Tonight is the night, wrestling fans! The Wednesday Night Wars are upon us, as the first NXT On USA Network vs. AEW Dynamite On TNT showdown takes place TONIGHT.
WWE.com released the following preview for tonight:
WWE NXT Preview, Oct. 2, 2019: Three championship battles headline NXT’s live two-hour premiere on USA
WWE NXT makes its live, two-hour premiere tonight on USA Network, and it could not be more action-packed. After Matt Riddle locked him in an armbar out of nowhere last week, Adam Cole will put his NXT Championship on the line against The Original Bro. Plus, Candice LeRae looks to end the dominant reign of NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler and The Street Profits set out to end NXT Tag Team Champions The Undisputed ERA’s prophecy of gold prematurely. Don’t miss a second of the action during NXT’s live, two-hour premiere on USA Network, tonight at 8/7 C with limited commercial interruption!
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Matt Riddle to challenge NXT Champion Adam Cole tonight on USA Network
After defeating Killian Dain in a brutal Street Fight, Matt Riddle earned the right to challenge NXT Champion Adam Cole tonight on WWE NXT.
The Original Bro barely had any time to recover from his grueling victory over The Beast of Belfast on the Sept. 25 episode of NXT when Cole emerged to get in his new challenger’s face, letting Riddle know that he was not on the NXT Champion’s level. Unfortunately for Cole, that may not be the case, as he found out firsthand when Riddle locked on a Fujiwara Armbar, forcing Cole to tap out repeatedly until the rest of The Undisputed ERA arrived.
Cole was listed on NXT’s injury report as questionable coming out of last Wednesday’s incident with The Original Bro, with a suspected fracture in his right arm. However, the NXT Champion was confident as ever in a video posted to his Twitter account on Sunday, though it should be noted that Cole was sporting a brace on his injured arm.
The prophecy will not end. #UndisputedERA #AdamColeBayBay pic.twitter.com/YbMv49DldJ
— Adam Cole (@AdamColePro) September 29, 2019
Cole and his running buddies have been bragging about dripping with gold as of late. Will Matt Riddle put an end to their prophecy?
Can Candice LeRae dethrone Shayna Baszler?
Candice LeRae defeated four other Superstars in a thrilling Fatal 5-Way Match two weeks ago to earn the right to challenge NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler on tonight’s edition of NXT.
The champion, who has been dominant since winning the title last October, is extremely confident heading into her latest defense. LeRae, however, is not afraid of The Submission Magician, and is out to bring Baszler’s reign to an end. Can Tenacious C claim the NXT Women’s Title, or will Baszler continue to reign supreme?
Street Profits to challenge NXT Tag Team Champions Undisputed ERA
The Street Profits will get a chance to reclaim the NXT Tag Team Championship from The Undisputed ERA tonight, when they challenge Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly for the titles live on USA Network.
Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford have made no bones about the fact that they were coming back for the titles since their defeat on Aug. 28. NXT General Manager William Regal made the rematch official on Twitter last week.
The #StreetProfits will receive their Tag Team Championship rematch in two weeks on October 2nd Against #UndisputedEra’s @theBobbyFish and @KORcombat.
— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) September 24, 2019
Will The Street Profits bring The Undisputed ERA’s reign with all of NXT’s titles to an abrupt end, or will Fish & O’Reilly show that the future of NXT is indeed undisputed?
Johnny Gargano goes one-on-one with Shane Thorne
Former NXT Champion Johnny Gargano will make his USA Network debut tonight, when he takes on “The Worst” Shane Thorne.
Ever since he was left out of the NXT Breakout Tournament, Thorne has been on a crusade to make sure the spotlight shines on him, going so far as to claim that Johnny Wrestling was taking up his time and needed to “take a walk” from the black-and-gold brand.
In response, Gargano dropped Thorne with a superkick and declared that he is NXT “for life.” Will Thorne take the spotlight, or will Gargano show that he is still one of NXT’s top Superstars?
The Velveteen Dream Experience comes to USA Network
His Purple Highness is returning to USA Network tonight, and it will certainly be an experience.
“The Velveteen Dream Experience” is coming to NXT, and there’s no telling what the vainglorious Superstar has in store. How will The Velveteen Dream bounce back from losing the NXT North American Championship to Roderick Strong? Find out tonight, during NXT’s two-hour premiere on USA Network, airing live with limited commercial interruption at 8/7 C!
WWE Watch Along will stream live during NXT’s Oct. 2 episode on WWE Network, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook
NXT’s two-hour premiere on USA Network just got even bigger. You can watch this spectacular with your favorite WWE and NXT Superstars during a special edition of WWE Watch Along, which will stream live tonight on WWE Network, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook during NXT, which features three championship matches.
Former NXT standouts and WWE Superstars Ricochet and Apollo Crews headline the Watch Along coverage. NXT Superstars, including Kassius Ohno, Bianca Belair, Keith Lee, Jordan Myles, Rachael Evers, Chelsea Green & Deonna Purrazzo, Isaiah “Swerve” Scott, Rik Bugez, Jordan Omogbehin, Mansoor, Malcolm Bivens and Brendan Vink will also join the set throughout the night.
For the full experience, tune in to WWE NXT, airing live tonight on USA Network at 8/7 C with limited commercial interruption, then fire up Watch Along on the award-winning WWE Network, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
Don’t miss the NXT Pre-Show tonight on WWE Network, Facebook, Twitter and more
Before a huge night of NXT action on USA Network, tune in to WWE Network and social media for an NXT Pre-Show that will break down everything going on tonight at Full Sail University.
Charly Caruso, Pat McAfee and Sam Roberts will be analyzing everything happening during NXT’s monumental two-hour live premiere on USA Network, including the three showstopping championship matches – NXT Champion Adam Cole vs. Matt Riddle, NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler vs. Candice LeRae, and NXT Tag Team Champions The Undisputed ERA vs. The Street Profits.
Make sure you’re ready for one of the biggest nights in the black-and-gold-brand’s history by tuning in to the NXT Pre-Show, streaming live tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on WWE Network, WWE.com, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Then, tune in at 8 p.m. ET for NXT’s live, two-hour premiere on USA Network, with limited commercial interruption! Plus, keep WWE Network, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter open for WWE Watch Along, where you can see your favorite WWE and NXT Superstars react to this huge night of action as it happens!
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