NXT TV Preview (5/8): Cole & Riddle Gear Up For Full-Fledged Fight


WWE returns to the WWE Network this evening with the latest weekly NXT TV show from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida.

WWE.com released the following preview for tonight's black and gold episode:

WWE NXT preview, May 8, 2019: Adam Cole and Matt Riddle gear up for a full-fledged fight

It’s put up or shut up, as Adam Cole looks to send a shock to the system of Matt Riddle, who’s been prodding the Undisputed ERA leader over the past few weeks by foiling some of his devious plans. Now, a slugfest awaits these warring rivals. Plus, Bianca Belair and Mia Yim take their war of words inside the yellow ropes for singles action.

The Battle at Winter Park

With the battle lines drawn and forces pitted against one another, a war of attrition is afoot as Matt Riddle takes on Adam Cole. “We’re going to have a fight,” Cole told WWE.com in an interview discussing his upcoming matchup. Both Superstars have been at each other’s necks in recent weeks, thanks to Riddle’s meddling in the Undisputed ERA’s calculated affairs. Riddle sparked the flame on the April 24 edition of NXT, after he accused Cole of being jealous of fellow ERA member Roderick Strong during a locker room confrontation. Later in the night, The Original Bro thwarted a distraction attempt by Cole, Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly during Strong’s match against NXT Champion Johnny Gargano. With tempers flaring as bright as the ignited trenches in the battle of Winterfell, one must wonder just how far both Superstars will go to snare the victory. “I can tell you this much,” Cole assured WWE.com, “Matt Riddle is not going to leave that match the same as he did coming in.”

Will The HBIC get the last word against The EST of NXT?

After a testy confrontation last week at the WWE Performance Center, Mia Yim and Bianca Belair will finally post up for action. The fire between these two began after Yim made mention of Belair‘s failed attempts at dethroning NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler in a backstage interview with Cathy Kelley. In response, The EST of NXT approached Yim at the Performance Center, prompting The Head Baddie in Charge to challenge Belair to a match. Sparks are sure to fly from the opening bell in this testy scrap.

Mendoza tries out "The Riddick Regimen"

If you follow Riddick Moss on social media, you know all about the self-assured powerhouse’s “Riddick Regimen,” the disciplined doctrine that helped Moss’ recovery from injury last year. In his first match on NXT TV since suffering an Achilles tendon tear, Moss takes on the quick-footed Raul Mendoza in singles competition. Can Moss make the most out of his comeback by snaring a victory? Or will Mendoza be the one with his arm raised?

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