WWE NXT Notes: Dana Brooke Surprise Appearance, New NXT Women’s Title Contender, Bron Breaker Challenges Seth Rollins

Dane Brooke Makes Surprise Appearance on NXT

Tuesday’s NXT show featured RAW brand talent Dana Brooke making a surprise appearance and return to WWE’s NXT brand.

In a backstage parking lot segment on the show, Brooke was seen walking up to the Performance Center. In response to a question by an unseen interviewer, Brooke stated that the reason she decided to show up and return to NXT was due to the #1 Contender’s Battle Royal match for the NXT Women’s Championship. Brooke also stated that if anyone was going to win the battle royal and go after Tiffany Stratton’s title, then it was going to be her.

This was Brooke’s first appearance in WWE’s NXT brand since October of 2015. Unlike Mustafa Ali and Baron Corbin, Brooke was not among those who were made free agents following this past May’s 2023 WWE Draft and instead was drafted to the RAW brand.

Thea Hail Wins #1 Contender Women’s Battle Royal for NXT Women’s Title

Tuesday’s NXT show also featured a #1 Contender Women’s Battle Royal match for the NXT Women’s Championship.

This match resulted in Thea Hail eliminating both Dana Brooke and Cora Jade to win the match and become the next official contender for Tiffany Stratton’s NXT Championship. Following her victory, all of Chase University’s students came out to the ring to celebrate with Hail. Among those who appeared included WWE NIL singees the Cavinder Twins, Hanna and Haley Cavinder, who hoisted up Hail onto their shoulders.

Bron Breakker Issues Challenge to Seth Rollins for WWE World Heavyweight Title

Tuesday’s NXT show also featured Bron Breakker issued a title match challenge to Seth Rollins for his WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

In a backstage parking lot segment prior to the end of the show, Breakker was seen existing the venue and was asked why he had attack Ilja Dragunov earlier in the show. After giving his reasons, Breakekr then called out Seth Rollins saying that if Rollins wants to prove that he’s the workhorse of WWE, then he should come back to NXT and put his World Heavyweight title on the line against him.