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Damian Priest qualifies for NXT North American title ladder match


The third entrant for the vacant North American Championship ladder match at NXT TakeOver XXX is official.

Damian Priest defeated Ridge Holland and Oney Lorcan Wednesday in a three way to advance, joining Bronson Reed and Dexter Lumis with two more spots yet to be filled.

The end of the physical bout came when Priest dropped Holland with a sit-down chokeslam and followed up with the Reckoning on Lorcan to get the pin. This will be his third televised opportunity at the title after losing efforts to then-champion Keith Lee in a three way with Dominik Dijakovic and then to Lee, both in April.

This was Holland's televised NXT in-ring debut as he has been primarily seen on NXT UK.

Next week's NXT will feature Kushida vs. Cameron Grimes vs. a mystery man in the fourth qualifying match.

As of now, the August 22nd event has just the ladder match and Women's Champion Io Shirai vs. Dakota Kai as official. Kai earned the shot earlier Wednesday with a win over Rhea Ripley.