Keith Lee vs. Dominik Dijakovic ended in a No Contest

Keith Lee vs. Dominik Dijakovic: WWE NXT, Oct. 16, 2019

Two of NXT’s biggest Superstars clash in the rubber match of their epic rivalry to determine who will challenge Roderick Strong for his NXT North American Championship.

Keith Lee and Dominik Dijakovic already had plenty to fight for in what figured to be a decisive latest chapter in their tightly contested rivalry. Now they’ll again battle with even more on the line next week — with Roderick Strong thrown into the fray as well.  

The stakes escalated when NXT General Manager William Regal announced that Velveteen Dream would be unable to compete next week for Strong’s North American Championship — instead declaring that the victor of the bout between Lee and Dijakovic would vie for the title.

The Messiah of the Backbreaker had other ideas, but they didn’t exactly play out as he hoped.

The Limitless Lee and The Rare Breed again dazzled Full Sail Live in their usual physics-confounding fashion, but Strong put a premature end to what was supposed to be a rubber match. Strong attacked both Lee and The Rare Breed, forcing a No Contest in an attempt to get out of his championship defense.

And just as abruptly as the matchup ended, Strong’s plan blew up in his face. Pivoting from his initial edict, Regal announced that Strong would instead defend his title against both competitors next week in a Triple Threat Match.

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