Back in October on “the biggest NXT of all-time” (aka the one they loaded up since it was airing opposite AEW Dynamite), Cody Rhodes was on hand to make some announcements.
One of those was that the Men’s Breakout Tournament would be returning for the first time since 2021. Rhodes said it would follow this year’s Women’s Breakout Tournament, and that was won by Lola Vice back at Halloween Havoc. So it took more than a month, but last night (Dec. 5) NXT revealed that the men’s version will start next Tuesday.
The video they broke the news with also lists the eight men in the field: Riley Osborne, Keanu Carver, Tavion Heights, Dion Lennox, Luca Crusifino, Myles Borne, Trey Bearhill, and Oba Femi. Only Carver and Lennox will be making their television debuts. The others have all wrestled on either NXT or Level Up.
We don’t have a bracket yet, or an indication which match or matches will take place on the Dec. 12 episode. But feel free to make your predictions in the comments anyway. Or let us know when you think the other tourney The American Nightmare told us about — the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic — will start. And on your way down to there, check out our playlist of the rest of the highlights from the Dec. 5 NXT:
- Fallon Henley qualifies for the Women’s Iron Survivor Challenge
- FULL MATCH — Fallon Henley vs. Roxanne Perez vs. Kiana James vs. Thea Hail
- Rey Mysterio announces Dragon Lee will replace Wes Lee at NXT Deadline
- Tatum Paxley vs. Lola Vice
- Alpha Academy vs. The Meta-Four - Six-Person Mixed Tag Team Match
- Perez and James will battle in a steel cage at NXT Deadline
- The Women’s Iron Survivor Challenge Summit turns into chaos
- Axiom vs. Nathan Frazer
- Nikkita Lyons returns to NXT to attack Blair Davenport
- Chase U rally to try to fix their money problems
- Everything is going to plan for Lexis King
- Bate qualifies for the Men’s Iron Survivor Challenge at NXT Deadline
- The Men’s Iron Survivor Challenge competitors come to blows
- Bron Breakker spears Trick Williams and Josh Briggs through a table
- Carmelo Hayes again denies any involvement in the attack
- Ilja Dragunov says Baron Corbin cannot break him
- Dragon Lee is ready to dethrone Dirty Dom at Deadline (Digital Exclusive)