At WWE Backlash in Lyon, France, fans were treated to a surprising appearance by a former NXT standout during the event’s opening segment.

The familiar face was none other than Sylvester Lefort, known to NXT fans as Basile Baraka during his stint in TNA Wrestling. Lefort, now serving as a security guard, found himself at the center of the action when he was slammed onto the commentary table during the chaotic opening moments of the show.

Lefort’s tenure in NXT, spanning from 2013 to 2015, saw him entangled in storylines with notable names such as Enzo Amore, Dax Harwood (formerly Scott Dawson), and Miro (formerly known as Rusev).

Interestingly, Lefort wasn’t the only French pro-wrestler on the scene during the segment; the other security guards also hailed from the French wrestling scene.


The anticipated match between The Bloodline’s Solo Sikoa and Tama Tonga against Randy Orton and Kevin Owens never even got started as the two teams erupted into a brawl before the bell rang. The situation escalated to the point where Nick Aldis intervened, declaring the match a No Disqualification Street Fight, signaling that anything goes.

The encounter took a surprising turn with the debut of Tama Tonga’s real-life brother, Tanga Loa, adding a new dimension to The Bloodline. Loa’s interference proved decisive as he yanked the referee out of the ring, ultimately paving the way for Solo Sikoa to execute his signature Samoan Spike on Kevin Owens, securing victory for The Bloodline at Backlash.

The inclusion of Lefort and the debut of Tanga Loa left fans buzzing with excitement, eager to see how these developments will shape the ongoing saga of The Bloodline in WWE.

What are your thoughts on Sylvester Lefort’s surprise appearance and the debut of Tanga Loa at WWE Backlash in Lyon, France? How do you think these developments will impact the ongoing storyline of The Bloodline in WWE? Share your insights and predictions in the comments below!

Tags: WWE Backlash
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