Roderick Strong vs. Eric Young
After Strong ended up on the losing end of a grueling NXT Championship No. 1 Contender’s Match against Hideo Itami, Young and his SAnitY cohorts Nikki Cross, Alexander Wolfe and Killian Dain attacked the embattled Superstar, leaving him laid out in the middle of the ring. As a result, The Messiah of the Backbreaker made it clear that he wanted SAnitY, an overture that Young gleefully and somewhat creepily acceped a week later.
The NXT Universe learned a lot about Strong both inside and outside the ring over the last few weeks, from his emotional foray into fatherhood to his unrelenting desire to be the best wrestler in the world. Feel good stories aside, it remains to be seen just how much chaos and insanity the determined Strong can withstand when faced with the deranged Young.
On paper, both Strong and Young seem evenly matched. However, Young is no normal opponent. As the leader of SAnitY, he is always surrounded by his group of crazed anarchists who are eager to attack at a moment’s notice.
Strong’s conflict with SAnitY has been ongoing for the last few months, but in the past, it’s included Tye Dillinger and other allies. With The Perfect 10 now at SmackDown LIVE, Strong seems to be facing this battle on his own. This also begs the question, what does SAnitY want with Strong in the first place?
Find out if Roderick Strong can overcome Eric Young at NXT TakeOver: Chicago, tonight at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network.