NXT Championship Match Set For July 5 Episode

The WWE announced that the NXT Title will be defended on the 400th episode of the WWE Network show.

Two weeks from now, NXT Champion Bobby Roode will take on challenger Roderick Strong in a match that has been brewing for a while. Thing came to a head today at an NXT photo shoot when the two men brawled, as seen above.

This was the WWE's statement.

NXT Champion Bobby Roode will defend his title in a huge head-to-head showdown against Roderick Strong on the July 5 episode of NXT.

The Glorious One's rivalry with Strong has intensified rapidly, with tensions reaching their boiling point on June 21 when a photo shoot erupted into a brawl between Roode and Strong.

This came after the titleholder and Strong had a war of words two weeks prior on NXT. Strong bared his soul to the NXT Universe, opening up about his journey into fatherhood and his desire to become NXT Champion, only to be met with ridicule and disrespect from Roode, who verbally tore down Strong's title aspirations.

Following their backstage photoshoot throw down, the heated foes will now settle their differences inside the squared circle with NXT's most prized possession on the line. Don't miss this epic NXT Title contest on Wednesday, July 5, at 8/7 C, on the award-winning WWE Network.

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