Former ROH World Champion Adam Cole made his WWE bow at the third annual NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn show last night.
Together with fellow Ring of Honor alumni Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly, Cole entered the ring after the conclusion of the main event to attack Drew McIntyre, who had just won his first NXT Championship with victory over Bobby Roode.
At the end of the segment, the 28-year-old could be seen holding McIntyre's new belt, hinting at a possible title clash between the two as NXT heads towards its next TakeOver date in Houston in November.
It followed the news last week that Cole, considered one of the independent circuit's best young talents, had finally put pen to paper with WWE after months of speculation.
As well as Ring of Honor, Cole has also performed for PWG, where he was a one-time world champion, and CZW, where he held the Junior Heavyweight Championship for more than 500 days between 2010 and 2011.
For a brief period in his early ROH run, the ex-Bullet Club member teamed with O'Reilly in pursuit of tag team gold. O'Reilly and Fish, meanwhile, are three-time ROH World Tag Team Champions under the name "reDRagon", the same one they are now using in NXT.
Collectively, the trio now look set to step into Roode's role as the leading heel in WWE's developmental arm.