Konnor and Viktor of The Ascension were officially released by the WWE back in December, and it looks like in the months since then the latter has changed up his look. The duo took part in a tag team match for New York indie promotion Outlaw Wrestling over the weekend, and based on video highlights the former NXT Tag Team Champion decided to shave his head. Viktor, real name Eric Thompson first debuted in 1999 and trained under Bruce and Ross Hart at the infamous Hart Dungeon. He signed a developmental contract with WWE in February 2011 and worked in the Florida Championship Wrestling promotion before aligning himself with Konnor in 2013.
The pair still hold the record for longest reign with NXT's tag titles at 364 days. The two worked on the lower midcard from 2014-19.
Back in December WWE also granted Luke Harper and Sin Cara their releases. The company has been strict about letting certain wrestlers leave over the past year thanks to the launch of All Elite Wrestling, which has already seen former WWE stars like Cody Rhodes, PAC (Neville), Jon Moxley (Dean Ambrose) and Dustin Rhodes (Goldust) find new success.
WWE's next pay-per-view, Super ShowDown, takes place this Thursday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Check out the full card below:
- WWE Universal Championship: Bray Wyatt vs. Goldberg
- WWE Championship: Brock Lesnar vs. Ricochet
- SmackDown Women's Championship: Bayley vs. Carmella/Naomi
- Raw Tag Team Championships: Seth Rollins and Murphy vs. The Street Profits
- SmackDown Tag Team Championships: The New Day vs. The Miz and John Morrison
- Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin (Steel Cage)
- AJ Styles vs. Andrade vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Erick Rowan vs. R-Truth vs. Rusev (Gauntlet Match)
Meanwhile AEW has its next pay-per-view, AEW Revolution, takes place two days later at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago. Here's the card (so far for that event).
- AEW World Champion: Chris Jericho vs. Jon Moxley
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: Kenny Omega & Hangman Page vs. The Young Bucks
- Cody Rhodes vs. MJF
- Dustin Rhodes vs. Jake Hager
- Darby Allin vs. Sammy Guevara