7/29 WWE NXT Preview: Big Time Triple Threat, Imperium Returns To Action
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WWE has shared the following Quick Hits for tonight’s episode of NXT on WWE.com:
- Bálor, Lumis and Thatcher battle for North American Title opportunity
- Keith Lee responds to Karrion Kross’ heinous actions this Wednesday on NXT
- Johnny Gargano and Roderick Strong take their issue to the ring
- Shotzi Blackheart battles The Robert Stone Brand’s Mercedes Martinez
- The NXT Tag Team Champions Imperium return to action tonight
- Isaiah “Swerve” Scott and Jake Atlas collide in pivotal Cruiserweight matchup
WWE’s full preview can be found HERE; we have included excerpts below:
Bálor, Lumis and Thatcher battle for North American Title opportunity
Bronson Reed has already punched his ticket to the North American Championship Ladder Match at TakeOver XXX. Which Superstar will be the next to join him?
The Triple Threat Match Series continues Wednesday night with another spot in that bout on the line, and this one will be decided between Finn Bálor, Dexter Lumis, and Timothy Thatcher.
One of the few things missing from Bálor’s long list of accolades is an NXT North American Title reign, which he’s laser-focused on rectifying. The Prince has been a one-man wrecking crew since returning to the black-and-gold brand, likely making him a strong favorite should he advance to TakeOver — where he knows a thing or two about winning a Ladder Match.
.@bronsonreedwwe is already going to #NXTTakeOver: XXX… Which Superstar will be the next to punch their ticket? Find out THIS WEDNESDAY on #WWENXT!@FinnBalor @DexterLumis #TimothyTatcher https://t.co/FrM1soEdXu
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) July 27, 2020
Thatcher has quickly established himself as one of the most dangerous men in NXT. From taking down Matt Riddle in the first-ever NXT Fight Pit to a pair of wins over Oney Lorcan, Thatcher has proven that his mat acumen is as strong as anyone else’s in WWE.
Meanwhile, the wildcard in the equation may be the enigmatic Lumis. The NXT Universe still has no idea what makes The “Tortured Artist” tick, but that may not matter given his unassailable abilities inside the squared circle and his wins over Roderick Strong and Killian Dain in recent weeks.
Keith Lee responds to Karrion Kross’ heinous actions this Wednesday on NXT
Last Wednesday, Karrion Kross unleashed a brutal attack on Dominik Dijakovic as Keith Lee watched, smashing the steel ring steps into the NXT Champion’s close friend, then putting Dijakovic to sleep as Lee watched.
The masses cried out for change.
And now they’re going to get it.
People should be careful what they wish for.
Because it comes as it will.
So enjoy the wheel.
— ⏳ Karrion Kross ❌ (@WWEKarrionKross) July 28, 2020
This Wednesday on NXT, Lee will respond to the ruthless message Kross sent him. What will the NXT Champion have to say as doomsday continues to envelop the black-and-gold brand?
The NXT Tag Team Champions Imperium return to action tonight
The era of Imperium continues as the NXT Tag Team Champions return to action tonight on the black-and-gold brand.
— SANTOS ESCOBAR💀🇲🇽 (@EscobarWWE) July 29, 2020
Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel dispatched their last challenge from Breezango in a chaotic tag team match that saw Indus Sher and Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan create a brawl outside the ring. Will one of those tandems step up to the titleholders, or will a new force emerge within the division?