WWE has announced that 205 Live mainstay Drew Gulak will be making an appearance on tonight’s episode of NXT. Gulak spent the majority of 2018 making a name for himself as one of the top heels on the purple brand. Forcing his opponents to submit using his Dragon Sleeper (the Gu-Lock), Gulak’s aggression seemed to be pushing him closer to bigger and better things.
Sadly, the rise of Buddy Murphy has kept the submission specialist in the 205 Live mid-card, which, without a title, is effectively jobber territory. That may all change tonight, however, as an appearance on the black and yellow brand could be the kick start Gulak needs to reignite his fire with the crowd.
Below is the official statement released by WWE:
“As a member of the 205 Live roster, Drew Gulak has made it his life’s mission to return pure, scientific wrestling to the forefront of sports-entertainment. While his efforts would likely earn a nod of approval from legendary technicians like the late, great Lou Thesz and Karl Gotch, the self-righteous way in which he champions his cause hasn’t always been warmly received by the WWE Universe or his fellow Cruiserweights. Now it appears that The Philadelphia Stretcher’s campaign is headed to the black-and-gold brand. See what the submission specialist has in store for NXT when he steps through the yellow ropes this Wednesday on WWE Network.”
Gulak is one of the standouts in the cruiserweight division and is the embodiment of what the division needs in its top heel. His “no-fly zone” views and penchant for technical mat-based wrestling is the exact opposite of what 90% of the cruiserweights do. With any luck, his showcase on NXT tonight will be the start of something great for the Phillie native.