A member of the main roster women's division stopped by NXT last night for a surprise appearance.
Natalya appeared on last night's NXT as part of a segment with Cora Jade. But what Jade thought was going to be a friendly interaction with her idol ended up taking a turn.
Jade mentioned Natalya when listing the women who she idolized growing up. Natalya's music then hit and she made her way down to the ring to meet Jade.
Jade said Natalya was her first favorite women's wrestler and the first action figure she ever bought. She recounted messaging Natalya after a SmackDown house show when she was 10 years old. Natalya told Jade that she remembered that night. And when she went to message Jade after Jade made her NXT debut, she saw Jade's message from 2011. Natalya said it blows her away to know that she inspired Jade in that way.
Natalya called Jade the future of the NXT women's division -- but Natalya said the future is bleak. Natalya then slapped Jade and put her in the Sharpshooter.
A backstage segment later in the show set up Natalya vs. Tatum Paxley for next week's NXT.
New NXT Tag Team Champions were also crowned last night. After the titles were declared vacant following the release of MSK's Nash Carter, Pretty Deadly became NXT Tag Team Champions by winning a five-team gauntlet match.
Pretty Deadly were the last team to enter the gauntlet match. The Creed Brothers had defeated all three other teams to make it to the finals with Pretty Deadly.
More coverage from last night --
- Speak Now: Natalya in NXT, new Tag Team champs, Full NXT 2.0 review
- Pretty Deadly win Tag Team titles on WWE NXT
- Two matches announced for next week's WWE NXT
- Natalya appears on WWE NXT, attacks Cora Jade
- Nathan Frazer coming to WWE NXT
- Rok-C debuts at WWE NXT Level Up taping, gets new name
- WWE NXT live results: Three title matches
WWE NXT video highlights --
Cameron Grimes vs. Solo Sikoa for the NXT North American Championship
Joe Gacy reveals that he stole Rick Steiner's WWE Hall of Fame ring
Ikemen Jiro vs. Von Wagner
Lash Legend attacks Nikkita Lyons
Mandy Rose vs. Dakota Kai for the NXT Women's Championship
Joe Gacy is the only person who can guide NXT
Tony D'Angelo has a peace offering for Legado del Fantasma
Natalya appears, puts Cora Jade in the Sharpshooter
Nathan Frazer is coming to NXT 2.0 with a one-way ticket
Xyon Quinn vs. Draco Anthony
Natalya will face Tatum Paxley on NXT next week
Dexter Lumis and Duke Hudson agree to team up
NXT Tag Team title gauntlet match: The Creed Brothers vs. Legado del Fantasma
NXT Tag Team title gauntlet match: The Creed Brothers vs. Briggs & Jensen
NXT Tag Team title gauntlet match: The Creed Brothers vs. Grayson Waller & Sanga
NXT Tag Team title gauntlet match: The Creed Brothers vs. Pretty Deadly
NXT fallout: Pretty Deadly claim to be the best tag team
NXT fallout: Grayson Waller's business relationship with Sanga is done
NXT fallout: To be The BOAT, Cora Jade has to beat The BOAT
NXT fallout: Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams always get the last laugh
NXT fallout: NXT is Von Wagner's world -- and you're just living in it