WWE NXT Preview, August 5: Imperium Defend Against The Undisputed ERA, TakeOver XXX Qualifier

NXT Tag Team Championship | Imperium (c) vs. The Undisputed ERA

Last week, Kyle O’Reilly’s return put the Undisputed ERA back in the title picture yet again. The ERA is trying to get its groove back and they’ll start off with the NXT Tag Team Championship.

Tonight, O’Reilly and Bobby Fish will challenge Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner for the NXT Tag Team Titles. Can the Undisputed ERA capture the coveted titles they lost in February? Or will Imperium reign supreme?

Keith Lee vs. Cameron Grimes

Last week, Keith Lee destroyed Cameron Grimes, the very man who had the audacity to interrupt Blackzilla during his impassioned promo. Grimes had plans to leave with the NXT Title but was instead sent packing.

Tonight, Grimes will have the opportunity to seek revenge when he squares off with Lee in a non-title match on NXT.

#1 Contender’s Match | Rhea Ripley vs. Dakota Kai

Self-proclaimed No. 1 Contender to Io Shirai’s NXT Women’s Championship, Dakota Kai will clash with Rhea Ripley to determine the true challenger to the gold.

In recent weeks, Kai has managed to brutalise Shirai, but tonight would be a completely different scenario as she comes face to face with The Nightmare. Which woman will earn the right to challenge Shirai?

North American Title Qualifiers | Damian Priest vs. Oney Lorcan vs. Ridge Holland

Tonight on the black-and-good brand, Damian Priest, Oney Lorcan and Ridge Holland will collide in a Triple Threat Qualifier for the NXT North American Title. Which Superstar will rise to the occasion and book their spot in the Ladder Match at TakeOver XXX?

Bronson Reed vs. Shane Thorne

Shane Thorne’s return to NXT will see him squaring off with Bronson Reed, the same behemoth who bested Roderick Strong and Johnny Gargano to secure a spot in the 6-Man Ladder Match for the NXT North American Title at TakeOver XXX. Can Thorne overcome The Aus-zilla‘s challenge tonight?