WWE is considering calling up Imperium to the main roster. Fightful Select reports there have been internal discussions about the move with SmackDown being the brand that they join should the decision be made. It was said the call-up could happen as early as this weekend.
The pitch specifically involves Gunther and Marcel Barthel going to the main roster, but not Fabian Aichner.
This would explain why Gunther was booked to lose to NXT Champion Bron Breakker in the main event of Tuesday’s NXT as well as Aichner and Barthel dropping the NXT Tag Team Titles in a triple threat match to MSK this past Saturday at Stand & Deliver, although Nash Carter of MSK has since been released by the company.
It was said that once Gunther moved to the United States, the plan had always been to bring him to the main roster on either Raw or SmackDown. WWE typically does NXT talent call-ups right after WrestleMania.
WWE Considering Calling Up Imperium