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Austin Aries and Shinsuke Nakamura argue over who will be next NXT Champion

Shinsuke Nakamura & Austin Aries debate who will be the next NXT Champion: WWE NXT, May 25, 2016

Austin Aries makes the bold statement that he will be the next NXT Champion, only for Shinsuke Nakamura to disagree, leading William Regal to make a huge announcement for NXT TakeOver. Video courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

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?

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