Welcome back/nice to meet you. Sometimes a wrestler needs a fresh coat of paint and it can be rather easy to put them together with someone else. You can do this in the form of a tag team, but other times, one of the best ideas available is for a few people to be put together into a unit. That seems to be the case again on NXT, as some people have formed a new group.

This week’s NXT saw the debut of the Diamond Mine, a stable which had been teased for several weeks. The Diamond Mine debuted at the end of the show, with the three members attacking Kushida following the show’s main event. With Kushida laid out, the group revealed itself as Roderick Strong, Tyler Rust and Hideki Suzuki, the latter of whom was making his NXT debut. Malcolm Bivens was revealed as the team’s manager and handed Strong the Cruiserweight Title.

Strong has been absent from NXT since April 13 when he took a hiatus after the Undisputed Era came to an end. When Strong left, General Manager William Regal said that he was welcome back at any time. Rust debuted in NXT in December and has appeared infrequently, with his most recent match taking place on March 31. Suzuki signed with WWE in April as a coach and has not yet wrestled a match in NXT.

They could be a force. Check out the team’s debut and the members in action:

FULL MATCH - Riddle vs. Roderick Strong: NXT TakeOver XXV

Opinion: This got my attention, and a lot of that was due to the team’s debut being built up for several weeks. It made me want to know who we were going to be seeing and that is how you set up some anticipation. I’m curious to see where the team goes and if they add another member, but what they have at the moment should work out rather well. That’s a good start and now they need to take the next step well.

What did you think of the debut? What should the team do next? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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