5 NXT Superstars the Debuted on the Main Roster as Champions

NXT has evolved so much from the ‘Game Show’ days

We have seen several NXT Champions over the past decade

Let’s take a look at 5 times NXT Champions debuted on the Main Roster

Kevin Owens

Kevin Owens was the first NXT Superstar to arrive on the main roster holding the NXT Title

He come out, confronted Cena and laid him flat in the middle of the ring

Adam Cole

2019’s Survivor Series was the first and only Survivor Series PPV that involved NXT as well

Building to that, the NXT Champion at that time, Adam Cole made his main roster debut facing Daniel Bryan for the NXT Title.

Adam Cole defeated Bryan and went on to face Seth Rollins at Raw and that ended in a DQ

Tommaso Ciampa

In 2020, on a random episode of Raw, NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa made his main roster debut along with Johnny Gargano.

DIY reunited for one night only and faced their long-time rivals ‘The Revival. DIY emerged victorious

Karrion Kross

Kross made his way to the main roster and faced Jeff Hardy in his debut match

Kross turned out to be the only NXT Superstar that lost his debut match on the main roster

Bron Breakker

Last night on Raw, NXT Champion, Bron Breakker teamed with Tommaso Ciampa to take on the Dirty Dogs

Breakker’s team won the match after an impressive tag team battle

Breakker is also the NXT Star to make it to the main roster the fastest


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