WWE NXT Preview, Oct. 10, 2018: Ricochet vs. Cole vs. Dunne
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
For the first time ever, The NXT North American Title will be defended in a Triple Threat Match as Ricochet, Adam Cole & Pete Dunne slug it out for the championship. Also, Keith Lee rumbles with Kona Reeves, plus much more.
NXT North American Title On The Line In Triple Threat Match:
The rivalry between NXT North American Champion Ricochet, WWE U.K. Champion Pete Dunne & Undisputed ERA’s Adam Cole has seen plenty of twists and turns and produced countless breathtaking matches in recent months. Yet, the biggest battle in this three-way war is still to come on when all three Superstars will collide in a Triple Threat Match with Ricochet’s North American crown at stake tonight on WWE NXT.
NXT General Manager William Regal ordered the gigantic match after Undisputed ERA disrupted Dunne & Ricochet’s instant-classic Champion vs. Champion Match on Sept. 19th, cheating both Superstars of the chance to become a dual titleholder. Conceding that Cole, the inaugural North American Champion, was owed his contractually required title rematch, Regal added the wrinkle of The BruiserWeight in the interest of fairness, concluding that The Panama City Playboy had only held off on invoking his rematch so that Dunne could soften up The One and Only first.
Whether Regal’s theory is accurate matters not. His say is final, and in this case, it’s a cause of celebration for The NXT Universe. Don’t miss a second of the action when Ricochet defends The NXT North American Title against Dunne & Cole on WWE NXT, streaming tonight, exclusively on the award-winning WWE Network.
Keith Lee & Kona Reeves Are Set To Do Battle:
After sharing a testy exchange a few weeks back, Keith Lee & Kona Reeves will get the chance to settle their remaining quarrels in the squared circle tonight.
When Lee attempted to introduce himself as the two crossed paths backstage, Reeves instead called out “The Limitless” Superstar for interrupting his hair appointment. The Finest then told NXT’s newest breakout Superstar to wait his turn, which sparked Lee to make mention of Reeves’ “finest set of losses.” From that moment, a storm began to brew.
As Lee continues to wow The NXT Universe with his “Limitless” performances, he faces Reeves, who, despite being all-talk outside of the ring, is all-business when it comes down to action. Will The Finest and his devastating Hawaiian Drop finish the job? Or will Reeves just become the latest Superstar to bask in Keith Lee’s glory?
Will Velveteen Dream Have An Answer For Tommaso Ciampa?
Last week, NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa delivered a message to Velveteen Dream that was almost impossible to ignore. In addition to asserting that the Dream stay out of his spotlight, he hit the nail on its head by declaring: “I will be the one to turn the dream into a nightmare.” For someone with an outsized ego like Dream, The Blackheart’s blustery comments may very well ruffle his feathers. Heading into tonight’s NXT, one can only imagine how the Dream will respond. After all, he’s been focused on painting the black-and-yellow brand purple following big victories over EC3 and, more recently, Johnny Gargano.
What Does Nikki Cross Know?
No one knows what goes on in the mind of Nikki Cross, but she has been slowly providing a glimpse – specifically in the case of who attacked Aleister Black. In the last two weeks, Cross has been hinting at knowing the possible suspect(s). First, she barged in on Sarah Schreiber's interview with Undisputed ERA to exclaim that she knows the culprit(s). Last week, while reiterating her desire to “play” with Bianca Belair (whom Cross is scheduled to face on Oct. 17th), she eerily suggested “I know, I know, I know, I know…”
The question on everyone’s mind now is what, exactly, does Cross know? Will we find out tonight when NXT streams on The WWE Network!