Before NXT became the brand it is today, it was just an initiative by WWE to try and revamp their developmental program (not counting the NXT game show era). After finding success on the WWE Network, NXT got it’s first ever special – simply titled NXT TakeOver – on May 29th, 2014.
Adam Rose moved to the main roster and although he initially got a push, he was soon relegated to staring at the lights more often than not, He was later a part of the Social Outcasts along with Bo Dallas, Curtis Axel and Heath Slater.
In mid-2016, Rose asked for his release from WWE which was granted. Rose sporadically wrestled on the independent circuit since his release and announced his retirement from the ring earlier this year.
Although they were one of the most successful tag-teams in NXT history, The Ascension were essentially relegated to being enhancement talent on the main roster. They are currently on the RAW brand.
El Local is better known as Alberto Del Rio’s personal ring announcer – Ricardo Rodruguez. He was released by WWE in 2014. He has since wrestled for AAA and The Great Khali’s promotion CWE.