Johnny Gargano vs. Dexter Lumis, Tag Team Bout Set For 2/24 NXT

Johnny Gargano will be out for revenge on Wednesday's NXT.

NXT announced Johnny Gargano will battle Dexter Lumis in a non-title bout on the February 24 episode of NXT. Lumis has been lurking in the shadows around the Gargano family and captured Austin Theory at NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day.

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Theory was found by Gargano, but the rivalry between Lumis and Gargano is not over.

From WWE:

Johnny Gargano and company have been reunited with Austin Theory, but Dexter Lumis is still lurking.

The NXT North American Champion will square off with Lumis in a non-title match this Wednesday night on NXT.

Gargano and Theory have been at odds with the black-and-gold brand’s Tortured Artist for several weeks. The stakes grew more frightful at NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day when Lumis seemingly abducted Theory right behind Gargano.

A dilapidated white van — similar to one we’ve previously seen Lumis involved with — pulled up last week on NXT, and Theory eventually reemerged in the Capitol Wrestling Center, though Lumis was nowhere to be found.

Can Johnny Wrestling finally rid The Way of their Lumis problem, or will he be Lumis’ next victim?

Also, Io Shirai vs. Zoey Stark has been announced for Wednesday's action

Zoey Stark turned in an eye-grabbing performance in her NXT debut, and William Regal took notice.

The NXT General Manager is rewarding Stark with a non-title bout against NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai tomorrow night.


Stark decimated Valentina Feroz last week in her first action on the black-and-gold brand, but the difficulty will ramp up against one of the greatest NXT Women’s Champions of all time.

Shirai is coming off another impressive title defense, prevailing over Toni Storm and Mercedes Martinez in a Triple Threat Match at NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day. The Genius of the Sky might be looking over her shoulder, though, after Storm ambushed Shirai during a photoshoot last week.

Don’t miss Shirai in action against Stark, tomorrow night at 8/7 C on USA Network!

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Plus, Grizzled Young Vets (Zack Gibson & James Drake) will try to get back on track after losing the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Final when they take on Killian Dain & Drake Maverick. Both teams lost to MSK in the tournament.

February 24 NXT

- No DQ: Santos Escobar vs. Karrion Kross
- Adam Cole explains his actions
- Xia Li promises to "purge" Kacy Catanzaro
- Dexter Lumis vs. Johnny Gargano
- Io Shirai vs. Zoey Stark
- Grizzled Young Vets (Zack Gibson & James Drake) vs. Killian Dain & Drake Maverick

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