More Potential NXT Call-Ups For WWE Draft 2023 Revealed

1 month ago by Liam Winnard

More Potential NXT Call-Ups For WWE Draft 2023 Revealed WWE

With the WWE Draft fast approaching, two more potential call-ups from the NXT system appear to have been revealed.

The draft will kick off this coming Friday on the April 28 episode of SmackDown, and will continue on the May 1 episode of Raw next Monday.

WRKD Wrestling has revealed which two NXT stars will be at tonight’s April 24 episode of Raw to wrestle on the pre-show tapings for Main Event.

Usually, NXT talents working Main Event doesn’t necessarily mean anything in the way of call-ups, but perhaps with the draft approaching, there is a bit of stock being placed into the performances tonight.

The first name reported by WRKD Wrestling for Main Event tonight is former NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion Cora Jade.

Jade is one of the few top NXT names who hasn’t been on Main Event yet, but she did appear on an episode of Raw last year during her feud with Roxanne Perez.

Jade didn’t wrestle, but recruited Rhea Ripley to face Perez in a match the following night on NXT, while Perez recruited Raquel Rodriguez to face Jade.

Tomorrow night’s Spring Breakin’ special episode of NXT will play host to a match between Cora Jade and Lyra Valkyria.

The other name revealed by WRKD Wrestling is Joe Gacy, who has wrestled on Main Event once before.

That came back in November when he lost to Cedric Alexander, but that’s the extent of his main roster exposure thus far in his career.

To be specific, WRKD Wrestling wrote: “They are both also seen as potential draft call-ups”, so it’s not exactly a guarantee.

If they are earmarked for call-ups, they’ll join a list of names reported by PWInsider recently, which was Ilja Dragunov, Pretty Deadly, Zoey Stark, and Cameron Grimes.

If you’re looking for clues, Grimes has obviously been out of NXT since last year waiting for a call-up so that seems inevitable, and Pretty Deadly are in a ‘Trunk Match’ against Channing ‘Stacks’ Lorenzo and Tony D’Angelo at Spring Breakin’ tomorrow night, so that would make a lot of sense as a way to write them out of NXT for a call-up.

WRKD Wrestling also reported recently that Tyler Bate impressed WWE management with a match on Main Event against Dolph Ziggler, and he’s been mentioned as a potential call-up as well.

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