The tapings kicked off with Mike Rome introducing Percy Watson and Nigel McGuinness. Triple H then came out and said he jumped on a flight to be here with the NXT Universe because there's no place he'd rather be than home. Triple H then introduced Mauro, saying now there's someone else that's going to be calling NXT home. He introduced Mauro as the one and only "Bipolar Rock-n-Roller" Mauro Ranallo. Mauro then came out to a huge pop.
Below is a photo of Mauro and Triple H with post-show comments from Mauro. Above is fan video from the segment.