Both brands aired coming soon vignettes for NXT Superstar Lars Sullivan who will be making his main roster debut in the near future, and he’s headed for a big push, according to the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Though the report doesn’t mention a specific brand or major program for Sullivan, it says that the plan is for Sullivan to make a big impact upon his promotion. Though some skeptics have said they feel Sullivan is too inexperienced to get called up, he is exactly the type of talent Vince McMahon is big on, according to the report.
This week’s NXT episode saw Lars clash with Keith Lee after they both won squash matches over enhancement talents. The Lars vs. Lee match, taped last Thursday in San Jose, will air on Wednesday’s NXT TV episode on the WWE Network. This could be the last yellow brand appearance for Sullivan.
It was also noted by The Observer that Lars is seen as being so much larger than life when you see him live in the arena, than he comes across on TV. Sullivan is now much larger than he was one year ago. He had surgery to remove a tumor that caused his acromegaly years ago but he continues to get bigger.
Here’s a look at the vignette that aired on SmackDown for Sullivan, who is being re-branded as The Rocky Mountain Monster: