Rick Steiner’s son Bron Breakker has been a force to be reckoned with ever since he debuted in NXT 2.0 last year. His popularity soared every passing week and it is unlikely to stop anytime soon. He also previously addressed being compared to Brock Lesnar.

As seen on this week’s NXT New Year’s Evil event, Bron Breakker challenged Tommaso Ciampa for the NXT Championship in the main event of the show. In a true passing of the torch moment, Bron Breakker defeated Tommaso Ciampa for the title.

Bron Breakker’s ring gear was also more subdued as it was mostly black and different from his usual colourful singlet. It seems there is a reason for that.

While speaking to Shakiel Mahjouri of CBS Sports, Bron Breakker revealed that his ring gear was a tribute to his father Rick Steiner. Steiner had worn black gear for his WCW TV Title victory in 1998 and his WCW United States Title win in 2001.

“He wore black on that night, his singlet was obviously different. His was probably cooler, to be honest with you. It was just kind of a tribute to that. Just change it up a little bit and keep people on their toes. Keep people invested in what I’m doing. I want to entertain as much as I can. My wardrobe, what I’m wearing, and stuff are a part of that.”

Bron Breakker also celebrated his huge NXT Championship win with his father. It remains to be seen how he will be booked in the coming months as he is now the NXT Champion and ushered in the new era of NXT for good.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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