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NXT Preview & Discussion Thread: Dunne & Gibson Throw Down For UK Title, Takeover Brooklyn Fallout, More

NXT Preview & Discussion Thread: Dunne & Gibson Throw Down For UK Title, Takeover Brooklyn Fallout, More
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We encourage you to begin your discussion about tonight’s NXT in the comments section at the bottom of this post, the WZ Forums or via the WZ FB Discussion Group.

Tonight’s episode of NXT takes place from Full Sail University in Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

WWE.com has released the following Quick Hits for tonight’s episode of NXT:

NXT begins at 8/7 pm CST on the WWE Network.

WrestleZone’s live coverage of NXT, courtesy of Nick Hausman, returns tonight starting at 6:30 pm CST!

WWE’s full preview can be found HERE. We have included some excerpts below.

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On Pete Dunne defending his UK Championship against Zack Gibson:

WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne is the longest-reigning champion in WWE, but that distinction could come to an end when The BruiserWeight faces the familiar yet daunting challenge of “Liverpool’s No. 1” Zack Gibson tonight on WWE NXT.

Dunne and Gibson battled at the NXT U.K. Championship in London earlier this summer in a hard-hitting contest that saw Dunne prevail against the 2018 WWE U.K. Championship Tournament winner. The gritty Gibson will get another opportunity to dethrone The BruiserWeight, however, as Dunne and Gibson will close out an amazing SummerSlam Week in Brooklyn when they collide one-on-one.

Will Gibson amend his loss from Royal Albert Hall and become the third U.K Champion in WWE history? Or will Dunne, who appears to have set his sights on Ricochet’s newly captured NXT North American Championship, etch another stellar defense into his already impressive reign? Find out tonight on NXT when these British bruisers square off for the top crown in the NXT UK brand!

On Bianca Belair taking on Deonna Purrazzo:

Bianca Belair will return to action after being temporarily sidelined by injury when she takes on new NXT signee and upcoming Mae Young Classic competitor Deonna Purrazzo on WWE NXT. Prior to her injury, Belair had been on an incredibly dominant streak that has yet to see her lose in singles competition. Purrazzo will look to put the first L in The EST’s loss column and garner pivotal momentum heading into the upcoming Mae Young Classic. Will The Virtuosa best Belair in Brooklyn?