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Former UFC Fighter Makes NXT Debut (Video)


• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (September 21, 1991) – WCW Power Hour

On this day in 1991, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Power Hour’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 1991’ PPV.

The card can be found below:

– Rick Steiner vs. Jack Savage

– Johnny B. Badd vs. TC Carter

– U.S. Tag Team Title Match: The Patriots vs. The Fabulous Freebirds

– Diamond Studd & Oz vs. Tom Zenk & Big Josh

– Recap of Simmons/Luger match

– Cactus Jack vs. Scott Sandlin

• WWE VIDEO HISTORY (September 21, 2007) – WWE Friday Night SmackDown!

On this day in 2007, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Friday Night SmackDown!’.

This episode was broadcasted from the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE No Mercy 2007’ PPV.

Here’s the official card from that night:

1. Jimmy Wang Yang vs. Jamie Noble

2. MVP & Matt Hardy vs. Deuce & Domino

3. Mark Henry vs. Batista

4. Teddy Long / Krystal wedding

• Former UFC Fighter Makes NXT Debut (Video)

Former UFC Fighter Matt Riddle made his NXT in-ring debut at tonight’s NXT Live Event in Sanford, Florida.

He defeated Fabian Aichner in his debut. Below is what WWE posted about it:

Matt Riddle makes NXT Live Event debut

“The King of Bros has arrived.

NXT’s newest blockbuster signee, former UFC fighter and independent wrestling champion Matt Riddle, made his in-ring debut tonight at a Live Event in Sanford, Fla., taking on Fabian Aichner.

Once a member of UFC’s welterweight division, Riddle left mixed martial arts in 2014 to pursue a career in sports-entertainment. He turned into the breakout star of the independent ranks, capturing titles in North America and Europe, before signing with NXT this summer.

Introduced as NXT’s newest Superstar at TakeOver: Brooklyn IV in August, Riddle tweeted Thursday night that he couldn’t wait to make his NXT debut, writing that it had “been a while since I’ve heard the roar of a crowd.”

Judging by the reaction of the NXT Universe in Sanford, Riddle’s wait is over.”

You can watch Matt’s entrance below:

Below are the results from this live event:

– Kassius Ohno def. Stacey Ervin Jr.

– Io Shirai & Kacy Catanzaro def. Aliyah & Kavita Devi

– Matt Riddle def. Fabian Aichner

– Vanessa Borne def. Taynara Conti

– Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch def. Kona Reeves & Luke Menzies

– Adam Cole def. Keith Lee

NXT Tag Team Championship Match: Kyle O’Reilly & Roderick Strong (c) def. Humberto Carillo & Raul Mendoza to retain the Titles.

NXT UK Women’s Championship Match: Rhea Ripley (c) def. Nikki Cross to retain the Title.

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