Rick Steiner made an appearance on NXT last night as part of the final build to Bron Breakker vs. Joe Gacy at Spring Breakin'.
Gacy claimed that -- after last week's show-closing angle where he pushed Breakker off a platform and Breakker was surrounded by druids -- Breakker wasn't cleared to compete in their NXT Championship match next Tuesday. But Steiner made his way out and informed Gacy that Breakker is cleared and will defend his title at Spring Breakin'.
Gacy's druids then got on the ring apron and surrounded Steiner. Breakker ran out to make the save for his father. Breakker took out most of the druids, but Gacy dropped Breakker with a lariat. As two druids held Steiner back, the other druids passed Breakker's title belt to Gacy. Gacy held the NXT Championship belt in the air as the show ended.
More coverage from last night --
- Speak Now: Everything you need to know for NXT 2.0 this week
- Tony D'Angelo introduces new associates on WWE NXT
- Three matches added to WWE NXT Spring Breakin'
- The Viking Raiders appear on WWE NXT, announced for Spring Breakin'
- NXT Women's Breakout Tournament to begin in two weeks
- WWE NXT live results: Spring Breakin' go-home show
WWE NXT video highlights --
Nikkita Lyons vs. Lash Legend
Roderick Strong sets up a match between The Creed Brothers and Viking Raiders for next week
Tony D'Angelo vs. Von Wagner
Grayson Waller crashes Nathan Frazer's NXT 2.0 debut
Arianna Grace is ready to kick some ass in the NXT Women's Breakout Tournament
Grayson Waller and Tiffany Stratton hate accents
Katana Chance & Kayden Carter vs. Yulisa Leon & Valentina Feroz
Kay Lee Ray is now Alba Fyre
Josh Briggs & Fallon Henley vs. Legado del Fantasma
Natalya & Lash Legend will face Cora Jade & Nikkita Lyons next week
Kiana James is bringing sophistication into the NXT Women's Breakout Tournament
Solo Sikoa vs. Trick Williams
No one threatens Santos Escobar
The Viking Raiders vs. Malik Blade & Edris Enofe
Wes Lee can only rely on himself
Tony D'Angelo invites Santos Escobar to a sit down at Spring Breakin'
Mandy Rose vs. Roxanne Perez
Sloane Jacobs wants to become the youngest Women's Champion in NXT history
Rick Steiner appears, Joe Gacy stands tall heading into Spring Breakin'
NXT fallout: Cora Jade & Nikkita Lyons aren't going to be bullied by Natalya
NXT fallout: Carmelo Hayes will become Two-Time Melo at Spring Breakin'
NXT fallout: Nathan Frazer can't wait to show everyone what he can do in the ring