As for his role, “HBK” will be hosting a face-to-face meeting between the two. Michaels works backstage on NXT shows, so it’s a natural fit. O’Reilly earned the title shot after winning a Gauntlet Eliminator match that featured the likes of Bronson Reed, Kushida, and Cameron Grimes.
Here’s how WWE is hyping the appearance:
Finn Bálor and Kyle O’Reilly will go face to face just four days before their NXT Title showdown, and they’ll be joined by a WWE Hall of Famer.
Shawn Michaels will host a face-to-face meeting between the NXT Champion and his next challenger Wednesday night ahead of their match on Sunday, Oct. 4, at NXT TakeOver 31.
O’Reilly earned the right to take on Bálor after a gutsy performance in the first-ever Gauntlet Eliminator Match, going wire-to-wire and eliminating three competitors en route to the biggest victory of his career.
What will unfold during the face-to-face between The Prince and O’Reilly with HBK on hand? Tune in to NXT, Wednesday night at 8/7 C on USA Network.