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Finn Balor to team with Kyle O'Reilly on WWE NXT next week


Next week's NXT will feature NXT Champion Finn Balor teaming up with his most recent title challenger.

On tonight's NXT, it was announced that Balor & Kyle O'Reilly will face NXT Tag Team Champions Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch in a non-title match next Wednesday.

Pete Dunne, Lorcan & Burch confronted Balor on NXT last week. Dunne said Balor told him to get in line for a title shot, but he's not waiting anymore. Dunne, Lorcan & Burch attacked Balor until O'Reilly and then the rest of Undisputed Era ran out to make the save. Dunne, Lorcan & Burch also attacked O'Reilly at ringside during last week's Adam Cole & Roderick Strong vs. Breezango main event. Balor tried to get involved and fight off Dunne, Lorcan & Burch, but he and O'Reilly were both laid out.

Balor went to NXT general manager William Regal on tonight's show and said he wants to face Dunne, but he knows the game Dunne is playing. Balor asked Regal to let him start with Lorcan & Burch. Regal responded by telling Balor that he wasn't going to let him face Lorcan & Burch on his own. Balor said he doesn't have friends anymore -- all he has is enemies. Regal reminded Balor of the old saying to keep your enemies closer.

Balor later went to Undisputed Era and asked O'Reilly if he's in to team with him next week. O'Reilly agreed and the match was made official.

Balor retained his NXT Championship against O'Reilly at both TakeOver 31 in October and New Year's Evil earlier this month.

Here's what's been announced for next week's NXT:

  • Non-title match: NXT Champion Finn Balor & Kyle O'Reilly vs. NXT Tag Team Champions Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch
  • NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar defends against Curt Stallion
  • Men's Dusty Classic quarterfinal match: MSK vs. Drake Maverick & Killian Dain
  • Men's Dusty Classic quarterfinal match: The Grizzled Young Veterans vs. Kushida & Leon Ruff