Fatal 5-Way Match is pretty rare in WWE these days especially in NXT, but that’s the match that is likely going to main event NXT Takeover In Your House on Sunday, June 13. The match was made official during tonight’s edition of WWE NXT.
Here’s more from WWE.com about it:
Karrion Kross has looked virtually unstoppable since his arrival in NXT. But can even the undefeated NXT Champion survive a title defense against four of NXT’s elite?
Kross will put the championship on the line against Kyle O’Reilly, Adam Cole, Johnny Gargano and Pete Dunne in a Fatal 5-Way Match at NXT TakeOver: In Your House.
Kross conquered Finn Bálor to reassume his place atop the mountain on the black-and-gold brand, and he’s had no shortage of challengers since he recaptured the title. O’Reilly, Gargano and Dunne all staked claims to the championship before Cole threw the title picture into disarray.
Cole interfered in a bout between O’Reilly, Gargano and Dunne meant to determine Kross’ opponent in this match, leaving all three men lying much to NXT General Manager William Regal’s dismay.
Instead of facing just one opponent, though, Kross urged Regal to give him all four Superstars — and Regal obliged.
Though Kross is still unbeaten in one-on-one action, a Fatal 5-Way Match undoubtedly represents his greatest challenge yet in NXT. Will he emerge with the NXT Title still in his possession?
Find out at NXT TakeOver: In Your House at 8 E/5 P on Sunday, June 13, streaming exclusively on Peacock in the U.S. and on WWE Network elsewhere!
TJR Thoughts: There are a lot of ways that match can go. Kross hasn’t had the title for that long, but if he lost it then I wouldn’t be surprised because I can see WWE wanting to put him with Scarlett on Raw or Smackdown as a guy they can push when fans are back at shows in mid-July. The same can be said about Adam Cole if he loses because it would make sense for him to be on Raw or Smackdown soon. I think the other three guys will be in NXT longer. Anyway, I’m intrigued by the match.
There are four official matches for NXT Takeover In Your House right now. Here’s the lineup.
Fatal 5 Way for the NXT Championship: Karrion Kross (c) vs. Adam Cole vs. Kyle O’Reilly vs. Pete Dunne vs. Johnny Gargano
NXT Women’s Title Match: Raquel Gonzalez (c) vs. Ember Moon
LA Knight vs. Cameron Grimes
Xia Li vs. Mercedes Martinez
That’s all for now. I haven’t seen this week’s WWE NXT episode yet. I was watching other things (sports stuff) tonight. I’ll have a review posted by about 1pm ET or before that.