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Big heel turn on WWE NXT, El Hijo del Fantasma unmasks and forms new stable

This week’s episode of WWE NXT was a very newsworthy show with Adam Cole’s new challenger revealed and a big heel turn that has been building for several weeks.

Drake Maverick took time to congratulate El Hijo del Fantasma for winning the NXT Cruiserweight Championship last week. Maverick then asked if he could get another shot at the title but then things took a turn for the worse for Maverick.

The two masked men who appeared last week walked out to the ring but it was made clear that they were not there to attack Fantasma. The men ended up attacking Maverick with Fantasma joining in. The two masked men revealed themselves as Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde, who were kidnapped several weeks ago. The idea for this angle was based on the Patty Hearst kidnapping from the 1970s where she later appeared to take the side of her kidnappers as they committed gruesome crimes.

In another shocking turn of events, Fantasma took off his mask to reveal his face and he declared that his name is Santos Escobar and nobody can touch him.

Next week’s episode of NXT will feature Tegan Nox and Shotzi Blackheart challenging for the Women’s Tag Team Championship. The champions right now are Sasha Banks and Bayley but they have to defend their titles on Sunday at Backlash against The IIconcis and the team of Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross.

Also on next week’s show, Imperium will defend the NXT Tag Team Championship against Breezango.

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