Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Karrion Kross To Kick Off NXT, Three Matches Announced, Updated Lineup

Karrion Kross To Kick Off NXT, Three Matches Announced, Updated Lineup
NXT Women's Champion Io Shirai & Rhea Ripley vs. Dakota Kai & Raquel González has been announced for tomorrow's NXT episode.

Over the weekend at NXT TakeOver: XXX, Io Shirai retained the title against Dakota Kai. After the match, Shirai was attacked by Raquel González though Rhea Ripley came down to help the champion.

WWE has also that announced Breezango will challenge Imperium for the WWE NXT Tag Team Titles.

Tyler Breeze and Fandango became the No.1 contenders to the NXT Tag Team Championship on the NXT Takeover: XXX Pre-Show after defeating Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch and Legado del Fantasma.

Imperium's Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner won the titles on the May 13, 2020, edition of WWE NXT.

After a medical evaluation on Monday, NXT Champion Karrion Kross will be kicking off NXT along with Scarlett.

Karrion Kross defeated Keith Lee at TakeOver: XXX to become the new NXT Champion. As reported, Kross suffered a separated acromioclavicular joint during the match.

WWE has also announced that Santos Escobar will defend the NXT Cruiserweight Title against Isaiah "Swerve" Scott on tomorrow's NXT episode.

As noted earlier today, former WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett (Stu Bennett) will join tomorrow's NXT announce team. The NXT commentary gig for this week is just a one-shot deal for now.

Below is the updated card:
  • Karrion Kross & Scarlett will kick off the show
  • Breezango vs. Imperium (c) (WWE NXT Tag Team Championship Match)
  • Santos Escobar vs. Isaiah "Swerve" Scott (Cruiserweight Championship Match)
  • NXT Women's Champion Io Shirai & Rhea Ripley vs. Dakota Kai & Raquel González
  • North American Champion Damian Priest to appear






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