On Sunday night at TakeOver: In Your House, Dexter Lumis evened the odds in the NXT title fight by throwing Adam Cole’s Undisputed ERA mates Roderick Strong & Bobby Fish in the the trunk of a car and driving off.
It didn’t help Velveteen Dream win the championship. But it did lead to some entertaining-if-creepy social media work.
Fourth TUE member Kyle O’Reilly (who’s only appeared on television once since the pandemic started, likely because he’s immunocompromised on account of being diabetic) & Strong’s partner Marina Shafir kicked things off:
So I didn’t wake up next to @roderickstrong this morning. Have any of you heard from him?! Have you heard from @theBobbyFish?! Answer your phones!! @AdamColePro @KORcombat— Marina Shafir (@MarinaShafir) June 8, 2020
Some psychopath kidnapped my friends at #NXTTakeoverInYourHouse. pic.twitter.com/uqIQu62dHC— Kyle O'Reilly (@KORcombat) June 9, 2020
So I just laid Troy down for his nap, and he keeps asking where @roderickstrong has been, and I just keep saying he’ll be home soon. FIX THIS OR I WILL @WWENXT @AdamColePro @KORcombat— Marina Shafir (@MarinaShafir) June 9, 2020
Then Strong posted this yesterday, almost 48 hours after the “abduction”. He must have a really great battery. Or maybe Lumis is letting them charge their phones:
June 10, 2020
Marina re-tweeted her husband’s cry for help - along with this warning: “If my husband doesn’t come home SOON, I swear to everything that is holy, blessed, kosher etc, I WILL FIND YOU Dexter Lumis and it’ll be the last game of hide n seek you will ever play.”
Finally, a couple hours ago we got good news from Adam Cole. But Shafir reports Roddy is suffering from PTSD:
I’m so relieved and thankful.. @roderickstrong is so exhausted, but having the hardest time falling asleep. He’s screamed 3 times in the last 20 minutes.. https://t.co/03qssItndm— Marina Shafir (@MarinaShafir) June 10, 2020
We’ll see what happens tonight when Lumis and Cole square off on NXT. Maybe Dexter will draw us a picture to explain what’s going on?