After a hot start to the year last week, NXT continues to build towards Worlds Collide, which happens later this month on January 25th. Here is some of the action you can expect from tonights episode of NXT.
Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Continues
Last week we saw the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic begin, with Undisputed Era & Imperium moving into Round Two. That action will continue tonight as we will see KUSHIDA & Alex Shelley face The Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson and James Drake) and The Broserweights (Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne) face Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster. It will be Alex Shelleys NXT debut, so The Grizzled Young Veterans are unlikely to make it to the second round of action, as wrestlers rarely lose their debut match when it’s this high profile. The Broserweights carry on a legacy of odd-couple tag teams in the tournament, which includes teams like Samoa Joe & Finn Balor & Ricochet & Aleister Black, two teams which have won the tournament. Could they find the same success, or will they be taken out early by the high flying welsh duo?
Battle Royal to determine NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley’s Next Challenger
There is never any rest to be found for a champion in WWE unless your name is Brock Lesnar. Rhea Ripley has the entire NXT womens division hungry for a shot at her championship, and we will see a stacked Battle Royal to determine who will face Rhea for her championship next. The Battle Royal will include Bianca Belair, Candice LeRae, Chelsea Green, Dakota Kai, Vanessa Borne, Kayden Carter, Mia Yim, Santana Garrett, Io Shirai, Shotzi Blackheart, Mercedes Martinez and Xia Li. Anyone of these talented ladies could walk away with a huge victory, but the favorites going in are the debutted Mercedes Martinez, Io Shirari, and Dakota Kai.
What Will Happen To Undisputed ERA’s After Their Surprise At NXT UK takeover?
Following the main event of NXT UK Takeover Blackpool II, NXT Champion Adam Cole, NXT North American Champion Roderick Strong and NXT Tag Team Champions Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish set their sights on WWE United Kingdom Champion WALTER and Imperium, catching The Ring General and his soldiers by surprise with a vicious assault in the Empress Ballroom. These two factions will clash in the marquee match for Worlds Collide, so expect a shot back from the rulers of NXT UK tonight on NXT.
This is just some of the action you will see on NXT tonight. Will you be watching? What are you looking forward to the most from tonights episode? Let us know down below and stay tuned for more WWE updates and news on The Overtimer.