Looks like he’s next. There are a lot of titles in WWE and that is the case for a very good reason. A title match is one of the easiest things you will see in wrestling because anyone can understand the concept. The referee holding up a title belt before the match tells the fans what they need to know: this is the prize that these people are fighting for. Now we know who will be doing that next.

This week on NXT, the commentary team explained that Roderick Strong wanted to challenge NXT Cruiserweight Champion Kushida to a title match. Later in the show, Kushida accepted the challenge, though a date for the match was not announced. Strong defeated Bobby Fish during the show while Kushida only appeared in a video later. Kushida and Strong have met in tag team matches and at live events but never in a televised singles match.

It was a busy night. Check out how we got here:

Kushida & Bobby Fish vs. Roderick Strong & Tyler Rust: WWE NXT, July 20, 2021

Bobby Fish vs. Roderick Strong: WWE NXT, August 3, 2021

The Diamond Mine lets Kushida know time is running out: NXT Exclusive, August 3, 2021

Opinion: This is hardly the biggest surprise as it has been set up for a few weeks now. Kushida vs. Strong should be a heck of a match when they are given the chance and that chance coming at Takeover 36 later this month would not surprise me. Kushida has held the title for a few months now and it might be time to hand it off to someone who is in a bigger story at the moment.

What are you expecting from the match? Should the title change hands? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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