Spanish NXT UK standout A-Kid made his successful debut on the US NXT show this week, when he defeated Kushida in his debut match on the brand.
A-Kid recently spoke on the WWE Espanol show “El Brunch”, where he detailed him moving to NXT US, as well as when he found out that Kushida would be his first opponent.
“I will start with how I learned about it, as it was when everyone else learned about it. I knew I was coming to NXT 2.0 because I had been told that I was going to be here and I already had the tickets purchased, but then I saw that promo where Kushida is watching the video package and he’s talking about he could be better than me or not and that he had to prove it. Right there is where I started to get excited because Kushida is a hero. He is a person I had admired all my life, and someone whom I would love to be in the ring with, but I wasn’t sure if he was going to be my first opponent and when they (NXT 2.0) confirmed it, it was all I had in my mind. I started to train only for Kushida and I was over the moon to debut with someone like that, especially in front of a crowd. I did not expect that reaction and it seemed like everyone was excited for me being there and, honestly, it was really special.”
A-Kid’s victory over Kushida earned him a match with Grayson Waller on next week’s show, with the winner qualifying for the North American Championship Ladder match at NXT Stand & Deliver on April 2.
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