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WWE announces pre-show for Wednesday's NXT episode

Ahead of a loaded up card, WWE will be airing an NXT pre-show next Wednesday (October 2).

It was announced today that Charly Caruso, Sam Roberts, and Pat McAfee will host a 30-minute pre-show prior to Wednesday's NXT episode. It will begin at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time and will air on the WWE Network, WWE.com, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.

NXT will begin airing live on USA Network for its full two hours starting on Wednesday. It's also the start of NXT going head-to-head with AEW Dynamite, with both shows airing from 8-10 p.m. Eastern.

Three title matches have been announced for Wednesday's NXT episode. Adam Cole will defend his NXT Championship against Matt Riddle, Candice LeRae will challenge for Shayna Baszler's NXT Women's Championship, and The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) will get their rematch for Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish's NXT Tag Team titles.

Johnny Gargano will also face Shane Thorne on Wednesday's NXT. The episode will have "limited commercial interruption."