Owens, or will they flop at an Adam Rose-like level? Only time will tell, but unless we miss our guess, for these wrestlers, their time is now.
10. Baron Corbin
We’re not personally big fans of Corbin, especially since his appearances on Breaking Ground have made him look like a complete jerk with a massive ego (hopefully some of that is being played up for TV). However, it’s undoubtedly a fact that Corbin will be making his way to the main roster sooner rather than later. The fact that they’ve been having him wrestle longer matches lately, in lieu of the squash matches he was wrestling for most of his time in NXT, suggests they’re getting him ready for to move up and have Pay Per View-length bouts. Fortunately, he seems to have learned enough that he won’t embarrass himself, and he does have a gimmick that gets people’s attention. If there are no plans to put Corbin into the NXT Title mix (and it doesn’t seem like there are), the only other real option is to let him sink or swim on Raw.