Tommaso Ciampa is set for action on next week's episode of NXT.
WWE announced tonight that Ciampa vs. Jake Atlas will take place on NXT next Wednesday. The match was set up when Atlas confronted Ciampa on tonight's show.
Three weeks ago, Ciampa returned to NXT television and quickly defeated Atlas. He continued to destroy Atlas after the match, including giving Atlas a DDT on the floor after he had been put on a stretcher. Ciampa had been off TV since losing to Karrion Kross at TakeOver: In Your House this June.
Ciampa squashed Desmond Troy in their match on tonight's NXT. Ciampa went to get a steel chair after, but the returning Atlas made his way out to the stage and cut a promo on Ciampa. Atlas said he could have jumped Ciampa from behind, but he's not a coward. Atlas challenged Ciampa to a match for next week and said he'll show Ciampa how dangerous he can be. Ciampa responded by smirking at Atlas.
Later on tonight's show, Ciampa ambushed Atlas while he was being interviewed in the parking lot. Ciampa attacked Atlas until being stopped by officials and Kyle O'Reilly. O'Reilly told Ciampa to save it for next week and said this wasn't the time or place. Ciampa said he'll see Atlas next week -- and he'll be seeing O'Reilly too.
NXT Champion Finn Balor and NXT Women's Champion Io Shirai's challengers for TakeOver will be determined on next Wednesday's NXT. A gauntlet eliminator match will decide Balor's challenger, while a number one contender's battle royal will decide Shirai's challenger. TakeOver is taking place on Sunday, October 4.