New invasion? NXT makes its presence felt on Raw

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April 10, 2014

What is real was the growing presence of a brand.  Four stars from NXT were prominently featured on Monday Night Raw and could soon be an integral part of WWE.

"The Rusev Legacy has begun in the WWE and no one can stop it," said Alexander Rusev's Social Ambassador, Lana, following Rusev's debut victory over Zack Ryder. 

After weeks of buildup, The Bulgarian Brute didn't disappoint. Having made quick work of Ryder, The Ravishing Russian claimed it was standard operating procedure for The Super Athlete. 

"What did you expect? Soon enough, every American will rise and honor Alexander Rusev," she said.

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In addition to Rusev and Paige, viewers got their first look at the upcoming debuts of Adam Rose and former NXT Champion Bo Dallas. On the surface, we might credit the appearances to the restart of WWE's calendar year, but the parallels might tell us a different story.

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"Dude, all these NXT debuts reminds me of the WCW/ECW invasion back in the day," one WWE Superstar told us under the condition anonymity. "All the signs are there and the timing is perfect.  Attack the Divas division, attack the Superstars and when the time is right, you show your hand. It's like a game of chess and once you score checkmate, there's nothing that the opposition can do." 

As farfetched as the concept seems, could it really happen? Imagine a super faction of Alexander Rusev, Bo Dallas, Adam Rose and Paige. Could this group prove to be even more dominant than the already feared Wyatt Family and The Shield? On NXT, all four stars have successfully pursued their own agendas, but is it possible that each decided to depend on the other to ensure a successful career on the next level? Stranger things have happened.

For now, NXT's presence is indeed being felt along the axis of the WWE Universe. But should these young competitors’ arrival in WWE dissolve into an all-out assault on the WWE Superstars and Divas, just remember, you heard it here first.  Something tells us one way or another, things are about to get very interesting.

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