Former Ring of Honor TV and Tag Team champion Bobby Fish made his much-rumoured NXT debut on a television taping at Full Sail University last night. Fish, who ended his deal with the Maryland-based company back in March, squared off with the yellow brand's rising star Aleister Black, succumbing to the big Dutchman's Black Mass.
Since the action was recorded, Fish ought to make his first television appearance for WWE during episodes of NXT aired either 5 July or 12 July. However, any long-term deal with the company remains unsure. Fish has yet to formally agree a contract with WWE, though being featured on television as opposed to simply a dark match augurs well for 'the Infamous'.
Joining Fish on the tapings was incoming NXT announcer Mauro Ranallo, making an unexpected return to WWE television following his extended sabbatical. Ranallo was introduced to the crowd before the show by Triple H, with the message being perfectly clear: all is well with this relationship, nothing to see here.
As one would expect, both Ranallo and Fish received healthy ovations. The Ranallo situation we know all about, but keep we'll keep you posted for more details on Fish's deal - if any - as they emerge.