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From the WWE Rumor Mill: Five NXT Call-ups expected after WrestleMania

Simon Cotton
4.47K   //    23 Dec 2017, 19:58 IST

Who is headed to the main roster?
Who is headed to the main roster?

What’s the Story?

Five NXT superstars are rumored to be coming to the main roster following WrestleMania 34 according to a report published by Cage Side Seats.

In Case You Didn’t Know...

The debut of NXT superstars on the main roster usually occurs following a major pay-per-view or when an interesting storyline is planned. The greatest number of call-ups typically occurs the night after WrestleMania with Shinsuke Nakamura, Tye Dillinger, and The Revival all debuting on the main roster after WrestleMania 33.

The Heart of the Matter

The names rumored to be coming up to the main roster after WrestleMania 33 are No Way Jose, Akam and Rezar of The Authors of Pain, and Billie Kay and Peyton Royce of the Iconic Duo.

While some NXT superstars are expected to make cameos in next year’s Royal Rumble, the report from Cage Side Seats says that there aren’t any debuts likely to take place until after WrestleMania.

WWE rarely brings up superstars to the main roster prior to WrestleMania, with Sami Zayn and Samoa Joe being the more recent exceptions

Most NXT call-ups occur after WrestleMania, but WWE has brought up NXT wrestlers after big pay-per-view like SummerSlam and Survivor Series. The most recent NXT call-ups were Sonya Deville, Mandy Rose, Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan, and Liv Morgan who formed factions on the main roster after the Survivor Series pay-per-view.

What’s Next?

With no NXT superstars expected to debut before WrestleMania, the question now shifts to what brand each wrestler or teammates debut on and who would benefit the most.

Based on the current rosters for Raw and SmackDown, the Blue Brand would benefit the most from the NXT call-up, but that is pure speculation.

Author’s Take...

Each named rumored to be ready for the next call-up has accomplished all they can in NXT and it will be interesting to see their performance on the main roster.

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Simon Cotton
Freelance Journalist and Photographer, Columbia College Chicago Graduate Student, Jackson State University Alumnus Occasional guest on the Social Suplex Podcast Network. Catch me on Anchor for some interesting thoughts.
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