WWE Roster 2021 Superstars List for Raw, SmackDown, NXT & More | Smark Out Moment

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:

MEN'S DIVISION:

  • AJ Styles
  • Akira Tozawa
  • Angel Garza
  • Bobby Lashley
  • Braun Strowman
  • Bray Wyatt
  • Cedric Alexander
  • Damian Priest *
  • Drew Gulak
  • Drew McIntyre
  • Elias
  • Erik
  • Gran Metalik
  • Humberto Carrillo
  • Ivar
  • Jaxson Ryker
  • Jeff Hardy
  • John Morrison
  • Keith Lee
  • Kofi Kingston
  • Lince Dorado
  • Mace
  • Matt Riddle
  • The Miz
  • MVP
  • Mustafa Ali
  • Omos
  • Randy Orton
  • Ricochet
  • Riddick Moss
  • R-Truth
  • Sheamus
  • Shelton Benjamin
  • Slapjack
  • T-Bar
  • Titus O'Neil
  • Xavier Woods

WOMEN'S DIVISION:

  • Alexa Bliss
  • Asuka
  • Charlotte Flair
  • Dana Brooke
  • Lacey Evans
  • Lana
  • Mandy Rose
  • Naomi
  • Nia Jax
  • Nikki Cross
  • Reckoning
  • Rhea Ripley
  • Shayna Baszler

FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN ROSTER 2021:

MEN'S DIVISION:

  • Aleister Black
  • Angelo Dawkins
  • Apollo Crews
  • Big E
  • Cesaro
  • Chad Gable
  • Commander Azeez (formerly Dabba-Kato, formerly Babatunde)
  • Daniel Bryan
  • Dolph Ziggler
  • Dominik Mysterio
  • Jey Uso
  • Jimmy Uso
  • Kevin Owens
  • King Baron Corbin
  • Otis Dozovic
  • Montez Ford
  • Murphy
  • Reginald Thomas (Carmella's sommelier)
  • Rey Mysterio
  • Robert Roode
  • Roman Reigns
  • Sami Zayn
  • Seth Rollins
  • Shinsuke Nakamura

WOMEN'S DIVISION:

  • Bayley
  • Bianca Belair
  • Carmella
  • Liv Morgan
  • Natalya
  • Ruby Riott
  • Sasha Banks
  • Sonya Deville
  • Tamina Snuka

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

MEN'S DIVISION:

  • Adam Cole
  • Ariya Daivari
  • Arturo Ruas
  • Ashante "Thee" Adonis
  • August Grey 
  • Austin Theory
  • Boa
  • Bobby Fish
  • Brendan Vink (aka Tony Modra)
  • The Brian Kendrick
  • Bronson Reed
  • Cameron Grimes
  • Chase Parker
  • Curt Stallion
  • Danny Burch
  • Desmond Troy
  • Dexter Lumis
  • Drake Maverick
  • Fandango
  • Finn Balor
  • Isaiah "Swerve" Scott
  • Jake Atlas
  • Joaquin Wilde
  • Johnny Gargano
  • Karrion Kross
  • Killian Dain
  • Kona Reeves
  • Kushida
  • Kyle O'Reilly
  • LA Knight
  • Leon Ruff
  • Mansoor
  • Matt Martel
  • Nash Carter (signed in 2020, debuted in 2021)
  • Oney Lorcan
  • Pat McAfee (not officially a member of the roster, but effectively on the roster)
  • Pete Dunne
  • Raul Mendoza
  • Ridge Holland
  • Rinku Singh
  • Roderick Strong
  • Samir Singh
  • Santos Escobar
  • Saurav Gurjar
  • Sunil Singh
  • Timothy Thatcher
  • Tino Sabbatelli
  • Tommaso Ciampa
  • Tony Nese
  • Tyler Breeze
  • Tyler Rust
  • Velveteen Dream
  • Wes Lee (signed in 2020, debuted in 2021)

WOMEN'S DIVISION:

  • Aliyah
  • Candice LeRae
  • Cora Jade (formerly Elayna Black)
  • Dakota Kai
  • Ember Moon
  • Franky Monet (formerly Taya Valkyrie aka Kira Magnin-Forster) 
  • Gigi Dolin (formerly Priscilla Kelly)
  • Indi Hartwell
  • Io Shirai
  • Jessamyn Duke
  • Jessi Kamea
  • Kacy Catanzaro
  • Katrina Cortez (formerly Catalina/Carolina Garcia)
  • Kavita Devi
  • Kayden Carter
  • Marina Shafir
  • Mei Ying
  • Mercedes Martinez
  • Raquel Gonz├ílez
  • Santana Garrett
  • Sarray - signed in 2020, yet to debut
  • Scarlett Bordeaux
  • Shotzi Blackheart
  • Tegan Nox
  • Toni Storm
  • Valentina Feroz (formerly Rita Reis)
  • Vanessa Borne
  • Xia Li
  • Zayda Ramier (formerly Angela Arnold aka AQA)
  • Zoey Stark (formerly Lacey Ryan)

NXT UK

MEN'S DIVISION:

  • A-Kid
  • Alexander Wolfe
  • Amir Jordan
  • Ashton Smith
  • Bailey Matthews
  • Dave Mastiff
  • Eddie Dennis
  • Fabian Aichner
  • Flash Morgan Webster
  • Ilja Dragunov
  • Jack Starz
  • James Drake
  • Joe Coffey
  • Jordan Devlin
  • Joseph Conners
  • Kenny Williams
  • Levi Muir
  • Lewis Howley
  • Marcel Barthel
  • 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
  • Zack Gibson

WOMEN'S DIVISION: 

  • Aleah James
  • Amale
  • Aoife Valkyrie
  • Candy Floss
  • Dani Luna
  • Emilia McKenzie
  • Isla Dawn
  • Jinny
  • Kay Lee Ray
  • Meiko Satomura 
  • Molly Spartan - unconfirmed
  • Nina Samuels
  • Piper Niven
  • Stevie Turner
  • Xia Brookside

WWE PERFORMANCE CENTER RECRUITS

MEN'S DIVISION:

  • Adam Maxted - unconfirmed
  • AJ Francis (aka Anthony Francis) - signed in 2020, yet to debut
  • Alex Zayne (aka Alex Brandenburg) - signed in 2020, yet to debut
  • Anthony Henry
  • Bronson Rechsteiner
  • Cal Bloom
  • Chance Barrow (aka Harlem Bravado)
  • Christian Brigham (aka Christian Casanova)
  • Christian Hubble (aka Blake Christian) 
  • Dilsher Shanky (aka Gurvinder Singh)
  • Drew Kasper
  • Ezra Judge (aka EJ Nduka) - signed in 2019, yet to debut
  • Giant Zanjeer (aka Sukhwinder Grewal)
  • Guru Raaj (aka Laxmi Kant Rajpoot)
  • Jacob Kasper - signed in 2020, yet to debut
  • Jeet Rama
  • Jiro Kuroshio (aka Sojiru "Ikemen" Higuchi)
  • Joe Ariola
  • Joe Gacy (aka Joseph Ruby) - signed in 2020, yet to debut
  • Josh Briggs (aka Joshua Bruns) - signed in 2020, yet to debut
  • Matrick Belton
  • Odyssey Jones (aka Omari Palmer) - signed in 2019, yet to debut
  • Parker Boudreaux
  • Rik Bugez
  • Xyon Quinn (aka Daniel Vidot)
  • Zechariah Smith - signed in 2020, yet to debut

WOMEN'S DIVISION:

  • Anriel Howard - signed in 2020, yet to debut
  • Briana Brandy - signed in 2020, yet to truly debut (was a ring announcer on Raw Underground)
  • Camron Clay (aka Camron Branae)
  • Ivy Nile (aka Emily Andzulis) signed in 2020, yet to debut
  • Karissa Rivera
  • Sareena Sandhu
  • Simone Johnson - signed in 2020, yet to debut
  • Skyler Storey - signed in 2020, yet to debut
  • Taylor Grado (aka Avery Taylor)

WWE FREE AGENTS 2021:

MEN'S DIVISION:

  • Edge
  • Goldberg
  • Jinder Mahal
  • John Cena
  • Kane
  • Triple H

WOMEN'S DIVISION:

  • Becky Lynch
  • Ronda Rousey

RELEASED FROM WWE IN 2021:

MEN'S DIVISION:

  • Andrade
  • Big Show
  • Bo Dallas
  • Christian
  • Kalisto
  • Lars Sullivan 
  • Mojo Rawley
  • Samoa Joe
  • Steve Cutler
  • Tucker
  • Wesley Blake

WOMEN'S DIVISION:

  • Billie Kay
  • Chelsea Green
  • Mickie James
  • Peyton Royce

WWE MANAGERS AND VALETS IN 2021:

  • Eddie Dennis
  • Malcolm Bivens
  • Paul Heyman
  • Robert Stone
  • Scarlett Bordeaux

WWE AUTHORITY FIGURES IN 2021:

  • Adam Pearce (Raw / SmackDown)
  • Johnny Saint (NXT UK)
  • Pat Buck (mostly Raw) --- yet to appear in 2021
  • Stephanie McMahon (everything)
  • Sid Scala (NXT UK)
  • Triple H (everything)
  • Vince McMahon (everything)
  • William Regal (NXT)

WWE EXTRAS & OTHER RANDOM CHARACTERS IN 2021:

  • Firefly Fun House puppets
  • Reginald Thomas (full-fledged roster member?)
  • 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
  • Girl asking Bobby Lashley for his autograph at the start of Monday Night Raw (4/12)
  • Alexa Bliss's puppet Lilly (Raw 4/12)

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

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

Wrestlers list of 2021 WWE Superstars on the roster
AUTHOR OF THIS POST: ANTHONY MANGO

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