It appears that WWE is making a major change to the upcoming Takeover main event. While it was revealed that Johnny Gargano would be the next challenger to Almas’ NXT Championship title at this past week’s NXT tapings, that may no longer be the plan.
WWE taped four matches this week — Trent Seven vs. Killian Dain, Kassius Ohno vs. Johnny Gargano, Roderick Strong vs. Lars Sullivan and Adam Cole vs. Aleister Black. The winners of these matches moved on to compete in a Fatal 4 Way with the winner being the new #1 contender for the NXT Title. Gargano ended up winning the 4 Way and should be moving on to challenge Almas… or so we thought.
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When William Regal made the announcement in the video above, there was no mention of the Kassius Ohno vs. Johnny Gargano match. Instead Regal announced Velveteen Dream vs. Ohno instead. This means that WWE will have to tape the Velveteen Dream vs. Ohno match and the Fatal 4 Way match to determine a new #1 contender.
As of this writing, there is no indication as to why the company made this change. We will keep you updated if we receive any other details.