RAW After WrestleMania: Every NXT Call Up and Return

The Monday Night RAW after WrestleMania brings a famously raucous, international crowd but also marks the beginning of a new WWE season filled with surprise returns and NXT call ups. On April 9, RAW was live in New Orleans and the crowd got to see a handful of NXT call ups and superstars returning from injury or, in one case, coming from a different company altogether.

Here's every NXT call up and surprise return on Monday Night RAW.


The former NXT Women's champion made her main roster debut as Nia Jax tag team partner against Alexa Bliss and Mickie James. Moon made a great debut, hitting Bliss with her signature move the Eclipse and pinning her for the win.


No Way Jose made his main roster debut from NXT and defeated John Skylar in a very quick match.


During a segment between Finn Balor, Seth Rollins and the Miz, an impromptu match between Finn/Seth and Miz/Miztourage is set to begin when suddenly Jeff Hardy comes out to join Balor and Rollins and even the odds.

A six-man tag match looks like it's about to start but then Miz and the Miztourage leave the ring. However, Kurt Angle makes the six-man tag match for later in the evening.


During one of Elias' musical segments, Bobby Lashley interrupts. They stare down for a bit before Elias tries to strike Lashley but he reverses it and stands tall.


Heath Slater and Rhyno come out to say that they should be competing for the RAW Tag Team Championships since they were the first SmackDown Tag Champs. The duo puts out a challenge to any tag team in the back, which brings out the Authors of Pain.

After a quick victory, AoP leave manager Paul Ellering at ringside, a possible signal they don't need him anymore.

The #AuthorsOfPain @Akam_WWE & @Rezar_WWE appear ready to forge their own path of DOMINANCE on Monday Night #RAW! #AOP pic.twitter.com/LXXXGX6B1k

— WWE (@WWE) April 10, 2018


Roman Reigns cuts a promo saying how he got beat by Lesnar at WrestleMania but he will beat him at the Greatest Royal Rumble. Samoa Joe comes out to say that Roman is a failure and he will fail again against Lesnar, and that's when he will face Reigns at the Backlash pay-per-view.

#TheBigDog @WWERomanReigns knows that as long as he keeps getting matches against @BrockLesnar, he WILL become the next #UniversalChampion...

Cue @SamoaJoe! #RAWafterMania #RAW pic.twitter.com/FPF0NioH0n

— WWE (@WWE) April 10, 2018

Who was your favorite return or call up? Let us know in the comments section below.