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Who has the best gimmick in NXT right now?

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It seems that ever since Triple H took creative control over character development he has brought back the gimmicks in wrestling. This is something is even rarely seen in TNA nowadays.

Anyways, I will have to say Bray Wyatt. It is not original, but I see a new twist in the Cape Fear gimmick and this guy pulls it off better than Waylon Mercy.
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We should make a list of NXT gimmicks.

Bray Wyatt- Southern disturbed leader of a cult?
Leo Kruger- Hunter who looks for the perfect prey.
The Ascension- Sinister, vampire-like guys.
Seth Rollins- Punker/Rocker.
Kassius Ohno- Sadistic KO specialist.
Corey Graves- Underground hedonistic.

From WWE:
Johnny Curtis- Creepy.
Húnico and Camacho- Mexican gang.
The Usos- Samoan youngsters being contemporary while maintain their heritage.

Then, a list of guys that maybe have a gimmick, but I'm not sure:
Trent Barreta- Freak weirdo?
Rick Victor- He has a very good villain look, but that isn't a character for now.
Big E Lanston- Typical muscled monster.

Finally, a list of generic and pointless guys.
Richie Steamboat, Bo Dallas, Xavier Woods, Nick Rogers, Jake Carter, perhaps Dalton despite having nice tights.
 

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We should make a list of NXT gimmicks.

Bray Wyatt- Southern disturbed leader of a cult?
Leo Kruger- Hunter who looks for the perfect prey.
The Ascension- Sinister, vampire-like guys.
Seth Rollins- Punker/Rocker.
Kassius Ohno- Sadistic KO specialist.
Corey Graves- Underground hedonistic.

From WWE:
Johnny Curtis- Creepy.
Húnico and Camacho- Mexican gang.
The Usos- Samoan youngsters being contemporary while maintain their heritage.

Then, a list of guys that maybe have a gimmick, but I'm not sure:
Trent Barreta- Freak weirdo?
Rick Victor- He has a very good villain look, but that isn't a character for now.
Big E Lanston- Typical muscled monster.

Finally, a list of generic and pointless guys.
Richie Steamboat, Richie Steamboat, Xavier Woods, Nick Rogers, Jake Carter, perhaps Dalton despite having nice tights.
This is a solid list.
I might have slipped Rollins into the might have a gimmick list, because it's either not much of one, or he's terrible at it.

I still think Victor would fit into Ascension.

Most faces are Generic, Smiling Guys anyway, regardless of where they fall on the WWE ladder.
 

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This is a solid list.
I might have slipped Rollins into the might have a gimmick list, because it's either not much of one, or he's terrible at it.

I still think Victor would fit into Ascension.

Most faces are Generic, Smiling Guys anyway, regardless of where they fall on the WWE ladder.
Ups, thanks to you I noticed I put twice Richie Steamboat when my intention was putting Bo Dallas.

Yes, I agree with you talking about Rollins. Doing headband and having two-coloured hair doesn't count as a gimmick when you are a CM Punk clone, for me. But most of the people here think that's a gimmick, so...

And yes, NXT faces are terrible. Bo Dallas and Richie Steamboat fail miserably at having a personality or standing out in something.
 

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Bo and Richie are basically the same guy anyway. Richie manages to not look stupid and can sort of wrestle in the "I love arm drags" way. I have no use for Bo, so I approved of seeing Richie listed twice instead.

I'd rather be stuck watching Dalton, since he can really go in the ring AND has nice tights. He definitely doesn't have a gimmick though.
 

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Bray Wyatt easily. The rest of the gimmicks do nothing for me. The Ascension gimmick is cool and all, but like I've said before, the guys just aren't doing it for me. They look like they're going for the vampires in Blade type vibe but I don't buy it on them. Maybe if I watched NXT more and got used to them, it would work better on me. Call them up anyway, the tag division needs something different.

What I've seen of Kruger has been downright embarassing.

I'm not sure who else really has one. Kassius Ohno, really? I like to hurt people is not a gimmick.
 

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Bray Wyatt, it's not even a debate. Doesn't matter if it's the obvious choice, because he's the only choice. He's head and shoulders above everyone else in terms of character development and presence. If handled right he's going to be a big star.
 

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Bray Wyatt. Love love love his creepy promos. His gimmick seems so natural/ perfect for him. I'd say Ambrose falls in the same category but has he been around NXT? I am falling behind on the episodes.
Ambrose is the only member of the FCW roster who has not debuted on NXT or (obviously) the main roster, he's working dark matches exclusively and being kept off of any form of tv, which obviously signals the fact that WWE sees him as the crown jewel (I don't blame them, he is) and they really want to make sure that they handle him correctly and know exactly what they're doing before he shows up.
 

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Bray Wyatt easily. The rest of the gimmicks do nothing for me. The Ascension gimmick is cool and all, but like I've said before, the guys just aren't doing it for me. They look like they're going for the vampires in Blade type vibe but I don't buy it on them. Maybe if I watched NXT more and got used to them, it would work better on me. Call them up anyway, the tag division needs something different.
Watch the match that starts at 21:40, it's only a short squash but that's what really sold me on Ascension as a team. They looked like they were trying to kill CJ Parker.

 

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Bray Wyatt - His promos are great and himself and Brodie Lee seem to have great chemistry. I'm looking forward to see who else will be in the Wyatt Family.

The Ascension - The whole look is cool as shit. The tag team division needs something like this. I want to see Raquel Diaz with them and if they ever take Ricardo Rodriguez away from Del Rio, put him back with them.

Leo Kruger - Liked him in his first gimmick and like him in his second gimmick. The guy has the look, the ring skills and seems to be able to play any role convincingly. I can't wait till he debuts on TV.

Big E Langston - The 5 count is a nice touch. I like the chalk and the whole Powerlifting thing he has going on. He could be a big star but I don't feel there is a place for him on any show besides NXT with Ryback there.

I'm a big fan of Ohno aswell. He doesn't have much of a gimmick but he doesn't neccessarily need one. It would be cool if he went back to his indy look to set himself apart, but I don't see it. If he's going to reform the KOW with Cesaro, he will need to have matching attire.
 
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