WWE has announced that NXT Tag Team Champions Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch will put their titles on the line against Killian Dain and Drake Maverick in a street fight on the December 23rd episode of NXT.
The two teams got into a brawl on last week’s show, prior to the fantastic Kyle O’Reilly and Pete Dunne match. Lorcan and Burch had accompanied Dunne to the ring, and before the match could get under way, Dain and Drake ran in sparking a brawl with Breezango and Roderick Srtong and Adam Cole who had come to the ring with O’Reilly.
Burch & Lorcan won the NXT Tag Team Titles back on the October 21st beating Breezango, aligning themselves with Pat McAfee in the process.
While just last month Burch & Lorcan along with Dunne and McAfee interrupted a match between Dain & Drake and Ever-Rise which resulted in Dunne smashing a car door into Dain’s head. With all of the animosity leading up to this match, the street fight is sure to be a hard-hitting, brutal affair.
Also announced for this week’s NXT, NXT Champion Finn Balor and Kyle O’Reilly will take a look back at their titanic battle for the title at NXT Takeover 31. Memorably, during the bout which saw Balor retain his championship, the Irishman sustained a broken jaw in two places which required surgery.
Last week’s NXT saw O’Reilly defeat Dunne in an epic encounter, ensuring that once again he is the number one contender for Balor’s crown. The pair will meet with the title on the line at NXT New Years Evil on Wednesday January 6th.
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