KUSHIDA, teaming up with Breezango, managed to defeat Imperium in 6-man tag team match but later ran into an assault from WALTER.
Imperium arrived at last week’s USA premiere episode of NXT and interrupted the proceedings even before KUSHIDA’s announced match started. This led to an altercation between KUSHIDA and Imperium. Earlier in the week, WALTER challenged him to find tag team partners and face Imperium in a tag team match.
At this week’s episode of NXT, KUSHIDA’s mystery partners were revealed as Breezango(Tyler Breeze and Fandango). From Imperium, Alexender Wolfe, Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel were competing with WALTER not even in the sight.
Imperium dominated most of the match as they cornered Tyler Breeze in their corner for a long time. As Breeze hot-tagged Fandango, tables were turned and KUSHIDA finished off the match. As the former IWGP Junior Heavyweight champion was celebrating, WALTER laid him out with a big boot on the ramp. The show closed with all four members of Imperium standing on top of KUSHIDA.
KUSHIDA signed with NXT at the start of this year and has remained undefeated since his debut in April. The angle is with WALTER and Imperium will likely lead to a match between WALTER and KUSHIDA in coming days.
WALTER also made his debut with NXT UK back in January at NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool. Later at NXT TakeOver: Pheonix, WALTER ended the 600+ days WWE UK title reign of Pete Dunne and is also unbeaten in NXT.