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WWE announces three matches for next week's NXT


Three matches have been made official for next week's episode of NXT.

- Dakota Kai and Rhea Ripley will face off in a number one contender's match on NXT next Wednesday. The winner will challenge for Io Shirai's NXT Women's Championship at TakeOver XXX on Saturday, August 22.

Shirai retained her title against Tegan Nox in the main event of NXT two weeks ago but was then laid out by a kick to the face from Kai. On tonight's NXT, Shirai teamed up with Nox and defeated Candice LeRae & Kai after Kai forced LeRae to tag back in.

Kai did a backstage interview later on tonight's NXT and said she isn't a team player anymore. Kai declared that she's the number one contender to Shirai's title, but Ripley then confronted Kai. Ripley said the next shot at Shirai's title is hers and she doesn't mind going through anyone who thinks otherwise.

- In another match with TakeOver implications, Damian Priest vs. Ridge Holland vs. Oney Lorcan is set for next week's NXT. The winner will qualify for the ladder match for the vacant North American Championship at TakeOver XXX.

Holland, a former rugby player whose real name is Luke Menzies, is part of the NXT UK brand.

Bronson Reed and Dexter Lumis have already qualified for the ladder match. It will feature five wrestlers in total.

- The NXT Tag Team titles will be on the line next Wednesday as Imperium (Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner) defend against the Undisputed Era (Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish). Imperium defeated Ever-Rise on NXT tonight but were then attacked by all four members of Undisputed Era after.