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Robert Roode Sets Incredible ‘First’ On NXT 2.0

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Robert Roode made history on a recent NXT 2.0.

One of the main stories of the much-discussed revamped NXT 2.0 has been the rise of Bron Breakker. The son of tag team legend Rick Steiner, has risen to the top of the brand in double quick time, winning the NXT Championship just months after his debut.

In fact, Breakker challenged for the title in just his fourth match, although he was unsuccessful on that occasion.

In recent weeks the second generation star has been wrapped up in a rivalry with Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode. This led to Breakker teaming with his NXT rival Tommaso Ciampa to take on the pair on the March 1st episode of NXT 2.0 and the March 7th episode of Monday Night Raw.

Although the Dirty Dawgs were defeated on both occasions, Robert Roode set an interesting ‘first’ in the match on NXT 2.0. Roode became the first man to wrestle both Rick Steiner and Bron Breakker. Roode teamed with James Storm in a losing effort to the Steiner Brothers in December 2009.

Bron Breakker was most recently in action at NXT: Roadblock on March 8th. On the show, Breakker squared off against Tommaso Ciampa and Dolph Ziggler with his NXT Championship on the line. The young star had asked for the match the week before, but it turned out that his confidence was misplaced, as with a little help from Roode, Dolph Ziggler pinned Ciampa to win the title for the first time.

The final moments of the match saw Tommaso Ciampa hit a Fairy-tale Ending on Bron Breakker, but Ziggler threw Ciampa out of the ring and tried to steal the pin-fall. When Breakker was able to kick out, Ciampa got into the ring and attempted to hit a knee on the champion – but Breakker was pulled out of the ring by Robert Roode, distracting Ciampa and allowing Ziggler to hit a superkick for the shocking pin-fall victory.