For their head-to-head match-up with AEW Dynamite next Tuesday (Oct. 10), WWE is going back to the rivalry they’ve spent the last couple years working to establish as the modern NXT’s version of Stone Cold vs. The Rock — Carmelo Hayes vs. Bron Breakker.
But neither of those guys is currently NXT champion. Ilja Dragunov took the belt off Hayes last Saturday at No Mercy, and with Melo tied up with his old nemesis Breakker (and some big main roster guns coming to corner them for their trilogy fight), the Czar was on the lookout for his next challenger.
Enter Baron Corbin.
Bum Ass Lone Wolf reminds Ilja & us, he beat him in a #1 contenders match back in June. Corbin didn’t beat Hayes with that shot, but he did pin Bron at No Mercy. Seems like a solid case to us.
Let us know if you agree, and if you’re looking forward to Corbin vs. Dragunov somewhere down the line (maybe Halloween Havoc?). And on your way down to the comments, you can also check out our playlist of the other highlights from last night’s show. They include Hail’s reveal and her match, along with the rest of NXT’s final push to No Mercy this Saturday night:
- Becky Lynch is searching for her next challenger
- Butch & Tyler Bate vs. Gallus
- Ridge Holland returns to NXT to save Butch & Tyler Bate:
- Dragunov and Trick are confronted by Melo and “Dirty” Dom
- Lyra Valkyria becomes the No. 1 Contender to the NXT Women’s Title
- Gigi Dolin vs. Blair Davenport
- Kelani Jordan vs. Izzi Dame - NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament Match
- A mysterious Superstar watches old highlights
- Thea Hail & Jacy Jayne vs. Elektra Lopez & Lola Vice
- John Cena is coming to NXT to back up Carmelo Hayes
- FULL MATCH — Trick Williams vs “Dirty” Dom - North American Championship Match
- Paul Heyman wants to be in Bron Breakker’s corner
- Kelani Jordan is ready to show out (Digital Exclusive)