Nice to meet you? There have been a lot of changes made to NXT in recent months and there is a chance that they will continue moving forward. That can make for some interesting situations in NXT, as you never know who you might see show up next. That was the case this week, as a newcomer made his awaited debut, albeit under a bit of a different moniker.

This week on NXT, Joe Gacy defeated Ikemen Jiro in a singles match. After the match was over, Gacy started to walk back to the entrance but stopped to stare at at a man in the stands, who stared back at him. Gacy smiled before walking backstage. The man was named Harland and is better known as Parker Boudreaux, a former college football player who signed with NXT earlier this year. Boudreaux made a cameo appearance as a security guard in August but this was his first time receiving a focus.

It was an interesting situation. Check out the showdown, plus a look at the two of them:

Ikemen Jiro vs. Joe Gacy: WWE NXT 2.0, Oct. 5, 2021

Joe Gacy speaks the language of a generation: WWE NXT 2.0, Sept. 28, 2021

UCF Football: Parker Boudreaux looks to keep building off dominating performances

Opinion: I’m not sure where this is going, but you can certainly see how many new names are popping up in NXT. That is a good thing for the show as it definitely needs some fresh blood. At the same time though, there is a difference between a veteran showing up and someone like Boudreaux, who has never had a match. This could be interesting, but proceeding with caution is a good idea.

What do you think of Boudreaux’s debut? How will he do in NXT? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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