Karrion Kross will defend his NXT Championship against Finn Balor on the May 25th episode of the black and gold brand.
Balor returned to NXT on May 4th for the first time since losing the NXT Championship at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver. Balor confronted Kross but was also joined by Kyle O’Reilly and Pete Dunne. However it was Johnny Gargano and Austin Theory who blindsided the champion, leaving him laying.
The most recent episode of the black and gold brand opened with a clash between Karrion Kross and Austin Theory. The champion made short work of Theory, before once again being confronted by Balor.
The pair agreed that they would meet once more, and the match was later set for two weeks time.
Elsewhere on the show NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez defended her title for the first time against Mercedez Martinez. In a predictably physical contest the two women brawled from the opening bell. Gonzalez picked up the victory with a one-armed Powerbomb.
While the episode was main-evented by a Two Out Of Three Falls match between Kushida and Santos Escobar for the NXT Cruiserweight Title. The closely fought match went down to the third and deciding fall with Kushida eventually retaining his championship.
This is down on the previous week where the show pulled in 761,000 fans.