NXT Championship will be defended in a fatal 5-way match in the main event of NXT TakeOver: In Your House 2021.
NXT General Manager Willaim Regal had booked a triple threat match on this week’s NXT episode to find the new #1 contender for NXT Championship. The winner would have faced NXT Champion Karrion Kross at NXT TakeOver: In Your House 2021.
The triple threat match between Johnny Gargano, Kyle O’Reilly and Pete Dunne opened NXT this week. But before it could reach any conclusion, Adam Cole attacked all three participants, and the match ended in no contest.
Later in the show, Cole cut a promo saying he is the real #1 contender. Cole also said that Karrion Kross is just an overrated muscle-head who does not even belong in the same ring as him. This brought out Karrion Kross to confront Cole. Cole cut into Kross with more scathing comments.
William Regal came out and said Cole’s attempt to weasel himself into the title match would not work. But Kross cut Regal in between and said he would face each of the three participants from the #1 contender match and Adam Cole at TakeOver: In Your House.
NXT confirmed the fatal 5-way match for the NXT title later in the show. NXT TakeOver: In Your House 2021 takes place on 13 June 2021 from Capitol Wrestling Center in Orlando, FL.