- The Rock recently spoke to the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers as a part of their #Genius Talk series. Steve Cutler & Wesley Blake* Dakota Kai & Steffanie Newell vs.The former WWE Champion reflected on his career as an athlete & actor, and shared lessons he learned along the way. Bianca Belair & Lacey Evans* NXT Women's Champion Shayna Baszler vs. Lars Sullivan* The Undisputed Era (NXT Tag Team Champions Kyle O'Reilly & Roderick Strong, NXT North American Champion Adam Cole) vs.
While in NJPW; Riley was a three-time IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, a one-time IWGP Tag Team Champion with Yujiro Takahashi and a one-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion with Hiroshi Tanahashi.
The feud would culminate in a Hell in a Cell match at Survivor Series which Riley lost.
The match ended up winning the Slammy Award for Match of the Year.
After being sidelined with an injury for four months, Riley made his return once again using his Michael Riley ring name as a babyface and was sent to WWE's developmental territory NXT Wrestling formerly known as Florida Championship Wrestling to get into ring shape.
Less than a month later, Riley captured the NXT Championship defeating Big E Langston and Bo Dallas in a triple threat match.