During an NXT live event in Daytona Beach, Florida, current EVOLVE Champion Austin Theory made his NXT debut in a match with Jonah Rock.
— Austin Theory (@austintheory1) September 20, 2019
The independent star made his presence felt in the crowd at NXT TakeOver Toronto, which has become a tradition for high profile indie signings. He started training at the Performance Center a month ago. The new star will likely work the live event circuit for several months before making a debut on NXT TV, although the shift to a two-hour broadcast could change that pattern.
Did not expect this jonah rock vs austin theory pic.twitter.com/oNhuBPYJkj
— Robert Watson (@robthaknob) September 20, 2019
Austin Theory isn’t quite done with EVOLVE, especially since he’s their current champion. Upcoming EVOLVE events will see Theory go up against NXT star Babatunde.
Briggs Picks Theory's Opponent
EVOLVE Champion Austin Theory vs. NXT Superstar Babatunde
— EVOLVE Wrestling (@WWNEVOLVE) September 20, 2019