A pair of matches have been announced for this week’s episode of NXT TV. Both Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae will be in action as The Way takes on a pair of challengers.
It has been announced that Gargano will be facing Dexter Lumis on this week’s show. This comes a week after Lumis forced Gargano and LeRae to compete in an impromptu match with KUSHIDA and Shotzi Blackheart. Here is the official preview of the match from WWE.com:
“Is there another curse heading Johnny Gargano’s way?
After successfully defending his NXT North American Championship and breaking his curse against Leon Ruff last week at NXT New Year’s Evil, Johnny Gargano is back in action tonight against Dexter Lumis in non-title action.
The host of last week’s festivities will put down the artist utensils and shift his cold eyes back to the ring with a serious opportunity to knock off Gargano and get himself in the NXT North American Title conversation. But will Gargano’s colleague in The Way, Austin Theory, prove to be too much of a roadblock for Lumis to overcome at ringside?”
Candice LeRae will also be in action this week on NXT TV as she once again takes on Shotzi Blackheart. Here is the official preview, also from WWE.com:
“Fire the war cannons – Shotzi Blackheart will roll into battle against Candice LeRae tonight on NXT.
The rivalry has continued to escalate, as Blackheart has made it her mission to deal The Way one devastating blow after another. Blackheart teamed with Kushida last week to defeat Candice LeRae & Johnny Gargano in a Mixed Tag Team Match at NXT New Year’s Evil. LeRae, however, claimed a victory when their two teams matched up in a WarGames Match, but the larger conflict rages hotter than ever.
Who will emerge victorious in the latest showdown between Blackheart & LeRae?”
LeRae and Blackheart have been at odds for months with both stars captaining teams at NXT TakeOver: WarGames.