Three rising stars in the WWE NXT women’s division to watch

Roxanne Perez, WWE/NXT
Roxanne Perez, WWE/NXT /

WWE NXT has a wealth of talent in the women’s division and these three ladies stand out as potential stars of the future.

Ever since its inception in 2010, NXT has given us superstars who would go on to do big things. From the likes of Bayley, Sasha Banks, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Asuka, Bianca Belair, Naomi, and more, women from NXT have been killing it. These three are the next names you should keep an eye on for the future.

Roxanne Three Women in NXt to Keep your Eye on
Roxanne Three Women in NXt to Keep your Eye on /

Roxanne Perez

Roxanne Perez FKA Rok-C has been making waves ever since she made her debut in WWE. Prior to WWE, Roxanne was in the indie wrestling scene following her debut in 2018. She would train at Booker T’s school and promotion called Reality of Wrestling. She would win a title with the Diamonds Divison Championship there.

Roxanne would go on to Ring of Honor in 2021, competing in the ROH Women’s World Championship tournament. She would beat Miranda Alize and become the inaugural ROH Women’s World Champion.

In 2022, Roxanne will sign with WWE and she has stepped up her game considerably since then. She would face Sloane Jacobs, Jacy Jayne, Tiffany Straton, etc. She would even face Rhea Ripley, even though she would lose that match-up.

She would go on to beat Mandy Rose to become the NXT Women’s Champion. She would also hold the NXt Women’s Tag Titles with Cora Jade. In 2022, she would also be the inaugural winner of the NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament and the winner of the Women’s Iron Survivor Challenge. She would also have a match against Meiko Satomura, which she cited as a dream match.

Roxanne is most certainly a star and I see her doing amazing things in WWE. She is a woman there who has been constantly on the rise.

Lyra Valkira NXT WWE NXT NXT Halloween Havoc 2023
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Lyra Valkyria

Lyra Valkyria started wrestling in 2015. She wrestled in a few places for about 4 years before signing with WWE in 2020. She would first go on to NXT UK under the name Aoife Valkyrie defeating Amale, Isla Dawn, and Nina Samuels respectfully. She will remain undefeated in NXT UK until she lost to Meiko Saomura in 2021.

Lyra would take a small hiatus after NXT UK and return to NXT under Lyra where she will beat Ivy Nile to qualify as one of the women in a ladder match to win the NXT Women’s Championship.

Lyra has had a few chances to prove herself by having matches with the likes of Tegan Nox, Cora Jade, and Tiffany Stratton. Now, Lyra is on her way to having a match with Becky Lynch at this year’s Halloween Havoc.

Her wrestling style is a bit gritty and hard-hitting. I appreciate that stark difference in her from some of the other ladies in NXT. She is another woman in NXT to is rising through the ranks.

Bonus Picks:

Before I get to my last pick, here are some bonus picks.

Kelani Jordan

Kelani still has time to develop a bit more, but she has the basic stuff down and goes over well with the crowd. I actually think she will win the 2023 Breakout tournament.

Ariana Grace

Currently, her gimmick is like she’s a beauty pageant queen, and I love it. It is over the top and extra. I believe this can go over well if she continues to show her skills to play the part.

Blair Davenport

Originally wrestling under Bea Priestly, she has made her skill known in places such as Stardom and NJPW. She was always one of my favorites in NXT UK. She would remain undefeated until she lost to Meiko Satomura after failing to get the title. Blair would go on to have a triple-threat match with Mandy Rose and Meiko to unify the NXT UK and Women’s Championship titles, but she would lose. She is a fantastic wrestler, and I think she can do great things if she’s allowed to.

Sol Ruca

She is athletic and so good in the ring. I was devastated to see that she got injured. Her finisher was great, and she captivated the crowd. I can’t wait for when she comes back and continues on her path upward.

Tiffany StrattonThree Women in NXT to Keep an Eye on

Tiffany Stratton

Now I have said many times that I’m not on the Tiffany Stratton train like many others. She is not my cup of tea for several reasons, but I digress. While I’m not a fan of her, I can’t deny that she is someone who has done quite a few things that seemed to be putting her as the next possible Charlotte Flair. I’m not too fond of making comparisons, but I can see how the comparison can be made.

Tiffany debuted in 2021. Her current gimmick is glam, and being pretty has led to her being the NXT Women’s Champion, a reign that would last 107 days. There are moments in her matches where you can see her gymnast background come out, and it shows in her use of the triple jump moonsault that she calls the “Prettiest Moonsault Ever”.

Again, I’m not a fan, but I can admit that she is someone with a bit more polish who can truly make a name for herself in WWE even beyond NXT.

Shawn Michaels has been doing a fantastic job showcasing the ladies in NXT. I’m excited to see where these ladies will go on the roster and who can be the next potential big thing when they move over to RAW or SmackDown. I hope you enjoyed my picks for the three women in NXT to keep an eye on. Until next time.

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