August 29, 2020 | News | No Comments
Matt Riddle and Timothy Thatcher faced off in the NXT fight pit last night.
The match was refereed by Kurt Angle and could only be won by knockout or submission. With a call-up to SmackDown looking imminent for Riddle, Thatcher got the win when Riddle passed out in a choke.
It was announced that Velveteen Dream will challenge for Adam Cole’s NXT Championship at TakeOver: In Your House on Sunday, June 7. if Cole wins, Dream can’t challenge for the title again as long as Cole is champion.
NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair teamed up with Chelsea Green against Charlotte’s TakeOver challengers Rhea Ripley & Io Shirai last night. The finish was Charlotte rolling up Shirai while using the ropes for leverage.
The build also continued for title matches between NXT North American Champion Keith Lee and Johnny Gargano and NXT Tag Team Champions Imperium and Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch.
More coverage from last night —
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Prime Target feature, Yim vs. LeRae announced for next week’s NXT
Mike Tyson, Chris Jericho get in pull-apart brawl on AEW Dynamite
Cody to defend AEW TNT title every week, Jungle Boy wins battle royal
NXT Championship match official for TakeOver: In Your House
AEW Tag Team title matches set for next Dynamite, Fyter Fest
Britt Baker returning to the ring at AEW All Out
Interim NXT Cruiserweight title tournament finals set for next week
FTR make their AEW debut on Dynamite
WWE NXT video highlights —
Interim Cruiserweight title tournament Group A finals: Kushida vs. Maverick vs. Atlas
The first-ever Johnny Gargano Invitational
Keith Lee and Mia Yim mock The Garganos
Kushida tells Drake Maverick to fight for the interim Cruiserweight title and win
Imperium call Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch a disgrace to their sacred ground
Shotzi Blackheart vs. Raquel Gonzalez
Finn Balor says Damian Priest will kneel at the altar of The Prince
Rhea Ripley & Io Shirai vs. Charlotte Flair & Chelsea Green
Candice LeRae vs. Mia Yim is set for next week
Velveteen Dream will get one more shot at Adam Cole’s NXT Championship
Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch are coming for Imperium’s NXT Tag Team titles
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Tommaso Ciampa vs. Leon Ruff
Riddle and Thatcher face off in the NXT fight pit (special guest referee Kurt Angle)
NXT fallout: Chelsea Green fires Robert Stone
NXT fallout: Drake Maverick is over the moon about making next week’s tournament finals
NXT fallout: Leon Ruff compares facing Tommaso Ciampa and Karrion Kross