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Four NXT Stars Reportedly Backstage At Smackdown

In an exclusive report from PWInsider.com, it has been confirmed that four NXT Superstars are currently backstage ahead of tonight’s edition of WWE Smackdown.

The report notes that Aliyah, Xia Li, Austin Theory and Odyssey Jones are the four representatives of the black and gold brand that are currently in Houston, Texas.

No confirmation has been provided beyond that in terms of their respective participation in tonight’s show.

A report from Fightful earlier today noted that the RAW and Smackdown rosters were set to be ‘souped up’, with many speculating over the returns of main event superstars such as Becky Lynch and Bill Goldberg, however, this may indicate that several talents from NXT may also be due a call-up.

With regards to Aliyah in particular, rumours of her move to the main roster have been circulating for weeks, with Wrestling Inc recently reporting that she had made a good impression on officials during a scouting trip to the developmental brand.

A potential main roster debut for Aliyah would go some way to counterbalancing Mandy Rose’s recent return to NXT, after spending the past several years featuring on RAW and Smackdown respectively.

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