Grudge match added to NXT TakeOver: XXV.
NXT announced that Matt Riddle will take on Roderick Strong at NXT TakeOver: XXV on June 1.
After Roderick Strong injured him during a backstage attack, Matt Riddle will get his chance to return the favor when he battles The Messiah of the Backbreaker one-on-one at NXT TakeOver: XXV.
Strong took out The Original Bro on the May 15 edition of NXT. The ambush was Strong’s twisted way of extending an olive branch to Undisputed ERA teammate Adam Cole. Riddle had become a thorn in the Undisputed ERA’s side just as the infighting between Cole and Strong threatened to dismantle the group, but after Strong’s beatdown of Riddle, Cole welcomed him back with open arms.
Although the tactic curried favor with the Undisputed ERA captain, it also stoked the animus between Strong and the normally unflappable Original Bro. Riddle has been red-hot since coming to NXT, even notching a victory over Cole in recent weeks, but his impending TakeOver showdown will be less about climbing the ranks and more about settling a vendetta. Will The Original Bro score payback, or will Strong get the last laugh now that Undisputed ERA’s house is once again in order?
Here's a look at the updated NXT TakeOver: XXV card.
Johnny Gargano (c) vs. Adam Cole
NXT Women's Championship
Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Io Shirai
Vacant NXT Tag Team Championships - Ladder Match
Undisputed ERA (Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish) vs. The Forgotten Sons (Wesley Blake & Steve Cutler) vs. The Street Profits (Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins) vs. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch
NXT North American Title
Velveteen Dream (c) vs. Tyler Breeze
Matt Riddle vs. Roderick Strong