WWE NXT is back following a majorly successful NXT TakeOver: In Your House at the weekend. What a show it was! Adam Cole successfully fended off The Velveteen Dream (more on that later) in a Backlot Brawl. Perhaps more headline-worthy was Io Shirai‘s surprise victory over Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley in an excellent women’s match, seeing the Joshi Judas capture the NXT Women’s Championship for the first time. This week’s show will see much of the fallout from that event take place. In what has become typical NXT fashion, however, only two matches have been announced in advance. Let’s dive in and take a look!
Finn Balor vs Cameron Grimes
You might recall that The Prince, Finn Balor, suffered a somewhat surprising defeat last month. With the help of the Archer of Infamy, Damien Priest, Cameron Grimes pulled off the biggest win of his NXT career. We all know that Grimes is good, but Balor is a certified star – the first WWE Universal Champion and arguably the greatest NXT Champion of all time. Therefore, Grimes’ victory was a major upset. Now that Balor has defeated Priest at the most recent NXT TakeOver, can he gain the retribution he craves? Can Grimes really defeat The Prince without outside interference? The odds are certainly in Balor’s favor. That being said, we said that last time and Grimes pulled off the upset. Will this be the same? Tune into NXT to find out.
Adam Cole vs Dexter Lumis
Has anyone seen Roderick Strong and Bobby Fish? Seriously, we are all concerned. During the brutal Backlot Brawl bout between Adam Cole and The Velveteen Dream, Dexter Lumis turned up; throwing Cole’s Undisputed Era comrades into the trunk of his car, before driving off into the night. We all know that Lumis is no ordinary man. Just last week, he drew a (surprisingly impressive) picture of himself driving a pickup truck, with the Undisputed Era tied up and beaten in the back. He’s a morally disturbing man, possessing size, strength and a currently unmatched fear-factor. Days removed from his brawl with The Dream, can Cole see off the threat of Lumis? This is a non-title match, so one must think Lumis wins and earns a number one contender spot. Tune into NXT on USA Network this Wednesday!
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