WWE has officially announced three segments for this week’s episode of NXT, airing Wednesday at 8pm EST on the USA Network. What can we expect to see from the black and gold brand? Sports Obessive’s Jon Shartzer breaks it all down for us in this weekly spotlight.
Taking It to the Streets
Killian Dain and Drake Maverick have certainly had their differences with Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch over the past several weeks. Most recently, Dain and Maverick attacked Lorcan and Burch last week as they tried to get involved in the beginning of the number one contender matchup between Pete Dunne and Kyle O’Reilly. What better way to settle their beef than a good, old-fashioned STREET FIGHT?! The tag team titles will be on the line, as the Brit-Am Brawlers look to retain against the former leader of Sanity and the one-time general manager of 205 Live. This is the only actual match announced for the card, so far, but it should be a pretty good one.
Two Stars Relive a NXT Classic Battle
Before heading into their NXT Championship match at NXT’s New Year’s Evil on January 6th, champion Finn Balor and the new number one contender for his title, Kyle O’Reilly, will take a look back at their last encounter. The two veterans put on an instant classic at NXT Takeover: 31 back in early October. The Prince retained in that match, but ended up with a fractured jaw at the hands of O’Reilly as a result of the extremely hard-hitting affair. If you’re like me, then this recollection by Kyle and Finn will be must-see television. Something tells me that we’ll get a little more than just the two foes sharing memories of their previous showdown.
A Very Gargano Christmas
I freely and openly admit to being a mark for Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae. Anything that Mr. and Mrs. Wrestling touch is pure gold, in my opinion. Not only are they both two of the best wrestlers on the planet, but they’re just plain out entertaining as hell. I honestly have no idea what to expect from this segment and I am totally okay with that. I’m sure that whatever they do will both excite people and piss them off. That’s a sign that they are good at what they do. We’ll have to tune in to see exactly what they have planned.
As always, you can catch NXT on Wednesday nights at 8PM on the USA Network. You can also find all of your NXT news and analysis right here on Sports Obsessive.