• Current Plan For Debuts During WWE Draft 2023
The 2023 WWE Draft will begin on next week’s April 28th edition of SmackDown and will end on the May 1st RAW.
Triple H noted that every single superstar (thus hinting at NXT wrestlers as well) will be eligible and this year’s Draft will change the game.
According to the Wrestling Observer, the NXT wrestlers that were originally scheduled to debut on the main roster on RAW after WrestleMania 39 are now scheduled to debut as a part of the Draft.
Some of the names that are rumored to debut are:
– Bron Breakker
He lost the NXT Championship to Carmelo Hayes at NXT Stand & Deliver during the WrestleMania 39 weekend. Later, he turned heel on an episode of NXT. He is the son of Rick Steiner.
– Cameron Grimes
He has been preparing for his main roster debut since November. He has changed his look as well:
– Tyler Bate
On last week’s episode of WWE Main Event (which gets taped before RAW), former NXT UK Champion Tyler Bate faced former World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler.
This match received a lot of praise on Social Media. After 10 minutes of solid in-ring action, Ziggler managed to put away the 26-year-old up-and-coming wrestler with a superkick.
You can watch the highlights from this match below:
Dolph Ziggler and Tyler Bate just had a banger on Main Event this week.
They even got a "This is Awesome" chant from the crowd. You love to see it. pic.twitter.com/s5U2LwOQKl
— Wrestling Pics & Clips (@WrestleClips) April 16, 2023
According to WRKD Wrestling, WWE Officials are considering calling up Bate to the main roster during the upcoming Draft due to his performance in this match.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 20, 2000) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
It was pre-taped at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Backlash 2000’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Road Dogg vs. Edge
The Dudley Boyz vs. Essa Rios & Eddie Guerrero
Rikishi vs. The Big Show
Triple H vs. Tazz
T&A vs. The Godfather & D’Lo Brown
X-Pac vs. Christian
Chris Benoit vs. Kurt Angle
Lumberjack Match: Chris Jericho vs. The Rock