To open the February 18th, 2019 installment of Monday Night RAW, HHH announced that some major NXT Superstars would be making their debut. The list of NXT Superstars included former NXT North American Champion Ricochet, Former NXT Champion Aleister Black, current NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano, and current NXT Champion Tomasso Ciampa.
The first of these superstars to make their presence known was Ricochet when he came to the aid of the Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor when being attacked by both Lio Rush and Bobby Lashley. After cutting to commercial, WWE made Booby Lashley and Lio Rush VS Finn Balor and Ricochet and official match for the night. Ricochet pinned Lio Rush causing himself and Finn Balor to pick up the victory.
Following Ricochet later in the night, Johnny Gargano and Tomasso Ciampa made their debuts together in a little bit of a #DIY reunion. Before going out to their match with the current RAW Tag Team Champions The Revival, they were met backstage by the former RAW Tag Team Champions Bobby Roode and Chad Gable questioning why Ciampa and Gargano got a match against The Revival and they did not. Shortly after they were joined by The Revival. After exchanging choice words, The Revival moved on to make their entrance. During this exciting back and forth matchup, Tomasso Ciampa pinned Scott Dawson to pick up a huge victory against the current RAW Tag Team Champions.
Last but not least, we have Aleister Black. While Elias was in the ring running his mouth and getting ready to sing a song for himself, he was then interrupted by none other than Aleister Black. After making an epic first entrance in his own fashion, Aleister Black made his way into the ring with a microphone and informed Elias that he would “fade to black”. Following his words, the bell rang and a match between the two superstars commenced. Aleister Black pinned Elias to pick up the victory.
— WWE (@WWE) February 19, 2019
Each of these NXT Superstars had the opportunity to showcase their extraordinary personalities and athleticism on Monday Night RAW. They did exactly that as they all picked up the victories in their respective matches.
After seeing their debuts on Monday Night RAW, what do you think is next for these NXT Superstars? What exactly does this mean for the brand of NXT?
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