The upcoming NXT Championship showdown between Adam Cole and Matt Riddle is certainly a highly anticipated one, with it marking a new era for NXT as they broadcast both hours of their show on the USA Network with limited commercials throughout.

Both men are considered to be amongst the best of the best not only in NXT, and not only in WWE, but in all of professional wrestling. Both will come out of this bout looking like a million bucks, but only one can hold the gold at the end of the night.

One man who will have an invested interest in the match will be NXT general manager William Regal.

It’s a short yet sweet statement that sums up, fairly elegantly, the kind of stakes that are in play for this match. It seems obvious to suggest that both men will probably stick around in NXT for quite a while, given that it is being positioned as the third brand in WWE nowadays.

Regal himself will continue to reign supreme as one of the best general managers in the history of WWE, mainly because his role over the years has been so simple. He doesn’t step out of line, and he is able to make himself feel like a legitimate person of authority more so than someone who injects themselves into storylines at every available turn.

The next step for Cole and Riddle is not yet known, but either way, this match has more potential than we can even begin to describe.

Harry Kettle

Sports writer covering pro wrestling, MMA & football. Forever dreaming of a world where Jeff Hardy wins the strap one more time.

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