Matt Riddle vs Killian Dain Announced for NXT USA Premiere
WWE has announced a Street Fight between Matt Riddle and Killian Dain for NXT premiere on USA on 18 September.
Matt Riddle and Killian Dain have been feuding since Dain returned to NXT back in June and attacked Riddle. They were supposed to face off in a match at NXT episode back in August. However, another attack before the match meant that the bout never took place.
Matt Riddle then invaded NXT Takeover: Toronto and called out Dain, resulting in a brawl which ended when Dain grabbed Riddle and ran through a ladder. They finally faced off at NXT episode of 21 August 2019 where Dain defeated Riddle. Their altercation continued post-match and Dain once again used a ladder to finish off the tussle.
Now, WWE announced that since a standard match cannot contain the mayhem, Riddle and Dain will now collide in a Street Fight in which disqualifications and count-outs will not apply. Below are the announced matches for NXT 18 September episode:
- The Velveteen Dream vs Roderick Strong – NXT North American Championship Match
- Io Shirai vs Bianca Belair vs Mia Yim – #1 contender match for NXT Women’s Championship against Shayna Baszler
- Matt Riddle vs Killian Dain – Street Fight
? JUST ANNOUNCED ? @SuperKingofBros and @KillianDain to square off in a Street Fight on the first live, two hour edition of #WWENXT! https://t.co/S9KDycI3dl— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) September 9, 2019
NXT will move to USA Network from 18 September episode. However, for the first two episodes, only the first hour will be aired on USA, with second hour streaming via WWE Network. From 2 October episode onwards, NXT will air for complete two hours on USA itself and would become available on WWE Network from Thursday nights. NXT will also compete with AEW’s weekly TV show as both shows will air in 8-10 PM slot.