WWE NXT Results: Will Roderick Strong Retain the North American Championship?

There's a huge title match on tonight's episode of NXT and it brings two of the promotion's biggest wrestlers into the match with North American Champion Roderick Strong.

Following his interference last week, NXT General Manager William Regal announced both Keith Lee and Dominic Dijakovic will take on the "Messiah of the Backbreaker" in a triple threat match.

With the Undisputed Era prophecy in danger, how will Strong and the UE make sure the North American Championship stays on Roddie? Or will Keith Lee or Dominic Dijakovic be able to win their first titles in NXT?

In the women's division, everyone is seemingly after Shayna Baszler and her NXT Women's Championship and that includes Rhea Ripley and Bianca Belair. In fact, Bianca has called out Ripley and told her that she has first licks against Shayna. The two will duke it out tonight to see who is more deserving of a title match. With Io Shirai, Tegan Nox and others looking to earn a shot, every win counts.

Pete Dunne fell to Danian Priest in the main event of last week's show. While Priest's dirty tactics helped him win the "Bruiserweight" won't let Damian rest and their feud is not over. But Dunne may have to look out for he upset Killian Dain last week by snapping the "Beast of Belfast's" fingers. It looks like Dunne will have to fight a battle on two fronts in the coming weeks.

And finally, Finn Balor is expected to return to NXT television soon and tonight may be the night. He's left cryptic messages about his plans for NXT, but perhaps we'll learn more tonight.

Here's everything that happened on the October 23 episode of NXT.

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Rhea Ripley vs Bianca Belair

  • Io Shirai comes out and hits Ripley with the 619 in hopes to give Bianca Belair the victory, but Ripley kicks out of a spear.
  • Candace LeRae comes out and pulls Shirai off the apron
  • Rhea Ripley wins via pinfall after a Rip Tide

Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate Interview

  • Dunne and Bate are walking outside when Pete is asked about last week's match. Bate says that Priest hit Dunne low, but Pete says it doesn't matter, but he'll send a receipt to Damian.
  • Dunne is asked about Killian Dain and Pete says he doesn't care about him before the two UK wrestlers walk away.

Matt Riddle vs Cameron Grimes

  • Tyler Bate is in the crowd for this match
  • Riddle wins via pinfall after a Bro Derek
  • This was a highly competitive match
  • After the match, Tyler Bate tried to give Cameron Grimes a fist bump but the wrestler pushes the UK star. Tyler Bate lays out Grimes.

William Regal Video

  • Earlier in the day, Regal announces that Tegan Nox and Dakota Kai will take on Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir. The winner will challenge The Kabuki Warriors for the Women's Tag Team Championships.

Tyler Breeze, Fandango and Isaiah "Swerve" Scott vs The Forgotten Sons

  • Swerve is Breeze and Fandango's partner because of Kushida's injury
  • Swerve pins for the victory for his team

Angel Gaza vs Gentleman Jack Gallagher

  • Lio Rush is on commentary
  • Garza wins via pinfall after a Cero de la Silla
  • Garza then points at Rush and wants an opportunity for the Cruiserweight championship

Tegan Nox and Dakota Kai vs Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke

  • Nox wins for her team
  • After the bell, Asuka and Kairi Sane get on the titantron and say that they will beat Nox and Kai.

Roderick Strong (c) vs Keith Lee vs Dominic Dijakovic - NXT North American Championship Match

  • Roderick Strong wins via pinfall after a Knee Strike on Keith Lee
  • The finish was set up when Lee and Dijakovic fight each other. Lee takes Dominic with a top rope power bomb before Strong hits Lee with the finish.
  • After the match, the rest of the Undisputed Era come out to celebrate but then start to beat down Lee. Ciampa comes out with a crutch he gets in the ring and stands across from all of Undisputed Era.
  • Johnny Gargano comes out and gets in the ring. Gargano and Ciampa nod and are about to attack UE when Finn Balor comes out. Balor looks to join Ciampa and Gargano but instead hits Johnny Gargano with a Pele Kick.
  • The Undisputed Era hold up Ciampa and Cole hits him with the Last Shot. Balor then shotgun kicks Gargano into the crowd. He looks at the UE and he does gun hand gestures at Gargano before leaving.

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