8 WWE NXT Call-Ups That Will Happen After WrestleMania 35

Fingers crossed for more Drew McIntyres and fewer EC3s from the latest batch.

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WWE have never been so trigger-happy when it comes to NXT call-ups, with all manner of developmental prospects hitting the main roster over the past few months, few of whom have prospered.

Lacey Evans is a glorified ring entrance. EC3, an elite talker if not an elite wrestler, was made to wait three months before uttering a single word on television. Heavy Machinery became a novelty act the night they debuted. Nobody wants to play with Nikki Cross, who never makes television. Johnny Gargano has been shunted back to NXT following Tommaso Ciampa's injury, and while Ricochet and Aleister Black have done alright in the tag division, their thrown-together partnership still makes little narrative sense.

These examples make it hard to feel positive about any future call-ups, but more are coming - and soon. The International Superstar Shake-Up goes down on 15 and 16 April. As has become tradition, WWE will use the post-WrestleMania weeks to refresh, revive, and revitalise their roster, and that means NXT's biggest and brightest trading black and gold for red or blue, regardless of whether they're ready or not.

These talented men and women can't fare as poorly as Evans and EC3, surely?

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