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Apollo Crews - released
Big Cass - jobber/released
Enzo Amore - jobber/released
Bray Wyatt - left
Cesaro - same place or elsewhere
Braun Strowman - probably not in the company sadly, but he's like 34 & big guys don't have much mileage
Heath Slater - released
Finn Balor - retired due to injury
Karl Anderson - future endeavoured
Luke Gallows - future endeavoured (again :lol)
Kalisto - CW jobber
The Miz - either midcard purgatory or retired
R-Truth - retired
Austin Aries - CW jobber
Akira Tozawa - future endeavoured
Jack Gallagher - CW
TJ Perkins - future endeavoured
Cedric Alexander - future endeavoured
Rich Swann - see above
Brian Kendrick - retired
Baron Corbin - former WWE champ
Jinder Mahal - future endeavoured (again)
Erick Rowan - future endeavoured
Luke Harper - see above
Chad Gable - jobber
Jason Jordan - jobber
Big E - midcard comedy act
Xavier Woods - see above
Kofi Kingston - see above
Rusev - midcard purgatory sadly
Sami Zayn - fighting Kevin Owens for the 49th time for the US belt
Kevin Owens - see above
Shinsuke Nakamura - hopefully retired
Mojo Rawley - future endeavoured get this fucker outta here
Tye Dillinger - see above
Tyler Breeze - future endeavoured
Fandango - see above

Alexa Bliss - multi time women's champ
Emma - future endeavoured sadly
Bayley - goofy underdog whatever
Nia Jax - probably retired
Sasha Banks - multi time women's champ
Naomi - gone
Lana - depends on Rusev I guess?
Eva Marie - she's already going
Charlotte - probably retired as a multi time champ
Carmella - midcard
Becky Lynch - same as Bayley

Bonus question: Who, currently in NXT, do you think will make it in the main roster and will be there 5 years from now?

Mandy Rose, couple of the other younger women

Honestly don't see many of the current guys still there :shrug
 

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Apollo Crews Fired. He's nowhere near good enough for this level.
Big Cass: Probably upper mid-card after turning on Enzo. Wouldn't be surprised if he got a World Title run, if I'm honest.
Enzo Amore: Manager or host of some Network show. Not a wrestler anyway.
Bray Wyatt: Tough one as he could be anywhere from champion to out the company but I'll guess at repackaged and in the midcard.
Cesaro: Released. He's not exactly young now.
Braun Strowman: Main eventer and rightfully so.
Heath Slater: Probably out the company.
Finn Balor: Retired. He'll be 40 or close to it by that time.
Karl Anderson: Released.
Luke Gallows: Released or back to Festus when Vince finds out that was his former character.
Kalisto: Cruiserweight division or released.
The Miz: Part time midcarder and probably on the pre show panels.
R-Truth: Released and thank God. Awful.
Austin Aries: Probably retired.
Akira Tozawa: Who?
Jack Gallagher: Midcarder.
TJ Perkins: Jobber or released.
Cedric Alexander: Never heard of him. Jobber or released.
Rich Swann: Still a cruiserweight if the division still exists.
Brian Kendrick: Retired.
Baron Corbin: Main eventer and multiple time world champion.
Jinder Mahal: Fuck off.
Erick Rowan: Probably released which is a shame because he's really talented for a big man.
Luke Harper: Midcard for life.
Chad Gable: Upper midcard singles.
Jason Jordan: Upper midcard singles with some main event matches.
Big E: God knows. I honestly don't know how he escapes this goofy character. Possible upper midcard face.
Xavier Woods: lower midcard babyface for life.
Kofi Kingston: He's nothing without New Day. Lower midcard.
Rusev: He should be a main eventer and multiple time world champion but they've completely fucked him. Probably upper mid card is his ceiling.
Sami Zayn: Upper midcard with a possible world title run at best.
Kevin Owens: Upper midcard and main event heel for his entire career.
Shinsuke Nakamura: He'll be long gone within 5 years. Probably back in NJPW.
Mojo Rawley: Anywhere but WWE. Complete scrub. So in WWE probably upper midcard.
Tye Dillinger:Lower midcard or released.
Tyler Breeze: Released.
Fandango: Released.

Bonus question: Who, currently in NXT, do you think will make it in the main roster and will be there 5 years from now?
Not necessarily based on talent but probably the Chinese kid Tian Bing. They're desperate to get that Chinese market.

Apologies, but I couldn't care any less about the women so I DELETED them.
 

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Majority of those names will not be on the roster. Just look at the 2012 roster and how many of them are left and how many of todays guys werent on the roster.

There will be a sea of new girls and men. I see Reigns,Strowman,Rollins,Big Cass,Corbin,Jason Jordan being pretty big names.
 

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Apollo Crews - gone
Big Cass - main eventer
Enzo Amore - gone
Bray Wyatt - I don't wanna talk about it
Cesaro - upper midcard
Braun Strowman - new Big Show
Heath Slater - retired
Finn Balor - dead
Karl Anderson - gone
Luke Gallows - midcard
Kalisto - gone or dead
The Miz - midcard
R-Truth - retired
Austin Aries - retired
Akira Tozawa - who?
Jack Gallagher - dead (accident)
TJ Perkins - gone
Cedric Alexander - gone
Rich Swann - gone
Brian Kendrick - jobber
Baron Corbin - main eventer
Jinder Mahal - midcard
Erick Rowan - same as now
Luke Harper - same as now
Chad Gable - midcard
Jason Jordan - upper midcard
Big E - fired for some reason
Xavier Woods - commentator/manager
Kofi Kingston - retired
Rusev - midcard
Sami Zayn - gone
Kevin Owens - midcard
Shinsuke Nakamura - gone
Mojo Rawley - jobber
Tye Dillinger - gone
Tyler Breeze - gone
Fandango - gone


Alexa Bliss- GOAT/FOTD or Hollywood or my wife
Emma- Gone
Bayley- Natalya
Nia Jax- Dead
Sasha Banks- bald and unemployed
Naomi- jobber
Lana- gone
Eva Marie-Gone
Charlotte- 50 time women champ
Carmella- gone
Becky Lynch- retired
 

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Apollo Crews - fired.
Big Cass - solo and mid card.
Enzo Amore - fired or solo and mid card.
Bray Wyatt - It will still be as it is today.
Cesaro - fired or It will still be as it is today.
Braun Strowman - main eventer / WWE Champion
Heath Slater - fired
Finn Balor - main eventer / WWE Champion
Karl Anderson - fired
Luke Gallows - fired
Kalisto - fired
The Miz - It will still be as it is today.
R-Truth - fired
Austin Aries - upper mid card
Akira Tozawa - mid card or tag team division (cruiserweight division will be dead)
Jack Gallagher - mid card or tag team division
TJ Perkins - mid card or tag team division
Cedric Alexander - fired or jobber
Rich Swann - fired or tag team division
Brian Kendrick - fired
Baron Corbin - mid card
Jinder Mahal - fired
Erick Rowan - mid card / fired
Luke Harper - mid card
Chad Gable - mid card or tag team division
Jason Jordan - mid card or upper mid card
Big E - mid card
Xavier Woods - fired / jobber
Kofi Kingston - mid card
Rusev - mid card
Sami Zayn - mid card
Kevin Owens - upper mid card
Shinsuke Nakamura - comedy act / mid card
Mojo Rawley - upper mid card
Tye Dillinger - jobber or mid card
Tyler Breeze - fired
Fandango - fired

Alexa Bliss - Women's Champion
Emma - mid card
Bayley - Main Eventer
Nia Jax - Fired
Sasha Banks - main eventer / Women's Champion
Naomi - fired / mid card
Lana - fired
Eva Marie - already fired
Charlotte - Women's Champion
Carmella - jobber
Becky Lynch - Main Eventer
 

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Apollo Crews - working at Foot Locker
Big Cass - 1-2 time world champ, main eventing
Enzo Amore - getting squashed regularly
Bray Wyatt - jobbing to top guys
Cesaro - gone or making scarce appearances
Braun Strowman - mid to upper card
Heath Slater - released
Finn Balor - retired due to injury
Karl Anderson - retired
Luke Gallows - retired
Kalisto - lower card guy who barely makes it on TV
The Miz - jobbing
R-Truth - retired
Austin Aries - multiple time cruiserweight champ
Akira Tozawa - mid level CW guy
Jack Gallagher - comedy jobber
TJ Perkins - multiple time CW champ
Cedric Alexander - mid level CW
Rich Swann - mid level CW
Brian Kendrick - retired
Baron Corbin - multiple time world champ, main event heel
Jinder Mahal - released
Erick Rowan - retired
Luke Harper - retired
Chad Gable - tag team or mid card guy
Jason Jordan - tag team or upper mid card
Big E - mid card
Xavier Woods - mid card
Kofi Kingston - mid card
Rusev - mid card
Sami Zayn - mid card
Kevin Owens - upper mid card
Shinsuke Nakamura - multiple time world champ
Mojo Rawley - released
Tye Dillinger - mid card
Tyler Breeze - jobber
Fandango - jobber

Alexa Bliss - multiple time women's champ
Emma - jobber
Bayley - multiple time women's champ
Nia Jax - dead
Sasha Banks - laying face down in a gutter somewhere, hopefully
Naomi - mid level player in the women's division
Lana - Rusev's manager
Eva Marie - released
Charlotte - approaching 16 women's titles
Carmella - mid level player in the women's division
Becky Lynch - contemplating returning to her gender of birth, i.e. male
 

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Aiden English: Retired
AJ Styles: Retired
Akira Tozawa: ROH
Apollo Crews: Superstars
Ariya Daivari: Indie scene
Austin Aries: TNA
Baron Corbin: TNA
Big Cass: Singles, upper mid-card
Big E: Mid-card
Big Show: Retired
Bo Dallas: Somewhere doing some kind of Wyatt related gimmick
The Bollywood Boys: Indie scene
Braun Strohman: Main event scene
Brian Kendrick: Agent
Brock Lesnar: Still making occasional appearances/matches
Cedric Alexander: Superstars
Cesaro: Some comedy/light entertainment gimmick
Chad Gable: Superstars
Chris Jericho: WWE Hall of Fame
Curt Hawkins: Released
Curtis Axel: Released or in a PR role
Darren Young: In some other form of entertainment (maybe podcasting)
Dash Wilder: Superstars
Dean Ambrose: Main event scene
Dolph Ziggler: Mid-card
Drew Gulak: Indie scene
Enzo Amore: Lower card/out of ring role
Epico: Puerto Rico
Erik Rowan: Occasional indie appearances
Fandango: Superstars
Finn Balor: Retired/working Japan
Goldust: Retired/agent
Gran Metalik: Mexico
Heath Slater: Released
Ho Ho Lun: Retired
Jack Gallagher: UK scene
James Ellsworth: Indie scene novelty act
Jason Jordan: Upper midcard
Jeff Hardy: Let's put it this way, I'm surprised he's still with us now
Jinder Mahal: Superstars
John Cena: Making occasional appearances/matches
Kalisto: Superstars
Kane: WWE Hall of Fame
Karl Anderson: Indie scene
Kevin Owens: Mid-card
Kofi Kingston: Mid-card
Konnor: Making occasional indie appearances, semi retired
Lince Dorado: Indie scene
Luke Gallows: Indie scene
Luke Harper: Indie scene
Mark Henry: Retired
Matt Hardy: Retired/agent
Miz: PR role
Mojo Rawley: Retired
Mustafa Ali: Occasional indie appearances
Neville: Superstars
Noam Dar: UK scene
Primo: Puerto Rico
R-Truth: Retired
Randy Orton: Making occasional appearances/matches
Rhyno: Occasional indie appearance
Rich Swan: Superstars
Roman Reigns: THE man
Rusev: Mid-card
Sami Zayn: Gatekeeper putting over new talent
Samoa Joe: TNA
Scott Dawson: Superstars
Seth Rollins: Main event scene
Sheamus: Mid-card
Shinsuke Nakamura: Mid-card
Sin Cara: Mexico (may still be in WWE played by someone else)
Titus O'Neil: Retired/PR role
TJ Perkins: Indie scene
Tony Nese: Indie scene
Tye Dillinger: TNA
Tyler Breeze: Indie scene
The Uso's: Mid-card
Victor: Indie scene
Xavier Woods: Superstars
Zack Ryder: Superstars

I'll do the NXT roster as a video on my youtube channel...probably wont touch on the women of either roster because let's be honest, that all depends who they marry.
 

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OK, so I did this 5 years ago, I think we can do this again. Where do you think these wrestlers will be in 5 years?

Apollo Crews
Big Cass
Enzo Amore
Bray Wyatt
Cesaro
Braun Strowman
Heath Slater
Finn Balor
Karl Anderson
Luke Gallows
Kalisto
The Miz
R-Truth
Austin Aries
Akira Tozawa
Jack Gallagher
TJ Perkins
Cedric Alexander
Rich Swann
Brian Kendrick
Baron Corbin
Jinder Mahal
Erick Rowan
Luke Harper
Chad Gable
Jason Jordan
Big E
Xavier Woods
Kofi Kingston
Rusev
Sami Zayn
Kevin Owens
Shinsuke Nakamura
Mojo Rawley
Tye Dillinger
Tyler Breeze
Fandango

Alexa Bliss
Emma
Bayley
Nia Jax
Sasha Banks
Naomi
Lana
Eva Marie
Charlotte
Carmella
Becky Lynch

Bonus question: Who, currently in NXT, do you think will make it in the main roster and will be there 5 years from now?

I will add my predictions later. It will be interesting to look back at this 5 years from now.

By the way, to my future self, if you're reading this in 2022, what the fuck are you still doing on this forum?
Apollo Crews - Fired
Big Cass - Mid Card
Enzo Amore - Fired
Bray Wyatt - Mid Card, one more run with the title
Cesaro - Tag team champion
Braun Strowman - Main Event star
Heath Slater - Fired
Finn Balor - Main Event star
Karl Anderson - Fired
Luke Gallows - Fired
Kalisto - Fired
The Miz - Top heel
R-Truth - Fired
Austin Aries - Mid Card
Akira Tozawa - Fired
Jack Gallagher - Pre show
TJ Perkins - Pre show
Cedric Alexander - Fired
Rich Swann - Fired
Brian Kendrick - Fired
Baron Corbin - Upper Mid Card
Jinder Mahal - Mid Card
Erick Rowan - Fired
Luke Harper - Mid Card
Chad Gable - Tag champs
Jason Jordan - Tag champs
Big E - Comedy act
Xavier Woods - Comedy act
Kofi Kingston - Comedy act
Rusev - Upper Mid Card
Sami Zayn - Upper Mid Card
Kevin Owens - Main Event Star
Shinsuke Nakamura - Main Event star
Mojo Rawley - pre show
Tye Dillinger - Mid card
Tyler Breeze - fired
Fandango - fired

Alexa Bliss - Star
Emma - Fired
Bayley - Star
Nia Jax - Mid Card
Sasha Banks - Mid Card/Star
Naomi - Fired
Lana - Fired
Eva Marie - Fired
Charlotte - Star
Carmella - Mid Card
Becky Lynch - Star
 

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Most of those dudes are already 30+ and will be gone.

Shinsuke is the brightest one and Apollo Crews is only 29. He just needs the right Heel gimmick. He needs it more than Roman and Cena combined. He has so much potential he just needs to grow his hair out our something. So far he is just another Bald, black buff guy. I have seen to many of these black men. He can do all the fancy flips he wants he still looks bland.

Divas side is way too hard to calculate.

Will they keep doing the hot-potato reigns?
How many will get fedup the horsewomen+Bliss show?
NXT doesn't look bright, does it?
After Charlotte and Alexa fued then what?
 

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-Apollo Crews: Released or jobbing to everyone or simply off TV
-Big Cass: split up from Enzo and having a push as a singles competitor (maybe Enzo as a mouthpiece at some point)
-Enzo Amore: split from Big Cass, maybe a shot at the Cruiserweight title, and being the mouthpiece of Big Cass at some point in time
-Bray Wyatt: Ridiculous booking will not stop at any point, build him up in promos to lose feuds, but will get more wins than losses than those previous years. Not in the main event though, at least not consistently
-Cesaro: Still wandering in the mid-card
-Braun Strowman: 2 time WWE Champion by that point
-Heath Slater: completely forgotten about or released
-Finn Balor: Universal Champion once again, but mostly in the upper mid card
-Karl Anderson: Club still kicking ass, maybe a Bullet Club part 2 stable will be formed
-Luke Gallows: see Karl Anderson
-Kalisto: Cruiserweight champion once but mostly irrelevant
-The Miz: still in the upper midcard US Title/Intercontinental title scene
-R-Truth: Released or off TV
-Austin Aries: multiple time Cruiserweight champion, might even get a main show feud or two
-Jack Gallagher: still wondering about in the Cruiserweight division, will get the title at one point
-TJ Perkins: irrelevant
-Cedric Alexander: irrelevant
-Rich Swann: irrelevant
-Brian Kendrick: released
-Baron Corbin: upper midcard, maybe WWE Champion at one point
-Jinder Mahal: remember that Canadian dude that got a push because he’s indian? Yeah neither do I
-Erick Rowan: irrelevant
-Luke Harper: jobbing out in the midcard unfortunately
-Chad Gable: irrelevant
-Jason Jordan: irrelevant
-Big E: Still spreading the POWER OF POSITIVITY
-Xavier Woods: see Big E
-Kofi Kingston: see Xavier Woods
-Rusev: I’m gambling here but hopefully the WWE sees his worth and he will be pushed into a main eventer
-Sami Zayn: He will get an underdog story of the year moment and win the WWE title, I can just feel it
-Kevin Owens: constantly in the main event, killing and tearing shit apart
-Shinsuke Nakamura: given a mouthpiece and in the main event scene always, possible first ever Asian WWE Champion
-Mojo Rawley: irrelevant
-Tye Dilinger: irrelevant
-Tyler Breeze: irrelevant
-Fandango: irrelevant


For the women's division I don't really care but I see Charlotte having some kind of record amount of title reigns

And for the bonus question from NXT, I see Bobby Roode as the person with the most potential to get called up and still rip shit up in the main roster
 

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Apollo Crews - released
Big Cass - released
Enzo Amore - manager
Bray Wyatt - ?
Cesaro - retired
Braun Strowman - gone
Heath Slater - released
Finn Balor - released
Karl Anderson - ?
Luke Gallows - released
Kalisto - ?
The Miz - same as now
R-Truth - retired
Austin Aries - retired
Akira Tozawa - ?
Jack Gallagher - released
TJ Perkins - released
Cedric Alexander - released
Rich Swann - released
Brian Kendrick - retired
Baron Corbin - ?
Jinder Mahal - released
Erick Rowan - released
Luke Harper - ?
Chad Gable - ?
Jason Jordan - ?
Big E - ?
Xavier Woods - ?
Kofi Kingston - retired
Rusev - ?
Sami Zayn - ?
Kevin Owens - ?
Shinsuke Nakamura - gone
Mojo Rawley - gone
Tye Dillinger - ?
Tyler Breeze - released
Fandango - ?

Alexa Bliss - ?
Emma - released
Bayley - released
Nia Jax - gone
Sasha Banks - ?
Naomi - retired
Lana - no longer wrestling
Eva Marie - still gone
Charlotte - retired
Carmella - ?
Becky Lynch - retired
 

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Apollo Crews: Working the Indies

Big Cass: Upper midcard perhaps main event

Enzo Amore: Cass's manager

Bray Wyatt: I honestly don't know

Cesaro: Same position on the card he is now

Braun Strowman: Where Triple H was from '03 - '09

Finn Balor: Retired from wrestling. I think he's gonna burn bright and fast

Kalisto: Same place he is now

The Miz: Solid main eventer transitioning to color commentary

R-Truth: Retired

Austin Aries: Retired

Akira Tozawa: Who is this

Jack Gallagher: Big deal on the Indy circuit

Rich Swan: main show midcard

Brian Kendrick: Big deal on the Indy circuit

Baron Corbin: Gone

Jinder Mahal: Gone

Erick Rowan: Gone

Luke Harper: Gone

Chad Gable: Gone

Jason Jordan: Midcarder

Big E: Where Sheamus was before Cesaro

Xavier Woods: Chris Jericho '03 - '08 type of position on the card

Kofi Kingston: Semi retired, RVD type of deal. Possibly a trainer/producer

Rusev: Gone

Sami Zayn: Ziggler tier

Kevin Owens: Gone

Shinsuke Nakamura: Where Undertaker was from '05 - '09

Mojo Rawley: Biggest star in the company or close behind Reigns

Tye Dillinger: Gone

Tyler Breeze: Gone

Fandango: Gone
 

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Apollo Crews - New Japan
Big Cass - Still in WWE with a failed main event run under his belt that he is still trying to recover from
Enzo Amore - RAW Commentator
Bray Wyatt - A wild card to me...depends on the character
Cesaro - Ring of Honor
Braun Strowman - Still in WWE as the big man beating down young up and comers
Heath Slater - On the indies and doing shoot interviews
Finn Balor - Retired, NXT Trainer
Karl Anderson - Part-time on the indies and in New Japan
Luke Gallows - Same as Karl
Kalisto - AAA or CMLL
The Miz - Smackdown Commentator
R-Truth - WWE Hall of Fame
Austin Aries - Part-time indies
Akira Tozawa - Dragon Gate
Jack Gallagher - Ring of Honor
TJ Perkins - New Japan
Cedric Alexander - WWE midcard
Rich Swann - New Japan
Brian Kendrick - NXT Trainer
Baron Corbin - Retired
Jinder Mahal - Upper midcarder who is sometimes seen as a World title threat
Erick Rowan - Part-time on indies
Luke Harper - Same as Rowan...probably teams up with him as "The Family" sometimes
Chad Gable - WWE midcarder who makes others look good
Jason Jordan - Will have a World title reign already, possibly still in main event
Big E - WWE main eventer
Xavier Woods - WWE midcard with some comedy gimmick
Kofi Kingston - Retired, possibly being inducted into WWE HOF
Rusev - Another wild card, he could either be in the main event or out of wrestling
Sami Zayn - He would have had his moment of one World title reign but by this time be back in the midcard
Kevin Owens - Still hanging around the main event scene, possibly slimmer
Shinsuke Nakamura - New Japan
Mojo Rawley - WWE midcard
Tye Dillinger - Retired
Tyler Breeze - WWE midcard
Fandango - Telling all of the dirty locker room stories of WWE in the 2010s

Alexa Bliss - It's hard to predict the girls, I feel like have different avenues they can go down. I mean Alexa could still be in WWE..or be a success as a fitness model. Who knows.
Emma - Pass
Bayley - Still in WWE
Nia Jax - Still in WWE
Sasha Banks - Probably still in WWE if injuries don't do her in
Naomi - Retired
Lana - Acting
Eva Marie - Modeling
Charlotte - Trying to become a 17 time Women's Champion
Carmella - Retired
Becky Lynch - Still in WWE

Bonus question: Who, currently in NXT, do you think will make it in the main roster and will be there 5 years from now?
The Authors of Pain, Tyler Bate, Pete Dunne, No Way Jose, Billie Kay, Ember Moon, Liv Morgan, Mandy Rose, Peyton Royce
 
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