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Johnny Gargano facing Shane Thorne on next week's NXT


For the first time since the show went live, Johnny Gargano will be in action on NXT next week (October 2).

The announcement of "WWE Premiere Week" noted that Gargano vs. Shane Thorne has been added to next Wednesday's NXT episode. On an episode that aired earlier this month, Thorne interrupted Gargano's first promo since losing to Adam Cole at TakeOver: Toronto. Gargano laid Thorne out and declared that he was staying in NXT.

The WWE Premiere Week announcement also hyped that fans can witness "The Velveteen Dream Experience" on next Wednesday's NXT.

Next week's NXT will feature three title matches. Cole will defend his NXT Championship against Matt Riddle, Candice LeRae will challenge for Shayna Baszler's NXT Women's Championship, and Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish will put their NXT Tag Team titles on the line against The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford).

Starting next week, NXT will air live on USA Network for its full two hours. Next Wednesday will also be the first time NXT goes head-to-head with AEW Dynamite.

It was announced last night that next week's NXT will have "limited commercial interruption."