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had one brief grand NXT moment. Image credit: Wikipedia.
Chris Hero was a name I never expected to sign a WWE contract, but he did in 2011 and moved to first FCW and later NXT as Kassius Ohno. While he never lost his intensity in the ring, his fire for wrestling in WWE clearly dwindled before his release in 2013.
Meanwhile, the face team features two former NXT champions (one the current Intercontinental champion on the main roster) and possibly the biggest Japanese star to ever sign with WWE. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn were the tag team of Steenerico at the time while Hideo Itami was still using the ring name KENTA. The three men were a formidable unit then, but now they could very well be the future main event stars of WWE.
It's interesting to look back at matches like this and wonder what might have been if all six of these men were still in NXT today. But for now, let's look at a classic battle, that even features current WWE head trainer Sara Amato (Sara Del Rey) getting involved.