Former TNA/Impact Wrestling star Gunner, who had been rumored to have signed with the WWE in recent months, made his debut for NXT at a house show in St. Petersburg, Florida in a losing effort against No Way Jose. As you can see he had a much different appearance from his TNA days with shorter and darker hair and a fuller beard.
A closer look at Chad Lail c/o @MichiKent83 pic.twitter.com/mb60CdZljF
— JJ Williams (@JJWilliamsWON) June 30, 2017
He went by his given name of Chad Lail and being from Charlotte, North Carolina and played the heel for the match.
Gunner debuted for TNA after 9 years on the indies in 2010 as part of TNA security detail and forming a tag team with Murphy. They worked as a jobber team for a while before splitting up and Murphy leaving the company. Gunner worked mostly singles with feuds with Garett Bischoff. He also teamed with and feuded with James Storm in probably his highest profile program. He won the TNA TV title as well as a TNA tag team title with Storm before leaving the company in June of 2015. He had been back on the indy scene ever since. He was rumored to have signed with WWE in recent months after saying they had been interested in him.