Kurt Angle to referee Matt Riddle and Timothy Thatcher in the NXT Fight Pit tonight

Matt Riddle and Timothy Thatcher are stepping into the cage, and Kurt Angle will be joining them. The WWE Hall of Famer and Olympic Gold Medalist will serve as special guest referee for The Original Bro’s battle against Thatcher in the NXT Fight Pit tonight. 

Thatcher debuted as Riddle’s partner in place of Pete Dunne, who was unable to appear to defend the NXT Tag Team Championship. Riddle & Thatcher seemed to catch lightning in a bottle, fending off The Undisputed ERA’s Bobby Fish & Roderick Strong to retain the titles.

But The Newly-Bros imploded in less than a month and lost the titles to Imperium, with Riddle’s easy-going demeanor apparently driving Thatcher mad. The Original Bro craftily rolled up Thatcher two weeks ago to win their first bout against each other, though the tension was far from settled.

Thatcher called for a match that could only be won by knockout or tap-out. Riddle one-upped him, proposing that they meet inside a cage. We’ve seen a glimpse of the NXT Fight Pit that will surround the foes, but what exactly can we expect? And what sort of impact might Angle have? 

Find out when it all goes down tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network!