Bron Breakker confirms Rick Steiner’s schedule prevented him from appearing at Halloween Havoc

Bron Breakker confirms that his father was supposed to appear at NXT Halloween Havoc. He also discussed why he isn't donning the Steiner name

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Bron Breakker confirms his father’s scheduled appearance for Halloween Havoc.

At tonight’s NXT WarGames event, Bron Breakker is leading the team of North American Champion Carmelo Hayes, Tony D’Angelo and Grayson Waller up against NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano, Pete Dunne and L.A. Knight.

Several months ago at NXT Halloween Havoc, Ciampa bested Breakker to retain the NXT Title. Ciampa stated in an interview that Rick Steiner was supposed to appear at the show but he had to pull out. Breakker confirmed to Daily DDT that his father was scheduled for Halloween Havoc but his busy schedule prevented him from doing so.

Him and I, we talked about it, but it just didn’t end up working out. He’s busy, man. He’s on the school board for the county we grew up in and he’s a real estate agent, so he’s got a lot going on. It’s kind of tough to get him to make it down sometimes because he’s a busy guy. He’ll come down for sure, he’ll make it down eventually.

Breakker has received a great deal of feedback regarding his name and why he hasn’t been presented with the ‘Steiner’ name on-screen. He explained how his current on-screen name came about and why he wants to create his legacy in wrestling under a different name.

We were just sitting around one day and I’m like, ‘Well, when I used to block people in football, I used to try to break them in half.’ That was literally what I tried to do: snap them in half and break them. What if I’m the breaker? I break people, Breakker,’ and then it came to me. Bron is part of my first name and that’s what we went with.

What my dad and uncle did before me with some of their promos and stuff that they’ve done, they’ve laid all this groundwork. There’s all this stuff out there for me to use if I want to. Obviously, I’m not going to bank my entire… that’s not what I’m going for. I want to make a name for myself and stand on my own, but there’s certain things out there we can use.

As of this writing, here’s the lineup for NXT WarGames 2021:

  • WarGames Match: Io Shirai, Cora Jade, Raquel Gonzalez & Kay Lee Ray vs. Toxic Attraction (Mandy Rose, Jacy Jayne & Gigi Dolin) and Dakota Kai
  • Hair vs. Hair Match: Cameron Grimes vs. Duke Hudson
  • NXT Cruiserweight Championship: Roderick Strong (c) (w/ Malcolm Bivens) vs. Joe Gacy (w/ Harland)
  • WarGames Match: Bron Breakker, Grayson Waller, Carmelo Hayes & Tony D’Angelo vs. Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano, Pete Dunne & L.A. Knight
  • NXT Tag Team Championships: Imperium (Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel) (c) vs. Kyle O’Reilly & Von Wagner
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