WWE: Predicting the First Championships for NXT’s Newest Call-Ups

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The latest batch of WWE main roster call-ups are a talented bunch, but how will they fare away from Full Sail?

On this week’s Raw, as part of Vince McMahon’s effort to “shake up” the recently atrocious red brand, WWE announced the impending call-ups of six performers from NXT.

As often as fans like to fantasy book the impending arrivals of talent from Full Sail, this is obviously grounds for some excitement. Responses, however, have proven a bit mixed; while each of these performers certainly has his/her upside, they are, for the most part, not the superstars that most would have envisioned as being the next to make their way to the main roster.

Indeed, names like Aleister Black, Johnny Gargano, and Tommaso Ciampa were nowhere to be found, nor were Kairi Sane or Shayna Baszler. Instead, the announced list consists of Lars Sullivan (who has already been hyped for a month), EC3, Lacey Evans, Nikki Cross, and Heavy Machinery (Otis Dozovic and Tucker Knight).

While common sense may suggest that the group would not have been called up to begin with if the company had no plans for them, the track records of many former NXT alumni on the main roster tell a different story (Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch are locked in a perpetual “frenemies” tag team that never seems to go anywhere, and who can tell me exactly what Apollo Crews’ character is supposed to be?).

As such, while it may be okay to remain cautiously optimistic (assuming last night’s talk of “the fans are the authority” was sincere), it’ll be interesting to see exactly what happens to this bunch. Assuming that each of the new lot win gold during their time on the main roster, let’s put on our prognosticating caps and predict the first championship that will be won by each