Vince McMahon made the decision to change the face of SmackDown and Raw earlier this week and as part of this announcement, six NXT superstars were promoted to the main roster.
Lars Sullivan was already on his way to either SmackDown or Raw since his promotion was announced at Survivor Series, but he was joined by six other developmental stand outs.
Lacey Evans, Nikki Cross, Heavy Machinery and EC3 have all been added to this pile and will now be part of the main roster in the coming weeks. Many fans haven’t reacted well to the fact that WWE has announced these faces instead of allowing them to be shock debutants, which has led to questions of if more names are to follow.
Bryan Alvarez recently answered these questions on The Wrestling Observer Live with an air of mystery, since it appears that whilst McMahon is done with the NXT call-ups for now, he could change his mind and call anyone else up in the coming months.
“What I heard is that this is it for now. That means nothing because Vince can wake up tomorrow and go, ‘Damnit, everyone’s still angry, I need to call up some more guys!’ He can call up anybody he wants, but as of Monday/Tuesday when they announced the call-ups that are going to be coming up, that’s it for now. It wasn’t like more are coming up.”
“Obviously, there will be more coming up at some point. It wasn’t like here are the ones we were going to call-up, but after January 1st, we’re gonna call up some more,” he said via Ringsidenews.
Royal Rumble is usually the place for shock debuts and surprise returns, so if WWE has plans for any more main roster callup’s then that would be the perfect place for them to happen.