Last week was the fallout from TakeOver 31 and we saw the in-ring return of Ember Moon in tag team action. We also saw Ridge Holland get stretched out of the Capitol Wrestling Center with a serve leg injury.
Here is everything advertised for tonight's show:
Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan vs Bobby Fish and Roderick Strong(#1 Contender's Match):
Preview (via WWE) - Who will get the next chance to challenge Breezango? That opportunity will be on the line tomorrow night as Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan take on Roderick Strong & Bobby Fish in an NXT Tag Team Title No. 1 Contender’s Match. Burch & Lorcan have yet to taste championship gold, but they’ve long been one of the black-and-gold brand’s hardest-hitting duos. Meanwhile, Strong & Fish have their sights set on an unprecedented fourth NXT Tag Team Championship for The Undisputed ERA.
Damien Priest vs Dexter Lumis(NXT North American Championship):
Preview (via WWE) - Damian Priest has turned aside all comers for his NXT North American Championship thus far, but can his reign survive The Tortured Artist's wrath?Priest will defend the title against Dexter Lumis tomorrow night on NXT, as announced on Twitter by NXT GM William Regal.
The Archer of Infamy has quickly established himself as a fighting champion since claiming the title in an unbelievable Five-Way Ladder Match at NXT TakeOver XXX, overcoming challenges from Johnny Gargano and Timothy Thatcher, respectively. Lumis originally earned a spot in that Ladder Match, but wasn't cleared to compete due to an ankle injury. The bizarre Superstar took care of Austin Theory in one-on-one action last week, looking equal parts impressive and disturbing in his return to the ring. Will Priest hit his mark yet again, or will Lumis slither his way to championship gold?
Preview (via WWE) - Ember Moon was cut short in her first address since returning, but the NXT Universe will get to hear more from her this week in an exclusive sit-down interview. Moon made it clear last week that she’s targeting Io Shirai and the NXT Women’s Championship. However, Rhea Ripley emerged to make it clear she wouldn’t stand idly by if Moon plans on budging her way to the front of the line. The two former NXT Women’s Champions were able to co-exist for a victory over Dakota Kai & Raquel González, but tensions figure to persist. Hear more from Moon on her shocking return and what’s next on NXT!
Johnny Gargano vs Austin Theory:
Preview (via WWE) - Johnny Gargano will look to rewrite Austin Theory’s plans for NXT’s future in a high-level clash tonight. On his way into the Capitol Wrestling Center, Theory confirmed that William Regal had the match with Gargano official. “All Day” has repeatedly asserted that he’s the future of NXT, but he will have to defeat one of the most decorated competitors in the history of the brand. Theory made quick work of Leon Ruff last week, but then, Dexter Lumis emerged for a brutal beatdown of the brash Superstar. Johnny Wrestling will look to get back on track after falling to Damian Priest in an NXT North American Championship clash at NXT TakeOver 31.Can Theory start creating the history he wants? Or will Gargano provide a reminder of who leads the black-and-gold brand?
Shotzi Blackheart vs Candice LeRae (#1 Contender's Match):
Preview (via WWE) - Candice LeRae bested Shotzi Blackheart last month to earn a matchup with NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai. Can she again hold off Blackheart when they meet one-on-one with another opportunity to challenge Shirai at NXT Halloween Havoc on the line? The Poison Pixie prevailed by the narrowest of margins over Blackheart after they were the final two competitors remaining in last month’s Battle Royal, but LeRae was unable to topple The Genius of the Sky at NXT TakeOver 31. Meanwhile, Blackheart, who will host NXT Halloween Havoc, has flexed championship-quality bona fides in recent weeks. She pushed Shirai to her limit in a singles bout last month, in addition to picking up several victories. Can she take the next step toward another match with Shirai — this time for the NXT Women’s Title?
Toni Storm in Action:
Preview (via WWE) - The incomparable Toni Storm has put the NXT Universe on notice. After a long, calculated absence from the squared circle, the former NXT UK Women’s Champion is looking for new opportunities and new opponents in a whole new scene. But how will the tough-as-nails Superstar make her mark on the black-and-gold brand? Find out tonight as Storm returns to in-ring competition at 8/7 C on NXT!
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