Parker Boudreaux, now known as Harland has officially arrived in NXT 2.0.
The former college football star signed with WWE back in February as part of the largest Performance Center class ever. Following his signing, Boudreaux was compared by many to a young Brock Lesnar and praised by the likes of Paul Heyman.
Back in September, Parker Boudreaux revealed that he was now going to be called ‘Gunner Harland,’ before the ‘Gunner’ part of the name was quickly dropped.
On the October 5th episode of NXT 2.0, Joe Gacy defeated Ikemen Jiro in singles action, but the biggest story arguably came after the bell. With the match over, Gacy helped Jiro to his feet embracing his rival before heading back up the ramp.
As Gacy stopped in the entrance way he stopped to look up to the stands to see Harland staring back at him. Now complete with a shaved head, many fans took a second to recognise the man glaring at Gacy.
— Parker Boudreaux (@harlandwwe) October 6, 2021
Elsewhere on the episode, Mandy Rose continued her march towards the NXT Women’s Title with a hard-fought victory over Ember Moon. The leader of Toxic Attraction has set her sights firmly on Raquel Gonzalez, with the champion calling out her rival later in the show. However, as Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne looked to get involved, Gonzalez’ own back up arrived in the form of Io Shirai and Zoey Stark.
Bron Breakker, who joined WWE at the same time as Harland, also accepted the challenge from NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa for a showdown at Halloween Havoc.