The two will clash for the championship in a 2-out-of-3-Falls Match next Tuesday night on NXT.
By capping a two-year odyssey with a breakthrough championship victory last month, Kushida gave the NXT Universe one of its most memorable feel-good moments in quite some time.
Escobar, however, is determined to end Kushida’s storybook ride. The Emperor of Lucha Escobar has refused to go quietly into the night since losing the title, and he brutalized Kushida in a Six-Man Tag Match two weeks ago.
Perhaps knowing Kushida’s warrior spirit all too well, Escobar likely got exactly what he wanted in the form of this rematch.
Will Escobar reestablish his dominance, or does Kushida simply have his number?