As WWE fans we are fortunate to be witnessing some of the most talented superstars and divas compete in the ring today.
Some fans might still be living in the past and refusing to let go of the Attitude Era phase but that's their loss, as we have some of the best up-and-coming wrestlers in the wrestling industry. The majority of their current success and potential future success all comes down to NXT, the WWE's developmental territory.
All of our current champions progressed from the NXT ranks, including WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan, United States Champion Dean Ambrose and new Divas Champion; Paige.
Whether some of the fans believe it or not, the future of the WWE lies in NXT. This time we're taking a look at Sami Zayn, for you hardcore wrestling fans you will probably know him better as El Generico during his time on the independent circuit.
We have previously looked at Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose in more depth as the future of the WWE, go ahead and click on their names to read more about them and their future in the business.
There was a lot of hype surrounding the signing of Sami Zayn, he plied his trade in the independent scene all over the world, before WWE snapped up one of the best independent wrestlers on the planet.
The WWE made a brilliant decision not to go ahead or simply tweak his El Generico gimmick, instead they took off his mask and grounded the superstar a little bit, simply making him a likeable and relatable superstar, similar to Daniel Bryan.
Zayn isn't the biggest of superstars, but he has had success without the size, instead he has one of the greatest move-sets in the business, in fact the WWE have probably banned more than half of his manoeuvres because they are not only all fantastic to watch, but equally as dangerous. Click on the video above to watch the top 25 moves of Sami Zayn.
If you don't watch NXT a lot, I would recommend that you do. At times it genuinely competes with the standard of wrestling on Monday Night Raw, the flagship show of the WWE. That says a lot about superstars such as Sami Zayn, looking to expand his already-substantial fan base and make that inevitable push to the main roster.
NXT needs Sami Zayn right now and the main roster needs Sami Zayn. Adrian Neville may be the NXT Champion but Sami Zayn is one of the superstars the fans queue up to see, because you just don't know what you're going to get with him. He really is the total package, microphone skills, he is charismatic, he gets a brilliant reaction from the crowd simply by standing on the stage.
His wrestling-ability speaks for itself, a combination of eye-catching high-flying moves. His technical ability is perhaps far better than the majority of superstars on the main roster and he is dangerous, and the fans love to watch risk-taking moves and Zayn certainly puts his body on the line for the sake of the fans.
Don't just take my word for it, a 2-out-of-3 falls match with a certain 'Paul Heyman guy' in Cesaro proved to be one of the greatest matches in recent years, and it took place on NXT. It had so much success and demand, that the two went at it again at NXT: ArRIVAL where Cesaro went on to defeat his rival.
Manoeuvres such as the Michinoku Driver II, the Double Pumphandle Orange Crush and his infamous 'Brainbustaaaaahhhhh!!!!!'; these are merely some of the manoeuvres which make him such a special talent. Even the more simpler moves - in the wrestling world - such as a Suicide Dive DDT or a Diving Crossbody; Zayn manages to execute with perfection every time and is a treat to watch.
Most of all, he has the passion. Certain superstars might compete for the money, but the fact that Sami Zayn has travelled and competed in a staggering 30 different countries speaks for itself. Not many superstars have the dedication to complete such a feat.
He is the latest in a long list of independent talent who managed to take the WWE by storm, from CM Punk to Daniel Bryan; Sami Zayn is the next big thing.
He may not be the biggest of superstars, can he become a champion on the main roster? Of course. Many superstars have proven that you don't need to be the biggest to be successful, and Sami Zayn will be another to do just that.
Comfortable on the microphone, genuine, passionate, a great wrestler, relatable and eventually marketable; a winning formula. Keep your eye on Sami Zayn because he will bring a whole new dimension when he makes his main roster debut.
Have you seen Sami Zayn in action? Do you think he has what it takes to cut it on the main roster? Do you want us to look at more superstars in more depth? Have your say in the comments below or come discuss all things WWE with me on Twitter @RazK28.
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