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Bate vs. Grimes, Shirai vs. LeRae set for next week's NXT


Two matches that were set up by angles on tonight's NXT have been made official for next week.

Tyler Bate vs. Cameron Grimes and Io Shirai vs. Candice LeRae have both been announced for next Wednesday's NXT. The Women's Tag Team titles will also be defended in NXT for the first time, with Asuka & Kairi Sane defending against Dakota Kai & Tegan Nox next week.

Bate was shown arriving to Full Sail with Pete Dunne on tonight's episode. Later in the show, Bate was sitting in the front row for Matt Riddle vs. Grimes.

After Riddle won, Grimes refused to give him a fist bump. Riddle then fist bumped Bate. Grimes and Bate argued, and Bate laid out Grimes with a punch after Grimes shoved him.

Shirai interfered and attacked Rhea Ripley during Ripley's match against Bianca Belair tonight, but LeRae came out to neutralize Shirai. Ripley defeated Belair after hitting Riptide.