WWE NXT Preview, August 26: Karrion Kross Ushers in a New Era, NXT Tag Team Title Defense

Karrion Kross Kicks Off His Title Reign

The new NXT Champion Karrion Kross will usher in a new era as he prepares to open this week’s show with Scarlett. The Herald Of Doomsday is eyeing a lengthy title reign and will leave no stone unturned to protect his throne.

Now that Keith Lee has switched over to RAW, which NXT Superstar can stand up to the indomitable Kross?

NXT Cruiserweight Championship | Santos Escobar (c) vs. Isiah “Swerve” Scott 

Reigning NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar will be putting his title on the line against Isiah “Swerve Scott” in a traditional singles matchup. Can Swerve finally dethrone the untouchable Escobar?

NXT Tag Team Championship | Imperium (c) vs. Breezango

Breezango’s reunion has brought out a completely different side of Fandango and Tyler Breeze – at TakeOver: XXX, both men secured a Triple Threat Match victory and tonight the duo will challenge Imperium for the NXT Tag Team Championship in what proves to be an exciting title showdown.

Can Breezango accomplish the impossible? Or will Imperium decimate the babyface duo to dig deeper into their title reign?

Rhea Ripley & Io Shirai vs. Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez

Tonight on NXT, Rhea Ripley will join forces with NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai to take on Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez in a hard-hitting tag team contest.

Can The Nightmare and Genius of The Sky set aside their differences as they head to battle? Or will Kai and Gonzalez capitalise on their opponents’ lack of chemistry for a win?

Appearance from NXT North American Champion Damian Priest

Newly crowned North American Champion Damian Priest will appear on NXT to address his future as he kicks off his maiden title reign in style. What’s next for Priest on the black-and-gold brand?

Wade Barrett Returns to Commentary

Tonight, Wade Barrett will return to WWE as he joins the NXT commentary team for a one-off affair.