The longest-reigning NXT Champion in history is getting another shot at the title.
After defeating Keith Lee and Tommaso Ciampa in tonight’s triple threat number one contender’s match, Finn Balor will challenge for Adam Cole’s NXT Championship next Wednesday. The finish of tonight’s main event was Balor hitting the Coup de Grace on Lee and pinning him right after Lee had hit the Spirit Bomb on Ciampa.
With Balor in the ring and Cole on the ramp, they had a staredown to close tonight’s episode.
Balor returned to NXT on the October 2 episode of the show, confronted Cole, and announced that he was back on the brand. He turned heel by attacking Johnny Gargano later that month.
Balor previously held the NXT Championship from July 2015 to April 2016. Balor has been teasing that his future would be his past now that he’s back in NXT.
Next week’s NXT will also feature a Women’s Championship match, with Shayna Baszler defending her title against Rhea Ripley.