We knew NXT would add one title match to their Great American Bash special - the reward for winning for last night’s Triple Threat was a shot at the Women’s Tag titles on next Tuesday’s show. This being a big holiday-themed event and all, they went ahead and added another... and a little something extra.
For the one we knew was coming, Io Shirai & Zoey Stark earned the right to face champs Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell. Not too surprising an outcome, considering one of their opponents could be getting called up soon (Ember Moon’s partner Shotzi Blackheart), and how the finish (Shirai pinning Raquel González’s partner Dakota Kai) can be used in the build to a Stand & Deliver rematch between the current & former Women’s titleholders. It also builds on Candice & Io’s long history...
Adding a Million Dollar Championship match between LA Knight and Cameron Grimes wasn’t surprising either. That feud’s been going on for weeks, and escalated after Knight won In Your House’s Ladder Match for the belt, then followed up by beating down the title’s originator, Ted DiBiase.
The twist is that the former Eli Drake only agreed to the match on the condition that if he wins, Grimes becomes his butler.
.@LAKnightWWE WILL defend his #MillionDollarTitle against @CGrimesWWE NEXT WEEK at #NXTGAB, but if @CGrimesWWE loses, he must be The Million Dollar Megastar's BUTLER! #WWENXT pic.twitter.com/Wu42S4pDqd— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) June 30, 2021
Fingers crossed for a Virgil appearance.
Here’s the updated line-up for July 6:
- Adam Cole vs. Kyle O’Reilly
- MSK (c) vs. Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher for the NXT Tag Team championship
- Io Shirai & Zoey Stark vs. Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell (c) for the NXT Women’s Tag titles
- LA Knight (c) vs. Cameron Grimes for the Million Dollar championship