9/26 WWE NXT: Hayes vs. Dragunov Title Match Contract Seal

Intense rivalry escalates on the latest 'NXT' episode.

by Noman Rasool
9/26 WWE NXT: Hayes vs. Dragunov Title Match Contract Seal
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On tonight's eagerly anticipated episode of "WWE NXT," the wrestling world is set to witness an electrifying contract signing. Carmelo Hayes and Ilja Dragunov, two titans of the ring, will officially solidify their commitment to clash for the coveted "NXT" Championship in a rematch at the upcoming "No Mercy" event.

Fans will remember Hayes' triumph at "The Great American Bash" in July, where he managed to capitalize on a momentary distraction caused by an unintended ringside interference by Dragunov on Trick Williams. Last week's episode brought more tensions to the surface.

A match between Hayes and the reigning "NXT" North American Champion, the ever-controversial "Dirty" Dominik Mysterio, spiralled into chaos. The game abruptly ended in a no-contest following Dragunov's unexpected assault on Mysterio, which was seemingly provoked by a slap from "Dirty" Dom.

In the chaotic aftermath, Hayes became an accidental casualty, thanks to a calculated move by Mysterio.

NXT Heritage Cup Clash

The "NXT" Global Heritage Invitational Final sees a face-off between the fierce Butch and the relentless Joe Coffey.

The stakes are high as the victor earns the chance to challenge Noam Dar for the prestigious "NXT" Heritage Cup this Saturday at "No Mercy." The feud between Gigi Dolin and Blair Davenport also reaches its zenith tonight in a one-on-one match-up.

Meanwhile, Becky Lynch and Tiffany Stratton will take centre stage, addressing the audience and setting the scene for their Extreme Rules contest for the "NXT" Women's Championship. Eddy Thorpe and Dijak are gearing up for a raw confrontation in a strap match.

Their recent history is tainted with hate, as Thorpe, formerly associated with RETRIBUTION, clinched two victories against the erstwhile Karl Fredricks in the previous month. Baron Corbin is slated to test his skills against Josh Briggs in other noteworthy bouts, paving the way for his imminent face-off with Bron Breakker.

Trick Williams faces the formidable Joe Gacy, while Hank Walker and Tank Ledger team up against the duo of Lucien Price and Bronco Nima. To top it all off, Thea Hail will unveil a new persona as she squares off against Dani Palmer.