NXT TakeOver: The End of the Beginning was a night full of surprises, but perhaps none was bigger than the appearance of WWE Hall of Famer Paul Ellering. American Alpha, who had just come out of a grueling bout where they lost the NXT Tag Team Titles to The Revival, barely had time to let it set in that they were no longer champions before they were attacked by a massive duo clad in camouflage.
The titans bulldozed over Jason Jordan and Chad Gable in vicious fashion, leaving the NXT Universe stunned as they flattened the former champions with devastating double-team maneuvers. The crowd was shocked as the WWE Hall of Famer emerged to meet the massive pair at the top of the entranceway, then command them to leave the arena. Two questions were on the NXT Universe’s mind: Who are these massive men? And why has Ellering let them loose in NXT?
Ellering made his mark in sports-entertainment as the manager of the ring’s most destructive duo, The Road Warriors. On Ellering’s order, Hawk and Animal let out their rage on a generation of stars including Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Sting and many more. Now, it appears that Ellering may have returned to unleash carnage on a new era.
The reasons for Ellering’s shocking arrival have yet to be revealed, and it may be a while before we find them out, especially if his team of titans is guarding him. Hopefully, the WWE Hall of Famer will answer all in the not-so-distant future. Tune in to WWE NXT every Wednesday at 8/7 C, only on WWE Network, to see what Paul Ellering has planned next.