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Steel Cage Match For The North American Title Set For NXT

Johnny Gargano

Johnny Gargano is set to defend his North American Title inside a steel cage on the May 18th episode of NXT.

On next week’s episode of NXT, Bronson Reed will get another chance to taste championship gold when he challenges Gargano in a Steel Cage Match.

The match was made after Gargano and his stablemate Austin Theory attacked Reed backstage. Later on in the episode, Reed cut a promo revealing that NXT General Manger William Regal had finalised the match for May 18th.

Bronson Reed became the number one contender for the North American Title after defeating Theory two weeks ago.

The match will mark Reed’s second shot at the gold after he was defeated by Gargano on night two of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver. Reed won his was into the match after triumphing in a Gauntlet Elimination Match the night before.

Elsewhere on the May 11th episode, Kushia retained his Cruiserweight Title, while Raquel Gonzalez also successfully defended her women’s crown.

It proved to be a bad night for The Way as Austin Theory was also handily beaten by Karrion Kross. After seeing off the challenge of Theory, Kross was once again confronted by Finn Balor. After the pair agreed to go to war one more time, it was announced that the two will meet for the title on May 25th.

Also announced for next week, Zoey Stark will face off against Toni Storm.