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Two title matches, Shirai & Ripley vs. Kai & Gonzalez set for WWE NXT


WWE has revealed the lineup for this Wednesday's post-TakeOver XXX edition of NXT.

Three matches have been announced for the episode. NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar will defend his title against Isaiah "Swerve" Scott, Breezango will challenge Imperium (Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner) for the NXT Tag Team titles, and NXT Women's Champion Io Shirai will team with Rhea Ripley against Dakota Kai & Reina Gonzalez.

Scott defeated Escobar earlier this year in NXT's Cruiserweight title tournament. He's the only person who's beaten Escobar in WWE. Last week, Scott almost got another win over Escobar in a six-man tag match but wasn't the legal man after he accidentally tagged in Tyler Breeze when he was knocked into Breeze.

Breezango became the number one contenders to the NXT Tag Team titles by defeating Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch and Legado del Fantasma (Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde) in a triple threat tag match on Saturday's TakeOver XXX pre-show.

Despite interference by Gonzalez, Shirai retained her NXT Women's Championship against Kai at TakeOver. Gonzalez attacked Shirai after the match until Ripley made the save and went face-to-face with her. After Gonzalez and Kai backed away, Ripley took a look at Shirai and her title belt before leaving.

New NXT Champion Karrion Kross and Scarlett will kick off Wednesday's show. Tommaso Ciampa will also return to television on the episode. Plus, we'll find out what's next for new NXT North American Champion Damian Priest.

Pro Wrestling Sheet has reported that Stu Bennett (formerly known as Wade Barrett in WWE) will be doing commentary for this week's NXT.