Bengaluru, Aug 10: Unlike previous reports, WWE NXT Heatwave won’t be a WWE Network Specials but rather a themed yet regular episode from WWE’s third brand, next week. NXT and NXT Women’s Championship Matches were already announced that will serve as co-main events for the upcoming episode. Additionally, three more matches have been added to the card after last night’s NXT 2.0 episode.
NXT North American Champion Carmelo Hayes will put his title on the line against Giovanni Vinci next Tuesday night at Heatwave.
Vinci confronted Hayes in the ring after the latter’s ally Trick Williams lost a match against Wes Lee. He answered the Open Challenge set for next week which was accepted, right away.
Afterward, WWE confirmed the title match for next week. Vinci was originally ready to hit the ring and challenge Hayes for the title on the August 2 episode. But Nathan Frazer beat him to get the title shot and eventually allowed Hayes to retain.
A few weeks ago, Jade turned heel on Perez, just a week after they won the NXT Women’s Tag Team Titles together and then cost Perez a shot against NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose.
Then in the main event of yesterday’s NXT 2.0, Jade lost to the new number-one contender for the NXT Title, Zoey Stark. Rose had recruited Jade to take out Stark but Perez’s distraction didn’t allow her to be successful in her mission.
After Jade’s loss to Stark, Perez chased Stark to the back with a kendo stick, while Stark took out Rose with her finisher.
The two featured in a Final Accord segment that was basically another sit-down meeting at an outdoor park. After verbal jabs at each other, the two agreed to compete in one more match at Heatwave.
The stakes were raised as the stipulation says that if Tony wins then Santos will leave NXT, and will never be seen on the brand again. Escobar’s allies Elektra Lopez, Joaquin Wilde, and Cruz Del Toro will be recruited by Tony.
And if Escobar wins then Lopez, Wilde, and Del Toro will be free from The D’Angelo Family to be back full-time working for Escobar’s Legado del Fantasma faction.
NXT Title Match
JD McDonagh vs. Bron Breakker (c)
NXT Women’s Title Match
Zoey Stark vs. Mandy Rose (c)
NXT North American Title Match
Giovanni Vinci vs. Carmelo Hayes (c)
Tony D’Angelo vs. Santos Escobar
If D’Angelo wins, Santos must leave NXT but Tony gets Elektra Lopez, Cruz Del Toro and Joaquin Wilde for his D’Angelo Family. If Escobar wins, then he gets his Legado del Fantasma back.
Cora Jade vs. Roxanne Perez