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Karrion Kross & Scarlett to kick off WWE NXT

An appearance by the new NXT Champion will kick off the post-TakeOver XXX episode of NXT.

WWE has announced that Karrion Kross and Scarlett will open this week's NXT. Kross defeated Keith Lee in the main event of TakeOver XXX this past Saturday to win the NXT title. Kross suffered a separated shoulder during the match, but he told ESPN that he doesn't expect to miss significant time due to the injury.

Kross was scheduled to have an MRI done on Monday.

WWE.com wrote about Kross and Scarlett's appearance ahead of Wednesday's show:

Doomsday is here.

Despite sustaining a shoulder injury during his match against Keith Lee at NXT TakeOver: XXX, Karrion Kross powered through a grueling bout to win the NXT Championship.

After a medical evaluation Monday, Kross will kick off Wednesday night's WWE NXT on USA Network. What do the new NXT Champion and Scarlett have in store for NXT, given his injury? One thing is certain, the time has come for the NXT Universe to fall and pray.

Tune in to see Kross and Scarlett on WWE NXT Wednesday at 8/7 C on USA Network

Three matches have also been announced for this week's NXT. NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar will defend his title against Isaiah "Swerve" Scott, Breezango will challenge Imperium (Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner) for the NXT Tag Team titles, and NXT Women's Champion Io Shirai will team with Rhea Ripley against Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez. Tommaso Ciampa will also make his return to television, and we'll find out what's next for new NXT North American Champion Damian Priest.