WWE NXT: Karrion Kross Returns, Finn Balor to Defend NXT Title at New Year’s Evil

Former WWE NXT Champion Karrion Kross returned to NXT this week after being on the shelf for several months with a shoulder injury.

Current NXT Champion Finn Balor opened the show and talked about possible challengers for the title. Damian Priest, Pete Dunne, and Kyle O’Reilly interrupted the champion, with each staking their claim.

After Balor announced that he will defend his title at NXT New Year’s Evil, Scarlett, Kross’ partner, appeared during the segment. However, Scarlett was cut off by Balor and Priest.

Kross was injured during his Takeover XXX match with Keith Lee, where he won the NXT Championship and was forced to relinquish the title a few days later.

Priest was later blindsided by Kross, as he was headed out for a segment with Austin Theory and Johhny Gargano. It looks like Priest will take on Kross in the coming weeks, while O’Reilly and/or Dunne will take on Balor at New Year’s Evil on January 5.