“The Man of the Hour” Lio Rush made his first appearance in NXT at the brand’s TV tapings on Thursday night and faced-off against an opponent he’s got history with.
The debuting wrestler was initially supposed to wrestle Aleister Black in his initial match, but Lio was attacked by Velveteen Dream on his way to the ring. Dream then wrestled Rush later in the evening.
For those unaware, Lio and Velveteen Dream — aka Patrick Clark — knew each other in high school and started training at the same wrestling school simultaneously. They also formed a team afterward.
Check out the photos of Rush’s debut appearance below.