Below is the cold opening for the current WWE NXT Stand & Deliver Premium Live event, featuring hosts Pretty Deadly. You can click here for our detailed coverage and viewing party.
Ava (Simone Johnson) made her official WWE debut.
Today’s NXT Stand & Deliver Kickoff pre-show saw Chase U (Andre Chase, Thea Hail, Duke Hudson) and Tyler Bate defeat The Schism (Joe Gacy, Ava, Rip Fowler, Jagger Reid) in an eight-man tag team move. The split would have won control of Chase U with a victory.
Ava, the eldest daughter of WWE Legend Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has spent some time in the ring with Hail, but her performance has been most memorable. Towards the end of the match, Ava defeated Hail with a dirty shot, and that was it. The match saw Duke run Chase U, but then pull a deflection to help his teammates win.
The 21-year-old Ava has been impressing with her work on the mic since joining The Schism on the October 25, 2022 edition of NXT. While this was her first match, she debuted with an in-ring promo on the July 9, 2022, NXT live event in Orlando. WWE announced back in February 2020 that Ava was training at the Performance Center. Then, in May 2020, it was announced that she had signed a WWE contract. It was reported in May 2021 how The Great One’s daughter was making progress in the Performance Center as the most improved developmental talent in the squat for a period from January to May of that year. I had my third knee surgery in September 2020.
Below is the full preview for the Stand & Deliver Kickoff, which also featured Peter Rosenberg, David LaGreca, and others:
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