Bron Breakker found success in NXT quicker than he could have ever imagined.
On September 14, 2021, NXT underwent a complete overhaul that would see the black and gold brand transition into the vibrant NXT 2.0. The very first person to win a match on NXT 2.0 was Bron Breakker.
Defeating LA Knight prior to Knight being featured in a Fatal 4-Way Match for the NXT Championship on the same night, Breakker would also close out the evening by confronting new champion, Tommaso Ciampa for the first time.
Now, it is Bron Breakker who wears the gold in NXT. However, it was only weeks before his debut that he was unnamed security during a Kyle O'Reilly and Adam Cole segment. Both of those men are now in AEW.
Speaking about the fast-moving nature of his rise on NXT, Breakker told Sean Ross Sapp in a recent interview that he was given very short notice regarding his debut in NXT and he had never really had time to formulate an idea for a debut for himself because he was solely focused on practicing and getting to training on time.
"The day before. The night before," said Bron of when he found out he'd be making his NXT TV debut.
Asked aboutany potential previous plans for him prior to the switch to the new NXT, Breakker said his main focus was getting better in the ring.
"I didn't (have plans in my head). The dynamic was a bit different back then. Things were different. I was just focused on the daily training and trying to get better. I still have a ton of work to do and I'm still new. During that time, I was brand new. All I was focused on was practice and being on time and those things."
Now, Breakker looks to carve out his own legacy as the first-ever Steiner to hold singles gold in WWE. After his championship victory at NXT New Year's Evil, Bron’s father, Rick Steiner, shared his aspirations for his son's career in an interview with Sports Illustrated. Learn more here.
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