Skip to main content

WWE SmackDown video highlights: Three NXT call-ups, Lacey Evans returns

Gunther, Ludwig Kaiser, and Raquel Rodriguez made their SmackDown debuts.

Three wrestlers were called up from NXT on the SmackDown after WrestleMania 38.

Gunther, Marcel Barthel, and Raquel Gonzalez made their SmackDown debuts on last night's show. Barthel and Gonzalez both received new WWE names. Barthel is now Ludwig Kaiser, while Gonzalez is Raquel Rodriguez.

Gunther, who was accompanied by Kaiser, made quick work of an enhancement wrestler named Joe Alonzo.

Rodriguez was interviewed backstage before being interrupted by Los Lotharios. Rodriguez shut them down when they wanted to welcome her with a kiss.

Lacey Evans also made her return to WWE television last night, appearing for the first time since giving birth to her second child. Evans cut a babyface promo about the real-life adversity she's overcome to get to where she is today.

Ronda Rousey challenged SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair to an I Quit match at WrestleMania Backlash next month, but Charlotte didn't accept the challenge.

Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns' next challenger may have been revealed as The Bloodline were confronted by Shinsuke Nakamura in last night's main event segment. Reigns also ordered SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos to unify their titles with the Raw Tag Team titles.

More coverage from last night --

WWE SmackDown video highlights --

Charlotte Flair declines Ronda Rousey's I Quit match challenge

Xavier Woods vs. Butch

Gunther and Ludwig Kaiser make their SmackDown debuts

Raquel Rodriguez debuts

Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss brawl after their friendship comes to an end

Drew McIntyre vs. Sami Zayn

A video package recaps Pat McAfee's night at WrestleMania 38

The Story of Lacey Evans: Chapter One

Sasha Banks vs. Liv Morgan

Roman Reigns orders The Usos to unify tag titles, Shinsuke Nakamura confronts The Bloodline

SmackDown fallout: Natalya & Shayna Baszler interrupt Liv Morgan's interview