New #1 contender to the NXT Championship

Feb 23, 2022 - by Marc Middleton

RAW Superstar Dolph Ziggler is the new #1 contender to WWE NXT Champion Bron Breakker.

Tuesday’s NXT 2.0 main event saw Ziggler defeat Tommaso Ciampa to earn a future title shot from Breakker. The finish saw Robert Roode, dressed as a ringside camera man, attack Ciampa with a camera, which allowed Ziggler to get the win.

There’s no word on when Ziggler vs. Breakker for the NXT Title will take place, but Breakker cut a promo earlier in the show and indicated that he will be defending against the new #1 contender at NXT Stand & Deliver. This was the first TV mention of Stand & Deliver, which is scheduled for Saturday, April 2 from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, just a few hours before Night One of WrestleMania 38 begins.

There’s been speculation on WWE changing the match to a Triple Threat with Breakker defending against Ziggler and Ciampa, but nothing has been announced as of this writing.

After The Dirty Dawgs double teamed Ciampa following this week’s main event, Breakker rushed the ring to make the save. The brawl continued and Breakker issued a challenge for next Tuesday night. The main event for next week will feature The Dirty Dawgs vs. Breakker and Ciampa in tag team action.

Stay tuned for more. Below are several related shots from this week’s NXT 2.0 episode:

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