The biggest event in the wrestling world occurs next weekend. WWE WrestleMania 39 takes place Saturday April 1st and Sunday April 2nd from SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California and is expected to bring in huge numbers and some jaw dropping finishes. While WWE WrestleMania 39 is the focal point, the RAW after WWE WrestleMania can sometimes come close to topping the big event. The RAW after WWE WrestleMania is the biggest Raw of the year. Often, this is when a big name returns or someone makes their WWE debut. A lot of speculation has surfaced on who could be making their WWE debut on the Raw after WWE WrestleMania from NXT. While NXT is full of young talent that will someday be a big ticket item, only a select few get call ups every year. While speculation is picking up on who it could be, there is one that may be too obvious. Below are the four NXT talents that likely will make their WWE RAW debut after WWE WrestleMania.
NXT Call ups: Breakker, Waller, Lopez, and Jade to debut on RAW?
This one seems a bit too obvious because of the fast track he has been on. Since his NXT debut on September 14, 2021, Bron Breakker has taken the place by storm. Breakker quickly became the NXT Champion and has run through the roster with what seems like much ease. There is nothing about Breakker and his wrestling ability that screams high flyer or incredibly acrobatic. He is nothing but power. On the RAW roster, he could make a statement immediately. With a fresh face and the power to take on anyone, Bron Breakker could move up the ladder quickly for a title shot. Breakker would fit in nicely on the RAW roster because the WWE likes big guys that can move and put on a good show, which is what Breakker brings.
Mostly a singles wrestler, he has shown that ability to be just as competitive as a tag team wrestler as well. Breakker, at 6-foot-0 and 230-pounds, is athletic for a big guy. In his short NXT career, Breakker has been NXT champion twice and NXT United Kingdom Champion once as well. At only 25 years old, Bron Breakker does have a bright future in the business. He has already appeared on RAW, beating Akira Tozawa on February 13, 2023.
Looking at potential NXT call ups, Grayson Waller could be just the guy that RAW needs. At 6-foot-3 and 224 pounds, Waller provides size, mic skills, and athletic ability. His mic skills are comparable to John Cena and The Miz. His in-ring skills are solid and can wrestle in a technical fashion or an all out brawl. Although still young, he has shown he can compete with the best of them, already having an NXT feud with WWE superstar A.J. Styles. Overall, Grayson Waller is a good in ring performer that brings youth and size to the Raw brand and can also bring different aspects to the squared circle.
Waller had been in the title picture in NXT but has not won the big one. His performance in NXT proves he has what it takes to be on the main roster, and the RAW brand could use someone with his talents. He is a man with size, has a NXT title pursuit, and can handle the pressure of being on the title picture stage. Waller did not look out of place and looked ready for the main roster. Waller would make a great mid carder for now, with World Championship hopes in the near future.
Elektra Lopez has become a different wrestler since her departure from Legado del Fantasma. She is more polished, quicker, and her in ring work is noticeably better. Lopez can be used a few different ways in a storyline. Elektra Lopez can be pushed as a singles wrestler, a tag team wrestler, or go back to being being part of a stable. Lopez could also be used as a heel or a face, giving creative multiple avenues make the next level of her wrestling career as she sis in pursuit of the RAW women’s title.
Elektra Lopez is not a high flyer or a highlight reel type wrestler. Instead, she uses her in-ring knowledge to get the best of her opponent. Lopez is solid in the ring and could be a big asset to the RAW women’s division. With her improved skills, she can rapidly move up the RAW women’s roster in the near future. Elektra Lopez has a bright future ahead of herself.
Rounding out potential NXT call ups is Cora “the Sorceress of Sin” Jade is an interesting female wrestler. At 5-foot-6 and 110 pounds, she is one of the smaller females on the NXT brand. However, one may never look at that as she is also one of the best female wrestlers in NXT. She has held the NXT women’s tag team titles with Roxeanne Perez so she is worthy of holding gold around her waist. Cora Jade has yet to win the big prize, the NXT women’s title.
Cora Jade has faced some of the best in her time in NXT as some of her previous opponents have graduated to the main roster. Some of those names include Raquel Rodriguez, Dakota Kai, Iyo Sky, and Natalya. By putting herself in the ring with these talented women, she put herself in the conversation for a call up. Cora Jade has good in ring work, she is small but quick, effective, and polished. Her work ethic is one of the best and Jade has wrestled, and beat, some of the best women standing in her path to the RAW women’s championship after graduating the ranks of NXT.
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