This week’s episode of NXT saw a number of developments leading to new and amended matches at NXT TakeOver: War Games on Sunday December 6th.
One title match has been added to the event as it was announced that Leon Ruff will defend his North American Championship in a triple threat match against former champions Johnny Gargano and Damian Priest. The match came about as a direct result of the new feeling of empowerment felt by the underdog champion Ruff. Having proclaimed that he could beat both of his challengers, Priest suggested he put his money where his mouth is and take them both on. It didn’t take NXT General Manager William Regal long to make that match official for TakeOver.
Another brand new match on the card will see the latest twist in the ongoing rivalry between Dexter Lumis and Cameron Grimes. With the cold, calculating Lumis continuing to fluster Grimes with his continued stalking of the former Trevor Lee, Regal decided that they need to settle their differences in a match that will keep them in close proximity to one another. Specifically, a strap match. The contest has been confirmed for the War Games undercard.
Finally, Team Candice in the women’s War Games match was confirmed. Joining Candice will be the newly turned heel Toni Storm as well as Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalz. The identity of Shotzi Blackheart’s three team members have not yet been confirmed.
NXT TakeOver: War Games will take place on Sunday 6th December from the Capitol Wrestling Center in Florida. The show will air on the WWE Network and the card currently reads as follows:
- Men’s War Games Match: The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, Bobby Fish and Roderick Strong) vs. The Kings Of NXT (Pat McAfee, Pete Dunne, Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch)
- Women’s War Games Match: Team Shotzi (Shotzi Blackheart and three partners TBA) vs. Team Candice (Candice LeRae, Toni Storm, Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez)
- NXT North American Championship Match: Leon Ruff vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Damian Priest
- Strap Match: Dexter Lumis vs. Cameron Grimes