Five NXT Call Ups That Have Failed on the Main Roster

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The Vaudevillians

The Vaudevillains were one of the best tag teams in NXT between 2014 and 2016 and the duo’s gimmick, and entrance was something extremely different from anything else WWE had either on the NXT or main roster. The two were called up to debut on television after last year’s Wrestlemania and were instantly shoved into a number 1 contender feud with Enzo and Cass. Unfortunately for them, this was their peak in WWE. They went from loss to loss over the next few months, becoming nothing more than a pair of jobbers before Simon Gotch’s release from the company last week.

In an alternate universe, things could have been a lot different for Gotch and English. The pair were apparently booked to beat Enzo and Cass before feuding with the tag team champions, but Enzo’s freak injury in their match damaged all momentum the pair had. They did go on to have a match with The New Day at the following month’s Extreme Rules but the pair had zero momentum going into the bout.

The big problem for The Vaudevillians aside from Simon Gotch’s backstage heat was that they arrived the same time as Enzo and Cass, who were, and still are, immensely over with the WWE audience. Gotch’s recent release spells the end of the pair in the WWE. Perhaps English can salvage what is left of his career now he has the chance to go solo.

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