WWE Money in the Bank is just several days away and it is the last pay-per-view (PPV) before the planned brand extension. According to the latest WWE rumors, there will be a number of call-ups from NXT after Sunday’s big event but which stars will be promoted to the main roster?
The WWE are going to split the main roster into two to boost the ratings of SmackDown as ordered by the USA Network. There have been reports that NXT will be raided during the WWE Draft but it could happen as early as Monday.
According to FanSided, several NXT stars are expected to start on the main roster after the Money in the Bank PPV on Raw the next night. However, there is no confirmed list of stars who will be promoted and which stars will be staying.
Some of the rumored names who will likely get called up are Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Shinsuke Nakamura, Tye Dillinger, Austin Aries, American Alpha, Asuka, and Bayley. These stars are more than ready for the main roster but the WWE has to be careful not to take too much star power from NXT.
Cageside Seats reports that Balor and Nakamura might be staying in NXT a while longer. The WWE reportedly don’t want Balor to make his main roster debut before the return of injured superstars such as Bray Wyatt, Neville, and Randy Orton.
On the other hand, Nakamura is slated to have a run with the NXT championship before making his way to the main roster. He is rumored to be facing Balor at NXT TakeOver: Back in Brooklyn in August and if he wins that, he’ll likely challenge Samoa Joe at the next TakeOver event.
It should be noted that these are all speculations at the moment but call-ups are inevitable. The WWE is going big for the brand extension and they would need all the NXT stars available. The company has also been linked with several independent wrestlers and former WWE superstars in the past several days.
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