WWE NXT is taping the next two episodes of its show ahead of time, and spoilers for the show are currently making the rounds. Among other noteworthy developments, an injured star returned and a top competitor turned heel. Spoilers courtesy of JJ Williams are available below.
Ridge Holland, who had been recovering from a gruesome leg injury since October, made his return to the black-and-gold brand. He came to the ring after a tag team match between Timothy Thatcher & Tommaso Ciampa and Pete Dunne & Oney Lorcan. Holland reportedly aligned with Imperium at the tapings.
He had suffered a fractured left ankle, dislocated knee cap and ruptured patella in a match against Danny Burch on the October 7 episode of WWE NXT.
In another buzzworthy development, Dakota Kai betrayed her tag team partner, NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez. When the champion issued an open challenge, Kai attacked her and made it clear that she has her sights set on the gold. The duo previously held the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship and won the Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.