This week’s WWE NXT 2.0 episode featured two new thriller males who attacked Santos Escobar.
The assault got here throughout Escobar’s loss to Carmelo Hayes. Escobar had earlier despatched a warning to Tony D’Angelo, telling him to look at the match to see how an actual chief strikes. At one level the referee was distracted by Hayes and Trick Williams, which allowed the 2 thriller males to encompass Escobar at ringside. One man distracted him whereas the opposite got here from behind with a baton. They then rolled Escobar again into the ring, the place Hayes completed him off.
The thriller attackers have been carrying fits, hats and sun shades. It appears to be like like they is likely to be performed by NXT newcomers Troy Donovan and Channing Lauren. You possibly can see pictures to match the boys beneath.
Donovan and Lauren have been each signed within the mid-March WWE Efficiency Middle Class that featured names like Roxanne Perez (fka Rok-C), Sloane Jacobs (fka Infamous Mimi), and Bianca Carelli, amongst others. Donovan glided by Cole Karter on the indies, whereas Lauren glided by Jake Tucker earlier than signing with WWE.
Donovan and Lauren made their WWE in-ring debuts throughout the April 8 version of NXT Degree Up, taking a loss to Andre Chase and Bodhi Hayward. Lauren then accompanied Donovan to the ring for his loss to Damon Kemp on final week’s NXT Degree Up. Each wrestlers labored as AEW Darkish enhancement skills in 2021.
D’Angelo, who turned the Don of NXT when he defeated Tommaso Ciampa at Stand & Ship, was later requested in regards to the thriller attackers by the NXT digicam man, as seen within the video beneath. He acted like he didn’t know who they have been, however stated they may’ve been simply a few “goombas” trying to make a reputation.
D’Angelo additionally tweeted on the assault this morning and wrote, “Very unlucky factor that occurred to Santos. He’s a arise man. Perhaps he made enemies with the incorrect particular person. However that’s solely hypothesis, what do I do know? #TheDon”
D’Angelo vs. Escobar is rumored to happen at NXT Spring Breakin’ on Might 3, however the match has not been confirmed as of this writing. It appears to be like like WWE is constructing to a six-man feud with D’Angelo, Lauren and Donovan vs. Legado del Fantasma’s Escobar, Cruz Del Toro and Joaquin Wilde.
Keep tuned for extra. You possibly can see associated clips and tweets beneath, together with pictures of the thriller males and Donovan & Lauren:
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) April 20, 2022
Very unlucky factor that occurred to Santos. He’s a arise man. Perhaps he made enemies with the incorrect particular person. However that’s solely hypothesis, what do I do know? #TheDon pic.twitter.com/P4NvxhiZnr
— Tony D’Angelo (@TonyDangeloWWE) April 20, 2022
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