There is one notable name from NXT that was not mentioned this week as part of the upcoming call-ups.
In the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer noted that Aleister Black was on a list of names for the main roster a few months ago. He was on the list with Lars Sullivan and EC3.
It looks like his move to the main roster had been delayed. Fans of Aleister Black don’t need to worry because when someone is on the main roster call-up list, they are usually in the following group.
So basically, Black could be moving up after the current group makes their debut on main roster TV. Andrade “Cien” Almas was on a list long before he moved up to the main roster. They moved some names up and then Almas was finally called up with Zelina Vega.
That could be the case with Black. It could also be that they just want to wait until after Royal Rumble weekend. Black is scheduled to face Tommaso Ciampa for the NXT Championship at Takeover: Phoenix on January 26.