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WNZ Open Season: The NXT Callups

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In case you missed it, and I hope to God you didn’t, WrestleMania 32 just happened, and started a wave of change that continued on the RAW that followed WWE’s biggest show of the year.

If you haven’t watched either show yet, stop reading now.

You’ve been warned!

OK, with that out of the way, WrestleMania weekend was a crazy weekend, and it all wrapped up with a crazy RAW. By the time RAW faded to black late on Monday, we had a bunch of new faces-specifically, NXT graduates-who could now call the main roster home.

We got Baron Corbin debuting on ‘Mania stage, using his debut to win the Andre Battle Royal. We also saw Apollo Crews be dominating in a win over another NXT product, Tyler Breeze. We got a vignette for the Vaudevillains, who make their debut on Smackdown. And, in what was my personal favorite, Enzo and Big Cass.

And, that’s also overlooking the return of Emma to WrestleMania, as well as Eva Marie getting involved-although it was “only” a pre-show match.

So what does it all mean?

I mean, I am used to seeing a name or two come up right after ‘Mania. Paige did it, and so did Neville. But this week it seemed like a lot at once. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

On the bright side, for WWE’s main roster? It’s a ton of new blood. New Day, especially, now has a couple more tag teams to work against, and if you are a fan of the tag teams, after their debut Monday, it’s hard not to get excited for what Enzo and Big Cass could bring to the table. People are souring on guys like Jimmy and Jey Uso, and both Amore and Cass bring an edge to things that many teams lack. I am hoping for big things.

Crews looks like he’s a bright young star, so I hope he’s not wasted or lost in the shuffle. Corbin, too, for that matter. In any case, the WWE roster got a much needed influx of talent, so that’s a good thing.

And, for the NXT roster that just lost a bunch of guys? Well, for one, they aren’t fully gone, right? We’ve seen how guys go back from time to time, so there’s that. And there’s also the fact that on the Friday before WrestleMania, we got the singles debuts of two major talent acquisitions in the forms of Austin Aries and Shinsuke Nakamura. So while fans of NXT might hate losing someone to WWE, in the end it just makes sense. You need to make room for the new guys, and you need to give others the chance to work and develop into the next big call-up.

I like the moves all around.

WNZ readers, what do you think? Did they debut them all nicely? Should they not have debuted them all on the same night? Were you surprised no one else was debuted, such as Bayley, Samoa Joe or parts of the Bullet Club, as had been rumored?

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  • jcice13

    the main roster is over populated, how many of these guys are going to get the push that’s needed to sustain longevity? 3/4s of the social outcasts were given initial pushes and now they’re jobbers…and they had some nice crowd reactions….and when the injured all come back this leaves less room for the new guys anywhere near the top…..not saying that these guys aren’t good just wondering out loud how well they’ll be booked and how much they’ll be given.and after years of watching I have very little confidence in the “writers”

  • Lisa

    Corbin is boring. He’s got a good frame though. Crews has a great physique and it’s probably a bit to early to judge him. Only time will tell.
    Big Cass is amazing. A favorite of mine.

    • Philip Hollett

      Agree 100% on all points.

  • Philip Hollett

    Borin Corbin.. clap clap clapclapclap…… Borin Corbin.. clap clap clapclapclap

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