It’s a good way to start. Earlier this summer, WWE made a big splash in the wrestling world when they announced that NXT would be moving over to the USA Network starting on September 18. The show would expand to two hours every Wednesday while also airing live. This marked a whole new era of NXT and that means that they need something to build the first show around.

On Wednesday, WWE announced two matches for the first edition of NXT on UK. First, according to, the Velveteen Dream will defend the North American Title against Roderick Strong of the Undisputed Era. The two have been feuding for weeks now, including Dream successfully defending the title against Strong and Pete Dunne at Takeover: Toronto. In addition, there will be a #1 contenders match for the NXT Women’s Title as Mia Yim faces Io Shirai and Bianca Belair. Champion Shayna Baszler has defeated all three challengers in previous defenses.

Dream was in action on Wednesday. Check out his handiwork on NXT:


Opinion: This is the kind of thing that makes NXT excel: they know how to set these things up in advance and then go with them from there. In this case we get a title match as well as a future title match being set up. That has long since been a strength for NXT and hopefully they can continue going at the same pace. If they do, things could go quite well for everyone.

Which match sounds better? Who will win both of them? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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