WWE will determine who faces Johnny Gargano at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver with a new match idea. The NXT Gauntlet Eliminator battle royal match will take place next week and the six final men in that match will get into the Gauntlet Eliminator match during the first night of TakeOver: Stand & Deliver.

During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer broke down how this unique match concept is going to play out. Matches of this kind have existed in the past, but it is a new idea for WWE.

“It’s not like, you know in a gauntlet two guys start and then one advances and another one comes out. In this one guys are gonna come out every two or three minutes and then it turns into an elimination where it’s not battle royal rules, it’s pin or submission. So, it’s different from anything they’ve ever done in WWE.”

“It’s not really that complicated, it’s really simple. Two guys start. It’s the last six guys in the battle royal and they enter in the order they’re eliminated. So the first six guys who are eliminated in the battle royal, they’re out of luck.”


We’ll have to see who gets into the gauntlet eliminator match on night one of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver. The second night of TakeOver will see the winner of that match face Johnny Gargano for the NXT North American Title.

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