Chris King confronts the elephant in the room: The Velveteen Dream’s days as North American Championship may be numbered after Roderick Strong fires the first strike.
The Velveteen Dream has been an incredible North American Champion, since winning the title from Johnny Gargano earlier this year. He’s defeated the likes of Ricochet, Matt Riddle, and at NXT TakeOver: Toronto both The Bruiserweight Pete Dunne and The Undisputed Era’s Roderick Strong.
Ever since The Undisputed Era’s leader current NXT Champion Adam Cole, proclaimed a prophecy that all four members would be draped in gold this year Strong has set his sights on the North American Championship.
“The Messiah of the Backbreaker” wasted no time, pointing out that Dream didn’t beat him at TakeOver he pinned Dunne to retain his title. On this week’s episode of NXT, after Dream silenced NXT’s Finest Kona Reeves Strong fired the first shot by setting Dream’s “signature” couch on fire.
Following Strong’s mind games to the North American Champion WWE posted this.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) September 5, 2019
Typically, Dream is the one who is playing mind games with his opponents, so to have the tables turned on him is a very intriguing twist for this feud. Strong is looking more determined as ever to fulfill the prophecy, by being the final member of The Undisputed Era to claim gold. But, will happen in two weeks on the debut episode of NXT on the USA Network?