WWE Roster
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The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is the biggest professional wrestling competition in the United States of America. The WWE roster is one of the most high-profile sports rosters in the world. It contains a list of superstars who have a mass global appeal and are followed by people from all corners of the world. WWE’s history, like its present, has been extremely illustrious and the WWE roster has witnessed a plethora of superstars who have emerged from the competition.

The wrestling organized under World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is highly followed by American people. WWE’s origins can be traced back as far as the 1950s when on January 7, 1953, the first show under the Capitol Wrestling Corporation (CWC) was produced. In 1980, Vincent K. McMahon, and his wife Linda, established Titan Sports, Inc. On May 6, 1998, Titan Sports, Inc. was renamed World Wrestling Federation, Inc. It was renamed World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc. a year later.

The Undertaker, WWE Roster
The Undertaker. Image Credits: Twitter

The most notable stars of the WWE roster have been Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker, Triple H, The Rock, Brock Lesnar, Goldberg, Big Show, Steve Austin, Mark Henry, Rey Mysterio, The Great Khali, Alberto Delrio, Daniel Bryan, Sheamus, Roman Reigns, and John Cena among many other illustrious names in the history of the competition.

A Brief About WWE Roster

WWE is the largest wrestling promotion in the world, holding over 500 events a year, with the WWE roster primarily divided up into three globally travelling brands, and is available to about 36 million viewers in more than 150 countries. Since the reintroduction of WWE’s brand extension in 2016, main roster personnel is assigned to one of three primaries “Triple Crown” brands – RawSmackDown, and NXT.

WWE Raw
WWE Raw. Image Credits: Twitter

Some wrestlers may be assigned to a speciality brand under the NXT banner – these brands include 205 Live, which is for male wrestlers 205 lbs. and under (designated by WWE as cruiserweights), and NXT UK, which is for wrestlers based in the United Kingdom. Main WWE roster personnel primarily appear on Monday Night RawFriday Night SmackDown, and NXT, while cruiserweight wrestlers appear on 205 Live and wrestlers from NXT UK appear on their own weekly show, respectively.

The WWE roster compiles at a total of 207 superstars across five different brands, i.e, WWE Raw, WWE SmackDown Live, WWE NXT, WWE NXT UK, WWE 205 Live, and three unassigned wrestlers (John Cena, KaneThe Undertaker).

WWE Roster

McMahon Family

The McMahon family is the founder, owner, and promoter of the world’s largest wrestling company, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Vince McMahon, a third-generation wrestling promoter, is the chairman and CEO of the company. He went on to transform the then World Wrestling Federation from a regional operation into a global organization. WWF (now called WWE) went public in 1999 and today its programs are broadcast in around 150 countries and more than 30 languages.

Vince McMahon
Vince McMahon. Image Credits: Twitter

McMahon Job Titles

  • Vince McMahon– Chairman of WWE; Founder, owner of Alpha Entertainment
  • Linda McMahon– Former SBA Administrator
  • Stephanie McMahon– Chief Brand Officer of WWE; WWE board member
  • Shane McMahon– Chairman and principal executive officer of Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc; Minority owner of WWE

WWE Roster (RAW)

WWE Raw, also known as Monday Night Raw or simply Raw, is an American professional wrestling television program that currently airs live on Monday evenings. WWE Raw is the longest-running weekly episodic television program.

WWE Roster (RAW Male Stars)

In the 2019 draft, WWE champion Brock Lesnar was assigned to SmackDown given how it has arguably become WWE’s A-show, and that meant universal champion Seth Rollins would be needed on Raw.  However, recent developments in Brock’s story-line with Rey Mysterio made him quit SmackDown for RAW.

Seth Rollins
Seth Rollins. Image Credits: WWE

Drew McIntyre‘s status as a first-round pick for RAW could signal a major push ahead. Perhaps Aleister Black, Cedric Alexander, Buddy Murphy or Ricochet could breakthrough after mostly treading water on the main WWE roster.

The updated list of the RAW roster is provided below:

  • Akam
  • Akira Tozawa
  • Aleister Black
  • Andrade
  • Angel Garza
  • Angelo Dawkins
  • Apollo Crews
  • Austin Theory
  • Big Show
  • Bobby Lashley
  • Brock Lesnar
  • Cedric Alexander
  • Dolph Ziggler
  • Drew McIntyre
  • Erik
  • Humberto Carrillo
  • Ivar
  • Jason Jordan
  • Jinder Mahal
  • Kevin Owens
  • Montez Ford
  • Murphy
  • R Truth
  • Randy Orton
  • Rey Mysterio
  • Rezar
  • Ricochet
  • Riddick Moss
  • Robert Rude
  • Samoa Joe
  • Seth Rollins
  • Shelton Benjamin

Other major picks for the WWE roster in the Red Brand includes the former WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens and the former 13-time World Champion Randy Orton.

WWE Roster (Raw Female Stars)

Raw is definitely the winner early on with regard to the women’s division, as Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch are members of the red brand. That frees up Bayley to pursue some fresh challengers, though.

Charlotte Flair
Charlotte Flair. Image Credits: Bleacher Report

A long-term storyline with Sasha Banks could be the perfect vehicle for the SmackDown women’s champion to leave the dark side and once again start embracing her babyface persona.

Below is the extensive list of all the women WWE Wrestlers in WWE Raw.

WWE Roster (Smackdown)

WWE SmackDown, also known as Friday Night SmackDown or simply SmackDown, is a professional wrestling television program that debuted on April 29, 1999.

WWE Roster (Smackdown Male Stars)

WWE Smackdown has Roman Reigns, arguably the biggest name on WWE’s roster. That creates something of a power vacuum on Raw, even though the show has Lynch and Rollins.

Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns. Image Credits: Forbes

SmackDown is also the new home for the ‘Monster Among Men’ Braun Strowman. Other notable members of the SmackDown roster include:

  • AJ Styles
  • Big E
  • Bo Dallas
  • Braun Strowman
  • Cesaro
  • Daniel Bryan
  • Drew Gulak
  • Elias
  • Gran Metalik
  • Jaxson Ryker
  • Jeff Hardy
  • Jey Uso
  • Jimmy Uso
  • John Morrison
  • Kalisto
  • Kane
  • King Corbin
  • Kofi Kingston
  • Lars Sullivan
  • Lince Dorado
  • Matt Riddle
  • Mojo Rawley
  • Mustafa Ali
  • Otis
  • Roman Reigns
  • Sami Zayn
  • Sheamus
  • Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Shorty G
  • Steve Cutler
  • “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt
  • The Miz
  • Tucker
  • Wesley Blake
  • Xavier Woods

WWE Smackdown (Female Stars)

WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship can be defended on WWE Raw, WWE SmackDown, and NXT, thus the champions can regularly appear on any of those brands.

Becky Lynch
Becky Lynch. Image Credits: Twitter

Also, when Becky Lynch was holding the championships of both Raw and SmackDown, she too could regularly appear on both brands. Below is the female WWE roster list for the Blue Brand:

WWE Roster (205 Live)

Below is the extensive list of all the WWE wrestlers in WWE 205 Live.

  • Ariya Daivari
  • The Brian Kendrick
  • Samir Singh
  • Sunil Singh
  • Tony Nese

WWE Roster (NXT)

WWE NXT, also simply called NXT, is a professional wrestling television program that is produced by WWE and is broadcast on the USA Network.

WWE Roster (NXT Male Stars)

Below is the extensive list of all the male WWE wrestlers in WWE NXT.

  • Adam Cole
  • Arturo Ruas
  • Boa
  • Bobby Fish
  • Brendan Vink
  • Bronson Reed
  • Cameron Grimes
  • Damian Priest
  • Danny Burch
  • Dexter Lumis
  • Dominik Dijakovic
  • Drake Maverick
  • El Hijo del Fantasma
  • Fandango
  • Finn Bálor
  • Isaiah “Swerve” Scott
  • James Drake
  • Joaquin Wilde
  • Johnny Gargano
  • Karrion Kross
  • Keith Lee
  • Killian Dain
  • Kona Reeves
  • Kushida
  • Kyle O Reilly
  • Mansoor
  • Oney Lorcan
  • Pete Dunne
  • Raul Mendoza
  • Rinku
  • Roderick Strong
  • Santos Escobar
  • Saurav
  • Shane Thorne
  • Timothy Thatcher
  • Tommaso Ciampa
  • Tyler Breeze
  • Velveteen Dream
  • Zack Gibson

WWE Roster (NXT Female Stars)

Below is the extensive list of all the female WWE wrestlers in WWE NXT.

  • Aliyah
  • Candice LeRae
  • Chelsea Green
  • Dakota Kai
  • Io Shirai
  • Jessamyn Duke
  • Kacy Catanzaro
  • Kayden Carter
  • Marina Shafir
  • Mercedes Martinez
  • Mia Yim
  • Raquel González
  • Rhea Ripley
  • Scarlett Bordeaux
  • Shotzi Blackheart
  • Tegan Nox
  • Vanessa Borne
  • Xia Li

 

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