– The WWE Performance Center posted this new behind-the-scenes footage of WWE NXT Superstar Bronson Reed as he prepares for the “Takeover: XXX” Ladder Match for the vacant NXT North American Title. Reed, who will face Damian Priest on tonight’s NXT episode, also talks about how his wife provided major support to help him reach NXT.

– WWE filed to trademark more names for tag teams and Superstars from NXT and NXT UK on Friday, August 7. The following names were filed for – Saurav, Rinku, Zack Gibson, The Hunt, Pretty Deadly.

The following use description was filed with the USPTO (United States Patent & Trademark Office):

“IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibitions and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer rendered live and through broadcast media including television and radio, and via the internet or commercial online service; providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network; providing information in the fields of sports and entertainment via an online community portal; providing a website in the field of sports entertainment information; fan club services, namely, organizing sporting events in the field of wrestling for wrestling fan club members; organizing social entertainment events for entertainment purposes for wrestling fan club members; providing online newsletters in the fields of sports entertainment; online journals, namely blogs, in the field of sports entertainment”

– Jake Atlas has called Karrion Kross out for a fight. Atlas responded to The Bump’s tweet on how Kross vs. Danny Burch will open tonight’s NXT episode, and called Kross a coward.

“Hitmen are the biggest cowards. @WWEKarrionKross – I don’t fall for anybody. Time is of the essence with you so once you & Danny are through, come find me. I’ll be waiting,” Atlas wrote.

It will be interesting to see if this leads to Atlas vs. Kross after Kross finishes with Burch on tonight’s show. Kross is expected to challenge NXT Champion Keith Lee at the “Takeover: XXX” event on August 22.