NXT Call-Up Listed Among Top Stars Of SmackDown Brand Internally

3 weeks ago by Connel Rumsey

NXT Call-Up Listed Among Top Stars Of SmackDown Brand Internally WWE

The 2023 WWE Draft is now in the books, with the first post-draft edition of SmackDown set to take place tonight.

The draft saw numerous top names move over to the blue brand, including Edge, Bobby Lashley, AJ Styles and United States Champion Austin Theory.

There were also several NXT call-ups made in the draft, with Grayson Waller, Cameron Grimes, Pretty Deadly, Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn heading to SmackDown.

Ahead of tonight’s show, PWInsider Elite (via Wrestling Inc), we now know how WWE perceives the top stars of the brand’s male roster.

Internally, Edge is listed as the number one babyface on the brand, with the top six faces being listed in the following order:


Bobby Lashley

AJ Styles


Rey Mysterio

Santos Escobar

As for the heel side, Roman Reigns is obviously at the top, but the list features a lot of younger stars, including Grayson Waller.

The heels list is ordered as such:

Roman Reigns

Solo Sikoa

Austin Theory

Karrion Kross

LA Knight

Grayson Waller

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