Prior to Raw, WWE confirmed that NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa, NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano, Ricochet and Aleister Black were all backstage.
Triple H kicked off the show, and he talked about how he’s in charge of NXT. He then announced that Ciampa, Gargano, Ricochet and Black would all be competing on Raw tonight.
The future WWE Hall of Famer then hyped up each NXT star as video packages played showing highlights from their matches in NXT.
Triple H didn’t announce opponents for the four NXT stars.
Several tables were set up at the top of the entrance ramp, and Triple H then booked a tables match between Baron Corbin and Braun Strowman for the first match of the show.
They are four of the BEST performers in @WWENXT, and they will be making their #RAW debuts TONIGHT!
– #NXTChampion @ProjectCiampa
– #NXTNorthAmericanChampion @JohnnyGargano
– @KingRicochet pic.twitter.com/BXum6nldWL
— WWE (@WWE) February 19, 2019