Tyler Breeze is looking to establish himself in NXT once again.
It has been four years since "Prince Pretty" Tyler Breeze has been a full-time member of the NXT roster. Yesterday, NXT founder and senior producer Triple H confirmed that Breeze is back as a member of the black and yellow brand and Breeze's first feature match back in NXT will come on Saturday at TakeOver XXV where he'll challenge the Velveteen Dream for the NXT North American Championship.
Tyler Breeze was not featured consistently on the main roster and shared that when he came back to NXT, people made it known that they appreciated him for his contributions to the brand during his initial run there and added that his match against Dream is the perfect "welcome home" gesture.
"I feel good." Breeze told Newsweek. "Even if you look back at everything I did: filming NXT when it was still becoming a thing, not being there for four years, I don’t know how long it feels for everyone else but it flew for me until I stopped and thought, 'Holy crap it’s been four years?' And then you pop back up down here and people make it known that they appreciate it. The fact that I get to do a TakeOver, I’ve been wanting to do a TakeOver for awhile, and I think especially Dream and me together is a perfect match and a perfect welcome home for me. I look forward to it."
Breeze went in-depth about the video package for he and Dream's forthcoming match. The package covers how Breeze was not utilized on the main roster while Velveteen Dream arose to stardom in NXT. Tyler said that he enjoyed how the package was put together and although it does lean in favor of Dream, Tyler says the main roster experience is major in regards to the differences between himself and the North American Champion.
"The video package building us up, it’s a hell of a video package, and it’s cool because I was [in NXT] and killing it when Dream was born, essentially. He’ll never admit it to you, but I guarantee that he was studying my stuff, adding some stuff to it. Realizing he has a little bit of the same past as me. We got into [the business] because we like the wrestling aspect of it, we want to do the moves that’s why the fans love it. But you realize that it’s a lot more than that. You need to have a hook, have a personality that’s larger than life and that’s when Dream was born." Breeze explained. "That’s how Tyler Breeze was born. Whether or not he wants to admit it, I know he was watching when I was there and when I was getting called up. So he’s taken everything about me and made a persona that people will pay to see and they look forward to matches [like ours] because there’s a contrast there.The video package had me amped. Some people say it leans more towards him, but it's the stuff that we can’t ignore. There’s four years of underutilization. I’ve been off the map for four years even when I was doing stuff with Dango. It’s wildly different than what I was doing before. He's been down here and he’s been killing it. I have no doubt that if I was down here for the past four years it would be wildly different. What gives me the advantage is that I've been on RAW, SmackDown, WrestleMania. Dream has never been on any of those things, so it’s easy to say, 'Hey, Breeze you couldn't hack it.' when in reality he never had the opportunity to do it." Breeze said. "He’s never been able to try it. That’s a little bit of fear projecting itself, especially if he’s following in my footsteps, and now that I’m back here to say, look man, I’ve been through it. I've been exactly where you are. I love the confidence, but you have a handful coming. He’s on top of his game right now. But after taking some time off, working some house shows, I’m a different performer from a week, month and year ago. I’m ready to go."