Six debuts took place on NXT tonight as part of the launch of NXT 2.0.
The new look NXT made its debut tonight after being promoted for several weeks both on NXT and in WWE. Throughout the show several new names appeared on the program. They include:
- Brooks Jensen, who teamed with Josh Briggs tonight in a losing effort against Imperium (Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner). Jensen is Ben Buchanan, the son of former WWE star Bull Buchanan. He was announced as having signed with WWE last month.
- Trick Williams was introduced as a friend of Carmelo Hayes. During a promo, Hayes said that Williams would have his back going forward. Williams told Hayes that he was being too humble. Hayes agreed with Williams, declaring himself “The Chosen One”. After a confrontation with Duke Hudson as they were leaving, William and Hayes jumped Hudson from behind, laying him out. Williams is Matrick Belton, who has a football background and trained at the CZW Wrestling Academy. He signed with WWE in February of this year.
- Tony D’Angeloappeared in a vignette and talked about being from Chicago. He said he had an amateur wrestling background, but there was no money in that. Rather, there was money in NXT. D’Angelo is Joe Ariola, who has an amateur wrestling background and wrestled for the University of Buffalo, qualifying for the NCAA tournament in 2016. He was also signed in February of this year.
- Ivy Nile was introduced as the newest member of the Diamond Mine. She appeared in the background during a vignette last week, but made her TV debut tonight. She is Emily Andzulis, who competed in the first season of NBC’s The Titan Games. She was signed in January of 2020.
Also debuting on tonight’s show is Bron Breakker, aka Bronson Rechsteiner, son of Rick Steiner. He defeated LA Knight after challenging him in the opening minutes of tonight’s NXT. Von Wagner is Cal Bloom, son of former WWE and AWA star Wayne Bloom. He replaced Kyle O’Reilly in the fatal four way match to determine a new NXT Champion after O’Reilly was jumped backstage by Pete Dunne and Ridge Holland.