WWE NXT Preview, August 12: Adam Cole Addresses Pat McAfee’s Attack, TakeOver XXX Qualifier

Santos Escobar vs. Tyler Breeze

Tonight, reigning Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar will take on Tyler Breeze in a non-title match. While Breeze will look to score a crucial victory over Escobar for a future title shot, it remains to be seen how exactly he escapes the wrath of Escobar’s associates.

Karrion Kross vs. Danny Burch

Ahead of his inevitable NXT Championship match against Keith Lee, Karrion Kross will be looking to showcase his prowess by taking on Danny Burch.

The merciless beatdown suffered by Dominik Dijakovic at the hands of Kross pushed The Herald Of Doomsday to newer heights and it goes without saying that Lee will be watching tonight’s matchup closely.

Damian Priest vs. Bronson Reed

The first two qualifiers for the ladder match for the NXT North American Championship at TakeOver XXX, Bronson Reed and Damian Priest will battle each other in singles action tonight.

Both men have nothing to lose but everything to prove, and tonight’s showdown could earn either Superstar a solid advantage heading into TakeOver.

TakeOver: XXX ladder match qualifier | Cameron Grimes vs. Kushida vs. TBA

The NXT Universe will witness the third Triple Threat ladder match qualifier for TakeOver: XXX as Kushida battles it out with Cameron Grimes and a mystery opponent.

Who the mystery opponent is going to be is anyone’s guess, but could the unannounced Superstar be the one to punch his ticket to TakeOver?

Adam Cole responds to last week’s attack by Pat McAfee

Last week on NXT, Pat McAfee assaulted Adam Cole and made headlines all across the globe. Following the surprise attack, WWE booked Cole vs. McAfee in a singles match at TakeOver: XXX.

A few weeks ago, McAfee called Cole a ‘small guy’ on his talk show that enraged the former NXT Champion. Cole cursed the NFL icon multiple times before walking out of the show, thus insulting McAfee in a way never done before. Tonight, Cole will address McAfee’s attack from last week as well as their showdown at TakeOver.