Russ Taylor, who was announced as part of the latest group of WWE Performance Center recruits alongside Alex Zayne, Zachary Wentz and Dezmond Xavier, made his WWE NXT debut during the Timothy Thatcher/Tommaso Ciampa segment on WWE NXT.

The segment, which saw Tommaso Ciampa once again confront Thatcher, led to Taylor attacking Ciampa from behind, much to the delight of Thatcher.

In a backstage segment that followed which featured Thatcher being interviewed, Taylor was seen talking to Malcolm Bivens, which may be the tease of a new stable being formed on the brand.