In an exciting 205 Live episode, NXT Heavyweight Champion Roderick Strong faces debuting Draco Anthony, Malik Blade achieves his first victory over Andre Chase, and Indy Hartwell will head to the purple brand to take on Valentina Feroz.
Ever since Strong joined Diamond Mine and quickly won his title, Malcolm Bivens has made it very clear that the first member of the faction will fight anyone – colossal, small, veteran or rookie.
And, in fact, Strong will face Draco Anthony, who is competing in his very first match.
Feroz, who posted a 4-1 record on the revamped 205 Live and is pulled away from her win against Erica Yang last week, is facing what is arguably the toughest test of her young career when she meets former NXT women’s champion Indy Hartwell.
Hartwell will only make her second career appearance on the purple brand, but she excelled in singles and team events at NXT 2.0 and nearly became a two-time NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion in a triple toss. Threat Tag Team Match at NXT Halloween Havoc.
And in a match between two superstars in dire need of victory, Chase and Blade seem to do whatever they can to stop their long losing streaks. Although he turned his head with his incredible athleticism during the 205 Live and NXT 2.0 competitions, Chase is still looking for his first career win; Meanwhile, Chase hopes to disrupt a nine-match losing streak.
Check out the incredible 205 Live Friday at 10-9 C at Peacock in the US and WWE elsewhere!