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WWE News: Tyler Breeze talks about transitioning back to NXT

  • Being 'Prince Pretty' is a full-time gig but it wasn't hard for Breeze to go old school.
Modified 14 Jun 2019, 07:40 IST

'Prince Pretty' might be sticking around in NXT.

What's the story?

Tyler Breeze experienced a lot of change in the second half of 2018 and so far, in 2019 as well. His tag team partner, Fandango, is out with injury, making Breeze a singles' performer once again.

He also cut his hair and went back to NXT after not doing being used much on either Raw or SmackDown. Breeze recently spoke with about adjusting back to NXT.

In case you missed it . . .

A few years ago, Breeze was one of the top stars in the Yellow and Black brand and often challenged for the NXT Title.

He often opposed newer stars to the yellow brand and helped them acclimate. He faced Jyushin 'Thunder' Liger in one match and Finn Balor, Sami Zayn and Apollo Crews in others.

The heart of the matter

Things are done differently in NXT and on the main roster. All three shows have their own scouts, producers and writers.

Some fans believe that NXT has often outperformed both main roster shows due to better storytelling and presentation. Many also feel that it is less of a developmental brand and more of than an actual third brand.

Since some people have trouble transitioning from one place to the next and back, Breeze was asked about his experience doing so to NXT with

“Let me just say this: In one night, at NXT TakeOver: XXV, I refreshed everyone’s memory and that right there lies the problem, or at least one of them. More than anything else, people said, “Wow, I forgot Tyler Breeze was capable of that.” You know who didn’t forget? Me.

Breeze is somewhat correct in that notion because TakeOvers are bigger stages than a random match here and there on episodes of Raw or SmackDown. He feels he was just showing the world what he already knew.

Imagine trying to tell everyone what you know is true and everyone calling you a liar. Now imagine everyone suddenly believes you. How would you feel? Do you side with the fair-weather masses and smile for the short time before people “forget” again? Or do you stand on your feet like you have the entire time and continue to show what you’ve known all along. That is the only adjustment for me.”

What's next?

Breeze has been in WWE for almost a decade, so it's not a surprise that his transition back to NXT was easy.

He's always believed in himself, as most athletes do, but just needed a bigger platform to remind the world of his skills.

Published 14 Jun 2019, 07:40 IST
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