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WWE Roster 2021 Superstars List for Raw, SmackDown, NXT & More

Posted by Anthony Mango Friday, January 1, 2021

Which WWE Superstars were on the roster in 2021? Check out this definitive list of every wrestler who was on the Raw, SmackDown, NXT, NXT UK or 205 Live roster as well as those who were free agents and WWE Performance Center recruits as well as those who were managers, valets or authority figures rather than wrestlers.

Superstars in gold with an asterisk * indicates this superstar was bumped up to the "main roster" of Raw and SmackDown at some point this year.

Italics indicate when a superstar was a newcomer to WWE this year

This list will be updated to reflect any changes, meaning if someone is traded to a different roster, the year will end with wherever they were last seen.

MONDAY NIGHT RAW ROSTER 2021:

RAW MEN'S DIVISION:

  • AJ Styles
  • Akira Tozawa
  • Angelo Dawkins
  • Apollo Crews
  • Austin Theory *
  • Big E
  • Bobby Lashley
  • Cedric Alexander
  • Chad Gable
  • Commander Azeez (formerly Dabba-Kato / Babatunde) *
  • Damian Priest *
  • Dolph Ziggler
  • Dominik Mysterio
  • Edge
  • Finn Balor
  • Gable Steveson
  • Kevin Owens
  • Matt Riddle
  • The Miz
  • Montez Ford
  • MVP
  • Omos
  • Otis Dozovic
  • Randy Orton
  • Reggie (formerly Reginald Thomas)
  • Rey Mysterio
  • R-Truth
  • Robert Roode
  • Seth Rollins
  • Shelton Benjamin
  • T-Bar
  • Veer Mahaan (formerly Rinku Singh) *

RAW WOMEN'S DIVISION:

  • Alexa Bliss
  • Becky Lynch
  • Bianca Belair
  • Carmella 
  • Dana Brooke
  • Doudrop (formerly Piper Niven) *
  • Liv Morgan
  • Nikki A.S.H. (formerly Nikki Cross)
  • Rhea Ripley
  • Tamina Snuka
  • Zelina Vega

FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN ROSTER 2021:

SMACKDOWN MEN'S DIVISION:

  • Angel Garza
  • Baron Corbin
  • Cesaro
  • Drew Gulak
  • Drew McIntyre
  • Erik
  • Humberto Carrillo
  • Ivar
  • Jey Uso
  • Jimmy Uso
  • Jinder Mahal
  • Kofi Kingston
  • Mace
  • Madcap Moss (formerly Riddick Moss)
  • Mansoor
  • Mustafa Ali
  • Rick Boogs * (formerly Rik Bugez, Eric Bugenhagen)
  • Ricochet
  • Ridge Holland *
  • Roman Reigns
  • Sami Zayn
  • Shanky (formerly Dilsher Shanky / Gurvinder Singh) *
  • Sheamus
  • Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Xavier Woods

SMACKDOWN WOMEN'S DIVISION:

  • Aliyah *
  • Charlotte Flair
  • Naomi
  • Natalya
  • Sasha Banks
  • Shayna Baszler
  • Shotzi Blackheart *
  • Xia Li * 

FAMILY OF NXT ROSTERS 2021:

There is considerable crossover between NXT, NXT UK, 205 Live and the Performance Center recruits. All wrestlers under 205 lbs can participate on 205 Live, but only some are labeled as part of that roster, oddly. NXT and NXT UK have a mostly shared roster, despite being separate, and the Performance Center feeds all three shows to varying degrees. For the sake of some organization, these are broken down as best they can be, rather than all being lumped together in the same NXT umbrella category, despite being in the same family.

NXT USA

NXT MEN'S DIVISION:

  • Andre Chase (fka Chance Barrow, Harlem Bravado)
  • Boa
  • Bodhi Hayward (aka Brady Booker)
  • Brooks Jensen (aka Ben Buchanan)
  • Bron Breakker (aka Bronson Rechsteiner) 
  • Brutus Creed
  • Cameron Grimes
  • Carmelo Hayes (aka, Christian Brigham, fka Christian Casanova)
  • Danny Burch
  • Dante Chen (aka Sean Tan)
  • Dexter Lumis
  • Draco Anthony (aka Chase Crews, fka Blake Cortez)
  • Duke Hudson (fka Brendan Vink, Tony Modra)
  • Edris Enofe (Inyene Umoh)
  • Fabian Aichner
  • Grayson Waller (fka Matt Farrelly)
  • Guru Raaj (aka Laxmi Kant Rajpoot)
  • Hachiman
  • Harland (aka Parker Boudreaux)
  • Ikemen Jiro (fka Jiro Kuroshio, aka Sojiru "Ikemen" Higuchi)
  • James Drake
  • Joaquin Wilde
  • Joe Gacy (aka Joseph Ruby)
  • Josh Briggs (aka Joshua Bruns)
  • Julius Creed
  • Kushida
  • LA Knight
  • Marcel Barthel
  • Malik Blade (aka Josh Dawkins)
  • Nash Carter
  • Odyssey Jones (aka Omari Palmer)
  • Pete Dunne
  • Raul Mendoza
  • Roderick Strong
  • Ru Feng (aka Feicheng Wang)
  • Samoa Joe
  • Santos Escobar
  • Saurav Gurjar
  • Solo Sikoa (formerly Sefa Fatu, aka Joseph Fatu)
  • Timothy Thatcher
  • Tommaso Ciampa
  • Tony D'Angelo (fka Joe Ariola)
  • Trick Williams (aka Matrick Belton)
  • Wes Lee
  • Von Wagner (fka Cal Bloom)
  • Xyon Quinn (aka Daniel Vidot)
  • Zack Gibson

NXT WOMEN'S DIVISION:

  • Amari Miller (aka Camron Clay, Camron Branae)
  • Candice LeRae
  • Cora Jade (fka Elayna Black)
  • Dakota Kai
  • Elektra Lopez (fka Karissa Rivera)
  • Erica Yan (aka Jie Yin)
  • Fallon Henley (aka Tesha Price)
  • Gigi Dolin (fka Priscilla Kelly)
  • Indi Hartwell
  • Io Shirai
  • Ivy Nile (aka Emily Andzulis)
  • Jacy Jayne (fka Avery Taylor, Taylor Grado)
  • Kacy Catanzaro
  • Kayden Carter
  • Kay Lee Ray
  • Lash Legend (fka Anriel Howard) 
  • Mandy Rose
  • Persia Pirotta (aka Stephanie De Landre)
  • Raquel Gonz├ílez
  • Sarray
  • Tiffany Stratton (aka Jessica Woynilko)
  • Valentina Feroz (formerly Rita Reis)
  • Wendy Choo / Mei Ying
  • Yulisa Leon (aka Jennifer Michell Cantu Iglesias)
  • Zoey Stark (fka Lacey Ryan)

NXT UK

NXT UK MEN'S DIVISION:

  • A-Kid
  • Amir Jordan
  • Ashton Smith
  • Charlie Dempsey (fka Bailey Matthews)
  • Dave Mastiff
  • Eddie Dennis
  • Flash Morgan Webster
  • Ilja Dragunov
  • Jack Starz
  • Joe Coffey
  • Jordan Devlin
  • Kenny Williams
  • Levi Muir
  • Lewis Howley
  • Mark Andrews
  • Mark Coffey
  • Nathan Frazer (formerly known as Ben Carter)
  • Noam Dar
  • Oliver Carter
  • Primate Jay Melrose
  • Rampage Brown
  • Rohan Raja (aka Tony Gill, aka Gursinder Singh)
  • Sam Gradwell
  • Sam Stoker
  • Saxon Huxley
  • Sha Samuels (debuted as Ed Harvey)
  • Teoman (formerly known as Metehan Kocabasoglu)
  • Trent Seven
  • Tyler Bate
  • Tyson T-Bone
  • WALTER
  • Wild Boar Mike Hitchman
  • Wolfgang

NXT UK WOMEN'S DIVISION: 

  • Aleah James
  • Amale
  • Aoife Valkyrie
  • Blair Davenport
  • Candy Floss
  • Dani Luna
  • Emilia McKenzie
  • Isla Dawn
  • Jinny
  • Meiko Satomura 
  • Nina Samuels
  • Stevie Turner
  • Xia Brookside

WWE PERFORMANCE CENTER RECRUITS 2021:

MEN'S DIVISION:

  • AJ Ferrari - yet to debut
  • Alema Collins - yet to debut
  • Carlos Aviles - yet to debut
  • Dalton Wagner - yet to debut
  • Damon Kemp (Bobby Steveson) - yet to debut
  • Glen Logan - yet to debut
  • Isaac Odugbesan - yet to debut
  • Joe Spivak - yet to debut
  • John Krahn - yet to debut
  • Jon Seaton - yet to debut
  • Mason Parris - yet to debut
  • Unknown name designations: Adrian Butler, Bryson Montana, Chip Danning, Dallas Irvin, Derek Sanders, Jakara Jackson, Javier Bernal, Joey Tofino

WOMEN'S DIVISION:

  • Aleeya Hutchins - yet to debut
  • Haley Cavinder - yet to debut
  • Hanna Cavinder - yet to debut
  • Lexi Gordon - yet to debut
  • Masai Russell - yet to debut
  • Mila Malani (aka Kellie Morga) - yet to debut
  • Nikkita Lyons (aka Faith Jefferies) - yet to debut
  • Raelyn Divine (aka Jaylen Williams) - yet to debut
  • Riley White - yet to debut
  • Sareena Sandhu - yet to do anything other than Superstar Spectacle
  • Simone Johnson - signed in 2020, yet to debut
  • Vish Kenya (aka Sanjana George) - yet to debut
  • Unknown name designations: Sofia Cromwell

WWE FREE AGENTS 2021:

MEN'S DIVISION:

  • Elias
  • Goldberg
  • John Cena
  • Titus O'Neil
  • Triple H

WOMEN'S DIVISION:

  • Asuka
  • Bayley
  • Lacey Evans
  • Sonya Deville 

RELEASED FROM WWE IN 2021:

MEN'S DIVISION:

  • Adam Cole
  • Aleister Black
  • Alexander Wolfe
  • Amir Jordan
  • Andrade
  • Ari Sterling (formerly Alex Zayne, Alex Brandenburg) 
  • Ariya Daivari
  • Ashante "Thee" Adonis *
  • Asher Hale (fka Anthony Henry)
  • Arturo Ruas
  • August Grey
  • Big Show
  • Bo Dallas
  • Bobby Fish
  • Braun Strowman
  • Bray Wyatt
  • Bronson Reed
  • Buddy Murphy
  • Chase Parker
  • Christian
  • Curt Stallion
  • Daniel Bryan
  • Davey Boy Smith Jr.
  • Desmond Troy 
  • Drake Maverick
  • Ezra Judge (aka EJ Nduka) - signed in 2019, never debuted
  • Fandango
  • Giant Zanjeer (aka Sukhwinder Grewal)
  • Gran Metalik
  • Isaiah "Swerve" Scott *
  • Jake Atlas
  • Jaxson Ryker
  • Jeet Rama
  • Jeff Hardy
  • John Morrison
  • Johnny Gargano
  • Joseph Conners
  • Kalisto
  • Karrion Kross *
  • Keith Lee
  • Killian Dain
  • Kona Reeves
  • Kyle O'Reilly
  • Lars Sullivan 
  • Leon Ruff
  • Lince Dorado
  • Matt Martel
  • Mojo Rawley
  • Oney Lorcan
  • Samir Singh
  • Slapjack / Shane Thorne
  • Steve Cutler
  • Sunil Singh
  • Tino Sabbatelli 
  • Tony Nese
  • Top Dolla (fka AJ Francis, aka Anthony Francis) *
  • Trey Baxter (aka Christian Hubble, fka Blake Christian)
  • Tyler Breeze
  • Tyler Rust
  • Tucker
  • Velveteen Dream
  • Wesley Blake
  • Zechariah Smith - signed in 2020, failed to debut

WOMEN'S DIVISION:

  • B-Fab (aka Briana Brandy) * 
  • Billie Kay
  • Chelsea Green
  • Ember Moon
  • Eva Marie
  • Franky Monet (fka Taya Valkyrie aka Kira Magnin-Forster) 
  • Jessi Kamea
  • Jessamyn Duke
  • Katrina Cortez (formerly Catalina/Carolina Garcia)
  • Kavita Devi
  • Lana 
  • Marina Shafir
  • Mercedes Martinez
  • Mia Yim
  • Mickie James
  • Nia Jax
  • Peyton Royce
  • Ruby Riott
  • Santana Garrett
  • Scarlett Bordeaux
  • Skyler Storey (signed in 2020, never debuted)
  • Tegan Nox *
  • Toni Storm *
  • Vanessa Borne
  • Zayda Ramier (fka Angela Arnold aka AQA)

WWE MANAGERS AND VALETS IN 2021:

  • Eddie Dennis
  • Malcolm Bivens
  • Maryse
  • Paul Heyman
  • Reginald Thomas
  • Robert Stone
  • Scarlett Bordeaux

WWE AUTHORITY FIGURES IN 2021:

  • Adam Pearce (Raw / SmackDown)
  • Johnny Saint (NXT UK)
  • Samoa Joe (NXT)
  • Stephanie McMahon (everything)
  • Sid Scala (NXT UK)
  • Sonya Deville (Raw / SmackDown)
  • Triple H (everything)
  • Vince McMahon (everything)
  • William Regal (NXT)

WWE EXTRAS & OTHER RANDOM CHARACTERS IN 2021:

  • Firefly Fun House puppets
  • Sami Zayn's documentary crew
  • Fake Drew McIntyre impersonator (Raw - 1/18, portrayed by David Krumholtz)
  • People Cameron Grimes pays to dribble a basketball 10 times (NXT 2/24) 
  • Dr. Linda Nicoli (therapist for The Way on NXT 3/3)
  • "Upstaging" tech who asks Cameron Grimes if renaming the Capitol Wrestling Center to the Cameron Grimes Auditorium was approved (NXT 3/3)
  • Nigerian Elite Guard for Apollo Crews (SmackDown 3/5)
  • Joseph Average aka Rik Bugez selling Old Spice (Fastlane)
  • Franky Monet's dog Presley
  • Girl asking Bobby Lashley for his autograph at the start of Monday Night Raw (4/12)
  • Alexa Bliss's puppet Lilly (Raw 4/12)
  • Alan the auctioneer (NXT 5/11)
  • Zombie lumberjacks (WrestleMania Backlash)
  • Girls celebrating with Bobby Lashley for his WrestleMania Backlash victory (Raw 5/17)
  • Lenny the therapy dog (NXT UK 5/20)
  • Girls fawning over Bobby Lashley backstage (Raw 5/24)
  • Franky Monet's backstage team (NXT 6/1)
  • Girls hanging around LA Knight and Cameron Grimes (NXT 6/8)
  • Noah, the kid who was raking LA Knight's yard (NXT 7/13)
  • Jinder Mahal's lawyer (Raw 7/26)
  • Extras at Dexter Lumis's bachelor party (NXT 9/7)
  • Officiant at InDex wedding (NXT 9/14)
  • Steve in Andre Chase University (NXT 9/21)
  • Two blonde women Cameron Grimes flirted with backstage (NXT 10/5)
  • People listening to Lash Legend (NXT 10/5)
  • Brandon in Andre Chase University (NXT 10/12)
  • Hot brunette in a blue dress flirting with Grayson Waller, played by Valentina Rossi (NXT 10/12)
  • Carmella's face mask assistants (SmackDown 10/15)
  • Guy Duke Hudson beats at poker (NXT 10/19)
  • "It's just a dead kid", witches and other spooky extras scaring Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams on NXT Halloween Havoc
  • Girls Cameron Grimes hits on and strikes out with at Halloween party (NXT Halloween Havoc)
  • Girls and other players and spectators at Duke Hudson's poker table with Cameron Grimes (NXT 11/2) 
  • Gabriel (another Chase University student - NXT 11/9)
  • Poker dealer (NXT 11/16)
  • Andre Chase's students (NXT 11/23)
  • Cop who pulls over MSK (NXT 11/23)
  • "Biggest fan" girl backstage who asks for Jerry Lawler's autograph (Raw 12/6)
  • Hot girl who went out with LA Knight instead of Grayson Waller (NXT 12/7)
  • Sami Zayn's nurses who got wrecked by Brock Lesnar (SmackDown 12/10)
  • Extras ringside for Liv Morgan fighting with Becky Lynch in a warehouse (Raw 12/20)

WWE CAMEO RETURNS FROM LEGENDS IN 2021:

  • Raw Legends Night cameos = Hulk Hogan, Teddy Long, Alicia Fox, Tatanka, Mickie James, Sgt. Slaughter, Ric Flair, Big Show, Jimmy Hart, Mark Henry, IRS, Molly Holly, Melina, Torrie Wilson, The Boogeyman, Ron Simmons, Jeff Jarrett, Booker T, Goldberg
  • Gillberg (Raw - 1/18)
  • Women's Royal Rumble = Jillian Hall, Victoria, Torrie Wilson, Mickie James, Alicia Fox
  • Men's Royal Rumble = Carlito, Kane, Hurricane Helms, Christian
  • Raw after Royal Rumble = Carlito
  • Shawn Michaels gives a ladder to Jordan Devlin and Santos Escobar (NXT 3/24)
  • Hall of Fame
  • Hall of Famers at WrestleMania
  • Ted DiBiase (NXT 4/27 and regular appearances afterward)
  • Teddy Long (Throwback SmackDown 5/7)
  • Eric Bischoff (Raw 12/27)

Am I missing any information? If so, leave a comment below!

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AUTHOR OF THIS POST: ANTHONY MANGO

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