Three NXT 2.0 Superstars moved up to the main roster tonight on Friday Night SmackDown. Imperium stable’s Gunther (formerly known as WALTER) and Ludwig Klaus (Marcel Barthel) debuted together on tonight’s show. Ludwig Klaus accompanied Gunther to the ring where he proceeded to destroy his opponent, Joe Alonzo. Imperium’s other member, Fabian Aichner, appears to be staying on NXT 2.0 for the time being.
The other NXT 2.0 superstar that showed up on tonight’s episode was Raquel Rodriguez (formerly known as Raquel Gonzalez). Rodriguez didn’t wrestle tonight but instead was interviewed backstage. During the interview, Raquel was interrupted by Los Lotharios (Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo) who attempted to flirt with Rodriguez but they were promptly shut down.
Finally, fans were treated to the return of WWE Superstar Lacey Evans who was away for the past year on maternity leave with her second child.