The NXT Championship match was confirmed for TakeOver XXX last night -- but Keith Lee was hit in the face with a fireball in the process.
After Karrion Kross defeated Danny Burch in the opening match of last night's NXT, Lee came down to the ring with a contract in his hand. Lee said he offered for Kross to earn his title shot, but Kross didn't want to do that. Lee said he instead pleaded with William Regal and promised that he wouldn't put his hands on Kross until TakeOver if Regal made the match.
Scarlett took the contract, Kross signed it, and she then slid it back into the ring. When Lee opened the contract, a fireball came out of it and hit him.
Lee was transported to the hospital by ambulance as part of the angle. An update was provided later in the show, with it being said that Lee vowed that Kross would be a dead man at TakeOver.
Last night's NXT was headlined by a TakeOver qualifying match. Cameron Grimes defeated Kushida and the returning Velveteen Dream, becoming the third wrestler to qualify for the ladder match for the vacant NXT North American Championship at TakeOver.
Bronson Reed, Damian Priest, and Grimes have qualified for the ladder match. The final two wrestlers for it will be confirmed with two second chance qualifying matches on next week's go-home show for TakeOver. It will be Johnny Gargano vs. Ridge Holland and Finn Balor vs. Velveteen Dream.
More coverage from last night --
- WOR: RAW ratings, AEW vs. NXT, UFC Cormier finale, more! 8/13
- WWE announces lineup for next week's NXT
- Cameron Grimes qualifies for NXT TakeOver XXX ladder match
- Pat McAfee to appear on next week's NXT
- Velveteen Dream returns on NXT, will face Finn Balor next week
- NXT Championship match official for TakeOver XXX
- Cody-Brodie Lee, Women's Tag Cup finals set for next AEW Dynamite
- AEW Dynamite live results: Jericho vs. Cassidy, two title matches
- WWE NXT live results: TakeOver build continues
WWE NXT video highlights --
Karrion Kross vs. Danny Burch
NXT Championship match official for TakeOver, Keith Lee gets hit in the face with a fireball
Adam Cole dares Pat McAfee to show up on NXT next week
Santos Escobar vs. Tyler Breeze
Mia Yim vs. Indi Hartwell
Finn Balor and Ridge Holland look ahead to next week's TakeOver qualifying matches
Damian Priest vs. Bronson Reed
Dakota Kai and Io Shirai look ahead to their NXT Women's title match at TakeOver
The Robert Stone Brand vs. Kayden Carter & Kacy Catanzaro
The Garganos are focused on championship gold
Timothy Thatcher teaches another Thatch-as-Thatch-can lesson
TakeOver qualifying match: Kushida vs. Cameron Grimes vs. Velveteen Dream
NXT fallout: Keith Lee gets taken to an ambulance after being hit with fireball
NXT fallout: Bronson Reed and Cameron Grimes post-match interviews