The Way's storyline with Dexter Lumis will continue on tonight's episode of NXT.
WWE has announced that The Way (NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano, Candice LeRae, Indi Hartwell & Austin Theory) are "headed to therapy" on tonight's show. Last week, Gargano said he was sending Theory to therapy for the Stockholm syndrome Theory was showing after being abducted by Lumis.
Gargano retained his North American Championship against Kushida at TakeOver: Vengeance Day last month, but Theory was abducted by Lumis as The Way made their entrance for the match. Theory returned to NXT that Wednesday but thought he had been on vacation for the past three days.
Last week, Lumis defeated Gargano in a non-title match after Theory refused to hit Lumis with a steel chair.
Fed up with Austin Theory's empathy for Dexter Lumis, Johnny Gargano has pledged for The Way to attend therapy tonight on NXT.
Lumis has tormented The Way for weeks now, most recently with a pivotal victory over the NXT North American Champion last week. But perhaps even more distressing for Gargano than the loss was Theory refusing to lend a hand to help him win.
Theory, who was abducted by Lumis last month at NXT TakeOver: Vengeance, said NXT's Tortured Artist was simply 'misunderstood,' bewildering Gargano and Candice LeRae. And to even greater horror from The Garganos, Indi Hartwell admitted to finding Lumis attractive.
Can The Way get back on the same page in therapy? And will Lumis be watching?
Tonight's NXT will feature Women's Tag Team Champions Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler defending their titles against Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez. NXT Tag Team Champions Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch will also be in action on the show as they face Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher in a non-title match.