After five months out of action, Danny Burch returned from injury on tonight’s episode of NXT.
Burch made his return after Ridge Holland defeated Timothy Thatcher on NXT tonight. When Tommaso Ciampa went to check on Thatcher after the match, a brawl broke out and Ciampa initially got the better of Holland and Pete Dunne. But Oney Lorcan and Burch then pulled Ciampa out of the ring and attacked him. Ciampa tried to fight back until being laid out with a headbutt by Holland.
Holland also left Thatcher laying after hitting him in the throat with a club.
Burch suffered a separated shoulder while teaming with Lorcan against Finn Balor & Karrion Kross on NXT this March. Lorcan & Burch were NXT Tag Team Champions at the time but had to vacate the titles due to injury. MSK won the vacant titles at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver in April.
Lorcan & Burch called themselves the rightful NXT Tag Team Champions during a promo that aired later on tonight’s NXT. Dunne also spoke during the promo and vowed to take the NXT Championship from Samoa Joe. Dunne had confronted Joe earlier in the show.
Ciampa vs. Holland will take place on next Tuesday’s NXT. It was said tonight that Thatcher is out of action indefinitely following Holland’s attack.