Several NXT Title Matches Announced, Notable Returns, Dark Matches & More

Below are news & notes from this week’s WWE NXT:

– Next week’s show will feature the following matches:

  • Mia Yim vs. Dakota Kai
  • Angel Garza vs. Lio Rush (c) – Cruiserweight Championship
  • Finn Balor vs. Tommaso Ciampa vs. Keith Lee – #1 Contender’s Match

– The Dec. 18th episode will feature Rhea Ripley vs. Shayna Baszler for the NXT Women’s Championship, plus the winner of next week’s triple threat vs. Adam Cole for the NXT Championship.

– Kassius Ohno returned to NXT TV after working NXT UK for the last several months. Ohno lost to Matt Riddle.

– Kushida returned from injury with a win over Cameron Grimes.

– Mauro Ranallo officially returned to commentary after being on hiatus since TakeOver: WarGames last month.

– This week’s dark matches saw the returning Joaquin Wilde defeat Chase Parker, while Kayden Carter defeated Jessi Kamea.