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Breaking News: NXT will have a New Singles Championship Belt

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NXT, serving as a developmental division for WWE; it has come to be viewed by wrestling writers and fans as its own distinct entity—effectively serving as a third-brand complementing Raw and SmackDown Live. They have their own NXT Champion, Tag Team Champion, and Women’s Champion respectively.

GM Mr.Regal announcing another championship,

On Mar 7th at Full Sail Live in Winter Park, Florida; the brand is putting the finishing touches on the card for their big pre-WrestleMania live special, TakeOver: New Orleans; WWE Fans are expecting there would be a major surprise announcement for the show on Wednesday night.

But no one is expecting the announcement of a secondary men’s singles title is coming to the brand – The NXT North America Championship.

The inaugural Champion will be crowned at TakeOver: New Orleans in a six-man Ladder Match. WWE confirmed on their website that the match will feature Ethan Carter III, Ricochet, Adam Cole, The Velveteen Dream, Lars Sullivan and Killian Dain.

Meanwhile a Triple Treat Match between Dunne & Strong vs. The Authors of Pain vs. O’Reilly & Fish with the winners being crowned Dusty Classic winners, and NXT Tag Team Champions. Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa; Shayna Baszler will go one more time with Ember Moon for her Women’s Champion Belt. And for the main event will see Aleister Black vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas for the NXT Title.

TSJ Writer’s Note:

The new title will also add more depth to the programming, which is never a bad thing; but is it really necessary? They already have UK Title belt! If they are trying to bring in another mid-card singles title for the men’s division; what are they planning to do to the UK title belt? Can’t they just have the UK title belt as their Mid-Card Title Belt?

NXT and WWE need to bring Women’s Tag Team Title Belts.

I still try to suggest WWE bring in tag team titles for the women’s division for more than a year now, because women superstars are stack-up; arguably more so than ever before, and with only one female single’s title up for grabs so far.

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