WWE has a loaded roster of young talent and these three individuals are poised for a big run in 2023.
The WWE roster is currently loaded with talent, both young and old. After looking over all of the male competitors in the company that are younger than 30 I have picked out three that I feel are set up for a major run in the future.
Bron Breakker (25)
If you needed to peg one person under 30 that is a lock to become one of the biggest stars in the WWE for many years to come, my money is on Bron Breakker. The WWE seems to love second-generation wrestlers and there aren’t many in the industry with the lineage of Bron as he is the son of the “Dog Faced Gremlin” Rick Steiner and the nephew of “Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner.
While Bron played the babyface role during his 361-day NXT title reign, losing the belt to Carmelo Hayes resulted in a much-needed heel turn for the 25-year-old Georgia native.
Since turning heel, he has shown the ability to hold the audience in the palm of his hand and genuinely shift them from loving everything he does to booing him at the top of each fan’s lungs with the snap of his fingers. His ability to play both a heel and face at a high level likely proved to the WWE decision-makers that the 6’ 0” 230lb stud is ready to hit the main roster and can handle being inserted into whatever role they have in mind.
Ilja Dragunov (29):
The ceiling for Ilja is as high as anyone on the WWE/NXT roster. If you haven’t seen his NXT TakeOver 36 match against WALTER (now known as Gunther) go watch it immediately after you finish reading this article.
Dragunov’s hard-hitting style comes across like he is legitimately kicking the crap out of his opponent during each match, and you can’t help but watch in awe. Unfortunately, Dragunov has suffered a few injuries during his time competing for NXT UK, one of which forced him to vacate the brand’s world championship. That setback could easily be used to back up how high his ceiling could be by simply reminding fans that he was never defeated for the said championship.
He might need a manager/mouthpiece when he first joins the main roster (looking at you Paul Heyman) but there is no doubt that fans that may not know much about the “Mad Russian” will certainly sit up and take notice of the first time they see him in action.
Look, I’m not happy about it either. It pains me to put him on the list, but I must give credit where credit is due.
Logan brings with him a plethora of social media followers and he has shown that he can certainly hold his own inside the squared circle. The WWE understands, and should take advantage of, the fact that people either love or hate Logan, so allowing him to play an obnoxious arrogant heel could be his ticket to becoming a huge star in the business. It is very early in his professional wrestling career but look at who he’s been in the ring with so far:
- At WrestleMania 38 he teamed with The Miz defeating the Dominik and Rey Mysterio
- SummerSlam 2022 defeated The Miz
- Crown Jewel 2022 lost to Roman Reigns
- Royal Rumble 2023
- WrestleMania 39 lost to Seth Rollins
At no point during the above-mentioned bouts did he look out of place or like he didn’t belong. He honestly looks like he has an abundance of natural ability and it is clear that he is taking this opportunity seriously. He has shown that he can stand toe-to-toe with some of the best wrestlers in the world and he’s just getting his feet wet. If he can continue to improve on his craft and fully embraces the heel persona his future within the WWE is extremely bright.