As seen during Tuesday night’s episode of WWE NXT, Bron Breakker made his debut in the opening match and defeated LA Knight. At the end of the show, he had a staredown with WWE NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa so the company clearly has big plans for him. The original plans called for him to use “Rex Steiner” as his ring name but WWE opted to change plans.
According to a report from the Wrestling Observer, the WWE announce team were told not to acknowledge that Breakker is the son of Rick Steiner. With that being said, neither Rick nor Scott Steiner were mentioned during the broadcast. Vic Joseph did manage to get a “Dog Faced Gremlin” reference in though.
The WWE announcers were also told that they were not allowed to mention that Breakker is a second generation wrestler. On the other hand, Brooks Jensen, the son of Bull Buchanan, was mentioned as a second generation wrestler.