9/18 WWE NXT Preview: Premiere USA Episode, Street Fight

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WWE has shared the following Quick Hits for tonight’s episode of NXT on WWE.com:

WWE’s full preview can be found HERE; we have included a few excerpts below:

Fatal 4-Way Match to decide Shayna Baszler’s next challenger

The acclaimed NXT Women’s division will take the spotlight when Mia Yim, Candice LeRae, Io Shirai and Bianca Belair clash in a Fatal 4-Way Match to determine the top contender to Shayna Baszler’s NXT Women’s Title.

The high-stakes match not only carries title implications, but it also brims with personal animosity. Yim and Belair are familiar foes, having gone to war in a best-of-three series earlier this year. The cagey Head Baddie in Charge triumphed by pinning Belair twice, a feat that no other Superstar has accomplished against The EST of NXT.

LeRae and Shirai have been at each other’s throats ever since The Genius of the Sky revealed her true colors and callously betrayed LeRae in June. Their grudge match at TakeOver: Toronto, which Shirai won, did little to cool tempers, as LeRae and Shirai’s recent run-ins have shown.

Which Superstar will navigate the minefield, outwit the competition and stake a claim for a future title match with The Queen of Spades?

Undisputed ERA’s golden prophecy hinges on Roderick Strong

The Undisputed ERA began 2019 by guaranteeing they’d be “draped in championship gold” within the year. This week, Roderick Strong looks to finally fulfill that prophecy when he challenges the eccentric and electrifying Velveteen Dream for the NXT North American Title, live on USA Network.

With Adam Cole holding court as NXT Champion and Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly recently winning the NXT Tag Team Title, Strong remains the only member of The Undisputed ERA without a championship. After long campaigning for a one-on-one title bout with Dream, The Messiah of the Backbreaker went to extreme measures to provoke the champion into accepting, setting Dream’s signature purple couch ablaze on the Sept. 4 edition of NXT.

The tactic worked in getting the champion’s attention, but will Strong regret his decision when he enters the ring against an incensed Velveteen Dream? Or will the vertebrae-smashing Superstar bring The Undisputed ERA’s prophecy to fruition?