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Tag Team title match, Balor vs. Grimes set for next week's NXT

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Matt Riddle and his temporary partner Timothy Thatcher are set to defend their NXT Tag Team titles next week.

It was announced on tonight's NXT that Imperium's Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner will challenge for Riddle & Thatcher's titles on NXT next Wednesday. The match was set up by Barthel & Aichner attacking Riddle & Thatcher during their Newly-Bros Show segment last week.

A promo where Barthel & Aichner issued a challenge to Riddle & Thatcher then aired on NXT tonight. Later in the show, Riddle & Thatcher did an interview accepting the challenge.

Thatcher made his NXT debut three weeks ago and was introduced as Riddle's temporary partner. In their first title defense, Riddle & Thatcher retained against Undisputed Era's Roderick Strong & Bobby Fish.

Riddle & Pete Dunne are the NXT Tag Team Champions, but Dunne is currently unable to travel and defend the titles due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Finn Balor vs. Cameron Grimes has also been announced for next week's episode of NXT.

Balor appeared on tonight's show and sent a warning to whoever it was that attacked him in the locker room two weeks ago. Grimes then defeated Denzel Dejournette with his Cave In double foot stomp. Grimes got on the microphone after and said he deserves more than he has now. He brought up Balor and said someone must have beat him to it by going after Balor first.

As Grimes was saying that he was going to slap the taste out of Balor's mouth, Balor came back down and slid into the ring. He challenged Grimes to slap him. Grimes tried to back off at first, then went to attack him. Balor avoided it, gave Grimes a double foot stomp, and hit a slingblade.

Balor then looked into the camera and said there's a snake hiding in the long grass backstage. Balor promised that he'll find them and said the best way to kill a snake is to chop off its head.