Oliver Grey, CJ Parker and Latest WWE NXT Developmental News
Fans of WWE NXT could see Oliver Grey back in action soon and find CJ Parker and his mug in unexpected places.
Parker beat out all the other NXT prospects to be on some new WWE merchandise. Grey appears to be nearly recovered from a knee injury he suffered in February. When he makes it back to WWE developmental, there will be some new faces awaiting him.
WWE gave a Ring of Honor wrestler some work at recent NXT tapings and a French wrestler joined the folks at the WWE Performance Center.
The NXT Championship belt made news as well. From the dreadlocks of Parkers making an appearance on accessories to the journey of Grey back to the ring, here is the latest WWE NXT news.
CJ Parker on Your Cell
Seeing CJ Parker's name on a list that includes Steve Austin, John Cena, The Rock and CM Punk requires a double-take.
As reported by MarketWatch.com, Sakar is releasing a line of WWE-themed mobile phone accessories. Parker is the only NXT prospect featured on these items.
He joins a list of marquee Superstars whose image is placed on phone cases, styluses and more.
It's not the least bit surprising to see WWE paste its Superstars over merchandise as this is the company that made WWE pizza prints, but Parker's inclusion is noteworthy. WWE apparently views Parker as being marketable.
Tyler Breeze has to be surprised that he didn't get selected as his gimmick is so phone-centric.
QT Marshall Gets a Look
NXT may soon be adding another talent.
As reported by WrestlingInc.com, QT Marshall from Ring of Honor "recently worked a set of WWE NXT tapings. His contract with ROH recently expired and he has been working on a per-appearance deal with them."
WWE has yet to offer Marshall a deal, but the company is clearly taking a close look at Marshall. The 6'0'', 235-pound wrestler has worked a Rick Rude-type cocky character that would do well in NXT and WWE.
New Talent Added
While QT Marshall fans will have to wait to see if he joins the NXT fray, the Pierre Marceau fan club has reason to celebrate.
As reported by WrestlingInc.com, Marceau "is now training at the WWE Performance Center." The Frenchmen previously worked with Drew McIntyre and Wade Barrett in Ireland's Irish Whip Wrestling as The Foreign Legion.
Marceau is a big man at 6'4'', 244 lbs who looks to follow Barrett, McIntyre and Sheamus' path from IWW to WWE.
NXT Championship in WWE 2K14?
Fans who dive into WWE 2K14 when it is released in late October appear to have an unexpected option in terms of championship titles to put around their virtual wrestler's waist.
A screenshot of the video game has made it way around the Internet that shows the NXT Championship alongside WWE's other titles. The game's full roster doesn't include the current NXT titleholder, but former champ Seth Rollins is available to play.
If this turns out to be the real deal, it's a small step toward integrating NXT and WWE, though adding a few NXT prospects would have been mighty beneficial to that end.
Oliver Grey on the Mend
Shortly after winning the NXT tag team titles with Adrian Neville, Oliver Grey suffered a knee injury. He has recently tweeted that he's close to making a return.
Grey first posted a message that he's simply making progress.
He followed that up with a more specific one.
@TravenWWE thanks mate just a few weeks to go now— Oliver Grey (@NXTOliverGrey) September 30, 2013
Neville has since joined forced with Corey Graves, so Grey isn't likely to reform British Ambition. Whether WWE finds a new partner for him or has Grey go solo, it will be fun to have the talented prospect back in action.