WWE's black-and-gold brand returns with a big episode this week, as WWE NXT returns to Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida tonight for this week's episode of NXT On USA, featuring two world championship matches.
WWE.com released the following preview for tonight's show:
You won't want to miss a second of NXT action tonight, as the NXT Championship Match between Adam Cole and Finn Bálor will kick off the show at 8/7 C and will be presented commercial-free. Plus, Rhea Ripley looks to end Shayna Baszler's reign of terror and capture the NXT Women's Championship. Who will leave Full Sail University with NXT's top titles? Find out tonight, live at 8/7 C on USA Network!
After defeating Keith Lee and Tommaso Ciampa in a wild Triple Threat Match, Finn Bálor has earned the right to challenge NXT Champion Adam Cole tonight on USA Network. The NXT Championship Match will kick off the show live at 8/7 C, and will be presented commercial-free.
Bálor has made it clear that his past was his future upon his return to NXT, but Cole and The Undisputed ERA thought the first-ever Universal Champion was on their side at first. However, Bálor made it clear that he was running solo when he blasted Cole with a surprise Pele kick.
Now, Bálor will get the opportunity to show Cole, The Undisputed ERA and the NXT Universe that he runs the black-and-gold brand. Will Bálor do just that and become a two-time NXT Champion, or will Cole ensure that The Undisputed ERA continue to reign supreme?
Rhea Ripley wanted a match with Shayna Baszler. She's getting it tonight during NXT on USA Network, when the two square off for Baszler's NXT Women's Championship.
Though The Nightmare let the champion know she was coming for her last week, Ripley was focused on getting payback on Dakota Kai for her betrayal at TakeOver: WarGames. That gave Baszler the opening to send a message to the fast-rising Superstar. The Submission Magician put Ripley to sleep with the Kirifuda Clutch, then told The Nightmare that though Ripley wanted a title match, Baszler wanted it more, setting the date for their showdown.
Can Ripley put an end to Baszler's incredible run as NXT Women's Champion, or will Baszler continue to dominate the black-and-gold brand?
Last Wednesday was a huge night for Angel Garza. Not only did he dethrone Lio Rush to become NXT Cruiserweight Champion, but he also proposed to his girlfriend in the ring after his big win!
After such a life-changing evening, what does the future hold for the new champion?
As the clash between NXT and NXT UK at WWE Worlds Collide on Saturday, Jan. 25 draws near, Superstars from the British brand have been crossing the pond to give NXT a taste of what lies ahead in Houston.
While Kassius Ohno came up short against Matt Riddle, Travis Banks made the most of his first USA Network appearance, pulling off a surprising win over The Forgotten Sons' Jaxson Ryker. Will anyone else from NXT UK make the trek to Orlando on the road to Worlds Collide? Find out on NXT, live tonight at 8/7 C on USA!