There are a few top WWE NXT Superstars backstage at tonight’s (February 18, 2019) Monday Night RAW TV event.
According to PWinsider.com, WWE NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa, Ricochet, WWE NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano and Aleister Black are backstage.
As of this writing, there’s no word yet on if WWE plans to use them for the event or the reason that they brought them in from Orlando, Florida for the show. It should be noted that the script for the show has yet to be set in stone.
This episode of Monday Night RAW will be interesting as well as important. WWE holds this show in Lafayette, LA at the Lafayette Cajundome. It will feature the fallout from Sunday’s Elimination Chamber pay-per-view event with matches and storyline. WWE will also start the build to the Fastlane pay-per-view event that takes place on March 10, 2019 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
WWE hopes to increase viewership numbers as this episode of RAW will serve as the post-Elimination Chamber show. Historically, for a post-PPV episode, ratings will increase. Last Monday’s edition of WWE RAW from averaged 2.462 million viewers, down from 2.510 million the previous week.