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Timothy Thatcher makes NXT debut, teams with Matt Riddle


Timothy Thatcher made his NXT debut tonight and helped Matt Riddle retain the NXT Tag Team titles.

With Pete Dunne stuck in the United Kingdom and unable to travel due to the coronavirus pandemic, Thatcher was revealed as Riddle's temporary partner tonight. They retained the NXT Tag Team titles against Undisputed Era's Roderick Strong & Bobby Fish.

Thatcher got the win for his team by submitting Strong with a Fujiwara armbar.

NXT general manager William Regal appeared on WWE's The Bump this morning and announced that Riddle and Dunne would have to find a temporary partner for Riddle to team with. In storyline, Riddle didn't know his partner until a video where Dunne introduced Thatcher aired before tonight's title match.

Thatcher was put over on commentary as "the meanest son of bitch you'll ever see," no-nonsense, and a world-class grappler.

Thatcher is a former champion for EVOLVE and wXw. It was officially announced in February that he had signed with WWE.

A promo from Malcolm Bivens aired earlier on NXT tonight. He said that Indus Sher (Rinku & Saurav) would win the NXT Tag Team titles from whichever team came out of tonight's match as champions.