Dexter Lumis qualifies for NXT North American title ladder match
August 29, 2020
Dexter Lumis is the second wrestler to qualify for the ladder match to determine a new NXT North American Champion at TakeOver XXX.
In this week’s triple threat qualifying match, Lumis defeated Timothy Thatcher and Finn Balor in the main event of NXT to advance to the TakeOver ladder match. This will be the first time Lumis has wrestled at a TakeOver event.
The finish of tonight’s match was Thatcher passing out in Lumis’ Silence choke. Thatcher had Balor in a leg lock when Lumis applied the choke.
It was announced on last week’s NXT that Keith Lee has vacated the North American Championship. It was said that Lee, who defeated Adam Cole to win the NXT Championship in their winner-take-all title vs. title match at Great American Bash night two, didn’t want to limit the roster’s opportunities and wants as many people as possible to get the chance to win the North American title.
William Regal then revealed that there would be a series of triple threat qualifying matches to decide the five wrestlers who will be taking part in the ladder match for the North American title at TakeOver XXX.
Bronson Reed became the first wrestler to qualify for the ladder match by defeating Roderick Strong and Johnny Gargano last week.