Well it's been a couple of months of the new NXT, so which of the new blood wrestlers has impressed you? I think I've listed all the guys they've invested any time in, apart from Bronson as he's only just coming through. Oh and I haven't done the divas either, as there wasn't space on the poll. For the record though, I've been impressed with both Paige and Audrey Marie.
Here are my thoughts on the listed 10:
Big E Langston - Very impressive look, crazy strong, can move around the ring really well for a guy his size, and has really got the crowd behind him. He's got a great entrance and presence too. I think he'll go far in the 'E, a future main eventer possibly. However, he doesn't seem to have great mic skills, but they can be nurtured.
Bo Dallas - I really haven't been impressed with this guy. He seems so generic. He hasn't shown any great charisma or mic skills, and he's been decent at best in his in ring skills. For me he's just there, it's a thumbs down from me.
Bray Wyatt - This guy’s character and promo skills are absolutely fantastic. I was a fan of this guy even in his Husky Harris days, but with Wyatt I think he's really found his niche. It's a shame he got injured, but when he returns I see him really going far.
The Ascension - I've got mixed feeling about these two. They've got very good characters, presences and entrances, and they've cut a couple of fairly good promos, so that's all good. The only thing I see holding them back then is there in ring work, and so far I haven't been overly impressed. They've had tag matches with the Usos and International Airforce, both teams who are very good in the ring, and I haven't really enjoyed those matches too much. I'd still say I'm a fan of Ascension, but I'd want to see them put on a couple of good matches before getting moved up to the main roster.
Jake Carter - So far, I haven't really got behind Carter. Similar feelings about him as Bo Dallas. At the moment I don't see mini Vader going too far unless he changes things up.
Kassius Ohno - Now I may be a bit biased over the ex-Chris Hero due to me being a huge fan of his from his ROH days, but I think Kassius Ohno has been a highlight of NXT so far. He's got it all: mic skills, in ring skills, character, and charisma. I've loved his feud with Steamboat, and his main event match up with him a few weeks ago has been one of the best matches on the new NXT so far in my opinion. Big thumbs up from me.
Leo Kruger - I wasn't a fan of Kruger at first during his South African Aristotle run, but since he's changed his gimmick up to the "Big Game Hunter" I've become a fan of his. His promos have been great with his demented hunter role, really creepy, and he's been solid in the ring. I'm really a fan of his now.
Richie Steamboat - This guys a really good babyface, he's just so easy to get behind. Couple that with above average ring skills and decent promo ability, and you're onto a winner. As I've said, I'm a big fan of his fued with Ohno, and it's made me a fan of him.
Rick Victor - We haven't really seen too much from Rick Victor yet, apart from his two week mini fued with Seth Rollins he hasn't made an appearance apart from to job on the first show to Dallas. I guess it's hardly suprising then that I'm still undecided about him. From what I've seen he's good on the mic, but his match against Rollins really wasn't that good, and when you consider that all of Rollins' other matches have been pretty good to great, that isn't a good sign. I'll withhold judgement though until I see a little more.
Seth Rollins - And finally the champion. Now again, I'm probably a little bias due to his ROH days, but I think Rollins has been a fantastic champion. He isn't the best on the mic, but he's decent, and in the ring he's put on some brilliant matches against the likes of Drew McIntyre (twice), Jinder Mahal, Michael McGillicutty (twice) and Heath Slater. I really think this guy is destined to be a future multiple time world champion.
So what do you think?