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
  • Cedric Alexander
  • Damian Priest *
  • Drew Gulak
  • Drew McIntyre
  • Elias
  • Erik
  • Gran Metalik
  • Humberto Carrillo
  • Ivar
  • Jaxson Ryker
  • Jeff Hardy
  • Jinder Mahal
  • John Morrison
  • Karrion Kross *
  • Keith Lee
  • Kofi Kingston
  • Lince Dorado
  • Mace
  • Mansoor
  • Matt Riddle
  • The Miz
  • MVP
  • Mustafa Ali
  • Omos
  • Randy Orton
  • Reginald Thomas
  • Ricochet
  • Riddick Moss
  • R-Truth
  • Shanky (formerly Dilsher Shanky / Gurvinder Singh) *
  • Sheamus
  • Shelton Benjamin
  • T-Bar
  • Titus O'Neil
  • Veer (formerly Rinku Singh) *
  • Xavier Woods

WOMEN'S DIVISION:

  • Alexa Bliss
  • Asuka
  • Charlotte Flair
  • Dana Brooke
  • Doudrop (formerly Piper Niven) *
  • Eva Marie
  • Lacey Evans
  • Nia Jax
  • Nikki A.S.H. (formerly Nikki Cross)
  • Rhea Ripley
  • Shayna Baszler

FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN ROSTER 2021:

MEN'S DIVISION:

  • Angelo Dawkins
  • Apollo Crews
  • Baron Corbin
  • Big E
  • Cesaro
  • Chad Gable
  • Commander Azeez (formerly Dabba-Kato / Babatunde) *
  • Dolph Ziggler
  • Dominik Mysterio
  • Finn Balor
  • Jey Uso
  • Jimmy Uso
  • Kevin Owens
  • Montez Ford
  • Otis Dozovic
  • Rey Mysterio
  • Rick Boogs * (formerly Rik Bugez, Eric Bugenhagen)
  • Robert Roode
  • Roman Reigns
  • Sami Zayn
  • Seth Rollins
  • Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Slapjack (supposedly moved to SmackDown; yet to be seen)

WOMEN'S DIVISION:

  • Bayley
  • Bianca Belair
  • Carmella
  • Liv Morgan 
  • Naomi
  • Natalya
  • Nox (aka Tegan Nox) *
  • Reckoning (supposedly moved to SmackDown; yet to be seen)
  • Sasha Banks
  • Shotzi Blackheart *
  • Sonya Deville
  • Tamina Snuka
  • Toni Storm *
  • Zelina Vega

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
  • Andre Chase (fka Chance Barrow, Harlem Bravado)
  • Ari Sterling (formerly Alex Zayne, Alex Brandenburg)
  • Ashante "Thee" Adonis
  • Asher Hale (fka Anthony Henry)
  • Austin Theory
  • Boa
  • Bobby Fish
  • The Brian Kendrick
  • Bronson Reed
  • Brutus Creed
  • Cameron Grimes
  • Carmelo Hayes (aka, Christian Brigham, fka Christian Casanova)
  • Danny Burch
  • Desmond Troy
  • Dexter Lumis
  • Drake Maverick
  • Duke Hudson (fka Brendan Vink, Tony Modra) 
  • Grayson Waller (fka Matt Farrelly)
  • Hachiman
  • Ikemen Jiro (formerly Jiro Kuroshio, aka Sojiru "Ikemen" Higuchi)
  • Isaiah "Swerve" Scott
  • Jake Atlas
  • Joaquin Wilde
  • Joe Gacy (aka Joseph Ruby)
  • Johnny Gargano
  • Josh Briggs (aka Joshua Bruns)
  • Julius Creed
  • Kona Reeves
  • Kushida
  • Kyle O'Reilly
  • LA Knight
  • Leon Ruff
  • Nash Carter
  • Odyssey Jones (aka Omari Palmer)
  • Oney Lorcan
  • Pete Dunne
  • Raul Mendoza
  • Ridge Holland
  • Roderick Strong
  • Santos Escobar
  • Saurav Gurjar
  • Timothy Thatcher
  • Tommaso Ciampa
  • Top Dolla (fka AJ Francis, aka Anthony Francis)
  • Trey Baxter (aka Christian Hubble, fka Blake Christian)
  • Tyler Rust
  • Wes Lee

WOMEN'S DIVISION:

  • Aliyah 
  • B-Fab (fka Briana Brandy)
  • Candice LeRae
  • Cora Jade (formerly Elayna Black)
  • Dakota Kai
  • Elektra Lopez (formerly known as Karissa Rivera)
  • Ember Moon
  • Franky Monet (formerly Taya Valkyrie aka Kira Magnin-Forster) 
  • Gigi Dolin (formerly Priscilla Kelly)
  • Indi Hartwell
  • Io Shirai
  • Jessi Kamea
  • Kacy Catanzaro
  • Katrina Cortez (formerly Catalina/Carolina Garcia)
  • Kayden Carter
  • Mandy Rose
  • Mei Ying
  • Mercedes Martinez
  • Raquel Gonz├ílez
  • Sarray
  • Scarlett Bordeaux
  • Valentina Feroz (formerly Rita Reis)
  • Xia Li
  • Zayda Ramier (formerly Angela Arnold aka AQA)
  • Zoey Stark (formerly Lacey Ryan)

NXT UK

MEN'S DIVISION:

  • A-Kid
  • 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
  • Blair Davenport
  • Candy Floss
  • Dani Luna
  • Emilia McKenzie
  • Isla Dawn
  • Jinny
  • Kay Lee Ray
  • Meiko Satomura 
  • Molly Spartan - unconfirmed
  • Nina Samuels
  • Stevie Turner
  • Xia Brookside

WWE PERFORMANCE CENTER RECRUITS

MEN'S DIVISION:

  • Adam Maxted - unconfirmed
  • Bronson Rechsteiner
  • Cal Bloom
  • Feicheng Wang
  • Giant Zanjeer (aka Sukhwinder Grewal)
  • Guru Raaj (aka Laxmi Kant Rajpoot)
  • Jeet Rama
  • Joe Ariola
  • Matrick Belton
  • Parker Boudreaux 
  • Sean Tan
  • Xyon Quinn (aka Daniel Vidot)
  • Zechariah Smith - signed in 2020, yet to debut

WOMEN'S DIVISION:

  • Anriel Howard - signed in 2020, yet to debut
  • Camron Clay (aka Camron Branae)
  • Ivy Nile (aka Emily Andzulis) signed in 2020, yet to debut
  • Jennifer Michell Cantu Iglesias
  • Jie Yin
  • Sanjana George
  • Sareena Sandhu
  • Simone Johnson - signed in 2020, yet to debut
  • Stephanie De Landre
  • Taylor Grado (aka Avery Taylor)

WWE FREE AGENTS 2021:

MEN'S DIVISION:

  • Davey Boy Smith Jr.
  • Edge
  • Goldberg
  • John Cena
  • Kane
  • Triple H

WOMEN'S DIVISION:

  • Becky Lynch
  • Ronda Rousey

RELEASED FROM WWE IN 2021:

MEN'S DIVISION:

  • Aleister Black
  • Alexander Wolfe
  • Andrade
  • Ariya Daivari
  • Arturo Ruas
  • August Grey
  • Big Show
  • Bo Dallas
  • Braun Strowman
  • Bray Wyatt
  • Buddy Murphy
  • Chase Parker
  • Christian
  • Curt Stallion
  • Daniel Bryan
  • Ezra Judge (aka EJ Nduka) - signed in 2019, never debuted
  • Fandango
  • Kalisto
  • Killian Dain
  • Lars Sullivan 
  • Matt Martel
  • Mojo Rawley
  • Samir Singh
  • Samoa Joe
  • Steve Cutler
  • Sunil Singh
  • Tino Sabbatelli 
  • Tony Nese
  • Tyler Breeze
  • Tucker
  • Velveteen Dream
  • Wesley Blake

WOMEN'S DIVISION:

  • Billie Kay
  • Chelsea Green
  • Jessamyn Duke
  • Kavita Devi
  • Lana 
  • Marina Shafir
  • 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)
  • Pat Buck (mostly Raw)
  • Samoa Joe (NXT)
  • 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 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)

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)
  • 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

The founder, editor-in-chief, head writer, podcast host, and more for Smark Out Moment and all branches under A Mango Tree including Fanboys Anonymous. Tony Mango is not just a pundit/analyst, but also a creative director/consultant, media manager and more. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

0 comments:

Current EVENTS


Vote on the Round 3 of the Heat of the Moment tournament!

Watch SummerSlam 2021 PPV Live Results

WWE SummerSlam 2021 PPV Predictions and Results

WANT TO WRITE FOR US?

If you would like to join the Smark Out Moment writing team, please send an email via the contact form.

SITE SEGMENTS

LIST OF SPECIAL EVENTS

BRANDS AND SHOWS

TYPES OF POSTS

FOLLOW AMT ON SOCIAL MEDIA

JOIN THE TEAM

SUPPORT SMARK OUT MOMENT

SMARK MY WORDS