Roderick Strong to defend Cruiserweight Title against Joe Gacy at NXT WarGames

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Cruiserweight Title match made official for WarGames.

Joe Gacy was scheduled to go one-on-one with L.A. Knight on the 11/23 NXT 2.0 but Knight became sidetracked with Grayson Waller. Diamond Mine (Roderick Strong, Malcolm Bivens, Ivy Nile, Hachiman, Julius & Brutus Breed Julius Creed) came to the ring for Ivy’s singles match but before that, Bivens alerted Gacy that he and Roderick Strong are going one-on-one at WarGames for the Cruiserweight Title.

Bivens instructed The Creed Brothers to “take out the trash” but Harland, Gacy’s associate stepped into the picture and Bivens pulled Julius and Brutus back.

We've got a money match on our hands! #WWENXT #NXTWarGames @roderickstrong @JoeGacy @Malcolmvelli @DiamondMineWWE

— WWE (@WWE) November 24, 2021

Per @Malcolmvelli, @roderickstrong will defend his #WWENXT Cruiserweight Title against @JoeGacy at #NXTWarGames!#NXTWarGames @harlandwwe @DiamondMineWWE

— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) November 24, 2021

The upcoming title bout will be Strong’s second defense of the Cruiserweight Title. He last defended the belt on the 9/28 NXT 2.0 against Grayson Waller.

With the addition of the Cruiserweight Title match, below is the updated NXT WarGames match card:

  • WarGames Match: Io Shirai, Cora Jade, Raquel Gonzalez & Kay Lee Ray vs. Toxic Attraction (Mandy Rose, Jacy Jayne & Gigi Dolin) and Dakota Kai
  • Hair vs. Hair Match: Cameron Grimes vs. Duke Hudson
  • NXT Cruiserweight Championship: Roderick Strong (c) (w/ Malcolm Bivens) vs. Joe Gacy (w/ Harland)