An announcement concerning the NXT call ups.
For weeks it has been promoted that Lars Sullivan, EC3, Nikki Cross, Heavy Machinery and Lacey Evans were making the jump from NXT to the main roster and it was just a matter of time until they debuted and during tonight's WWE RAW broadcast, Michael Cole stated that the NXT call ups will be appearing on both RAW and SmackDown Live to be evaluated.
Three of those aforementioned names debuted during tonight's RAW. EC3 made an appearance outside of Vince McMahon's office as talents were lining up to stake their claim to being the next challenger to Brock Lesnar's Universal Title at the Royal Rumble.
Making her RAW in-ring debut was Nikki Cross who competed in a six-woman tag match alongside Natalya and Bayley against The Riott Squad. Nikki Cross made her main roster debut this past November on SmackDown Live in Manchester where she went one-on-one with "The Man" Becky Lynch.
Lacey Evans also made her on-screen debut during a backstage segment as she was seen talking to Dana Brooke and Mickie James while the camera was on Finn Balor as Balor was walking to the ring.
Lars Sullivan reportedly had a panic attack before a planned match in Orlando last week. We were told he left the arena parking lot and has had virtual radio silence since then. Fightful.com was also told that Heavy Machinery had a showing that was said to have put their call-up in question initially, when a match with the Colons after Smackdown Live last week didn't go well at all. Otis would show up as a "slobbering hillbilly" on Raw.
Heavy Machinery also made their on-screen debuts tonight as Otis Dozovic interrupted Alexa Bliss' 'Moment Of Bliss' segment and Tucker Knight came out to pull Otis off the stage.
There is more to this story that will be covered on the Fightful post-RAW podcast and you can watch that by heading over to the "podcasts" section of Fightful.