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Lorcan & Burch vs. Ciampa & Thatcher set for WWE NXT


Though their scheduled title defense is off, Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch will still be in action on this week's episode of NXT.

WWE has announced that NXT Tag Team Champions Lorcan & Burch will face Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher in a non-title match on NXT this Wednesday. Lorcan & Burch were originally set to defend their titles against men's Dusty Classic winners MSK (Wes Lee & Nash Carter) on the episode, but that is unable to take place due to Lee suffering a broken hand.

WWE posted a video on Tuesday night where Lorcan & Burch confronted MSK as they were being interviewed about Lee's injury. Ciampa then approached Lorcan & Burch and challenged them to a match against him and Thatcher. Lorcan & Burch said they'll face anyone, but only a select few can get an NXT Tag Team title shot. Ciampa said it would be non-title because giving him and Thatcher a title match would require Lorcan & Burch to have a set of bollocks.

After Thatcher defeated Ciampa in a Fight Pit match, the former rivals became partners as they teamed together in this year's men's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Ciampa & Thatcher made it to the semifinals of the tournament before losing to The Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson & James Drake).

MSK defeated The Grizzled Young Veterans in the men's Dusty Classic finals at NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day last month, but Lee suffered a broken hand during the match. There was a backstage segment where The Grizzled Young Veterans attacked MSK on NXT last week, with it being claimed that Lee suffered his broken hand when The Grizzled Young Veterans used steel chairs in the attack.

This week's NXT will also feature Women's Tag Team Champions Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler defending their titles against women's Dusty Classic winners Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez.