Kushida Bout Made Official For 2/10 NXT, Johnny Gargano Out Of Action, Xia Li To Return

Austin Theory looks for revenge on Kushida.

On Tuesday night, Austin Theory announced Johnny Gargano was out of his NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day bout against Kushida, blaming Kushida for Gargano's removal.

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On Wednesday's NXT, Theory will look to avenge his mentor as he battles Kushida in singles competition.

From WWE:

Austin Theory to battle Kushida tonight after announcing Gargano injury

On Tuesday night, Austin Theory Tweeted that that Johnny Gargano will be unable to compete against him at NXT Takeover: Vengeance Day and that was all the fault of Kushida.

As a result, Austin has challenged Kushida to a match tonight. With Gargano out of action, what will this mean for NXT Takeover and the future of the North American Championship?

Find out, tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network.

In addition, Karrion Kross and Scarlett Bourdeaux will be in attendance. Kross has been feuding with NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar but there is no scheduled bout.

From WWE:

Time is on their side, so what do Karrion Kross & Scarlett plan to do on the final NXT before NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day?

The incomparable duo will be live tonight on NXT, and there’s no telling what they have in store after Kross laid waste to Legado Del Fantasma’s Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza last week and issued a stern warning to their leader, NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar.

Kross also introduced himself to Royal Rumble Match winner Edge last week just before leaving the Capitol Wrestling Center, further cementing the notion that it is only a matter of time before he reclaims the NXT Championship that he never lost.

Don’t miss the havoc Kross & Scarlett will undoubtedly wreak on NXT tonight, live at 8/7 C on USA Network!

Xia Li is also back in action with Tian Sha in her corner.

From WWE:

Xia Li is more dangerous than ever, and she’s about ready to prove it.

Li is back in action on NXT tonight, and she will not be alone. She will be backed by the power of Tian Sha, a force that the NXT Universe learned more about last week through the incredible origins of its ruler, Mei Ying.

Inspired by thousands of years of warriors before her, what level of destruction will Li bring with her tonight? And will we learn even more about Mei Ying and the force that is Tian Sha?

Here is the current lineup for the February 10 episode of NXT:

- Austin Theory vs. Kushida
- Cameron Grimes returns
- Karrion Kross & Scarlett will be in attendance
- Men's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Semifinals: Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher vs. Grizzled Young Veterans
- Men's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Semifinals: MSK vs. Legado del Fantasma
- Women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Semifinals: Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell vs. Ember Moon & Shotzi Blackheart

Fightful will have live coverage of NXT beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

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