WWE to Counter AEW Fyter Fest with NXT Great American Bash

WWE continues to book NXT as a reaction to whatever AEW is doing. To counter Fyter Fest, the two-week special Dynamite episodes that will feature PPV-level matches, WWE announced at the last minute today that the next two weeks of NXT will be The Great American Bash.

WWE's Renee Young doing commentary for Monday Night Raw
The next two weeks of NXT will be The Great American Basha

For the first part next week, WWE has already announced a strap match between Roderick Strong and Dexter Lumis, Rhea Ripley vs. Aliyah and Robert Stone in a handicap match where, if Rhea loses, she must join Stone's stable, and a fatal four-way between Mia Yim, Candice LeRea, Tegan Nox, and Dakota Kai to become the number one contender for Io Shirai's NXT Women's Championship. The week after that will be the big match between Adam Cole and Keith Lee with both the NXT Championship and the North American Championship on the line.

Of course, all of that assumes WWE will still be releasing television next week, which may be optimistic. The company is currently experiencing a coronavirus outbreak, the severity of which is not yet known. What we know for sure is that at least three people (but maybe more) have tested positive for COVID-19, one of them Renee Young. WWE only began testing people for the virus last week after an NXT developmental wrestler used in the crowd at the previous week's tapings came down with the deadly virus. Prior to that, WWE had only been checking temperatures and had even begun letting some fans into the Performance Center for tapings. In addition, coronavirus is on the rise in Florida, where WWE films, and besides the inherent danger to talent of catching the virus, they might now also be unable to travel thanks to restrictions being placed by some states on other states that have major outbreaks.

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