Cody Rhodes Stirs WWE NXT; Rebel's Mysterious Backstage Appearance

Wrestling worlds collide in a surprising NXT episode.

by Noman Rasool
Cody Rhodes Stirs WWE NXT; Rebel's Mysterious Backstage Appearance
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In a dynamic opening to WWE NXT, Champion Cody Rhodes unveiled the next major challenge for contenders a 25-man battle royal slated for June 18. The winner of this grueling contest will secure a title match against NXT Champion Trick Williams.

The announcement heightened the anticipation for what promises to be a riveting episode. Adding to the evening’s excitement, Rhodes experienced an unexpected reunion with former AEW colleagues Shawn Spears, Ethan Page, and Lexis King.

Each declared their determination to win the battle royal and face Williams in a high-profile showdown. This blend of fierce competition and nostalgic encounters underscores WWE NXT's ability to weave compelling narratives, keeping fans engaged and eager for the next twist in the storyline.

Rebel's Mysterious NXT Presence

In a strange add-on from that same report at Fightful Select, it was noted that another holder of an AEW title was backstage at the NXT event- And while filming is thereby the same sentiment, there is also word that Rebel stays under contract with AEW.

Likely most remembered by her run with AEW, Rebel has not been seen on AEW television since August of 2022, when she had an active dynamic show with Dr. Britt Baker DMD. That alliance proved very important, with Baker capturing the AEW Women's Championship in May of 2021.

And with Rebel being there with the former AEW colleagues, there is a lot of speculation going on regarding any potential crossovers or future storylines that the wrestling community is waiting anxiously for. While fans and insiders alike are already speculating about the deeper meaning behind Rebel being backstage, it really just attests to the fact that the major organizations within professional wrestling exist in one connected universe.

This competition, as well as comradeship among different franchise holders of wrestlers, creates drama and thrill and makes the community riff with speculations and anticipation of what could happen or what has been cooking for the next course of wrestling.

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