Having been trailed last week, The Diamond Mine officially landed in NXT this week with a few familiar faces within the group.
After the show’s main event, in which Kyle O’Reilly picked up a win over KUSHIDA, the tracksuited group of Roderick Strong, Tyler Rust and Hideki Suzuki hit the ring and attacked the downed NXT Cruiserweight Champion. They were flanked by Malcolm Bivens who will be acting as the manager of the group.
Strong had previously ‘resigned’ from NXT following the collapse of The Undisputed Era earlier this year and he seems to be positioned as the leader of this group.
Rust made his debut on the brand last year as a trainee of Timothy Thatcher and has made sporadic appearances, most recently in March with Bivens by his side.
Suzuki was announced as a new coach at the WWE Performance Center in March 2021 but this is his first involvement on screen.
With Imperium, The Way, Legado del Fantasma, Pete Dunne, Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch and Hit Row already a part of the NXT brand, there is a clear push to build a number of factions in the style of NJPW and AEW.