WWE’s Grizzled Young Veterans reveal name change and sinister new look as Zack Gibson and James Drake make shock return
Posted by  badge Boss on Jul 20
The Grizzled Young Veterans are no more – it’s the era of The Dyad (Picture: WWE)

has given Grizzled Young Veterans a name change and fresh style as the former NXT UK Tag Team Champions returned onthis week.

The duo – now aligned with Joe Gacy after being unveiled as the Dyads – have scrapped, now going by Rip Fowler and Jagger Reed.

They were revealed as the men behind the mysterious cloaks during Tuesday night’s episode, with both stars now sporting clean shaven looks as they stand alongside Gacy.

The tag team have already changed their names on Twitter, with Fowler thanking their associate for guiding them.

Gacy replied: ‘I’m so proud of you.’

The cult leader also suggested more members are on the way, and it will be fascinating to see who else joins the fold.

Zack Gibson and James Drake are now Rip Fowler and Jagger Reed (Picture: WWE)

Elsewhere on this week’s show, GYV’s fellow made his NXT 2.0 debut – and the Spanish star has also undergone a transformation.

Now known as Axiom and working under a mask, the MMA-focused star showed off a new high flying style as he made quick work of Dante Chen in a match designed to showcase the rising star.

The question will now be whether the repackaging will help him rise up the card, and whether he can combine the unique look – plus its lucha libre influences – with his own in-ring style.

Elsewhere on the show, Cora Jade tossed her NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship in the trash and explained her recent attack on Roxanne Perez.

She revealed the betrayal came from jealousy and hatred for the attention her friend was getting over her.

Meanwhile, the main event saw Zoey Stark make a surprise return as the final entrant in a 20-woman Number One Contender Battle Royal, which she won to secure a title shot against NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose.

WWE NXT 2.0 airs Tuesday nights at 1am on BT Sport 1.