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Several NXT Champions Reportedly Backstage At SmackDown

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Three top NXT stars, including two of the brand’s champions, were reported to be backstage during the final edition of Friday Night SmackDown before Hell In A Cell!

PWInsider provided a report that NXT Champion Karrion Kross and Scarlett were at this week’s SmackDown.

The report stated;

WWE NXT Champion Karrion Kross and Scarlett are backstage at tonight’s WWE Friday Night Smackdown taping.

There had been some talk in the last week about them moving up to the main roster, so stay tuned.

A further report added that NXT North American Champion Bronson Reed was also backstage.

You can add WWE NXT North American Champion Bronson Reed to Karrion Kross and Scarlett as all being backstage at tonight’s Friday Night Smackdown taping.

The reports state that both Kross and Reed were there to compete in dark matches for WWE officials prior to the show, though the reason behind these matches is currently unknown.

Both Kross and Reed have been a focal point of NXT recently. Reed has impressed since his debut in 2019, most recently defeating Johnny Gargano for the North American Championship in a brilliant cage match last month.

Kross has dominated since his arrival to the yellow and black brand. He defeated Keith Lee to become NXT Champion but had to relinquish the title due to injury the following week. Upon his return, he wasted little time in winning the championship back with a standout win over two-time champion Finn Balor. More recently he smashed all of NXT’s top level in one go. At TakeOver: In Your House, he defeated Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly and Pete Dunne to retain the title.