Each time the camera lights go on, one star shines brighter among the rest. This individual is victorious, constantly showing themselves and the WWE Universe they are deemed worthy of air time, our time and our hearts (or hatred for our beloved heels). Each month, this particular person will be awarded NXT Superstar of the Month and for the month of April, this title goes to…well…NXT!
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The week of Wrestlemania is always a phenomenal one, but this one especially for the roster of NXT. Some of their Wrestlemania moments occurred not even on the grand stage and the NXT Universe couldn’t care less. We were just so proud of them and so thrilled we got to be a part of their monumental milestones. Here is a recount of how NXT took over Wrestlemania (see what I did there?):
- April 1, 2016 (NXT TakeOver: Dallas):
- The American Alphas Jason Jordan and Chad Gable defeated The Revival’s Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson for the NXT Tag Team Championship.
- Asuka defeated Bayley to become NXT Womens Champion
- Shinsuke Nakamura made his official NXT debut
- April 3, 2016 (Wrestlemania):
- Baron Corbin won the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal
- Former NXT Superstars Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, Summer Rae, and Kalisto made their Wrestlemania debut
- April 4, 2016 (Monday Night Raw):
- Enzo Amore and Big Cass along with Apollo Crews made their main roster debut
- April 7, 2016 (Thursday Night Smackdown):
- The Vaudevillians made their main roster debut
So you can see why I could not just choose one NXT Superstar this month. NXT, as amazing and highly respect as it is as its own entity, is the starting point for these Superstars. They work hard and train hard daily to get to this point. To see their hard work payoff is not only gratifying but inspiring as well.