The next NXT TakeOver is just around the corner, taking place on November 19, the night before Survivor Series 2016. With the event so close, NXT are beginning to announce matches that will take place on the show. This week’s NXT tapings confirmed four matches that will take place at TakeOver: Toronto.
William Regal officially announced that Samoa Joe will get his rematch for the NXT Championship, versus Shinsuke Nakamura. Nakamura beat Joe at the last TakeOver event in Brooklyn, to become new NXT Champion. Since then, Joe has been determined to get a rematch, even injuring Nakamura and sending him to the hospital. A surprisingly serious Nakamura returned this week on NXT for retribution, and now it’s confirmed that they will meet again in Toronto.
This week in NXT also saw Bobby Roode and Tye Dillinger team up to face newly-formed stable Sanity in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Bobby Roode left Tye to fight them himself however, after seeing that Sanity were a bit too strange. Tye lost the match and suffered a beatdown afterwards as well. Roode then claimed backstage that Dillinger being beaten down was not his fault at all. This has resulted in a match between Dillinger and Roode being made for TakeOver: Toronto.
Everyone pretty much guessed this would happen, but it’s definitely confirmed that the final of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic will take place at NXT TakeOver Toronto. Sixteen teams originally featured in the first round of the tournament, and one team will officially be crowded champions in Canada.
Finally, a match that nobody saw coming whatsoever. Mickie James will be returning to the WWE for the first time since 2010 to compete for the NXT Women’s Championship against Asuka. Asuka has been on a roll since signing with NXT, and is still yet to lose via pinfall or submission (she’s was eliminated in a battle royal). Mickie will serve as a good challenger for Asuka’s championship, as nobody but Bailey has come close to beating the champion. James is a six-time WWE Women’s and Diva’s Champion, so her return is packed with anticipation. Since leaving WWE, she’s had plenty of success in TNA and on the independent scene, so she’ll prove to be Asuka’s toughest opponent yet. That match is set for NXT TakeOver: Toronto.
So, what do you think of the card so far? Are you excited for NXT TakeOver: Toronto?
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