NXT standouts Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa, Ricochet, and Tommaso Ciampa all debuted on last night's WWE Monday Night Raw, knocking off several established main roster names in the process.
Triple H announced the quartet's imminent arrival in his show-opening promo. He ran through the names while Michael Cole gave a cursory introduction to each competitor's personalities and accomplishments, and their debuts would then unfold throughout the evening.
Ricochet emerged first, saving Finn Balor from a two-on-one beatdown at Lio Rush and Bobby Lashley's hands, before teaming with the Irishman against the heel duo. They were victorious, and Ricochet scored the decisive pinfall with his 630 Splash.
Gargano and Ciampa were developmental's biggest winners last night, as they overcame new Raw Tag Team Champions The Revival in an ultra-condensed version of one of their old TakeOver classics. An odd way to pull off the long-built DIY reunion, but a fun moment for NXT fans, and a solid rub for the newcomers.
Finally, Aleister Black beat Elias in what probably should've been a two-minute squash.
There's currently no word on whether these call-ups were permanent, one-offs, or Heavy Machinery/Nikki Cross style "free agent" moves, but they definitely helped freshen Raw's stale formulae up.
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