Santos Escobar vs. Tyler Breeze Announced For 8/12 NXT

Tyler Breeze will get his hands on Santos Escobar this week on NXT.

WWE announced that Breeze will take on Escobar, the current NXT Cruiserweight Champion, in a non-title match on the August 12 edition of NXT. This comes after Breeze's tag team partner Fandango was attacked by Escobar and Legado Del Fantasma last week.

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From WWE:

Tyler Breeze found himself on the receiving end of Legado del Fantasma’s latest painful warning. But he’ll get a chance for payback this Wednesday night on NXT, as he faces NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar in a non-title bout.

Escobar, Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza have dished out ruthless beatdowns left and right in recent weeks, though the champion has carefully classified their actions as simply defending the honor of lucha libre culture.

Last week, they brutalized Fandango after snatching him in the parking lot, later using him to lure Breeze out before overwhelming him with the numbers advantage.

Will Breeze be in any shape to obtain retribution and potentially position himself favorably in the NXT Cruiserweight Title picture? Or will he run into the same fate as everyone else to oppose Legado del Fantasma thus far?

Previously announced for NXT is Cameron Grimes, Kushida and a mystery third opponent in a triple threat match with the winner advancing to the NXT North American Title Ladder Match TakeOver XXX. In addition, a couple of singles matches, Damian Priest vs. Bronson Reed and Karrion Kross vs. Danny Burch, were announced for this week.

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