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:

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
  • Drake Maverick
  • Edge
  • Finn Balor
  • Gable Steveson
  • Jaxson Ryker
  • John Morrison
  • Karrion Kross *
  • Keith Lee
  • 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 (formerly Rinku Singh) *

RAW WOMEN'S DIVISION:

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

FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN ROSTER 2021:

SMACKDOWN MEN'S DIVISION:

  • Angel Garza
  • Ashante "Thee" Adonis *
  • Baron Corbin
  • Cesaro
  • Drew Gulak
  • Drew McIntyre
  • Erik
  • Humberto Carrillo
  • Isaiah "Swerve" Scott *
  • Ivar
  • Jeff Hardy
  • 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
  • Top Dolla (fka AJ Francis, aka Anthony Francis) *
  • Xavier Woods

SMACKDOWN WOMEN'S DIVISION:

  • Aliyah *
  • B-Fab (aka Briana Brandy) *
  • Charlotte Flair
  • Naomi
  • Natalya
  • Sasha Banks
  • Shayna Baszler
  • Shotzi Blackheart *
  • Toni Storm *
  • 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
  • The Brian Kendrick
  • 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
  • Duke Hudson (fka Brendan Vink, Tony Modra)
  • Fabian Aichner
  • Grayson Waller (fka Matt Farrelly)
  • Hachiman
  • Harland (aka Parker Boudreaux)
  • Ikemen Jiro (fka Jiro Kuroshio, aka Sojiru "Ikemen" Higuchi)
  • James Drake
  • Jeet Rama
  • Joaquin Wilde
  • Joe Gacy (aka Joseph Ruby)
  • Johnny Gargano
  • Josh Briggs (aka Joshua Bruns)
  • Julius Creed
  • Kushida
  • Kyle O'Reilly
  • LA Knight
  • Marcel Barthel
  • Malik Blade (aka Josh Dawkins)
  • Nash Carter
  • Odyssey Jones (aka Omari Palmer)
  • Oney Lorcan
  • 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)
  • Trey Baxter (aka Christian Hubble, fka Blake Christian)
  • 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)
  • Ember Moon
  • Franky Monet (fka Taya Valkyrie aka Kira Magnin-Forster) 
  • Gigi Dolin (fka Priscilla Kelly)
  • Indi Hartwell
  • Io Shirai
  • Ivy Nile (aka Emily Andzulis)
  • Jacy Jayne (fka Avery Taylor, Taylor Grado)
  • Jessi Kamea
  • Kacy Catanzaro
  • Katrina Cortez (formerly Catalina/Carolina Garcia)
  • Kayden Carter
  • Kay Lee Ray
  • Lash Legend (fka Anriel Howard) 
  • Mandy Rose
  • Mei Ying
  • Persia Pirotta (aka Stephanie De Landre)
  • Raquel Gonz├ílez
  • Sarray
  • Scarlett Bordeaux
  • Valentina Feroz (formerly Rita Reis)
  • Zayda Ramier (fka Angela Arnold aka AQA)
  • 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
  • Joseph Conners
  • 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 
  • Molly Spartan - unconfirmed
  • Nina Samuels
  • Stevie Turner
  • Xia Brookside

WWE PERFORMANCE CENTER RECRUITS

MEN'S DIVISION:

  • Guru Raaj (aka Laxmi Kant Rajpoot)

WOMEN'S DIVISION:

  • Jie Yin
  • Sareena Sandhu
  • Simone Johnson - signed in 2020, yet to debut
  • Tiffany Stratton (aka Jessica Woynilko)
  • Vish Kenya (aka Sanjana George)
  • Yulisa Leon (aka Jennifer Michell Cantu Iglesias)
  • Unknown name designations: Nakita

WWE FREE AGENTS 2021:

MEN'S DIVISION:

  • Davey Boy Smith Jr.
  • Elias
  • Goldberg
  • Gran Metalik
  • John Cena
  • Lince Dorado
  • Slapjack
  • Titus O'Neil
  • Triple H

WOMEN'S DIVISION:

  • Asuka
  • Bayley
  • Eva Marie
  • Lacey Evans
  • Sonya Deville 

RELEASED FROM WWE IN 2021:

MEN'S DIVISION:

  • Adam Cole
  • Aleister Black
  • Alexander Wolfe
  • Andrade
  • Ari Sterling (formerly Alex Zayne, Alex Brandenburg) 
  • Ariya Daivari
  • 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
  • Desmond Troy
  • Ezra Judge (aka EJ Nduka) - signed in 2019, never debuted
  • Fandango
  • Giant Zanjeer (aka Sukhwinder Grewal)
  • Jake Atlas
  • Kalisto
  • Killian Dain
  • Kona Reeves
  • Lars Sullivan 
  • Leon Ruff
  • Matt Martel
  • Mojo Rawley
  • Samir Singh
  • Steve Cutler
  • Sunil Singh
  • Tino Sabbatelli 
  • Tony Nese
  • Tyler Breeze
  • Tyler Rust
  • Tucker
  • Velveteen Dream
  • Wesley Blake
  • Zechariah Smith - signed in 2020, failed to debut

WOMEN'S DIVISION:

  • Billie Kay
  • Chelsea Green
  • Jessamyn Duke
  • Kavita Devi
  • Lana 
  • Marina Shafir
  • Mercedes Martinez
  • Mickie James
  • Peyton Royce
  • Ruby Riott
  • Santana Garrett
  • Skyler Storey (signed in 2020, never debuted)
  • Vanessa Borne

WWE MANAGERS AND VALETS IN 2021:

  • Eddie Dennis
  • Malcolm Bivens
  • 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)

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)

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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