The future of the WWE is looking very bright with a number of new additions being signed to the NXT division, with the newest signing set to make his NXT debut in December.
The first batch of new talent such as Adrian Neville and Sami Zayn have taken their already-big names and turned them into something even bigger, being very successful on NXT and now on the brink of breaking into the main roster.
NXT TAKEOVER: EVOLUTION
And now the second set of world renowned names are slowly turning themselves into ideal WWE superstars, tweaking their move-sets to suit the company’s style; both Hideo Itami and Finn Balor are going to compete at the next NXT Takeover special where they take on The Ascension.
Shortly after KENTA and Prince Devitt were signed, the other huge name on the market was finally snapped up by the WWE in Kevin Steen; and now he too is set to make his NXT debut at NXT Takeover: Evolution.
On the same night Adrian Neville will defend his NXT Championship against Sami Zayn, Charlotte will defend her NXT Women’s Championship against Bayley whilst The Lucha Dragons will defend their NXT Tag Team Championships against The Vaudevillians.
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NXT Takeover: Evolution is set to take place on December 11, and Kevin Steen could potentially play a big role in the outcome of a certain match if he is to make his debut at the event and not the following night.
CHANGE OF NAME
As expected, Kevin Steen won’t be keeping his real names which is understandable but at the same time it could frustrate the hardcore Kevin Steen fans. The name he is reported to be going forward with is Kevin Owens, choosing Owens as his surname in honour of his idol Owen Hart. He has also named his son Owen after the legend, so it’s great to see that the superstars do get input on the names they will go forward with.
The 30-year-old signed a developmental deal in August, and since then he has been working at the WWE Performance Center alongside other NXT talent; even though he is a great in-ring worker the WWE will no doubt want him to change his style to suit the company; which probably means his signature Piledriver won’t be a part of his new arsenal.
He has been recording some vignettes for NXT already and NXT fans already know how they would use Kevin Owens.
KEVIN OWENS VS SAMI ZAYN
It looks very likely that Sami Zayn will finally capture the NXT Championship from Adrian Neville in December, at long last. This is the match where many expect Kevin Owens will make his debut, and he could cost his fellow Canadian the victory, or he could attack Zayn after he does capture the gold.
If you’re a fan of independent wrestling then you already know that Steen and Zayn have had some epic encounters in the past, and the two could be set for another great rivalry, this time on the big stage.
If this feud does go ahead, then it will means Sami Zayn is set to stay on NXT for a while longer, whilst a loss for Adrian Neville could still propel him towards the main roster, which wouldn't be a very bad loss.