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LA Knight making WWE NXT in-ring debut next week


WWE has revealed when LA Knight (formerly known as Eli Drake) will be making his NXT in-ring debut.

In a backstage interview on tonight's NXT, Knight announced that his NXT in-ring debut will take place next Wednesday. His opponent for the show hasn't been announced.

Knight's interview on tonight's NXT was interrupted when he was attacked by Bronson Reed. Knight and Reed had to be separated by officials.

Last week, interference by Knight cost Reed a match against Cameron Grimes. Knight had cut an in-ring promo on last week's NXT. As soon as his promo ended, Reed's music hit and he came out for his match while Knight was still in the ring.

Knight arrived in NXT when he appeared on last month's TakeOver: Vengeance Day pre-show. As Eli Drake, he's a former Impact Wrestling World Champion and a former NWA Tag Team Champion.

Three other matches and an appearance by Jordan Devlin have also been announced for next week's NXT episode. Here's the current lineup for the show:

  • LA Knight makes his NXT in-ring debut
  • Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher vs. Imperium (Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner)
  • Dexter Lumis vs. Austin Theory
  • Leon Ruff vs. Isaiah "Swerve" Scott
  • NXT Cruiserweight Champion Jordan Devlin appears