It’s a good week for a couple of NXT fans favorite acts.
On the heels of The Revival’s big moment on Raw last night (April 3), another “open challenge” brought one of Wednesday night’s Superstars up to the main roster. Curt Hawkins was tired of not being the center of attention, but he should be careful what he wishes for. When he threw it to the back, he got a man who made his main roster debut in the Royal Rumble match back in January as (what else?) the tenth entrant.
On the first ever SmackDown LIVE after WrestleMania, Tye Dillinger made quick work of Hawkins, hitting his Tye-Breaker finisher to the delight of the Orlando crowd.
.@TheCurtHawkins has until the count of TEN... well, this man is the PERFECT 10! Welcome to #SDLive, @WWEDillinger!!!! #SDLiveAfterMania pic.twitter.com/fhdoCODeAS— WWE (@WWE) April 5, 2017
Will he remain on SmackDown after the “Superstar Shake-Up”? What plans will Vince McMahon have for a guy who never won a match on one of the third brand’s TakeOver live specials, no matter how over he was? And who already had a run with the WWE version of ECW in the late-Aughts before being released?
Problems for another day. Tonight, Dillinger’s call-up was... PERFECT.