Monday Night Raw star Dolph Ziggler made a surprise appearance on the February 8th edition of NXT, confronting NXT Champion Bron Breakker in the process.
On NXT, a Championship Summit took place between Bron Breakker and Santos Escobar, with Escobar challenging Breakker for the title at the Vengeance Day special on February 15th. Breakker came to the ring not wanting to take part in the formalities and wanting to go straight for the physicality. As both men were about to fight, Dolph Ziggler’s music ran out through the Capitol Wrestling Center. Ziggler had been expected on NXT 2.0 following multiple social media exchanges with NXT stars throughout the previous week.
The Show-Off bragged about his accomplishments in WWE, and then stated that he has never held the NXT Championship. While the crowd chanted for a triple threat match to take place in 7 days, this was shot down by Ziggler. As the former World Heavyweight Champion continued to run his mouth, there was then a further interruption to the contract signing as Tommaso Ciampa came to the ring. Ciampa was not happy with the Raw star coming to NXT, as while Dolph Ziggler was interested in becoming NXT Champion, Ziggler was also insulting to the brand. Ciampa had enough of Ziggler’s bragging, so he blindsided the Raw star and chased him up the entrance ramp.
Back in the ring, Escobar slammed Breakker through the table in the ring to end the segment, with Escobar stating that he will become the new NXT Champion at Vengeance Day.
NXT Vengeance Day takes place on Tuesday February 15th. The following matches have been announced to take place on the show:
- Bron Breakker (c) vs. Santos Escobar – Singles match for the NXT Championship.
- Pete Dunne vs. Tony D’Angelo – Weaponised Steel Cage match.
- Carmelo Hayes (c) vs. Cameron Grimes – Singles match for the North American Championship.
- The Creed Brothers vs. MSK – The Finals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
- Toxic Attraction (c) vs. Indi Hartwell and Persia Pirotta – Tag team match for the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships.
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