William Regal, Shawn Spears and Latest WWE NXT Developmental News
William Regal continues to shape the prospects at WWE NXT, a group that grew over the week.
Shawn Spears, a recent rehire, got a new name. The developmental he is a part of now must look a lot different to him than it did back in 2009. Besides being a sleeker, more streamlined system, NXT is in constant growth.
WWE added two new signees and offered several others tryouts this week.
Regal's influence, Spears' rechristening and more NXT infusion into WWE 2K14 highlight this week's WWE developmental news.
New Faces, Potentially More
WWE continues to add to its developmental roster and eye top independent talent.
Per PWInsider.com, "WWE has signed Dylan Mile" and Leah Vandale, "a former New England Patriots and Los Angeles Lakers cheerleader," to developmental deals.
Mile is 6'3'' and 285 lbs and hails from Colorado. Vandale's father Paul wrestled for WWE in the early '90s including serving as Razor Ramon's first victim in WWE.
WWE also hosted Joey Ryan, Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards at a recent tryout. The company has been scouting Edwards and Richard for some time, but there is not yet any word on officially signing them.
MoJo Rawley Debuts
Leaked early Rawley promo
Should Mojo Rawley become a star, we can look back on the Oct. 9 edition of NXT as where it all began.
That's when Rawley makes his NXT TV debut which fans can catch for free on Hulu.com. The former defensive tackle for the Arizona Cardinals looks to make an impact on an increasingly loaded roster.
A vignette aired on the Oct. 2 episode of NXT that showed Rawley working out and discussing the power of "hype."
He has good energy in the ring, is powerful and athletic and already has a catchphrase, "I don't get hyped, I stay hyped."
Shawn Spears' New Name
Shawn Spears worked with WWE developmental when it was still called FCW. He has since been re-signed and received a new moniker.
Spears is now known as Tye Dillinger. Borrowing a surname from one of the most famous criminals in American history is a good move; choosing a fashion accessory as a first name is more of a curious decision.
As Dolph Ziggler has shown though, once one performs at a high level, the silliness of a name fades into the background.
Tye Dillinger....get used to it.— Tye Dillinger (@WWEDillinger) October 6, 2013
William Regal Training Divas
The NXT Divas division will benefit from a highly respected Superstar. PWMania.com reports that "William Regal has been at the WWE Performance Center working with the NXT Divas this week."
Whether he's teaching them heel tactics like face raking or showing them the art of torturous submission holds, Regal's influence is invaluable.
Regal worked with NXT's male prospects in the past including stepping into the ring with Dean Ambrose and Kassius Ohno on the air. These were undoubtedly great learning experiences.
It's now apparently time for Paige, Bayley and Emma to soak in Regal's knowledge.
NXT Tag Titles in WWE 2K14?
The Ascension won't be in WWE 2K14, but their championships appear to be.
After an image of the NXT Championship being in the video game surfaced, the tag team titles showed up in a shot from the upcoming video game. The game features the option to create any custom championship, but having NXT's belts ready to go would be a fun move.
Of course, unless 2K Sports makes guys like Adrian Neville, Corey Graves or Conor O'Brian options for downloadable characters, fans will have to pin those belts on WWE Superstars rather than NXT prospects.