NXT Champion Karrion Kross to battle Johnny Gargano with Samoa Joe as guest referee
NXT Champion Karrion Kross and Johnny Gargano have had some recent run-ins, resulting in chaos throughout the Capitol Wrestling Center. The two rivals will wage war for the coveted NXT Title with the imposing Samoa Joe tapped as special guest referee to maintain order.
Whether foolish or fearless, Gargano hasn’t been afraid to poke the bear that is the NXT Champion. The first-ever NXT Triple Crown Champion targeted Kross in the Capitol Wrestling Center parking lot and lobbed insults during last week’s face-to-face encounter. It’s clear Gargano has awakened a rage within.
Kross’ reign as NXT Champion has been unassailable, as the larger than life Superstar holds an undefeated record in singles competition on the black-and-gold brand. Johnny Wrestling survived a Tornado F-5 from Kross in the Fatal 5-Way at NXT TakeOver: In Your House and nearly battled all the way back for another championship victory.
What will happen when the two combatants collide one-on-one? And will Samoa Joe be forced to impose his will to keep them in line?
Don’t miss the epic NXT Title showdown this Tuesday at 8/7 on USA Network!