WWE RAW News – A Top WWE NXT Superstar Debuts, Two Returns Take Place, & More

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UPDATE: Two surprise appearances took place on Monday’s edition of WWE RAW in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and both of them happened during John Cena’s “U.S. Open Challenge.”

After issuing his regular weekly challenge, Cena waited to find out who was going to accept, only for WWE Hall Of Famer Bret “The Hitman” Hart to come out to wild applause from his Canadian fans.

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Hart tried to introduce who he called a great wrestler, when instead Heath Slater came out. Hart nailed Slater with the microphone and made the introduction to the person he was trying to in the first place — former NXT Champion Sami Zayn who we reported was backstage at RAW earlier today.

Zayn came out to wild applause from the Montreal fans to his regular upbeat NXT theme song to answer Cena’s “U.S. Open Challenge.”


Zayn gave a game effort in the match, but ultimately lost after Cena hit him with a Springboard Stunner and an Attitude Adjustment back-to-back for a clean pinfall victory.

After the match, Cena made facial expressions like he was shocked how good Zayn was. He raised Zayn’s hand and left the ring to him. Cena then clapped and walked backwards as Zayn played to the crowd, who went nuts for him.


Also on RAW, WWE Diva Tamina Snuka, who has been off of television for a while now, returned with a new gimmick.

We reported earlier today that Snuka had been working as a bodyguard for Naomi at recent non-televised live events, and that there’s a good possibility that it would be brought to television, and that’s exactly what happened.


As The Bella Twins were making their way to the ring on RAW on Monday night in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, they were attacked from behind by Naomi and Tamina Snuka.


After the beat down, Naomi says to The Bella Twins, “You’re sibling reign of dominance over the Divas division is over. This is what family is all about.”

The announcers would go on to explain to the viewinng audience that Snuka is the cousin of Jimmy Uso, Naomi’s husband, by marriage, which would explain the family reference in her one-line promo.

ORIGINAL: Daniel Bryan is not backstage at RAW tonight. However, both Charlotte and Sami Zayn are, and will be at both RAW and SmackDown.


There has been talk about moving Charlotte up to the main roster since WrestleMania, though there’s nothing indicating Zayn will get used on TV. He may just be used for a dark match. We’ll see.

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