WWE announced on Saturday that Kyle O'Reilly is the third participant in the gauntlet eliminator match taking place on this Wednesday's edition of NXT. The winner receives a shot at NXT champion Finn Balor.
Kushida and Cameron Grimes were previously announced for the match, with two entrants still to go.
O'Reilly posted a video on social media, discussing how he's unproven as a singles performer, and this rates among the biggest challenges of his career. NXT champion Finn Balor responded, "In my book you ARE proven. It’s not an ‘if’ ,it’s very much a ‘when’ you face Finn Bálor. And when we do face , the only TING you will miss - Is having a partner to tag when your getting chewed up. Huge oppertunity Kyle. Don’t Craic under the pressure. Prinxe = Dimond"
The rules for the gauntlet eliminator are as follows:
* Two participants begin the match
* A new competitor enters the fray every four minutes
* Eliminations occur via pinfall or submission
* The last wrestler remaining after all five men enter will challenge for the NXT championship at the next TakeOver