NXT Superstars Ricochet, Aleister Black, Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa Make Monday Night RAW Debuts

Fans of the NXT brand were in for a surprising treat during Monday Night RAW.

Triple H, the mastermind behind NXT, began the show by announcing that four of NXT's best and brightest were making their RAW debuts on the February 18 episode of WWE's flagship show.

Ricochet, Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa and Aleister Black were the announced competitors, but Triple H didn't divulge all the details regarding this reveal. The first announced match is Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa versus the RAW Tag Team Champions, The Revival.

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Gargano and rival Tommaso Ciampa hold up titles at the end of NXT Takeover: Phoenix WWE

Ricochet made the save for Finn Balor after Lio Rush and Bobby Lashley double teamed the new Intercontinental Champion setting up a tag team match between the four. Ricochet got the pinfall the on Lio Rush after hitting his finisher.

Ciampa and Gargano defeat The Revival after hitting their DIY combination finisher later in the night. Aleister Black didn't appear until the third hour of RAW when he interrupted Elias. They would have a match with Black coming out on top after hitting Elias with the Black Mass.

Were these permanent call ups from NXT? Is this a one-off or a highlight segment similar to how Monday Night RAW put the spotlight on the Cruiserweight division when it first started?

Prior to the Royal Rumble, six NXT Superstars were called up from the third brand and competed on both Monday Night RAW and SmackDown Live. These superstars were, EC3, Lars Sullivan, Lacey Evans, Nikki Cross and the tag team, Heavy Machinery.

Lars Sullivan has yet to make an appearance on WWE television after suffering a reported panic attack, while Lacey Evans' only in-ring action came at this year's women's Royal Rumble match. Nikki Cross has had matches on Monday Night RAW, last seen losing to Ruby Riott last week. EC3 is currently in a program with Dean Ambrose after trading victories with the "Lunatic Fringe," while Heavy Machinery has had title opportunities on both brands.

What do you think of these NXT competitors on Monday Night RAW? Do you want this to be a permanent call up, and if it is what shows do you want them to be on? Let us know in the comments section below.

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