It is a battle for the very soul of NXT as a new generation has come to claim their territory and send NXT veterans to pasture.
The NXT 2.0 era brought with it many young, hungry superstars who wanted to make a name for themselves. Self-proclaimed “Leader of the New School” Carmelo Hayes has established his dominance since winning the North American NXT Championship, pushing back Johnny Gargano before unleashing a brutal attack on his son-in-law Dexter Loomis.
Hayes went on to proclaim his greatness by calling Pete Dunn “The BruiserWeight”, who joined in the Triple Threat Match with Gargano for Hayes’ title in North America. The self-proclaimed “champion” survived the test and retained his title thanks to the help of another rising star, Tony D’Angelo, who pulled Dunn out of the ring when he was hoping to win.
Meanwhile, rookies Bron Breaker and Grayson Waller faced off against NXT champion Tommaso Champa and the LA Knight. Breaker announced his presence on the first night of NXT 2.0 with a powerful victory over Knight, then immediately headed to Champa for his NXT title.
Breaker lost his first chance to win the Champa title at Halloween Havoc, but he hasn’t lost his urge to claim gold.
Waller and Knight’s rivalry also dates back to Halloween Havoc after an online dispute over who should spend a special night sparked a controversy that will escalate over the course of several weeks. The altercation finally spilled over and the result was a full-blown brawl at the NXT Arena, involving all eight superstars.
Whose Time and Which Team Will Become the Winner of the NXT 2.0 Leadership? Connect to NXT WarGames Sunday, December 5th live at 8:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm PT exclusively on Peacock in the US and WWE everywhere to find out!