• Why Is Vince McMahon Calling Up Multiple NXT Wrestlers To The WWE Main Roster Right Now?
NXT wrestler Shotzi Blackheart and Tegan Nox were called up to the WWE main roster last week on SmackDown.
On this week’s SmackDown, Finn Balor returned to the main roster. On next week’s episode, Toni Storm will make her official debut on the blue brand.
NXT Champion Karrion Kross, Scarlett, Bronson Reed, Xia Li and Aliyah are also rumored to get the main roster call up soon.
According to the Wrestling Observer, Vince McMahon has made the decision to call up all these NXT wrestlers due to ticket sales for upcoming WWE shows not being up to the mark:
“One person close to the situation noted exactly that, when the advances came in, Vince assessed it by saying there was nobody new, fresh or exciting on the roster and that’s when he went to NXT with the idea of freshening up the roster with new faces who would be pushed hard right out of the box.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 17, 2005) – TNA No Surrender 2005
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on July 17, 2005, TNA No Surrender 2005 PPV took place at the Impact Zone in Universal Orlando.
This was the 1st out of 8 TNA No Surrender events that aired on pay-per-view between 2005 and 2012.
The name of the event was eventually brought back in 2013 as a TV special.
Below are the results:
America’s Most Wanted defeated Alex Shelley & Matt Bentley
2005 TNA Super X Cup Tournament: Sonjay Dutt defeated Elix Skipper, Mikey Batts and Shark Boy
Apolo & Sonny Siaki defeated David Young & Simon Diamond
Samoa Joe defeated Chris Sabin
Team Canada defeated The Naturals & Lance Hoyt
Street Fight: Monty Brown & Kip James defeated 3Live Kru
AJ Styles defeated Sean Waltman
TNA X Division Championship: Christopher Daniels (c) defeated Petey Williams
Dog Collar – NWA World Heavyweight Championship: Raven (c) defeated Abyss