They’re back. NXT has a weird balance to maintain between being the WWE developmental program and running things for themselves. The promotion has to figure out a way to keep things going and keeping wrestlers fresh, which can often involve a change of presentation. That was the case again this week, with two wrestlers receiving a new character and a new name to go with it.
This week’s NXT featured the return of the team formerly known as the Grizzled Young Veterans. The team, previously known as James Drake and Zack Gibson were rechristened as Jagger Reid and Rip Fowler respectively by Joe Gacy. Over the last two months, Gacy had appeared with the two, whose identities had been hidden. The trio is now collectively known as the Schism.
Opinion: The Veterans had long since been rumored as being under the hoods so it makes sense to go with what makes sense. I’m not sure how well the three man team is going to do but it is nice to have the Veterans back on TV. They are a talented pairing who have never really gotten a major break on NXT. Hopefully it works out well, because their track record outside of the UK has not been the best.
What do you think of the reveal? How will the team do? Let us know in the comments below.
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