WWE NXT notes: Pat McAfee lays out Adam Cole, Lumis pulled from TakeOver

The closing angle of NXT saw Pat McAfee lay out Adam Cole. Also, it was announced that due to injury, Dexter Lumis is no longer going to be competing in the North American Title ladder match at NXT TakeOver: XXX.

To close out the 8/5/20 episode of NXT, Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish of The Undisputed ERA challenged Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel for the NXT Tag Team Championships. On the outside were Roderick Strong and Adam Cole and Cole’s focus for the entire match was on Pat McAfee who was on commentary. McAfee and Cole have been at odds after Cole appeared on McAfee’s radio show and McAfee made light of Cole’s height.

When Cole approached McAfee at the desk, this led to Fish and O’Reilly being distracted and ultimately losing their tag title match. Paul Levesque and Shawn Michaels made their way to the area to break up the spat between Cole and McAfee. After walking away, McAfee walked back up to Cole and made another comment about his height, Cole tried to get to McAfee but was met with a knee to the head.

It was announced that after suffering a severe ankle injury, Dexter Lumis has been pulled from the North American Title ladder match at NXT TakeOver: XXX. In two weeks on NXT, there will be two one-on-one matches between the talents who were not pinned or submitted in their respective Triple-Threat qualifying matches. That list includes Johnny Gargano, Roderick Strong, Ridge Holland and on next week’s NXT, Cameron Grimes, KUSHIDA and a mystery opponent will compete in a qualifying match.

NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar, Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza laid out Tyler Breeze and Fandango and Escobar put Isaiah “Swerve” Scott on notice to not mention his name again.

On next week’s program, Damian Priest and Bronson Reed are going one-on-one and Karrion Kross is going to meet Danny Burch in the ring after Kross choked out Burch in the backstage area.

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