The great re-namening of 2019 makes a lot more sense now that we’ve got spoilers from the NXT television taping at Full Sail tonight (June 12).
General Manager William Regal announced an eight-man tournament for talent who hasn’t appeared on our screens yet. The winner will get a title shot of his choosing. And as you can see from this bracket, everyone but Chinese Superstar Boa was recently given a new WWE name:
Scoop #17: The NXT Breakout Tournament Bracket pic.twitter.com/2t3qTIO9IL— Jacob Cohen (@MrJacobCohen) June 12, 2019
And, hey. If Shane Strickland had to lose his perfect-for-wrestling real name, at least he’s keeping his nickname.
Want to know how the first round went? You’ll have to click over to our full spoiler post - it’s here.
Want to know who wins, and maybe when/against who they’ll use their title shot? Come back tomorrow night, when we’ll have a full report on NXT’s second night of taping in Winter Park, Florida.