During the latest TV taping for NXT UK, WWE brought out two surprise names and debuted them on the show, adding yet more quality to the roster.
*Warning: the rest of this article contains spoilers.*
After plenty of speculation and rumors, WWE debuted both Piper Niven (f.k.a. Viper), as well as Ilja Dragunov, two of the top talents on the European independent scene.
Dragunov had been rumored to debut for some time and now joins the brand, whilst Piper Niven has previously worked for WWE during the first Mae Young Classic tournament but opted to join World Of Sport prior to signing for NXT UK. Her first feud appears to be taking place with Rhea Ripley.
@missviper91 def. @Kelly_WP. @RheaRipley_WWE comes out after. Niven invites her into the ring, Ripley wants no part. #NXTUK pic.twitter.com/lQDJ41Jwtk
— Dei Owen (@DeiOwen) February 23, 2019
As well as those two names, WWE also announced that Noam Dar and Kassius Ohno would be relocating from their respective brands to officially become roster members on NXT UK. However, Dar reportedly suffered an injury during the taping that saw his match with Mark Andrews finish with a no contest.
Kay Lee Ray also made her in-ring debut during the tapings. She had been confirmed as a roster member during the first ever NXT UK Takeover earlier this year. To read the full spoilers for the tapings, click here.