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Ciampa & Thatcher vs. Grizzled Young Veterans added to WWE NXT


A new match has been added to the lineup for this week's NXT.

WWE has announced that Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher will face The Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson & James Drake) on NXT this Tuesday night. Both teams have stated that they want to challenge MSK (Wes Lee & Nash Carter) for the NXT Tag Team titles.

On NXT last week, The Grizzled Young Veterans cut a promo calling themselves the leaders that the NXT tag team division needs. Gibson said they're soon to be recognized as the next NXT Tag Team Champions. Ciampa & Thatcher then interrupted The Grizzled Young Veterans. Ciampa & Thatcher also wanted to challenge MSK for the NXT Tag Team titles. The segment ended with Ciampa & Thatcher attacking Gibson & Drake.

The Grizzled Young Veterans defeated Ciampa & Thatcher when they faced off in the men's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic semifinals earlier this year. MSK defeated The Grizzled Young Veterans in the finals of the tournament.

Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch had to relinquish the NXT Tag Team titles this March due to Burch suffering a separated shoulder. MSK then defeated The Grizzled Young Veterans and Legado del Fantasma (Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde) in a triple threat match at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver last month to win the titles.

Legado del Fantasma  (Santos Escobar, Mendoza & Wilde) defeated Kushida & MSK in the main event of last week's NXT. Mendoza pinned MSK's Carter to get the win.

Here's the updated lineup for this Tuesday's episode:

  • Finn Balor returns for the first time since losing the NXT Championship to Karrion Kross at TakeOver: Stand & Deliver
  • Street fight: NXT Women's Tag Team Champions Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon defend against Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell
  • Falls count anywhere match: Leon Ruff vs. Isaiah "Swerve" Scott
  • Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher vs. The Grizzled Young Veterans