Last week the former North American Champion Keith Lee defeated the longest-running NXT Champion in history, Adam Cole, thus also conquering his belt and becoming the first to simultaneously possess the two main titles of the yellow show.
The latest episode of NXT, which aired this night from the Full Sail Arena in Orlando, was opened by a promo of the new champion. Keith thanked all the fans who supported him even in difficult times and added that he knew he was surrounded by many potential rivals but then declared that he had made the decision to create new opportunities and therefore called his first rival in the ring and now great friend Dominik Dijakovic.
The former ROH congratulated the champion, who reciprocated by thanking the athlete of Croatian origin for having supported him, despite a non-idyllic relationship between the two. Keith Lee then announced that he had already spoken with General Manager William Regal to tell him that tonight the first to have a title shot against him would be Dijakovic at the end of the evening.
Dominik obviously accepted the challenge. The match between the two took place regularly in the middle of the episode and, despite Dijak's excellent performance, the victory predictably went to Lee.
Keith Lee retained his titles against Dijakovic
At the end of the match, the two embraced and celebrated together, but the lights went out and Scarlett arrived to join them in the ring.
The girl simply supported the remaining part of the hourglass at the edge of the ring, but this simple gesture means a lot: Karrion Kross wants the title! A few moments later, in fact, in the backstage, Dijakovic was joined by an elegant Kross, in a (leather) jacket and tie.
The two looked at each other intensely for a few moments, then the former Impact wrestling started the attack, leaving the lifeless rival on the ground. First rival not so unexpected, but very fearsome for Keith Lee. We will see how the storyline will continue and if the attack will immediately have repercussions on Dijakovic.
According to various reports, Keith Lee will soon start a feud with the Ultimate Heel and the two will end up facing each other for the titles at an upcoming PPV. Fans are speculating that Keith Lee will defeat Karrion Kross in the future and go on to start feuds with other A-list superstars. Some also claim that Tommaso Ciampa could return and go after Keith Lee’s title.