Two championship matches are set for next week's "Title Tuesday" edition of NXT.
WWE has announced that NXT Cruiserweight Champion Kushida will defend his title against Roderick Strong on NXT next Tuesday. An NXT Tag Team title match is also set for the show, with MSK (Wes Lee & Nash Carter) putting their titles on the line against Imperium (Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner).
Kushida has been NXT Cruiserweight Champion since winning the title from Santos Escobar this April. WWE has been building to a Kushida vs. Strong title match since Strong returned to NXT as part of Diamond Mine this June. Strong attacked Kushida when the group made its debut.
MSK won the NXT Tag Team titles at April's TakeOver: Stand & Deliver. A video from Imperium cut off an interview with MSK on NXT three weeks ago. Barthel & Aichner called MSK two immature champions with a meaningless title reign.
Next Tuesday's NXT is also the go-home show for TakeOver 36. The episode will feature a face-to-face segment with NXT Champion Karrion Kross and Samoa Joe ahead of their title match at TakeOver.
Here's the full list of what's been announced for next week's NXT:
- NXT Cruiserweight Champion Kushida defends against Roderick Strong
- NXT Tag Team Champions MSK defend against Imperium
- NXT Breakout Tournament semifinal match: Duke Hudson vs. Carmelo Hayes
- Face-to-face segment with NXT Champion Karrion Kross and Samoa Joe