WWE Roster 2022 Superstars List for Raw, SmackDown, NXT & More | Smark Out Moment

WWE Roster 2022 Superstars List for Raw, SmackDown, NXT & More

Posted by Anthony Mango Saturday, January 1, 2022

Which WWE Superstars were on the roster in 2022? Check out this definitive list of every wrestler who was on the Raw, SmackDown and NXT rosters 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.

WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW ROSTER 2022:

WWE RAW MEN'S DIVISION:

  • AJ Styles
  • Akira Tozawa
  • Angelo Dawkins
  • Austin Theory
  • Bobby Lashley
  • Cedric Alexander
  • Chad Gable
  • Cody Rhodes
  • Commander Azeez
  • Damian Priest
  • Dexter Lumis *
  • Dolph Ziggler
  • Dominik Mysterio
  • Edge
  • Ezekiel (formerly Elias)
  • Finn Balor
  • Gable Steveson
  • Johnny Gargano *
  • Kevin Owens
  • Logan Paul 
  • Matt Riddle
  • The Miz
  • Montez Ford
  • Mustafa Ali
  • MVP
  • Omos
  • Otis Dozovic
  • Randy Orton
  • Reggie
  • Rey Mysterio
  • R-Truth
  • Robert Roode
  • Seth Rollins
  • Shelton Benjamin
  • T-Bar
  • Tommaso Ciampa *
  • Veer Mahaan

WWE RAW WOMEN'S DIVISION:

  • Alexa Bliss
  • Asuka 
  • Bayley
  • Becky Lynch
  • Bianca Belair
  • Carmella 
  • Dakota Kai *
  • Dana Brooke
  • Doudrop
  • Iyo Sky (formerly Io Shirai) *
  • Nikki A.S.H.
  • Rhea Ripley
  • Tamina Snuka
  • Zelina Vega

WWE FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN ROSTER 2022:

WWE SMACKDOWN MEN'S DIVISION:

  • Angel Garza
  • Ashante "Thee" Adonis
  • Baron Corbin
  • Big E
  • Braun Strowman
  • Butch (formerly Pete Dunne) *
  • Drew Gulak
  • Drew McIntyre
  • Erik
  • Giovanni Vinci (formerly Fabian Aichner) *
  • Gunther (formerly WALTER) *
  • Humberto Carrillo
  • Ivar
  • Jey Uso
  • Jimmy Uso
  • Jinder Mahal
  • Karrion Kross
  • Kofi Kingston
  • Ludwig Kaiser (formerly Marcel Barthel, Ludvig Kaiser) *
  • Mace aka ma.cé
  • Madcap Moss
  • Mansoor aka mån.sôör
  • Max Dupri (formerly LA Knight) * 
  • Rick Boogs
  • Ricochet
  • Ridge Holland
  • Roman Reigns
  • Sami Zayn
  • Shanky
  • Sheamus
  • Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Solo Sikoa *
  • Top Dolla
  • Xavier Woods

WWE SMACKDOWN WOMEN'S DIVISION:

  • Aliyah
  • B-Fab
  • Charlotte Flair
  • Lacey Evans
  • Liv Morgan
  • Maxxine Dupri (formerly Sofia Cromwell) *
  • Naomi
  • Natalya
  • Raquel Rodriguez (formerly Raquel Gonzalez) *
  • Ronda Rousey
  • Sasha Banks
  • Scarlett Bordeaux *
  • Shayna Baszler
  • Shotzi Blackheart
  • Xia Li

NXT ROSTER 2022:

2022 saw a massive shift in the NXT landscape. 205 Live was officially dismantled and replaced with NXT Level Up, which has no distinct roster of its own. Talent from NXT and the WWE Performance Center can wrestle on NXT LVL Up just as a secondary show like Main Event acts to Monday Night Raw.

NXT UK was also merged with NXT, leading to the mass release of most of that roster, with some talent being moved over to the United States operations in Florida.

The WWE Performance Center recruits are now basically a combination of NXT talent, Level Up performers and trainees, and there are also names listed from the WWE Next in Line program, though WWE NIL talent doesn't get listed quite the same.

It is a bit of a mess, lumping everything in under the NXT family, but this umbrella category is as good of a breakdown as anyone can get, as even the internal lists within WWE don't specify as many names in more detail or update as frequently as I do for this list.

WWE NXT MEN'S DIVISION:

  • Andre Chase
  • Apollo Crews
  • Axiom (formerly A-Kid)
  • Boa
  • Bodhi Hayward
  • Brooks Jensen
  • Bron Breakker
  • Bronco Nima (aka Edwin Grande)
  • Brutus Creed
  • Bryson Montana
  • Cameron Grimes
  • Carmelo Hayes
  • Channing Lorenzo (Mitchell Lavalley, Jake Tucker)
  • Charlie Dempsey
  • Cruz Del Toro (formerly Raul Mendoza)
  • Damon Kemp (Bobby Steveson)
  • Dante Chen
  • Duke Hudson
  • Edris Enofe
  • Elton Prince (formerly Lewis Howley)
  • Grayson Waller
  • Guru Raaj
  • Hank Walker (aka Joseph Sculthorpe)
  • Ikemen Jiro
  • Ilja Dragunov
  • Jagger Reid (formerly James Drake)
  • Javier Bernal
  • JD McDonagh (formerly Jordan Devlin)
  • Joaquin Wilde
  • Joe Coffey
  • Joe Gacy
  • Josh Briggs
  • Julius Creed
  • Kit Wilson (formerly Sam Stoker)
  • Lucien Prince (aka Nnamdi Oguayo)
  • Malik Blade
  • Mark Coffey
  • Myles Borne (David Bostian)
  • Nathan Frazer
  • Noam Dar
  • Odyssey Jones
  • Oro Mensah (formerly Oliver Carter)
  • Quincy Elliott
  • Rip Fowler (formerly Zack Gibson)
  • Roderick Strong
  • Ru Feng
  • Sanga (formerly Saurav Gurjar)
  • Santos Escobar
  • Tony D'Angelo
  • Trick Williams
  • Tyler Bate
  • Wes Lee
  • Wolfgang
  • Von Wagner
  • Xyon Quinn

WWE NXT WOMEN'S DIVISION:

  • Aleah James — unconfirmed to be on this roster or released
  • Alba Fyre (formerly Kay Lee Ray)
  • Amari Miller 
  • Aoife Valkyrie — unconfirmed to be on this roster or released
  • Arianna Grace (aka Bianca Carelli)
  • Blair Davenport
  • Brooklyn Barlow 
  • Cora Jade
  • Elektra Lopez
  • Erica Yan
  • Fallon Henley
  • Gigi Dolin
  • Giovanna Eburneo
  • Indi Hartwell
  • Isla Dawn — unconfirmed to be on this roster or released
  • Ivy Nile
  • Jacy Jayne
  • Jakara Jackson
  • Katana Chance (formerly Kacy Catanzaro)
  • Kayden Carter
  • Kiana James (formerly Kayla Inlay) 
  • Lash Legend
  • Mandy Rose
  • Meiko Satomura 
  • Nikkita Lyons (aka Faith Jefferies)
  • Roxanne Perez (aka Carla Gonzalez, formerly Rok-C)
  • Sarray
  • Sloane Jacobs (fka Notorius Mimi, aka Amelia Herr)
  • Sol Ruca (aka Calyx Hampton)
  • Stevie Turner — unconfirmed to be on this roster or released
  • Tatum Paxley (Natalie Holland)
  • Thea Hail (formerly Maddie Knisley, Nikita Knight)
  • Tiffany Stratton
  • Valentina Feroz
  • Wendy Choo
  • Yulisa Leon
  • Zoey Stark

WWE PERFORMANCE CENTER RECRUITS:

MEN'S DIVISION (YET TO DEBUT):

  • Abule Abadi-Fitzgerald
  • Alema Collins
  • Antione Frazier
  • Beau Morris
  • Caleb Balgaard
  • Chukwusom Enekwechi
  • Daniel McArthur
  • Gabe Wai
  • Hayden Pittman
  • Houston Miller
  • Isaac Odugbesan
  • Joe Spivak
  • Kevin Ventura-Cortes
  • Rickssen Opont
  • Roman Macek
  • Tiller Bucktrot
  • Tracy Hancock

WOMEN'S DIVISION (YET TO DEBUT):

  • AJ Amrhein
  • Alexis Lete
  • Alivia Ash
  • Anna Keefer
  • Ava Raine (aka Simone Johnson) - signed in 2020, yet to debut
  • Breanna Ruggiero
  • Franki Strefling
  • Gabrielle Dunn
  • Gina Delucia
  • Harleigh White
  • Jade Gentile
  • Kennedy Cummins
  • Lea Mitchell
  • Sarah Baer
  • Tiana Caffey
  • Valerie Loureda

WWE FREE AGENTS 2022:

MEN'S DIVISION:

  • Goldberg
  • John Cena
  • Titus O'Neil (WWE Ambassador)
  • Triple H

WOMEN'S DIVISION:

  • Sonya Deville

RELEASED FROM WWE IN 2022:

MEN'S DIVISION:

  • Ashton Smith
  • Brian Kendrick
  • Cesaro
  • Danny Burch
  • Dave Mastiff
  • Dexter Lumis (released in July, re-hired in August)
  • Draco Anthony
  • Eddie Dennis
  • Flash Morgan Webster
  • Hachiman
  • Harland 
  • Jack Starz
  • Kenny Williams
  • Kushida
  • Malcolm Bivens
  • Mark Andrews
  • Nash Carter
  • Primate Jay Melrose
  • Rampage Brown
  • Rohan Raja
  • Sam Gradwell
  • Samoa Joe
  • Saxon Huxley
  • Sha Samuels
  • Teoman
  • Tiger Turan (formerly Amir Jordan) 
  • Timothy Thatcher
  • Trent Seven
  • Troy Donovan (formerly Cole McKinney, Cole Karter)
  • Tyson T-Bone
  • Wild Boar Mike Hitchman
  • William Regal

WOMEN'S DIVISION:

  • Amale
  • Angel Hayze - unclear if she was ever actually signed
  • Candice LeRae
  • Candy Floss (technically released December 2021, confirmed Feb 2022)
  • Dakota Kai (released in April, re-hired in July)
  • Dani Luna
  • Eliza Alexander
  • Emilia McKenzie
  • Jinny
  • Mila Malani (aka Kellie Morga)
  • Myla Grace - unclear if she was ever actually signed
  • Nina Samuels
  • Persia Pirotta
  • Raelyn Divine (aka Jaylen Williams)
  • Vish Kenya (aka Sanjana George)
  • Xia Brookside

WWE MANAGERS AND VALETS IN 2022:

  • Eddie Dennis
  • Maryse
  • Paul Heyman
  • Robert Stone

WWE AUTHORITY FIGURES IN 2022:

  • Adam Pearce
  • Johnny Saint (until September 8, released)
  • Stephanie McMahon
  • Sid Scala (until August 18, released)
  • Sonya Deville (until May 9)
  • Triple H
  • Vince McMahon (until July 22, retired)

WWE EXTRAS & OTHER RANDOM CHARACTERS IN 2022:

  • Two assistants moving King Woods' throne (Day 1)
  • Alexa Bliss's therapist (Doctor Skuvel?) - (Raw, Jan 10)
  • Sami Zayn's InZayn helpers (SmackDown, Jan 14)
  • Extras at the barber shop talking trash with Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams (NXT 2/8 and more)
  • Reggie and Dana Brooke's waiter at Valentine's Day restaurant (Raw 2/14)
  • Chase University students (ongoing)
  • The other people playing cards with Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss (SmackDown 3/4)
  • Toxic Lounge servers (NXT Roadblock 3/8)
  • Extras for bachelor and bachelorette parties for Dana Brooke/Reggie and Akira Tozawa/Tamina (Raw 4/11)
  • Extras for Dana Brooke's and Tamina's double wedding
  • Security for the VIP Lounge (Raw, May 9)
  • Extras for Independence Day cookout (Raw, July 4)
  • Makeup artist working on Tiffany Stratton (NXT Great American Bash, July 5)
  • Chad from Chase University (NXT Great American Bash, July 5)
  • Extras at the bar Brooks Jensen, Josh Briggs and Fallon Henley were at where Pretty Deadly crashed the party (NXT, July 12)
  • Girls on the street with Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams who wanted to go dancing and went to the penthouse instead (NXT, July 12)
  • People who won bets against Sha Samuels after Noam Dar lost the Heritage Cup to Mark Coffey (NXT UK, July 21)
  • Valet parking spot guy for JD McDonagh (NXT, July 26)
  • Girls asking Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams to jump start their car in the parking lot (NXT, August 2)
  • Stage crew guy setting up The Grayson Waller Effect (NXT, August 23)
  • Girl talking to Javier Bernal backstage (NXT, August 23)
  • Kiana James' assistant (NXT, August 30)
  • Flower delivery guy for Sami Zayn (SmackDown, September 2)
  • Guy shaving JD McDonagh (NXT, September 13)

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

Wrestlers list of 2022 WWE Superstars on the roster
AUTHOR OF THIS POST: ANTHONY MANGO

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