Sean Waltman, also known as X-Pac and now a member of the WWE Hall of Fame as part of D-Generation X, made an assessment of the year 2019 on his podcast, 1, 2, 360. This made a 2019 retrospective on NXT, where he talked about the best events and the Superstars that surprised him.
After naming NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff as the event of the year, and praising the match between WALTER and Tyler Bate as a great match, Sean Waltman spoke of the Superstar that surprised him most in 2019. For WWE Hall of Famer, the great revelation of 2019 was Keith Lee.
The choice for me is a difficult one because from the NXT roster my favorites are Matt Riddle and Damian Priest, but Keith Lee had a tremendous impact when given a chance for him to shine and so it’s hard to pick a fighter other than him. As the revelation of 2019.
In the women’s division, Sean Waltman said that for him the big surprise of 2019 was the Chinese fighter Xia Li.
When Xia Li is in the ring it’s very clear everything she’s going to do and that’s great, and her comebacks show a lot of strength, which always impresses the audience. The way she attacks her opponents is great because she doesn’t wait for her opponent, she keeps attacking, almost makes us forget that we are seeing something choreographed, and that’s very good.