Two NXT superstars have set a big record.
As seen on this week’s episode of WWE NXT on the WWE Network, Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish of The Undisputed Era defeat Eric Young and Killian Dain of SAnitY to capture the NXT Tag Team Titles.
This is the first title reign for O'Reilly and Fish since signing with the company earlier this year. Young and Alexander Wolfe won the titles back in August at NXT "Takeover: Brooklyn III" during SummerSlam weekend.
The title change actually took place back on November 29th at the NXT TV tapings from Full Sail University. The record that the two men set was that O’Reilly and Fish became the first tag team to ever win titles in ROH, NJPW, and WWE.
Over the last few years, WWE and Triple H has taken NXT to being a developmental brand into a third brand that the fans and wrestlers respect. It’s a different show with a throw back feel to them.
Since NXT was introduced and placed at Full Sail University, the brand has taken off with the WWE Universe. Triple H has not only brought in athletes and turned them into Superstars, but he has also reached out to top indy stars and given them the stage to shine in the spotlight.
Such wrestlers as Cesaro, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose have all risen through the ranks and onto the main roster.
Fish recently spoke with WWE.com about joining the company. During the interview, he was asked about if he thought he would make it to the WWE.
“I have immense respect for Kevin and all that he’s been through to find his success. He is not the prototype for what was rumored to be ideal here, and neither am I.”
“Understanding his drive to succeed here through that conversation made me think that if I want that — which I believe, in some way, anyone who laces up the boots to do this, does on some level — then I will create a similar opportunity for myself. So yeah, I did think I’d be here one day.”
Fish made his NXT debut at the June 23rd television tapings and lost to Aleister Black, which aired this past week on the company’s streaming service, WWE Network.
“I watched the success of former co-workers and peers, such as Roderick Strong, Kassius Ohno, and Hideo Itami, make that very same walk at Full Sail. At this point, I feel so prepared for this new challenge.
“In my opinion, this life is about the journey, and when mine ends, I expect that this vessel, my body, will be banged up, battered and beaten, which will be a clear indication of a life well lived. NXT represents the next step in my journey.”