WWE has added several matches to NXT Heatwave special episode on August 16, 2022 which will feature 3 title matches, a street fight and a grudge match.
Bron Breakker has a new challenger in JD McDonagh for his NXT Championship. McDonagh sneaked up on Breakker at the Great American Bash event after Breakker had successfully defended the title. Their feud have continue since then.
Tony D’Angelo and Santos Escobar’s program have been going on since April this year. Tony’s team defeated Legado Del Fantasma to become the leader of unified crime family. Escobar was not one to follow orders from some else, which ultimately led to Tony taking him out. Escobar returned last week to cost Tony and Channing Lorenzo tag team titles. Tony and Escobar have now come to an agreement for one last match. They will meet in a street fight and Escobar can get Legado Del Fantasma back if he wins, but he has to leave NXT if he losses.
Zoey Stark returned from injury to win the #1 contender Battle Royal to get a shot at Mandy Rose’s NXT Women’s Championship. Rose tried to get Stark out of the way by enticing Cora Jade into taking her out, but that also did not work for her. Zoey Stark ended this week’s NXT episode by dropping Rose and standing tall over her.
Carmelo Hayes put out an open challenge for his NXT North American Championship last week. Giovanni Vinci came out to answer the challenge, but Nathan Frazer beat him to get into the ring to face Hayes. Hayes was not impressed by Frazer and his promo was cut off by Vinci. After some argument, they decided on facing off for the title next week at NXT Heatwave.
Roxanne Perez and Cora Jade were riding high when they won the NXT Tag Team Championship. She cashed in on her Breakout tournament contract for a shot at Mandy Rose’s NXT Women’s title. However, Jade turned on her and cost her the title during that match. Perez has chased Jade ever since and will finally meet her face-to-face in a grudge match next week.
- Bron Breakker(c) vs JD McDonagh – NXT Championship
- Mandy Rose(c) vs Zoey Stark – NXT Women’s Championship
- Carmelo Hayes(c) vs Giovanni Vince – NXT North American Championship
- Roxanne Perez vs Cora Jade
- Tony D’Angelo vs Santos Escobar – Street Fight – If Escobar wins, Legado Del Fantasma split from D’Angelo Family/If Tony wins, Escobar leaves NXT