WWE NXT Tag Team Champion Danny Burch Injured

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This past week on WWE NXT we saw a once in a lifetime tag team match. Karrion Kross & Finn Balor had an unlikely alliance, to take on the NXT Tag Team Champions. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch were even willing to put their titles on the line, after being manipulated by Scarlett Bordeaux.

Sadly, despite being able to retain their championships due to Kross & Balor failing to cooperate, their reign remains in deep danger. Danny Burch took an awkward landing off of a double suplex from Karrion Kross. Lorcan finished the match himself, now reports indicate that Danny Burch suffered a separated shoulder.

The Injury To Danny Burch Could Lead To The Vacancy Of The NXT Tag Team Championships

This injury comes at a tricky time for NXT. We are on the build to what is being called ‘The Biggest NXT Takeover Ever’, as we get a two night Takeover known as Stand & Deliver. NXT will want every championship defended on that night, with three title matches already set, including Finn Balor defending against Karrion Kross.

It seemed likely that Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan were going to defend against the winners of the 2021 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, that being MSK. This injury puts the match in jeopardy, as the severity of this one is still up in the air. However, there is one option that could keep the belts on the show without having to have two teams battle over vacant belts.

Pete Dunne Stepping In To Help Defend

This option comes in Pete Dunne, who is a close ally of Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch. They’ve been aligned since the build to NXT Takeover: WarGames. This could be their way out of having to rely on making the belt vacant.

They could call on the good ol’ freebird rule, something often used by groups like The New Day. Oney Lorcan can simply team with Pete Dunne, and defend against MSK that way. Dunne is not currently in a feud on the build to NXT Takeover: Stand & Deliver, leaving this as a very open option. Hopefully the injury to Burch was not as serious as it looks, and they can make the intended defense.

Will Pete Dunne help to defend the NXT Tag Team Championships? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.

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