Curtis Axel Forces Name-Change, TV Announcers, NXT Notes

The announce teams for the NXT television tapings this week were Brad Maddox and Tom Phillips on shows number one and two, and Tony Dawson and William Regal on shows three and four.

NXT star Axl Keegan is now working under the gimmick-name Mickie Keegan. According to reports, the name change was likely due to the former Michael McGillicutty (now Curtis Axel) persona change as seen on WWE television recently on RAW.

The dark match at the WWE NXT television tapings this week in Winter Park, Florida was Mojo Rawley vs. Knuckles Madsen. Rawley got the win in what was described as a basic opening match.