The rules are that each spot must be filled and only one person can be in each spot, so no ties can happen, nor can anyone opt out. No matter how difficult it might be, you have to pick.
NXT has proven itself as one of the best aspects of WWE nowadays and part of the reason for that revolves around the high quality superstars known as The NXT Five. With Finn Balor defeating Kevin Owens for the NXT Championship at The Beast in the East, this was fresh in my mind and I figured it would be as good of a time as ever to do this list. So, with that being said, how would we rank them on the hierarchy of importance if we were given the reigns to book the card?
5) RELEASED = Hideo Itami
Out of all of these guys, Itami has shown me the least. He's nowhere near someone that they should release, but someone had to be in this spot. His run in NXT hasn't been too impressive and part of it definitely seems to be WWE holding him back from using a wider variety of moves, so the criticism against him just kicking 24/7 is justified, but not entirely his fault.
4) JOBBER = Sami Zayn
Damn....this was a tough call. Honestly, the reasons Zayn is given the jobber is because Neville is more muscular and can do crazier things while Zayn is someone that I could see them jobbing out in a different era. He's far, far from jobber status in WWE and he's really over with the crowd, but if I were looking at this group and putting them up against the greats like The Undertaker, Triple H, Hulk Hogan and whatnot, Zayn comes across more like the jobber ala The Hurricane than the rest.
3) MIDCARD = Adrian Neville
Neville is a midcarder right now and he's great in the role. What holds him back is his mic skills, but even if he doesn't cross into the upper midcard or the main event, that's okay because he's entertaining as hell wrestling for the Intercontinental and United States Championships.
2) UPPER MIDCARD = Finn Balor
Finn Balor, in my opinion, is not more entertaining in the ring than Neville or Zayn, but he strikes me as a bigger superstar overall. The biggest factor about that is his entrance, which is marketable as hell. Balor could make that something that sticks around for a long, long time, similar to how Kane has operated for over a decade. He IS still good in the ring, too, and I think he's slightly better than Neville on the mic, so that gives him the edge.
1) MAIN EVENT = Kevin Owens
Kevin Owens is the man. He is just astoundingly good in all aspects of his performance. In just a few months, Owens has taken the company by storm and I'm on board 100%. I want to see this guy get a prominent match at WrestleMania and win the world title in 2016.