NXT On USA Preview (10/9): Can Lio Rush Dethrone NXT Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak?

WWE |By Matt Boone |Wed, October 9, 2019 - 1:49PM EDT
NXT On USA Preview For Tonight (10/9/2019)

The black-and-gold brand returns to Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida this evening, as WWE presents this week's episode of NXT TV on the USA Network tonight as week two of the "Wednesday Night Wars" continues with NXT On USA and AEW Dynamite on TNT (Full Preview Here) airing head-to-head for the second consecutive week.

WWE.com released the following preview for tonight's show:

WWE NXT preview, Oct. 9, 2019: Can Lio Rush dethrone NXT Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak?


NXT’s live two-hour premiere on USA was one for the ages, from the shocking returns of Finn Bálor and Tommaso Ciampa to the three thrilling championship battles that had the NXT Universe on the edge of their seats. The action heats up once again this week, with NXT Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak putting his title on the line against Lio Rush. The Man of The Hour was impressive in his win over Oney Lorcan to earn the opportunity, but can he overcome the ruthless Philadelphia Stretcher? Find out on WWE NXT, live tomorrow night at 8/7 C on USA!

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Lio Rush challenges Drew Gulak for the NXT Crusierweight Championship tomorrow night

Lio Rush will face one of his first major tests since returning to action when he challenges NXT Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak tomorrow on WWE NXT,

The Man of The Hour made his return to the ring after a sabbatical on the Sept. 18 edition of NXT, defeating Oney Lorcan in a thrilling battle to earn the right to take on Gulak for the title. During his dominant reign, The Philadelphia Stretcher has declared himself the law when it comes to the Cruiserweight Title. Will Rush be able to enact his own change in the Cruiserweight division and dethrone Gulak? Find out when the NXT Cruiserweight Championship is on the line next tomorrow on WWE NXT, live at 8/7 C on USA Network!

Kushida and WALTER to clash on NXT

WWE United Kingdom Champion WALTER and Imperium have made their presence felt in NXT since its debut on USA Network, mainly at the expense of Kushida. Tonight, the Japanese Superstar will get his chance at retribution when he goes one-on-one with The Ring General.

When Imperium first wreaked havoc on NXT three weeks ago, Kushida put a stop to their mayhem, taking out Alexander Wolfe, Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner, before slipping out of WALTER’s clutches. However, he would not be so lucky the following week. Though he and Breezango bested Wolfe, Barthel & Aichner in Six-Man Tag Team action, Kushida ended up on the receiving end of a big boot from the WWE United Kingdom Champion.

Will the outcome be the same when Kushida and WALTER lock horns? Tune in to NXT, live tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network to find out!

Isaiah “Swerve” Scott to battle Roderick Strong

NXT North American Champion Roderick Strong will be in action tonight on USA Network, when he takes on Isaiah “Swerve” Scott in non-title action. The match was announced on WWE’s The Bump, which streams live on WWE Network, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter Wednesdays at 10 a.m. ET.

Scott has made major impressions since his arrival in NXT, with big performances in the NXT Breakout Tournament and against NXT Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak on 205 Live. Strong has made waves himself, dethroning The Velveteen Dream as North American Champion on Sept. 18 and bringing The Undisputed ERA one step closer to completing their prophecy of gold. Despite Strong’s victory, Dream has vowed to reclaim the title.

Will “Swerve” continue to show why he’s one of NXT’s fastest rising Superstars and fast-track himself toward a title opportunity, or will Strong smash his speedy foe’s back into pieces and send a message to The Velveteen Dream?

How will Finn Bálor’s arrival impact NXT?

Last Wednesday, Finn Bálor shocked the world when he confronted NXT Champion Adam Cole with a simple message: “As of now, Finn Bálor is NXT!”

What does The Extraordinary Man’s arrival mean for the future of the black-and-gold brand? Will he be looking to dethrone Cole and become a two-time NXT Champion?

How will Tommaso Ciampa’s quest to regain the NXT Title continue?

Adam Cole’s night didn’t get any easier after Bálor’s arrival. As the NXT Champion arrived on the scene to celebrate with The Undisputed ERA after Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish’s successful NXT Tag Team Championship defense, the party was cut short by the return of Tommaso Ciampa.

Unlike Bálor, The Blackheart had nothing to say upon his return from neck surgery. Instead, he slowly paced around Cole, his eyes locked on the championship he had to forfeit because of his injuries. Will Ciampa’s quest to reclaim “Goldie” continue this week?

Can anyone stop Shayna Baszler?

Despite a spirited effort from Candice LeRae, NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler retained her title in a thrilling battle.

As The Submission Magician’s reign rapidly approaches the one-year mark, will a new challenger emerge to try and dethrone The Queen of Spades? Find out on WWE NXT, live tomorrow at 8/7 C on USA Network!

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