NXT is marching toward their WrestleMania weekend PLE, Stand & Deliver. The brand also announced their Mar. 7 episode will be a themed-one, Roadblock.
So last night (Feb. 14), they set-up some big matches.
The expectation coming out of Vengeance Day was that we were finally headed toward a clash between NXT champion Bron Breakker and Carmelo Hayes. That’s probably still the plan for April 1 in Los Angeles, but Breakker will have to deal with a roadblock first — but not at Roadblock.
Former WWE champ Jinder Mahal & Indus Sher interrupted Bron on this week’s episode. Mahal put over the champ, and planted a seed for a possible future Breakker heel turn by claiming fans are turning on the long-reigning titleholder. It set-up a championship match for next week’s episode.
NEXT WEEK on #WWENXT— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 15, 2023
It's @JinderMahal vs. @bronbreakkerwwe for the NXT Championship! pic.twitter.com/KZA0Z0bOPR
That was one of three matches booked for next Tuesday. Hayes’ running buddy Trick Williams took aim at Ilja Dragunov one week after Dragunov returned during Melo’s match with JD McDonagh. A distraction from McDonagh allowed Trick to get the drop on the Mad Russian, and now they’ll have a match.
After what went down earlier tonight...— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 15, 2023
...@UNBESIEGBAR_ZAR takes on @_trickwilliams NEXT WEEK on #WWENXT! pic.twitter.com/Pr3i1PakPj
And after Jacy Jayne explained that her attack on Toxic Attraction teammate Gigi Dolin was a way to springboard her into the spotlight, Indi Hartwell got an interview to say that Jayne shouldn’t think she was just going to jump to the front of the line for a Women’s title shot. So they’ll have a match next Tuesday, too.
With #ToxicAttraction in the past, @jacyjaynewwe goes one-on-one with @indi_hartwell NEXT WEEK on #WWENXT! pic.twitter.com/BKBWWWlBxr— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 15, 2023
And speaking of the Women’s title, it certainly seems Roxanne Perez will defend it against Meiko Satomura on the upcoming Roadblock episode. Unless announcer Vic Joseph kept saying “roadblock” for some other reason as Perez was accepting a challenge from her tag partner after the champ & Satomura defeated Kayden Carter & Katana Chance in last night’s main event.
Let us know what you think about next week’s card, Roadblock, and NXT’s road to April 1’s Stand & Deliver in the comments below, Cagesiders.