NXT North American Champion Damian Priest vs. Johnny Gargano
Damian Priest wants to live in infamy as NXT North American Champion, but he’ll have to defeat one of the black-and-gold brand’s most decorated Superstars in Johnny Gargano to keep his hands on the title.
William Regal announced on social media that The Archer of Infamy will battle Johnny Wrestling for the title at NXT TakeOver 31 on Sunday, Oct. 4.
One of @WWENXT’s rising stars vs. arguably the most consistent performer on the black and gold brand.— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) September 23, 2020
In his first #NXTTakeOver defense, @ArcherOfInfamy will defend the #WWENXT North American Title against @JohnnyGargano. pic.twitter.com/jfD0n5A9dU
Gargano has been vocal about his and his wife Candice LeRae’s plans to bring gold back to the Gargano household. Priest, on the other hand, is fresh off his first successful title defense after a grueling victory over Timothy Thatcher. The first-time champion captured the title in a jaw-dropping NXT North American Title Ladder Match at NXT TakeOver XXX. In the critical moment of that match, Priest and Gargano found themselves atop the ladder. Gargano seemed destined for gold as he unhooked the title, but Priest held firm and knocked Johnny Wrestling from the ladder to secure the victory.
Can Gargano get the better of Priest in a one-on-one battle? Or will Priest be ready for another infamous TakeOver title celebration?
Don’t miss NXT TakeOver 31, streaming on Oct. 4 at 7 ET/4 PT on the award-winning WWE Network!