Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Women's Ladder Match, Finn Balor - WALTER Feud, Two Steel Cage Matches Set For Next Week

Women's Ladder Match, Finn Balor - WALTER Feud, Two Steel Cage Matches Set For Next Week
- A second Steel Cage match has been announced for next Wednesday's NXT episode on the USA Network.

Tonight's NXT episode saw The Velveteen Dream ask NXT General Manager William Regal to put him in the Steel Cage with Roderick Strong next week. Strong later agreed and Regal made the match official.

WWE previously announced Tegan Nox vs. Dakota Kai in a Steel Cage match for next Wednesday.

- While Rhea Ripley will not be defending her NXT title due to her match with Charlotte Flair the next night at WrestleMania 36, a new #1 contender to Ripley will be crowned at "Takeover: Tampa Bay" with a Ladder Match.

William Regal announced on tonight's show that a series of qualifying matches will begin next Wednesday night with the winners going on to the Ladder Match at Takeover to determine the next challenger for the NXT Women's Title. The winner from Takeover will face the winner from WrestleMania 36 at a later date.

There's no word yet on competitors for the qualifying matches, but we will keep you updated.

- It looks like we could see Finn Balor vs. NXT UK Champion WALTER soon.

Tonight's NXT episode on the USA Network saw Balor come out and talk about what's next for him. He talked about various accomplishments he's had in WWE, but was then interrupted by Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner of Imperium. WALTER and Alexander Wolfe were not there, but Barthel and Aichner said WALTER sent his regards to Balor. The Imperium tag team went to attack Balor but he fought them both off at ringside. They ended up beating Balor down and leaving him laid out against the steel ring steps.

It will be interesting to see if WWE does Balor vs. WALTER at NXT "Takeover: Tampa Bay" on Saturday, April 4 during WrestleMania 36 Weekend, or at the NXT UK "Takeover: Dublin" event, or both.