“The Don of WWE NXT” Tony D’Angelo has formally launched his new wiseguys.
We famous final week how two thriller attackers appeared throughout Santos Escobar’s loss to Carmelo Hayes. They ended up surrounding Escobar at ringside and taking his knee out with a baton, then rolling him again into the ring for Hayes to get the win. It was speculated that the thriller males, referred to D’Angelo final week as “probably a few goombas” seeking to make a reputation, have been NXT newcomers Troy Donovan and Channing Lauren, and that’s who they have been confirmed to be this week.
Tonight’s NXT 2.0 episode noticed the newcomers assault Cruz Del Toro and Joaquin Wilde to forestall them from interfering through the D’Angelo vs. Von Wagner singles match. This distracted the referee however nonetheless allowed Escobar to assault D’Angelo at ringside, which helped Wagner get the win.
D’Angelo later appeared in a backstage phase with McKenzie Mitchell. He launched his new wiseguys as Troy “Two Dimes” Donovan and Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo.
Whereas each newcomers have obtained nicknames, solely Channing had his final title modified.
D’Angelo famous in that backstage promo that he went and made some calls to get his crew right here to even the chances with Legado del Fantasma. He then challenged Escobar to a face-to-face sit-down at NXT Spring Breakin’ subsequent week, warning Escobar that if he has to take issues into his personal palms, Escobar gained’t prefer it.
Donovan and Lorenzo have been each signed within the mid-March WWE Efficiency Heart Class that featured names like Roxanne Perez (fka Rok-C), Sloane Jacobs (fka Infamous Mimi), and Arianna Grace (fka Bianca Carelli), amongst others. Donovan glided by Cole Karter on the indies, whereas Lorenzo glided by Jake Tucker earlier than signing with WWE.
Lorenzo and Donovan made their WWE in-ring debuts on the April 8 version of NXT Stage Up, shedding to Andre Chase and Bodhi Hayward. Donovan then labored the April 15 Stage Up present, shedding to Damon Kemp.
Keep tuned for extra on D’Angelo and his new secure. Under are associated pictures from tonight’s NXT 2.0 episode:
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