Wes Lee To Defend North American Title In Triple Threat At WWE NXT Battleground

It was revealed during Tuesday night's episode of "WWE NXT" that Wes Lee will be defending his "NXT" North American Championship in a triple threat match against Tyler Bate and Schism's Joe Gacy at Battleground. 


During the episode, Gacy and The Dyad attacked Lee and Bate, and they weren't able to compete in their match against Charlie Dempsey and Drew Gulak. Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams took their spots in the match and won.

Bate and Lee had joined forces in Lee's feud with Dempsey and Gulak, and Bate was in Lee's corner during his title match against Gulak on the May 2 edition of "NXT." Two weeks earlier, on the April 18 edition, Lee had successfully defended his title against Dempsey, but was attacked by Gulak and Dempsey after the match.

Lee has been the "NXT" North American Champion since winning the then-vacant title in a five-way ladder match at Halloween Havoc in October 2022. Besides Gulak and Dempsey, Lee's other defenses have been against Dijak, Axiom, Von Wanger, Ilja Dragunov, and JD McDonagh. He's currently in his first reign as the North American Champion, though Lee has held the "NXT" Tag Team titles twice in his career.


Battleground is set for May 28 at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachusetts. Other matches announced for the event include the tournament final for the vacant "NXT" Women's Championship, while Hayes will defend his "NXT" Championship against Bron Breakker, and Dragon Lee will challenge Noam Dar for the Heritage Cup Championship.