Like father, like son.
New WWE NXT Champion Bron Breakker recently spoke with Shakiel Mahjouri of CBS Sports and revealed that his gear at NXT New Year’s Evil was an homage to his father, Rick Steiner. The “Dog-Faced Gremlin” wore black singlets during his WCW TV title win at Starrcade 1998, and again for his United States Title victory back on the February 5, 2001 episode of WCW Nitro.
“He wore black on that night. His singlet was obviously different. His was probably cooler, to be honest with you. It was just kind of a tribute to that… Just change it up a little bit and keep people on their toes. Keep people invested in what I’m doing. I want to entertain as much as I can. My wardrobe, what I’m wearing and stuff are a part of that.”
Bron then explained how special it was for his father Rick to be in attendance during his first title win, and delved into what’s next now that he has the target of being atop the mountain in NXT 2.0.
“It was a surreal moment. I’ll remember that for the rest of my life. It was just unbelievable. It still hasn’t set in yet, it only happened 12 hours ago. That was really cool. My dad, it was the first time he’s ever seen me work and he sat front row. It was cool. It was a moment. That’s a moment I’ll cherish forever. I want to be for the people. I want to be a fighting champion. I want to make the WWE Universe proud. I want to be electrifying and fun to watch. I want people to be on the edge of their seat when I come out because they love me and they can’t wait to see what I’m going to do next. I just want to be an honorable champion and representation of this company and show what we’re all about here at NXT. That’s it.”
Related: Bron Breakker Wins NXT Championship At NXT New Year’s Evil
(this story/news/article has not been edited by PostX News staff and is published from a syndicated feed)