Monday Night Raw this week was booked in a certain way in order to give WWE fans optimism for the red brand heading into the new year following a rough couple of months for the show.
Vince McMahon announced at the top of the show that himself, Stephanie McMahon, Shane McMahon, and Triple H would be taking full control of both Raw and SmackDown as a collective authority and would book in accordance to the wishes of the WWE fans.
The Game said as well that fans would see new faces, new stars, and new concepts over the coming months. As a result, throughout Raw, WWE revealed six NXT superstars that would be called up to the main roster soon.
WWE announced that NXT's Lars Sullivan, EC3, Lacey Evans, Heavy Machinery and Nikki Cross will be called up to the main roster onto Raw or SmackDown very soon.
We had known Sullivan was coming to the main roster for a while, but now he will be joined by five more superstars from NXT, which is great to see.
Lacey Evans and Nikki Cross will be great additions to WWE's promising and growing women's division, and they'll likely be split when they're called up, with one going to Raw while the other goes to SmackDown.
As for Tucker Knight and Otis Dozovic of Heavy Machinery, due to Raw's underwhelming tag team division when compared to SmackDown, you'd expect them to be called up to WWE's red brand. However, a shake-up could make it more viable for them to make their main roster debut on WWE's blue brand instead.
EC3 and Sullivan will likely go to SmackDown and Raw respectively, but these could be changed.
Many fans see the similarities between EC3 and Bobby Lashley, and since Lashley is on the red brand, EC3 could be making his main roster debut on the blue brand instead.
As for Sullivan, there has been a lot of hype around him since his arrival in the WWE, with many fans, as well as backstage officials, seeing him as WWE's next Brock Lesnar-esque superstar. Due to the hype surrounding him, there's a strong chance he ends up on Raw when he is called up.
We likely won't see any of these NXT superstars debut on the main roster now until 2019, but when they do, we should expect big things from them as part of WWE's new collective authority that'll book according to the fans.
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