A new name, and a main roster return in one NXT house show match

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It was just a year ago that Killian Dain was promoted to the main roster as part of SAnitY. It was just a couple months ago that recent WWE signee Stokely Hathaway took on the name Court Moore.

Both appear to have officially changed at NXT’s Tampa house show last night (May 16). Say hello again to Dain and meet Malcolm Bivens!

The Irish big man’s return to the black-and-gold brand was reported when his faction with Eric Young & Alexander Wolfe ended with last month’s Superstar Shake-up. It was believed then that he would work the May 8 taping at Full Sail, but with TakeOver: XXV coming up a week earlier than planned, the focus there was on getting matches lined up for the June 1 show.

Hathaway/Moore/Bivens? Who knows! It’s doubtful this is a Viking Raiders situation – main roster creative isn’t paying attention to managers who haven’t even debuted on WWE Network yet. More likely this is the artist formerly known as Big Stoke doing what he does best… keeping the internet’s attention.

We’ll see what the future holds for Dain (he has a match with Kassius Ohno lined up for tonight’s house show in St. Petersburg), and what Malcolm Bivens is calling himself (or his client, Jonah Rock, who is currently going by Jermaine Haley) when he makes his first Wednesday night appearance.

Thoughts?




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