NXT TakeOver: WarGames was a fantastic night of pro wrestling and included five matches in total, even though Matt Riddle’s TakeOver debut against Kassius Ohno was only around seven seconds and apparently, that short match was produced by Matt Bloom.
User chris_castaneda Reddit has been able to allegedly get his hands on the script for NXT TakeOver: WarGames which reveals the match producers for the night. It looks like the WarGames match took the most minds as Michael Hayes, Matt Bloom, and Shawn Michaels all had a hand in booking that one out. He said this was the script that Ciampa threw at Mauro Ranallo and the origin seems to match up with the photographic evidence.
You can check out the all the screenshots of the script below which appears to be a commentator’s script seeing how all of Mauro Ranallo’s segments are circled but the finishes aren’t on there.
It very well could be that a fan got ahold of the script after Tommaso Ciampa chucked Ranallo’s paperwork at him. But regardless, this seems legit.
Here are the matches and the producers:

  • Matt Riddle vs. Kassius Ohno – produced by Matt Bloom
  • Shayna Basler vs. Kairi Sane – produced by Sara Amato
  • Aleister Black vs. Johnny Gargano – produced by Terry Taylor
  • Tommaso Ciampa vs. Velveteen Dream – produced by Steve Corino
  • WarGames – Ricochet, War Raiders & Pete Dunne vs. The Undisputed Era – produced by Michael Hayes/Matt Bloom/Shawn Michaels

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