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WWE announces loaded up card for next week's NXT


WWE is loading up the card for next week's episode of NXT.

In the second title match that's been announced for the show, Charlotte Flair will defend her NXT Women's Championship against Io Shirai. NXT Champion Adam Cole defending his title against Velveteen Dream is also set for next week.

This will be the first time Charlotte has defended the NXT Women's Championship since winning it from Rhea Ripley at WrestleMania 36. Shirai became the number one contender to Charlotte's title by winning a six-woman ladder match on NXT three weeks ago.

Charlotte defeated Mia Yim in a non-title match on NXT tonight. Shirai then confronted Charlotte and set up the match for next week.

Also announced for next Wednesday's NXT are:

  • Johnny Gargano vs. Dominik Dijakovic. The match was announced after Dijakovic cut a promo issuing a challenge to Gargano tonight.
  • Karrion Kross and Scarlett will officially arrive in NXT. That was hyped in a video that aired tonight, with Scarlett saying that time's up and the clock stops on NXT next week.
  • Finn Balor will call out the person who attacked him last week. Balor was supposed to face Velveteen Dream in last week's main event, but there was an angle where Balor was attacked in the locker room and left the premises before the show went on the air.