NXT Title Number One Contender's Bout Set, Karrion Kross Return, More For 12/16 NXT

Finn Balor will learn his opponent at New Year's Evil on Wednesday.

NXT announced Kyle O'Reilly will battle Pete Dunne in a number one contender's bout on Wednesday's NXT. The winner will earn a shot at Finn Balor and the NXT Championship at New Year's Evil on January 6.

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An NXT Title Match against Finn Bálor hangs in the balance this Wednesday night when Kyle O’Reilly faces Pete Dunne one-on-one.

General Manager William Regal made the matchup after O’Reilly and Dunne, along with Damian Priest, confronted Bálor last week and made their NXT Title ambitions known. The winner of O’Reilly vs. Dunne will challenge The Prince at NXT New Year’s Evil on Jan. 6.

Two of the hardest hitters in the game, O’Reilly and Dunne are also familiar foes, most recently competing on opposing sides in this year’s Men’s WarGames Match, which was won by The Undisputed ERA.

Can O’Reilly continue The Undisputed ERA’s success and earn a rematch against Bálor, whom he faced in an instant-classic at NXT TakeOver 31? Or will The BruiserWeight smash his way toward title contention?

Tune in to NXT at 8/7 C on USA Network.

Karrion Kross will also return to action this week.

Former NXT Champion Karrion Kross is set to return to action this week on NXT, competing for the first time since a shoulder injury forced him to relinquish the title last August.

The NXT Universe had seen neither hide nor hair of Kross in the months that followed his devastating setback, but that all changed last week when he and Scarlett made their surprise return to the black-and-gold brand. The night began with Scarlett confronting NXT Champion Finn Bálor, but she was merely a harbinger of the destruction to follow, as Kross ambushed Damian Priest and sent him crashing through a table later that night.

Now that Kross is back, is doomsday just around the corner for the rest of the NXT roster? Find out this Wednesday on NXT at 8/7 on USA Network.

Rhea Ripley and Toni Storm will go one-on-one in a reignition of their NXT UK feud.

Rhea Ripley and Toni Storm are headed for a collision course this week on NXT.

The two Superstars are set for battle after a heated exchange last week. The Mosh Pit Kid foiled Storm’s plan to deliver a post-match attack on Ember Moon following Moon’s loss to Raquel González. Storm took exception to Ripley’s act of heroism, paving the way for this week’s massive showdown.

With competition in the NXT Women’s division at an all-time high, which Superstar will score retribution and notch a major victory? Tune in to NXT at 8/7 C on USA Network.

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

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