The first episode of ‘NXT 2.0’ is officially in the books, and it was anything but uneventful, seeing the debut of several recently signed Performance Center prospects.
The show opened with Bron Breakker (Bronson Rechsteiner, son of Rick Steiner) defeating LA Knight in his NXT debut.
The next bout saw Imperium’s Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel defeat the team of Josh Briggs and the debuting Brooks Jensen. Jensen is Ben Buchanan, son of former WWE star Bull Buchanan, who signed with WWE back in August.
Carmelo Hayes cut a promo after that alongside the debuting Trick Williams. Williams is 27-year old Matrick Belton, who signed with WWE back in February 2021, and is a trainee at the CZW Wrestling Academy.
A vignette also aired, hyping the upcoming debut of Tony D’Angelo. The Creed Brothers then scored another win, before Malcolm Bivens welcomed the newest member of Diamond Mine, Ivy Nile. Nile is former Titan Games competitor Emily Andzulis, who trained under Kane and Tom Prichard before signing with WWE.
Von Wagner (Cal Bloom) made the biggest impression of the bunch, as he took the spot of Kyle O’Reilly in the Fatal Four Way main event for the NXT Championship.
Whilst not new to NXT television, B-Fab of Hit Row also made her in-ring debut on the show.