Ahead of next week's NXT Championship match, Finn Balor was in action against one of Adam Cole's former friends last night.
Balor defeated Roderick Strong in non-title action in the main event of last night's NXT. The match was set up when Balor interrupted Strong earlier in the show. Strong wanted an explanation for why Cole turned against him last week, but Balor came to the ring instead. Balor announced that he'll be defending his NXT Championship against Cole next Wednesday.
Strong blamed Balor for Undisputed Era's issues, but Balor said the NXT Championship was the reason their "so-called brotherhood" broke apart. Balor and Strong then brawled after Balor said that Strong will never be a leader and will always be a follower.
Balor and Cole had a staredown when Cole came out to the stage after last night's main event. WWE also uploaded a post-show video where Balor and Cole had a confrontation in the ring.
The Women's Tag Team titles were on the line as Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler defended against women's Dusty Classic winners Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez last night. But the match ended in controversy when -- after the referee was knocked down when Gonzalez went to give Jax a big boot -- WWE authority figure Adam Pearce brought a Raw referee out to the ring. Despite Kai not being the legal person, the referee called for the bell when she passed out in the Kirifuda Clutch.
Following the ending of the Women's Tag Team title match, NXT general manager William Regal said that he'll make an announcement that will "change the landscape of NXT" next week.
More coverage from last night --
- WOR: Shaq's AEW debut, Jim Crockett Jr. passes away, NXT to Tuesdays 3/4
- Max Caster qualifies for ladder match at AEW Revolution
- PAC & Fenix added to AEW Revolution Casino Tag Team Royale
- Regal to make major announcement on next week's WWE NXT
- UFC releases former champion Junior dos Santos, Alistair Overeem
- Wrestling promoter Jim Crockett Jr. passes away at 76 years old
- Finn Balor vs. Adam Cole title match set for next week's WWE NXT
- Shaq & Jade Cargill defeat Cody & Red Velvet on AEW Dynamite
- Rosa & Riho vs. Baker & Reba set for AEW Revolution Buy-In show
- Ryo Mizunami wins AEW Women's World title eliminator tournament
- Paul Wight announces 'Hall of Fame worthy signing' for AEW Revolution
- AEW Dynamite live results: Shaq & Jade Cargill vs. Cody & Red Velvet
- WWE NXT live results: Women's Tag Team titles on the line
WWE NXT video highlights --
Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch vs. Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher
Finn Balor interrupts Roderick Strong
The Way goes to therapy
Ember Moon vs. Aliyah
Io Shirai and Toni Storm look ahead to next week's NXT Women's Championship match
Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler vs. Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez for Women's Tag Team titles
Isaiah "Swerve" Scott sends a message to Leon Ruff
LA Knight appears
Bronson Reed vs. Cameron Grimes
Kayden Carter will get revenge for Kacy Catanzaro next week
Legado Del Fantasma attack Ever-Rise and Breezango
Finn Balor vs. Adam Cole NXT Championship match set for next week
Finn Balor vs. Roderick Strong
NXT fallout: Finn Balor/Adam Cole post-show confrontation
NXT fallout: Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler didn't see any controversy in their title match
NXT fallout: Cameron Grimes reacts to his victory