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Possible SPOILERS about talent on hand for tonight’s WWE SmackDown


We often hear about NXT talents backstage at Raw or SmackDown. Most times they don’t lead to much — and in the case of Monday nights, often means they’re there for a Main Event match, which can be significant as those are used as tryouts of a sort so main roster producers can do first-hand scouting. But I digress...

PWInsider is often the source of these kinds of reports, and they bring word of four interesting names that are on hand in Green Bay for SmackDown tonight (Dec. 15):

  • Axiom, who worked a match on the blue brand as a last minute replacement last month.
  • Gable Steveson, the Olympic gold medalist who was drafted to Raw once upon a time and has since been the subject of much speculation regarding his future.
  • Humberto Carrillo & Angel Garza, who have been down in NXT getting away from their Los Lotharios comedy act in favor of a gimmick more representative of their status as third generation luchadors. For months, there have been rumors suggesting their repackaging could culminate in an alliance with Santos Escobar for his feud with the LWO.

Being backstage at SmackDown doesn’t mean they’ll be on FOX tonight, but there’s not a Main Event-type show that tapes along with the Friday night show, so there’s more reason to think they might show up on our screens. We’ll see what, if anything, these guys get up to in Green Bay.

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