Due to an injury suffered by Danny Burch, the NXT Tag Team titles have been declared vacant.
Burch & Oney Lorcan retained the NXT Tag Team titles against NXT Champion Finn Balor & Karrion Kross in the main event of last week’s NXT, but Burch suffered a separated shoulder during the match. Medical personnel checked on Burch after the injury and he never returned to the match. After Balor gave Lorcan a dropkick that accidentally knocked Lorcan into Scarlett, Kross attacked Balor. Lorcan then pinned Balor after hitting a running uppercut.
NXT general manager William Regal posted a tweet today confirming Burch’s injury. Regal announced that the NXT Tag Team titles have been vacated. Regal will give a further update on the status of the titles on this Wednesday’s episode of NXT.
“I can confirm this incredibly unfortunate news and make the difficult decision to vacate the #WWENXT Tag Team Titles,” Regal tweeted. “Furthermore, I will address the state of the titles further tomorrow night on @WWENXT.
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Burch & Lorcan had been NXT Tag Team Champions since winning the titles from Breezango in October of last year.
MSK won this year’s men’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic and were next in line for a title shot against Burch & Lorcan. MSK were supposed to get their NXT Tag Team title shot earlier this month, but that match was delayed due to MSK’s Wes Lee suffering a broken hand during the Dusty Classic finals. In storyline, Lee’s injury was blamed on an attack by The Grizzled Young Veterans. MSK had defeated The Grizzled Young Veterans in the Dusty Classic finals.