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North American Title Match Set For 8/16 WWE NXT Heatwave, Cora Jade vs. Roxanne Perez Also Announced

Carmelo Hayes will defend the NXT North American Championship on the “Heatwave” episode of WWE NXT 2.0 on August 16.

Hayes issued an open challenge on the August 2 episode, and while Giovanni Vinci answered it, Nathan Frazer raced to the ring and stole the opportunity from him. The following week, Vinci confronted Hayes and challenged him to a match for the title. He stated that Hayes says he’s the “A” champion, but he only sees “a guy.” Hayes accepted the challenge and said that Vinci just isn’t “him”, and he’s going to put him on a t-shirt next week.

Plus, friends-turned-bitter-enemies Roxanne Perez and Cora Jade will collide. The latter betrayed her tag team partner when she faced NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose and attacked her after the bout. Jade then threw her NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship in the trash, saying it meant nothing to her because Perez ruined their friendship. The winner of the 2022 NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament made it clear that the friendship meant more to her than any title, but due to Jade’s actions, she wanted revenge.

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