Welcome to Ringside News’ coverage of NXT TakeOver: War Games II, emanating live from Los Angeles!
Tonight’s main event is the titular War Games match, and this year’s showdown is between just two teams: The Undisputed Era, and the makeshift team of Pete Dunne, Ricochet, and the War Raiders. These two teams will go to war inside the daunting War Games structure, with the babyfaces looking to silence the heels once and for all. Bear in mind though, Undisputed Era competed in last year’s War Games match and won, and they have the advantage with starting positions tonight, so the ball is in their court!
The NXT Championship will be on the line tonight, as Champion Tomasso Ciampa defends against The Velveteen Dream! The feud for this match has been surprisingly good, despite it being largely overshadowed by the War Games match and the blood feud between Johnny Gargano and Aleister Black. That said, the Dream is fuck AF to watch, and Ciampa is the best heel around. So this match may not be the most anticipated, but it could easily steal the show.
And speaking of stealing the show, the match everyone will point to in that regard, is surely Gargano Vs. Black. This feud started a while back, when Gargano inadvertently cost Black the NXT Championship against Ciampa. Since his feud with Ciampa grinded to a halt, Gargano has since devolved into one with Black, admitting that he was the one who attacked Aleister in the car park a few months ago. Unsurprisingly, Black is furious and seeks revenge against the now-heel Gargano. This one is fascinating to say the least.
Which brings us to the final match on tonight’s card: Shayna Baszler Vs. Kairi Sane for the NXT Women’s Championship. Last month, Baszler defeated Sane with the help of her buddies, to regain the Women’s Championship. William Regal, unhappy with her tactics, booked a rematch between the two, this time with the two-out-of-three-falls stipulation! This should be a long and arduous match between these two, and I can’t wait to see it!
That’s the preview for NXT TakeOver: War Games, be sure to let us know which match you’re most excited to see! Remember to download the Ringside News app, follow us on Instagram, and enjoy the show!