The Artists Formerly Known As The Rascalz (Photo: WWE)
Former IMPACT Wrestling stars The Rascalz debuted as MSK on WWE NXT this week.
The duo of Nash Carter and Wes Lee – who were known as Zachary Wentz and Dezmond Xavier before their move – made their first appearance for Triple H’s black and gold brand on Wednesday night as part of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
They appeared as surprised entrants into the match (even if many fans had already figured it out) and defeated the pairing of Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott and Jake Atlas with a lifted flipping neckbreaker.
In the next round, they’ll battle the winner of Killian Dain and Drake Maverick vs. Curt Stallion and August Grey as MSK look to advance and make their mark on the tournament and division as a whole.
Elsewhere in the opening round matches last night, Undisputed Era’s Adam Cole and Roderick Strong beat Breezango (Fandango and Tyler Breeze), and Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson and James Drake) were victorious over Ever-Rise (Chase Parker and Matt Martel).
Elsewhere in the opening round, Tony Nese and Ariya Daivari will face Ashante ‘Thee’ Adonis and Desmond Troy, while KUSHIDA and Leon Ruff look to knock off The Way’s Johnny Gargano and Austin Theory.
Imperium’s Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner take on Lucha House Party (Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado), and the final opening match sees the Bollywood Boyz (Samir and Sunil Singh) face Legado Del Fantasma (Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde).
Meanwhile, Triple H has been full of praise for MSK, and appeared to give the duo full credit for their own development in IMPACT Wrestling.
MSK have arrived (Photo: WWE)
He previously said: ‘There’s always talent that are out there and you have to look past where they are, what they’re doing, how they’ve gotten to where they are, what sort of exposure or kind of information they’ve been given to get [where they are].
‘”Did they just figure it out on their own, is somebody helping them guide them?” All those things, so you look at all these talent.
‘These are two kids that I’m very impressed with that the things that they’ve done, but I don’t know that they had a lot of helping hand to help have them get to where they are, they just sort of figured it out on their own.
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‘They figured out their personality and charisma, they’ve figured out the in-ring style that they have and made it their own. I’m big fans of that.
‘I’m excited to see what they can do now and when you meet them, they’re really great guys that are humble and are hungry and looking for that opportunity.’
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