To kick off the May 11 episode of NXT, Karrion Kross sent a message to one of the sharks circling his championship. Johnny Gargano tried to help Austin Theory steal a win, distracting the champ so his protege could rake Kross’s eyes. But even blind, Karrion managed to put Theory to sleep.
THIS is The Way. FALL and PRAY. ❌#WWENXT @JohnnyGargano @WWEKarrionKross @austintheory1 pic.twitter.com/gMZXjgNvAd— WWE (@WWE) May 12, 2021
The North American champion almost certainly won’t let that be the last word in The Way’s issue with Kross & his partner Scarlett. But if he hopes to get a shot at reclaiming NXT’s top prize, he’ll have to wait*. Because one of those other sharks stepped right to Kross and announced that he doesn’t stand in lines... Finn Bálor wants his rematch.
A rematch for the #NXTTitle? We want it. #WWENXT @Lady_Scarlett13 @WWEKarrionKross @FinnBalor pic.twitter.com/4PkGojapAN— WWE (@WWE) May 12, 2021
No word yet on when The Prince will try to win back the belt he lost to Kross at last month’s TakeOver: Stand & Deliver. But TakeOver: In Your House was just added to NXT’s June line-up...
UPDATE: Bálor/Kross II will take place on Tues., May 25. So whoever emerges from that with the belt will still need an opponent for June 13.
Keep up with everything that’s happened on tonight’s NXT in our live blog here.
* Papa John will be busy while he waits, too. During this week’s opening match, we also learned Gargano has to defend his own title against Bronson Reed on next Wednesday’s episode of NXT.
.@JohnnyGargano isn't going to be happy about this...— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) May 12, 2021
Per #WWENXT GM @RealKingRegal, The NXT North American Champion will defend his #NXTNATitle against @bronsonreedwwe NEXT WEEK on @USA_Network! @austintheory1 @WWEKarrionKross pic.twitter.com/YPjmWaYn6r