Austin Aries and Shinsuke Nakamura argue over who will be next NXT Champion
After admitting he’s been flying under the radar in recent weeks, Austin Aries took to the ring to make his goals in NXT known. Saying he’s tired of being overshadowed by other recent arrivals in NXT, “The Greatest Man That Ever Lived” declared that once NXT Champion Samoa Joe and Finn Bálor settle their score at TakeOver, he will take the title from whoever walks out of the steel cage on June 8.
However, another blockbuster NXT signee took umbrage at Aries’ bold statement: Shinsuke Nakamura! The King of Strong Style said the NXT Championship would instead be around his waist in the not-so-distant future. Recognizing a big opportunity, Regal arrived to see that the score is settled between Nakamura and Aries, arranging for a one-on-one encounter between them at NXT TakeOver: The End... in two weeks. The two competitors shook hands afterward, but will the good sportsmanship last when they lock horns on June 8?