NXT Takeover: XXX Preview

08/20/2020

NXT Takeover XXX was originally set for Saturday, August 22, 2020.  It will be the 30th Takeover event in WWE history.  Here are the following schedule match cards:

Adam Cole vs. Pat McAfee

The actual hype started on July 23, 2020 during Par McAfee's radio program.  Cole got into an altercation with McAfee when McAfee accused Cole for being short and hiding behind The Undisputed Era.  Later in the week, Triple H calmed the situation that set up for a meet on NXT TV.  On August 5, 2020, the Undisputed Era were involved in a tag team championship match with Imperium.  The focus was lost when Cole confronted McAfee that turned into a brawl.  McAfee punted Cole's head for the knockout.  Triple H issued a challenge to McAfee on behalf of Cole on the ESPN's Get Up which McAfee accepted in a video.  Will McAfee punt his way to victory or Cole give him the "Last Shot."  

*Adam Cole favored

NXT Women's Championship - Io Shirai (C) vs. Dakota Kai

Kai became the number one contender by defeating Rhea Ripley.  Thanks to the interference from The Robert Stone brand and newly recruited Mercedes Martinez, Kai has taken  the easy road to the spotlight.  Shirai will defend the title for the second time.  She became champion by winning the triple threat match over Charlotte and Ripley.  She defeated Tegan Nox in her first defense.  

Update: Raquel Gonzales is back and showed her presence by assisting Kai's dirty work.  She attacked Shirai.  Could we see a title change at NXT Takeover XXX?

*Io Shirai favored

NXT North American Championship "Ladder Match" - Bronson Reed vs. Damian Priest vs. Cameron Grimes vs. Johnny Gargano vs. The Velveteen Dream.

Keith Lee relinquished the title after winning the NXT Championship over Adam Cole.  General Manager William Regal set up numerous triple threat matches and the winners will collide to see who will become the next NXT North American Champion.  

Update: It has been a twist to where Finn Balor lost the match because of Timothy Thatcher.  Balor's luck seems to drift him away from any title picture since returning to NXT.  The rivalry of Johnny Gargano, The Imperium, and now Thatcher has prevented Balor to complete his goals.  Will there be a change into Balor's way of being a Prince? It is too early to tell but it is worth mentioning that Balor may need the Demon to return.  

Gargano and Dream advance to the Ladder Match.

*Damian Priest favored

NXT Championship - Keith Lee (C) vs. Karrion Kross (Scarlett)

This is a long-awaited match that can steal the show.  Kross has demolished and crushed all opponents that get in his way.  He issues out timers to let those know that their time will expire soon.  Lee cannot wait to get his hands on Kross for what he did to his best friend, Dominik Dijakovic.  This is a guaranteed heavyweight match that you cannot miss out.  

*Karrion Kross favored

Published Aug 16, 2020

Edited Aug 20, 2020