WWE NXT notes: Adam Cole attacks Kyle O’Reilly again, tag title matches on 3/3

Adam Cole doubled down on his TakeOver: Vengeance Day statement, two tag title matches set for 3/3 and more took place on tonight's NXT.

Finn Balor retained his NXT Championship in the main event of TakeOver: Vengeance Day by defeating Pete Dunne. Following the match, Balor was ambushed by Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch which led to Adam Cole, Roderick Strong and Kyle O’Reilly of Undisputed ERA coming in for the save. As Balor stood in unison with the group, Cole superkicked Balor and superkicked O’Reilly soon after for siding with Balor.

Cole doubled down on his attack on the 2/17 NXT when he ambushed O’Reilly in the six-man tag main event of the show. Cole’s appearance was followed by Pete Dunne pinning Finn Balor.

2021 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic winners Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez along with MSK (Wes Lee & Nash Carter) are getting their respective shots at championship gold on 3/3. Kai and Gonzalez are challenging Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax for the WWE Women’s Tag Titles and MSK are challenging Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan for the NXT Tag Team Titles.

NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar was scheduled to go one-on-one with Karrion Kross this week. The match did not take place but NXT on-screen GM William Regal sanctioned the match for next week and if Santos does not compete, he’ll be stripped of his title and suspended.

Zoey Stark, the former Lacey Ryan picked up a win in her NXT TV debut.

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