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Malik Blade to make in-ring debut on WWE 205 Live

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A debut has been announced for this week's episode of 205 Live.

Malik Blade (real name Joshua Dawkins) will make his in-ring debut as he faces Tian Sha's Boa on 205 Live this Friday night. Blade was part of a class of six new recruits who joined the WWE Performance Center last month.

WWE.com wrote about Blade when he signed with the company: "Twenty-three-year-old Joshua Dawkins of DeBary, Fla., is the latest trainee of WWE Hall of Famer D-Von Dudley to be signed to the WWE Performance Center. The 6-foot-1 recruit is also the nephew of NBA legend Darryl Dawkins."

Boa vs. Blade is one of three matches that is set for this Friday's episode of 205 Live. Trey Baxter vs. Andre Chase and Valentina Feroz vs. Amari Miller will also air on the episode. The show was taped at the WWE Performance Center before Tuesday's launch of "NXT 2.0" went on the air.

205 Live streams on Peacock/WWE Network at 10 p.m. Eastern time on Fridays.