WWE Hall of Famer Road Dogg has named the two NXT stars who he believes are the ‘total package’ in wrestling today.
The 53-year-old enjoyed two stints in WWE spanning seven years during the Attitude Era, transforming himself into one of the company’s biggest stars.
Road Dogg – also known as Jesse James – and Gunn won five Tag Team Championships as a team during that initial run. Road Dogg also won one Intercontinental Championship and one Hardcore Championship in his time with the company.
After being released from WWE in 2001, he would make his return to the company 10 years later. He then signed on as a producer, and would make sporadic appearances on televised programming.
Road Dogg then spent most of his time, up until 2016, in that WWE role, but still found time to win one more Tag Team Championship, as the New Age Outlaws.
He then switched roles to become SmackDown lead writer, before eventually taking up a position at the WWE Performance Center. He taught in-ring promos and character development. Therefore, he is undoubtedly a good judge when assessing talent.
Road Dogg names his top two WWE NXT stars
In the WWE Performance Center, prospective stars are trained up until they are in a position to be promoted to Raw, SmackDown or NXT.
All of the names mentioned above spent their early WWE careers in NXT. Today, the yellow brand is still packed full of promising talent – and Road Dogg has picked out the two names he believes can reach the very top.
Speaking to Inside The Ropes, Road Dogg explained: “There are several [stars]. Look, one is the champion right now, Bron Breakker. And it’s not because I love his family [the Steiner family].
“It’s because he’s an incredible athlete, an incredible human being. Look, nine times out of ten – and people say I’m a WWE apologist or whatever – Vince will ask you, ‘Hey, this kid’s good, huh?’ Yes, sir. ‘What kind of person is he?’. So that matters. And this kid is that, and he is the total package, literally.
“There’s another, a young lady, Nikkita Lyons. I think she’s got a ton of charisma. She can rap, dance, work a little, too.
“I think she’s getting better at her in-ring work, which is why she’s there, and that’s what she is doing. She’s very young. I think she’s got a huge upside.”
Breakker, the son of Rick Steiner and the nephew of Scott Steiner, made his WWE debut in October 2020. He is already a two-time NXT Champion, and has shown many attributes that made his family members so successful in the company.
Lyons, meanwhile, has also been impressive during her brief stint in NXT. She was entered into the Women’s Breakout Tournament last month. However, she was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to injury.
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