New signings Dezmond Xavier and Zachary Wentz (aka The Rascalz) have made their WWE debuts under the team name MSK.
The duo took on the team of Jake Atlas and Isaiah “Swerve” Scott in the first round of The Dusty Classic.
It was an impressive debut, and the duo ultimately picked up the win. They will either face Drake Maverick and Killian Dane, or August Grey and Curt Stallion in the second round.
The powers that be clearly have high hopes for Wentz and Xavier, and Triple H had nothing but praise for the pair in a recent interview with Ryan Satin of Fox Sports.
“These are two kids are, I think, I’m very impressed with the things that they’ve done, but I don’t know that they really had a lot of helping hand to help have them get to where they are,” he said asked by Satin what he thought of the duo.
“They just sort of figured it out on their own,” he continued. “They’ve figured out personality and charisma. They’ve figured out the in-ring style they have and made it their own. I’m a big fan of that.”
Xavier and Wentz — real names Deveon Everheart Aiken and Zachary Green — were two thirds of The Rascalz. The trio performed with numerous independent promotions as well as with Impact Wrestling. The third member of the team, Trey Miguel, also parted ways with Impact, but is yet to sign elsewhere.
The duo joined the Performance Center at the same time as four other new recruits:
- Alex Brandenburg, who was known on the indies as Alex Zayne
- Sojiru “Ikemen” a 26-year-old wrestler from Japan who was trained by WWE/ECW legend Tajiri
- Anriel Howard, a former college basketball player
- Russ Taylor, who was known on the indies as Ryan Taylor
#WhoIsMSK? They're the team that just made a name for themselves by defeating @swerveconfident & @JakeAtlas_ in their #WWENXT debut! #DustyClassic @DezmondXavier @zachary_wentz pic.twitter.com/GKTof9jBaP
— WWE (@WWE) January 14, 2021