At this point, it’s no real secret that WWE wants to debut NXT Superstar Lars Sullivan in a major way. The company have been playing hype videos on both Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live for months in anticipation of his debut.
If, however, you feel that it’s taking a while for Lars to debut, that can be attributed to WWE showing his videos earlier than initially planned.
According to Wrestling Observer Live, these vignettes were scheduled for December. Vince McMahon decided to broadcast them in November instead.
“The big video package for Lars was going to be at the December pay-per-view [TLC] and Vince just decided ‘we’ll do it a month early, let’s do it at Survivor Series.’
So the whole time, they were going to do the whole deal where Raw wants him and SmackDown wants him, and then eventually he would make his decision. That was always scheduled to be in January so when they announced it in November, there were no imminent plans to call him up immediately.”
“He Was Supposed To Be There”
EC3, Lacey Evans, and the team of Heavy Machinery all wrestled in dark matches this past week.
It now turns out this week was also meant to see Lars Sullivan potentially make his televised main roster debut.
Bryan Alvarez clarified, saying: “Lars Sullivan was supposed to appear on Raw on Monday and he wasn’t there. Then he was supposed to appear on SmackDown on Tuesday and he wasn’t there. I have no idea what that means. I have no idea what his future is. I just know he was supposed to be on both of those shows and he wasn’t there.”
“He was earmarked for a very big match at WrestleMania,” Alvarez said. “[…] maybe we’ll know more on Monday, maybe we’ll know more on Tuesday, maybe at the Rumble. […] He was supposed to be there at both shows and he was not there.”
What do you think? Could Lars be debuting at the Rumble in order to make an impact? Who do you think his Wrestlemania match could be with?