WWE Star Bringing “Very Important Announcement” To NXT

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Mustafa Ali has promised that the August 15th episode of WWE NXT will be can’t-miss TV.

Ali has promoted that he will have an important message to deliver on the show on his social media:

Please join me tomorrow night on #WWENXT for a very important announcement. 8/7c on @USANetwork

After failing to dethrone Dominik Mysterio for the North American Championship at the Great American Bash thanks to help from Rhea Ripley, it is being speculated that Ali is looking for another opportunity at the title.

Ali’s announcement is the latest segment to be confirmed for the upcoming show, along with 4 matches scheduled to take place. The updated line-up is as follows:

  • Mustafa Ali has a very important announcement
  • Tony D’Angelo and Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo (c) vs. The Dyad – Tag team match for the NXT Tag Team Championships
  • Wes Lee vs. Dijack – Number One Contenders match for the NXT Championship
  • Trick Williams vs. Drew Gulack
  • Blair Davenport vs. Dana Brooke

WWE NXT Hopes To Continue Ratings Success

NXT has seen some of its highest viewing figures in over 2 years in recent months, with the August 8th episode drawing an average audience of 776,000 viewers. Currently pulling in a higher audience than both Rampage and Collision, Eric Bischoff believes that NXT has the potential to beat AEW Dynamite in the weekly ratings in the near future.

Booker T also agrees with the current trajectory of the developmental brand, believing there is potential for the Tuesday night show to eventually obtain an average audience of over 1 million viewers.

Part of the ratings success has been the utilisation of main roster talent on the show, which has provided multiple benefits. Not only have the inclusions of stars like The Mysterios and Rhea Ripley brought more eyes to the product, but those who have been sent to NXT have been able to work on their characters and give those on the roster valuable experience of working with Raw or SmackDown talent.