NXT Star Reportedly Backstage for Raw, Commentary Change Coming?
Monday, April 16, 2018
Tonight is the Suoerstar Shakeup and anybody could be moved from Raw to Smackdown during the program tonight. Not much information about possible roster changes has been provided thus far, but it goes without saying that quite a number of roster changes, including possiblly current titleholders, will be taking place tonight, and some of the shifts to Raw tonight may include some superstars from NXT. Fans have been speculating that NXT Superstars such as Andrade "Cien" Almas and SAnitY could be among the call-ups that could take place tonight, but recent reports are now insinuating that a former NXT Champion could be appearing during the show later on tonight.
It was just recently reported that Big Cass is backstage at the site of tonight's Raw show, but he is not the only potential surprise planned for tonight. WrestleVotes has reported that current NXT Superstar Drew McIntyre is backstage at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut with several other WWE Superstars for tonight's Superstar Shakeup. While this does not guarantee that McIntyre will be appearing on tonight's broadcast, it could indicate that a call-up in imminent for the Scottish wrestler. McIntyre has been out of action due to an injury for several months, but he has reportedly been ready to return to the ring for some time now. McIntyre appearing on Raw tonight would mark his first appearance on the show since 2014.
The rosters will be changed around completely during this week's Raw and Smackdown shows, but could the commentary teams for the shows also receive a major change as well soon? A new report from F4WOnline.com has revealed that WWE is looking to diversify their announce teams as much as possible. One change that the company really wants to make will be done by adding a woman to the weekly announce teams. WWE broadcaster Renee Young, as well as WWE Hall of Famers Lita and Beth Phoenix have some experience doing announcing for WWE shows, but is is unclear if they are being considered for permanent roles at this point in time.