In an intense showdown of international wrestling talent, the finals of the WWE NXT Global Heritage Invitational have been officially announced for next week’s No Mercy go-home episode, promising an electrifying contest for fans. However, despite the announcement, there’s still one match in the tournament yet to air, adding a layer of intrigue to the proceedings.
In the latest episode of NXT, the Group A winner was determined as Butch secured victory over Tyler Bate, accumulating 5 points in the process. Meanwhile, in Group B, Duke Hudson overcame Joe Coffey, leading to a three-way tie with Nathan Frazer, all with 4 points each. Yet, the drama didn’t end there, as Coffey went on to defeat both Superstars in a Triple Threat tie-breaker, solidifying his place in the finals with an impressive 6 points.
The stage is now set for Butch to collide with Coffey in the finals of the Round Robin-style tournament, with the victor earning the opportunity to challenge NXT Heritage Cup Champion Noam Dar in a British Rounds Rules match, with the prestigious cup on the line. Dar, along with his Meta-Four stablemates, closely monitored tonight’s action from their VIP Lounge, complete with a Matrix-themed aesthetic that matched their enigmatic personas.
While the finals of the NXT Global Heritage Invitational have been locked in for next week’s live go-home episode of NXT, there is still one more match yet to air. Axiom and Charlie Dempsey are slated to face off in a tournament match that was taped during tonight’s events, set to air on Friday’s NXT Level Up episode. However, the outcome of this match will have no bearing on the tournament standings, as both Axiom and Dempsey cannot reach the 5 points needed to match Butch’s impressive tally.
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As the dust settles, here are the final standings from both groups:
- Axiom (Spain) with 1 point (0-1-1)
- Butch (England) with 5 points (2-0-1)
- Charlie Dempsey (United States) with 0 points (0-2-0)
- Tyler Bate (England) with 4 points (2-1-0)
- Akira Tozawa (Japan) with 0 points (0-3-0)
- Duke Hudson (Australia) with 4 points (2-2-0)
- Joe Coffey (Scotland) with 6 points (3-1-0)
- Nathan Frazer (Jersey, Channel Islands) with 4 points (2-2-0) (Coffey clinched the group by winning the Triple Threat tie-breaker against Frazer and Hudson.)
This impending showdown at NXT No Mercy between the victor of the finals, Butch or Coffey, and NXT Heritage Cup Champion Noam Dar carries an air of excitement and history. The match could potentially mark the second singles encounter between Coffey and Dar, with their first battle ending in Dar retaining the NXT Heritage Cup on the March 10, 2022, episode of NXT UK. Meanwhile, Butch and Dar have a history of their own, with Butch securing a win in their first encounter at RevPro’s Live At The Cockpit 10 on July 3, 2016, and their second bout, which aired on the taped October 17, 2018, NXT UK episode, saw then-champion Butch retaining the WWE UK Title over Dar.
The anticipation for this clash of titans is mounting, and the WWE Universe eagerly awaits the crowning of the next contender for the NXT Heritage Cup.