The superstars of the WWE are known for their extraordinary abilities in the ring, but also for their unique characters that are honed over the course of their careers. The same can be said of the X-Men, who operate as a dysfunctional family if you will, and that's really part of what makes them so endearing.
Just like the characters that make up the team, everyone has their favorite superstar. Whether you prefer steadfast babyfaces like John Cena, Roman Reigns, and Bayley or opt for chaos inducing heels like The Miz, Bray Wyatt, and Charlotte, there's something for everyone. What if you had to pick a team from the current roster though? Who would you pick? That is the question at the forefront today, where ComicBook.com assembles a team of X-Men from the rosters of Smackdown Live, Monday Night RAW, and NXT.
Now, the X-Men roster is rather vast, so without this thing being obnoxiously long, there was no way to cast every former member. What you'll find in the following slides is a balanced mix of classic characters with the occasional curve thrown in, utilizing superstars that most fit the character's vibe.
That said, you can't have heroes without villains to fight, so mixed in are several castings for a WWE Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, with names like Juggernaut, Emma Frost, and Mr. Sinister all making appearances.
So, without further ado, hit the next slide to see who made the WWE X-Men!
WWE recently put on their biggest event of the year in WrestleMania 33, and you can view the results below.
WWE Universal Title Match
Winner: Brock Lesnar
WWE Title Match
Winner: Bray Wyatt
Fatal 4 Way Elimination Match for the RAW Women's Title
Winner: Charlotte Flair
WWE United States Title Match
Winner: Kevin Owens
WWE Intercontinental Title Match
Winner: Dean Ambrose
Triple Threat Ladder Match for the RAW Tag Team Titles
Winner: The Hardy Boys
SmackDown Women's Title Match
Winner: Seth Rollins
Roman Reigns vs. The Undertaker
Winner: Roman Reigns
John Cena and Nikki Bella vs. The Miz and Maryse
The off and on again leader of the X-Men has migrated from one extreme to the other, often operating somewhere in the grayer area of things. Though his tactics have their opposers, it's inarguable that they get things done, though at the cost of alliances from time to time.
The same can be said of Seth Rollins, who played a big part in the rising of the SHIELD, arguably as much as he did their downfall. He's gone from hated villain to beloved babyface, and throughout the journey, fans got to know the man underneath the confident words.
He's experienced both sides of the equation and is more than equipped to lead a team to the finish line.
You always need someone on your team who can get physical when called upon, someone willing to go the extra mile if things fall through. Not only that, if others fall, it's their job to put the others on their back to pull through to the end, and all of those fit within the description of All-New-Wolverine Laura Kinney.
It also describes Smackdown Live's fiery lass kicker Becky Lynch, who will own just about anyone she faces in the squared circle. Where the chips are up or down, Lynch is the one to call on to get the job done, and she'll do it with her trademark flair.
Nightcrawler is known as much for his unique appearance as he is for his teleportation power set. While his skill set is one of the handiest to have, a big part of the character has been his struggle with his outward demonic appearance, and the judgment that comes with it.
Finn Balor knows a thing or two about that sort of struggle, though his demon is always struggling to takeover quite literally. Whether he's in demon form or simply human, Balor is one of the most talented superstars in the ring these days and is a valuable member of any squad.
Storm has led many X-Teams over the years, and her commanding presence and impressive powers have always made her rather easy to follow. She's fierce but compassionate, powerful but approachable, and those traits have made her a fan favorite.
Ember Moon is a much newer addition to NXT, but she's already shown some of those same traits. A powerful competitor with inspired offense and never quit attitude make her main roster debut seem like a matter of time as opposed to a question of if, and she's only scratching the surface. In a few years, many will be chasing her for the top spot, a spot Storm has occupied for some time.
Every team needs a powerhouse, and Colossus has served as that for the X-Men for a long time now. The teddy bear with steel skin can always be relied upon to get the team out of a jam, and that also happens to describe a member of The New Day.
That member is none other than Big E, who forms the powerful center of the popular tag team trio. The other members are often up to the task, but when you need a battering ram to take out someone, you call in Big E. Pretty impressive, especially for someone who doesn't have the ability to turn into metal at a drop of a hat.
Rogue is a unique blend of southern charm and raw power, and it has led to her becoming one of the most popular X-Men. She seems like the person in high school that everyone had a crush on upon first meeting, but when it's time to save the world she can topple just about anyone with her fists.
The same can be said for Nikki Bella, who's beauty belies her impressive strength. An impressive combination of speed and power give her an edge in the ring, and her resourcefulness is second to none. In short, you'll be glad she's on your side.
Every hero needs a villain and ever since he debuted on the main roster Bray Wyatt has been one of the best heels in the business. He doesn't just overpower you, though, opting instead to slice away at your character and morals until you break.
That sounds like a certain Nathaniel Essex, also known as Mr. Sinster. He never approaches from head one, instead exploiting weaknesses that you might not even be aware of. It makes him one of the deadliest enemies to go against, since you're never really sure what angle he is coming from.
Sometimes manipulation is the only way to get things done, but other times it comes down to how you use your pieces on the chess board. Emma Frost has always excelled at using what's around her to better her situation, whether it be objects or people. When she has to get hands dirty, though, she's as deadly as they come.
Alexa Bliss is a mirror image, able to get others to follow her orders while manipulating situations to her benefit on a regular basis. When push comes to shove, though, she's one of the best in the ring, and you'll probably regret ever challenging her in the first place.
When stealth doesn't work, you call in the reinforcements. When those don't work, you call in the Juggernaut. The stampeding mutant is liable to bulldoze any poor soul in his way, and if that sounds like someone from WWE it should.
Brock Lesnar isn't one for being patient, and it makes sense why, since he's never met someone he couldn't simply run over. He's raw power personified, and you better just get out of his way if you see him coming. Just ask Michael Cole.
Jean Gray has long been one of the most powerful mutants in the world, but she was at her height during her Dark Phoenix days. The already powerful mutant became near omnipotent for a bit there, decimating the X-Men (and pretty much everyone else) that get in her way.
Charlotte Flair has become one of the biggest (and best) heels in WWE, and part of the reason why is her ability to exploit her opponent's weaknesses. When that fails, she just tears them apart, doing whatever it takes to make her opponent tap out. No hero is safe, and that's the way she likes it.