NXT Tag Team Titles Vacated After Danny Burch Suffers A Gruesome Shoulder Injury

Published 03/24/2021, 8:30 AM EDT


NXT General Manager William Regal has vacated the NXT Tag Team Titles. An injury suffered by Danny Burch has caused Regal to make a snap decision, and many believe it is the right one. Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch were decent champions but were nothing compared to previous champs.

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NXT Tag Titles vacated

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The British bruiser suffered a separated shoulder after taking a suplex from Karrion Kross. Regal booked Kross and NXT Champion Finn Balor to face the NXT Tag Team Champions, but their teamwork spared no fruit after Balor drop-kicked Oney Lorcan into Scarlett. An incensed Kross destroyed Balor, leaving him prone to a pinfall from Lorcan.

The news broke out on NXT’s Injury Report special on YouTube. The tag champs attempted a double suplex on the massive Kross, but he countered it into a double suplex of his own. While Lorcan landed on his back, Burch landed on his shoulder, which led to the gruesome injury.

No one assumed the severity of the injury would lead to the NXT Tag Titles being vacated, but it is the correct option. With NXT Takeover: Stand and Deliver, NXT can crown brand new Tag Team Champions. MSK won the Dusty Rhodes Classic back in February and hasn’t received their title shot yet.

After nearly stealing the show against the Grizzled Young Veterans, fans would salivate at the prospect of watching a sequel. To make things more interesting, William Regal could add a stipulation to the match; perhaps a two-out-of-three falls match?

Six huge matches confirmed for this week

After last week’s blockbuster episode, which featured the debut of LA Knight and the tag team main event, this week’s episode also promises fireworks. NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai teams up with new signing Zoey Stark to take on Dakota Kai and her Takeover opponent Raquel Gonzalez.

After being drop-kicked into Scarlett, Oney Lorcan has his hands full with her husband and the No. 1 Contender for the NXT Championship. With Lorcan securing a win over the champion last week, a convincing performance against Kross could secure a title shot for him.

After a strong debut last week, LA Knight will want to remain undefeated in NXT. However, in his path stands the monstrous Bronson Reed. NXT’s resident ‘thick boy’ wants to give the former Eli Drake an appropriate welcome to the black-and-yellow brand. The NXT Women’s Tag Titles will be on the line as Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart defend against Aliyah and Jessi Kamea.

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Also making his first NXT appearance, at least on the American side, is Jordan Devlin. The Cruiserweight Champion will take on Japanese sensation Kushida, in what promises to be a match for the ages. United Kingdom Champion Walter takes on Drake Maverick, which promises to be a fun match.

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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