In the wake of WrestleMania 34 we’ve already seen the main roster debuts of the Authors of Pain, No Way Jose, Ember Moon and the slightly rebranded “Iconics”, Peyton Royce and Billie Kay. But just because WWE has left New Orleans doesn’t mean we’re done seeing surprise call-ups from the NXT brand in the near future.
Looking at the next several weeks of NXT television, all signs point towards former NXT Champion Andrade Cien Almas getting called up very soon. As far as we can tell he didn’t work a single match or segment at the recent tapings, while his manager Zelina Vega seemed to wrap up things with Candice LeRae, which was the last loose end in the program between Almas and Johnny Gargano.
It’s also expected that all four members of the Sanity group will be moved up soon, with Killian Dain and Eric Young both losing matches that definitely seem like putting over the up-and-coming stars on their way out. One source confirmed to us that there are plans to bring up Sanity, possibly as early as this week’s Superstar Shakeup or after WWE Backlash, but because of the unique dynamic of their group there’s been a lot of discussion internally about their future.
Obviously WWE has shown that three-man acts can work, with The New Day and The SHIELD being two of the hottest acts and highest merchandise generators of the last decade. The difference with Sanity is mostly Nikki Cross. There’s concern that there really aren’t many intergender acts in WWE today, so either she’ll be relegated to more of a managerial role, or she’ll constantly be away from the group working her own, separate storylines. It’s worth pointing out that NXT has been trying out Killian Dain more and more as a singles act lately, so there’s many different ways they can go with it. From what we were told, the goal right now is to at least debut them all together because that’s what the fans will recognize.