Wes Lee Makes First WWE NXT North American Title Defense This Month

Wes Lee Makes First WWE NXT North American Title Defense This Month


The WWE NXT North American title will be defended in two weeks.

WWE has announced that NXT North American Champion Wes Lee will defend the belt on the October 22 edition of NXT on the USA Network.

Hayes and Lee will sign the contract to make their match official at next week’s show.


Tonight’s NXT show featured a barbershop segment with Hayes and Trick Williams. Hayes called Lee a transitional champion and pointed out how he was never pinned down by Lee to lose the title. Lee later agreed to some of Hayes’ points and promised to let Melo miss on October 22.

Hayes dropped the NXT North American title to Solo Sikoa on September 13. Lee was supposed to challenge Hayes that night due to a fan vote, but Hayes and Williams attacked Lee before the match. WWE Hall of Famer & Senior Vice President of Talent Development Creative Shawn Michaels later forced Sikoa to relinquish the title after Lee was attacked, and Lee won the vacant title at NXT Halloween Havoc on October 22 in a ladder match that also included Hayes , Von Wagner, Nathan Frazer and Oro Mensah.

Hayes continued the feud with Lee on last week’s show, attacking him in the main event, preventing Lee and NXT Champion Bron Breakker from becoming a double champion by beating NXT Tag Team Champions Pretty Deadly.

Lee hasn’t defended the band on TV since he won at Halloween Havoc.

Below are images from tonight’s barbershop segment on NXT:

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