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Kyle O'Reilly to kick off WWE NXT, Blackheart & Moon vs. The Way set


- An appearance by Kyle O'Reilly will open tonight's TakeOver: Vengeance Day fallout edition of NXT.

After he was involved in the show-closing angle at Sunday's TakeOver event, WWE has announced that O'Reilly will kick off tonight's show. TakeOver: Vengeance Day ended with Adam Cole laying out NXT Champion Finn Balor and O'Reilly with superkicks.

Balor retained his NXT Championship against Pete Dunne in the main event of TakeOver: Vengeance Day but was attacked by Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch after the match. Lorcan, Burch, and Dunne beat down Balor until Undisputed Era (Cole, O'Reilly, and Roderick Strong) ran down to make the save.

O'Reilly then helped Balor up and told him how much he respects him. Undisputed Era posed in the ring and Balor was about to do his own pose, but Cole gave him a superkick. Cole then superkicked O'Reilly after O'Reilly argued with him about what he did to Balor. Strong looked conflicted between his Undisputed Era stablemates as the show went off the air.

WWE uploaded video of what happened after TakeOver ended. Balor asked O'Reilly who he trusts -- and O'Reilly responded by saying he doesn’t trust anyone right now. Balor said he doesn’t know if he trusts O'Reilly either. Balor told O’Reilly to be careful because he isn’t going to clean up O'Reilly's mess.

- WWE has also announced that Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon vs. The Way's Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell will take place on NXT tonight. Blackheart & Moon defeated LeRae & Hartwell on NXT last Wednesday to advance to the finals of the women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez then defeated Blackheart & Moon at TakeOver: Vengeance Day to become the first-ever women's Dusty Classic winners.

WWE will follow up on Kai & Gonzalez and MSK's Dusty Classic wins tonight. As the women's Dusty Classic winners, Kai & Gonzalez will get a shot at Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler's WWE Women's Tag Team titles at some point. MSK will also get a shot at Lorcan & Burch's NXT Tag Team titles. WWE hasn't announced when either of those matches will be happening.

Plus, WWE is advertising that NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano will be searching for Austin Theory's whereabouts after Theory was abducted by Dexter Lumis at TakeOver: Vengeance Day. Gargano retained his North American title by defeating Kushida at TakeOver.

Karrion Kross vs. Santos Escobar has been announced for tonight's show but isn't currently listed on's preview.