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Tag title match set for NXT, Matt Riddle to have temporary partner


WWE has revealed how they're handling the NXT Tag Team title situation.

During his appearance on WWE's The Bump this morning, NXT general manager William Regal announced that Matt Riddle and Pete Dunne will find a temporary partner for Riddle to team with while Dunne is currently unable to travel amid the coronavirus pandemic. Riddle and his temporary partner will defend the titles against The Undisputed Era on NXT tonight.

Roderick Strong & Bobby Fish will be the Undisputed Era team in tonight's match.

In storyline, it was said that the decision for Riddle and Dunne to find a temporary partner was made after a long conversation between Regal, Riddle, and Dunne. When Dunne is able to come back, he'll return to holding the titles with Riddle.

Riddle & Dunne were put together as a team for this year's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. They won the tournament and then defeated Undisputed Era (Fish & Kyle O'Reilly) for the NXT Tag Team titles at TakeOver: Portland.

Here's the updated list of what's been announced for tonight's NXT:

  • Finn Balor vs. Fabian Aichner
  • NXT's interim Cruiserweight Championship tournament begins
  • NXT Champion Adam Cole has challenged Velveteen Dream to meet him for a face-to-face chat
  • WWE will follow up on Charlotte Flair's NXT Women's Championship win and Io Shirai becoming the number one contender to her title
  • Matt Riddle and his temporary partner will defend the NXT Tag Team titles against Roderick Strong & Bobby Fish