WWE NXT 2.0 notes: Harland debuts, Bron Breakker def. Roderick Strong, Kai/Gonzalez

Harland makes his NXT in-ring debut and attacks Brian Kendrick afterwards, Bron Breakker def. Roderick Strong, Westside Gunn appearance

Harland (Parker Boudreaux) made his NXT in-ring debut on the 12/14 edition of NXT 2.0. He made quick work of Guru Raaj. Joe Gacy encouraged Harland to continue beating down Raaj after the match was over and multiple producers and referees came to the ring to stop the assault. They helped escort Gacy and Harland from the ringside area. While in a stairwell, producer Brian Kendrick told Gacy to move it along which led to Harland tossing Kendrick down a flight of stars.

Following his ambush on Johnny Gargano to close last week’s NXT 2.0, Grayson Waller was not well received by his colleagues. Bron Breakker told him that he is banned from the locker room. There were multiple segments throughout the night with Grayson attempting to talk to people backstage but they walked away from him. One of those individuals was PROGRESS Wrestling co-founder Jim Smallman.

Bron Breakker was in action and he picked up a win over NXT Cruiserweight Champion Roderick Strong.

Prior to Harland’s debut, Hip-Hop artist Westside Gunn was seated ringside and was acknowledged during the broadcast.

The lineup for the 12/21 episode of NXT 2.0 includes the following:

  • Street Fight: Raquel Gonzalez vs. Dakota Kai
  • Pete Dunne vs. Tony D’Angelo
  • Dexter Lumis vs. Trick Williams
  • Von Wagner in action

The ‘Shaman’ segments with MSK (Nash Carter & Wes Lee) and Riddle continued. Riddle is helping MSK get back on track after losing the NXT Tag Team Titles. While looking through his bag to find things that could give a boost to MSK, Riddle pulled out John Cena’s U.S. Title spinner belt.

Coming into the 12/14 show, Cora Jade was on a two-match winning streak and she picked up a win over Dakota Kai on last night’s program. Kai attacked her after the match which led to Raquel Gonzalez coming in for the save.

To open NXT 2.0, Cameron Grimes defeated Duke Hudson in a No Holds Barred match.

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