Many fans expected a new WWE star to make their on-screen debut at NXT Vengeance Day and now it’s been revealed why that didn’t happen.
At NXT Vengeance Day the stars of the white and gold brand did battle as they returned to the road. Both the men’s and women’s tag team divisions look a lot different following the show in Charlotte, North Carolina with new champions crowned.
Fallon Henley and Kiana James defeated Katana Chance and Kayden Carter to capture the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship while The New Day lost their NXT Tag Team Title to Gallus’ Mark Coffey and Gallus in a Four-Way match that also featured Pretty Deadly and Chase University.
It was as you were for NXT’s other titles as Wes Lee survived Dijak to retain the North American Championship. Roxanne Perez overcame the twin threat of Toxic Attraction’s Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne to emerge with her NXT Women’s Title and Bron Breakker continued to assert his dominance as he retained his NXT Championship against Grayson Waller.
Fans may have expected the on-screen debut of new WWE star Dragon Lee on the show, in the time-honoured NXT tradition of him sitting in the crowd but this didn’t happen. Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that Lee has yet to begin working for the company due to visa issues:
“They didn’t, they’re not relying on bringing in so many indie guys. I’m sure they wanted to introduce Dragon Lee, but he’s having visa issues, so he’s not there yet.”
Dragon Lee announced in December at a AAA show in Mexico that he was set to join WWE with reports at the time suggesting he is set to become the highest-paid star in NXT.