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Scott vs. Atlas added to WWE NXT, Imperium set for action


WWE has announced two additions to the lineup for tonight's episode of NXT.

Isaiah "Swerve" Scott vs. Jake Atlas is set for tonight's NXT. NXT Tag Team Champions Imperium (Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner) will also be in non-title action on the show, but their opponents haven't been revealed.

A video highlighting Scott aired on NXT last week. He pointed out that he's the only person to defeat Santos Escobar in WWE and said he'll win the NXT Cruiserweight Championship from Escobar the next time they face off.

This will be the first time Imperium have wrestled since retaining their titles against Breezango on the June 17 episode of NXT. Indus Sher came out to ringside during that match, then Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch appeared and brawled with them as Imperium vs. Breezango was going on.

Tonight's NXT will also feature Finn Balor vs. Timothy Thatcher vs. Dexter Lumis to determine the next participant to qualify for the ladder match for the vacant NXT North American Championship at TakeOver XXX. NXT Champion Keith Lee will respond to Karrion Kross tonight, Johnny Gargano will face Roderick Strong, and new Robert Stone Brand member Mercedes Martinez will take on Shotzi Blackheart.