With the announcement of the first-ever NXT Breakout Tournament, the black-and-gold brand’s motto of “The future is now” has never been truer.
The tournament, which kicks off on the June 26 edition of NXT, will feature eight Superstars who have not yet had an opportunity to compete on NXT TV. Although the inaugural NXT Breakout Tournament gives newcomers a platform to show what they’re all about, even more important is the prize that awaits the winner: The opportunity to challenge for any title of their choosing.
Check out the tournament bracket above and the full list of competitors below:
Angel Garza, a 207-pound, third-generation luchador from Monterrey, Mexico. He was formerly known as “Humberto Garza.”
Boa, a 225-pound jiu-jitsu champion from Beijing, China, who joined the WWE Performance Center in 2016.
Bronson Reed, a 330-pounder from Black Forest, South Australia, who used to compete as “Jonah Rock.”
Cameron Grimes, a 220-pound, second-generation wrestler from Burlington, N.C., who previously went by the name “Trevor Lee” on the U.S. independent scene.
Dexter Lumis, formerly known as “Sam Shaw,” a 239-pound, 13-year ring veteran.
Isaiah “Swerve” Scott, a 201-pounder from Tacoma, Wash. A former EVOLVE Champion, Scott previously used the alias “Shane Strickland.”
Joaquin Wilde, a 180-pound daredevil from Chicago who used to wrestle under than name “DJZ.”
Jordan Myles, a 200-pound high-flyer from Austin, Texas, formerly known as “ACH.”
Don’t miss the start of the inaugural NXT Breakout Tournament when the First Round kicks off next Wednesday, June 26, on NXT, streaming exclusively on the award-winning WWE Network.
Article source: WWE.com