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Backstage news on top NXT names being groomed for the main WWE roster



Based on the way everyone is grouped in NXT, you can get a picture of who they are looking to move up to the main roster in the near future. Shinsuke Nakamura, Andrade Cien Almas, Alexander Wolfe, TM 61, Hideo Itami, Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano, Chris Hero, Elias Samson and Tye Dillinger are all in the Terry Taylor class at the WWE Performance Center. Basically, the guys in that class are the ones they are grooming for consideration for somewhat imminent spots on the main roster.

The guys in the group below the Terry Taylor class are Tino Sabbatelli, Riddick Moss, Big Damo, Authors of Pain, Tommy End, Roderick Strong, Dan Matha, Oney Lorcan, Wesley Blake, Buddy Murphy, Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder. Those names would move up to the Terry Taylor group when the current list moves to the main roster. I would have thought that Dash and Dawson would have been considered for the main roster a long time ago. I should note that this is where everyone is slotted and things could change, as they sometimes do in WWE.

Bobby Roode, Eric Young, Samoa Joe and Austin Aries are believed to be under different deals and they are not assigned to groups at the Performance Center. As we noted earlier, Joe is believed to be headed to the main roster soon and there are big plans pitched for him for WrestleMania. You can read more about that by clicking here.

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