— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) December 10, 2015
Sami Zayn made his official NXT return at the ongoing NXT U.K. Tour stop in Newcastle, England on Thursday evening to an excellent reaction from the fans in attendance, but that wasn’t the only cool thing about his return.
In addition to the above video that WWE posted on the official NXT Twitter page of Zayn’s electric ring entrance in Newcastle on Thursday night, the former NXT Champion had a surprise up his sleeve.
As seen below in a photo from the event posted by WWE’s official Instagram page, Zayn borrowed a page out of UFC Fight Night 80 headliner Rose Namajunas’ page by surprising fans with a new shaved head look at the official weigh-ins for her fight against Paige VanZant in Las Vegas, which also takes place tonight.
In his first match back since May, Zayn went one-on-one with current NXT Champion Finn Balor at the NXT live event at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle.
As noted by Triple H during the NXT TakeOver: London conference call on Thursday morning, while Zayn will be working a match at the NXT TakeOver: London event at the SSE Arena, Wembley on Wednesday, December 16th, his match will be taped for next week’s NXT TV episode on the WWE Network, as opposed to being included on the live WWE Network special.