The state of WWE NXT has been a hot topic on Cageside Seats and around the internet this week.
A Divas Revolution, Kevin Owens ascension to main eventer/political casualty and injuries to top stars like Sami Zayn & Hideo Itami certainly have the brand in a state of flux - not to mention their trying to figure out the balance between developing new stars for the main roster and being WWE's in-house independent promotion.
First steps have been taken this week to prep the next wave of WWE Network stars. First, Uhaa Nation became Apollo Crews - along with rumors that he's in line for an Owens-like push to the top of the card.
Now, we've learned that three recent female signees have been assigned official names. And speculation abounds that one of the ladies may get a debut the night before SummerSlam, when NXT takes over Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
Despite already having worked televised matches under their real names, former Shimmer standouts Jessie McKay and KC Cassidy were introduced at recent house shows as Billie Kay and Peyton Royce, respectively.
Oh hey guys! It's me Billie Kay hanging out with my bestie Peyton Royce
Though she's worked tapings, none of The Rock's cousin Lina Fanene's work has hit our screens. When it does, we'll know here as Nia Jax.
Rumor had it that Fanene was set for a quick debut, so she may be a prime candidate for the reveal being teased for TakeOver: Brooklyn's August 22 tag championship match. William Regal encouraged the challengers Aiden English & Simon Gotch to bring an equalizer for the titleholder, Blake & Murphy's manager, Alexa Bliss.
With Kay & Royce seemingly linked, and Jax sounding like a little bit more of an old-timey name that would fit with The Vaudevillains gimmick, the legacy Superstar would be my guess to make a big splash in New York.
Thoughts on the names, or who you'd like to see break into the women's and tag team scene for NXT in a couple of weeks?