WWE WrestleMania 33: Grading NXT Debuts from Raw and SmackDown Live

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How well did WWE do with the NXT call-ups after WrestleMania 33?

WrestleMania 33 saw terrific matches and moments created by the roster of WWE Superstars. This included championships trading hands in the WWE and Universal Championship bouts, along with the potential retirement of the Undertaker. It all made the night a historic one for WWE, something we’ll look back on for years to come.

Plenty of those competing at WrestleMania 33 were NXT alumni. From Seth Rollins to Roman Reigns, Enzo Amore, Big Cass, Sami Zayn, Bray Wyatt, Kevin Owens and others, they all had spent time in developmental, before being moved to the main roster over the past handful of years. Of this group, Amore and Cass were part of the post-WrestleMania 32 call-ups on Raw, part of the yearly tradition of NXT stars arriving after the biggest wrestling show of the year.

Well, for the 2017 call-ups, we saw two singles stars and one tag team debut on Raw and SmackDown. All three made impacts upon arrival.

It started with the Revival showing up on Raw, marking the end of their multi-year journey in NXT and atop the NXT Tag Team Division. They faced and defeat the New Day.

The following night on SmackDown Live, Tye Dillinger made his way into a sea of “10” chants inside the Amway Center. He took down Curt Hawkins.

To top it off, Shinsuke Nakamura joined the Blue Brand that same night, arriving just as the Miz and Maryse were about to leave the ring. He was serenaded by the fans in a memorable debut.

All three that memorable showings, but how did they all grade out? Were there any negative aspects of what was done on the post-WrestleMania 33 shows? Let’s see how they all graded out.