The principle occasion wasn’t the one no disqualification affair on NXT final evening (Could 4). The episode opened with Isaiah “Swerve” Scott and Leon Ruff making an attempt to settle their points as soon as and for all in a Falls Depend Anyplace match.
It appeared Ruff was about to select up his newest upset win by diving off a ladder onto a susceptible Swerve. However the heel didn’t present up with out back-up, and former NFL defensive lineman AJ Francis made his NXT debut to make sure Scott picked up a win.
Announcers known as out Francis by identify, which is smart given he’s additionally a daily on A&E’s WWE’s Most Wished Treasures present. He was known as a part of Swerve’s “entourage”. That group contains one other debuting expertise, Briana Brandy, a hip-hop artist with an MMA background who signed with WWE in 2019. Ashante Thee Adonis was additionally with the group; he’s appeared on NXT earlier than and works 205 Stay usually.
Francis and Brandy weren’t the one wrestlers who debuted on the Capitol Wrestling Middle yesterday. Former Evolve Tag champ Anthony Henry misplaced to Cameron Grimes utilizing his new WWE identify, Asher Hale.
And on this week’s 205 Stay, which is taped on Wednesdays earlier than NXT goes stay, indie veteran Alex Zayne wrestled as Ari Sterling.
Henry was introduced as a part of the February Performance Center class, though the transfer had been reported nicely earlier than that. Zayne joined WWE last December, within the group that included NXT Tag champs MSK.
Excited to see what Francis & firm add to Swerve’s act? Ideas on “Asher Hale” and “Ari Sterling” as gimmick names?