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North American title match, Charlotte vs. Mia Yim set for NXT next week


One title match has been announced for next week's NXT, while another champion is set for non-title action.

NXT North American Champion Keith Lee will defend his title against Damian Priest next Wednesday. NXT Women's Champion Charlotte Flair will also face Mia Yim in a non-title match on next week's episode.

Lee saved Velveteen Dream from the Undisputed Era at the start of tonight's NXT, setting up Dream & Lee vs. Adam Cole & Roderick Strong for the main event. But Lee was taken out during the match when Priest attacked him and hit him in the throat with a nightstick. Dexter Lumis joined the match and teamed with Dream to defeat Undisputed Era.

A video also aired earlier in the show where Priest said Lee is avoiding him.

Yim defeated Jessi Kamea on NXT tonight. After saying she wanted a match with Yim last week, Charlotte then appeared and wanted an answer. Yim accepted the challenge.

Charlotte said Yim helped make her a star when they faced each other five years ago. She then gave Yim a backhanded compliment by saying Yim has always been "a good hand." Charlotte said she gets to help finally make Yim a star next week.

In an interview with CBS Sports after WrestleMania 36, Charlotte spoke about why she wants a match against Yim: "My very first dark match at NXT, they brought in Mia Yim to have with me. I was the girl who had no experience and didn't know what I was doing, and Mia Yim obviously did. To see where our careers have gone, with her going to NXT, our paths can cross now four-and-a-half or five years later with myself a completely different person. I'm excited for that. I've been rooting for her this whole time, I just had to catch up."

This will be Charlotte's first match on NXT since she won the NXT Women's Championship from Rhea Ripley at WrestleMania. Io Shirai is the number one contender to Charlotte's title.