WWE NXT notes: Io Shirai attacks Sasha Banks & Bayley, North American Title bout, Kross

Coming out of the 6/17 episode of NXT, Io Shirai put Sasha Banks and Bayley on notice, Killian Dain made his return, a North American Title match is set for next week and Santos Escobar, Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde ambushed Drake Maverick for the second week in a row.

WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks and Bayley successfully defended their titles on NXT against Shotzi Blackheart and Tegan Nox. As Banks and Bayley were celebrating their victory and their return to NXT, they were ambushed by NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai.

Next week, Keith Lee is set to defend the North American Championship against Johnny Gargano and Finn Balor. The winner of that match will go on to face NXT Champion Adam Cole on July 8th in a double title match. To get a refresher on how the double title match came to be, head over to POST Wrestling’s published article about the topic.

Damian Priest scored a win over the returning Killian Dain who has not wrestled on NXT since March. There was a Mercedes Martinez vignette that aired. Martinez signed with WWE in January of 2020 and her first and last singles match on the brand was in February.

The trio of Joaquin Wilde, Raul Mendoza and NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar (El Hijo del Fantasma) laid waste to Drake Maverick once again. Next week, Bronson Reed will be in action against Karrion Kross. In addition to that match, Damian Priest looks to continue his winning streak as he takes on Cameron Grimes.

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