In a groundbreaking night of wrestling, WWE NXT faced off against AEW Dynamite this past Tuesday, marking their first head-to-head matchup since October 2022. The notable rivalry reached new heights as both promotions sought to prove their dominance in the wrestling world.
WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff weighed in on the night's proceedings on his "Strictly Business" podcast, focusing mainly on the influence of WWE's top-tier talent making cameo appearances on the NXT stage. Bischoff said, "Let's be clear.
NXT is still WWE's C-show; it's a developmental ground. But the talents we saw in that ring, particularly interacting with established WWE stars, have gotten what we call 'the rub.' Essentially, they've benefited from their proximity to greatness." Bischoff singled out rising talent Bron Breakker for special mention, suggesting his time in NXT could be limited given his standout performance.
"If he's still in NXT a month from now, I'm going to be shocked," he added.
Breakker's Rising Star
Bron Breakker was indeed a focal point on the high-profile NXT episode. He first shared the mic with 16-time world champion John Cena, not merely holding his own but also making a solid impression.
This interaction was followed by a backstage meeting with Paul Heyman, Cena's long-time friend and collaborator. Heyman went on record to say he could envision Breakker main-eventing a future WrestleMania. To underscore the point, Heyman was seen making a phone call to none other than Roman Reigns, the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, discussing Breakker's potential.
Despite the high praise, Breakker did taste defeat in the evening's final match against Carmelo Hayes, who had Cena at ringside. In an instantly iconic moment, WWE Hall of Famer The Undertaker intervened post-match, delivering a chokeslam to the 25-year-old Breakker.
The recent NXT episode has elevated the brand and brought attention to its emerging talents like Breakker. With the backing of industry legends and evident in-ring prowess, he may be on a fast track to the WWE's main roster.
Keep an eye on this young star; he's on a trajectory that could soon make him a household name in professional wrestling.