- Finn Balor is getting his rematch against NXT Champion Karrion Kross -- but the match won't be taking place at NXT's next TakeOver event.
WWE has announced that Kross will defend his NXT Championship against Balor on the Tuesday, May 25 episode of NXT. Kross defeated Balor to win the title at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver last month.
After Kross defeated Austin Theory in a non-title match on tonight's NXT, Balor confronted Kross in the ring. Balor told Kross that he doesn't wait in lines. Balor said he wants his rematch -- and Kross said he wants the match just as much as Balor.
Balor, Kyle O'Reilly, and Pete Dunne had all interrupted Kross on last week's NXT, leading to a brawl breaking out. When Kross was the only person left in the ring, Theory and NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano ambushed Kross and laid him out.
The Kross vs. Balor title rematch is taking place in advance of this year's NXT TakeOver: In Your House event. It was announced earlier today that TakeOver: In Your House will be held on Sunday, June 13.
- The Tuesday, May 25 episode of NXT will also feature Franky Monet's WWE in-ring debut. Monet (formerly known as Taya Valkyrie) made her first appearance for NXT four weeks ago. She's had interactions with NXT Women's Champion Raquel Gonzalez, Io Shirai, Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon, and Kayden Carter & Kacy Catanzaro.