The following matches were previously taped for tonight’s NXT:
- James Storm vs. Danny Burch
- Asuka vs. Billie Kay
- Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady vs. The Mechanics
- Alexa Bliss vs. Peyton Royce
- Baron Corbin vs. Rhyno
Tonight will be the official debut of James Storm in NXT after the rumors of him signing onto the promotion in a wrestler/coach sort of role to train and develop talent, but also be an active wrestler from time to time. There have also been rumors of Storm not officially signing onto the promotion, so this also may end being a one-time appearance for Storm.
In his career, James Storm has been known primarily as a tag team specialist. Storm has held 13 Tag Team Championships during his time with TNA. He won the NWA World Tag Team Championship a record seven times, and the TNA World Tag Team Championship six times that is also a record.
Storm found some success as a singles wrestler as well. In October 2011, Storm defeated Kurt Angle and won his first TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Needless to say, seeing Storm in NXT is going to be quite the event to see.