WWE NXT: TakeOver XXX Match Card, Start Time and How to Watch

Published 08/21/2020, 9:11 AM EDT


NXT is all set to present the 30th edition of its TakeOver series. The TakeOver has quickly become one of the most popular events in Wrestling.

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NXT TakeOver takes place one day before the pay-per view events of the main roster. The 30th edition, being marketed as TakeOver: XXX, comes before WWE SummerSlam ( August 23rd). The event has some exciting matches to offer.

When and How To Watch The Event

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The event was initially scheduled to take place at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. However, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the venue shifted to the Full Sail University Campus in Winter Park, Florida – the longtime home of NXT.

The show will kick off at 7 PM ET with the preshow beginning at 6 PM ET on Saturday (August 22). The matches will be available to stream on WWE Network.

Major Matches To Look Forward To

NXT North American Championship – Bronson Reed vs. Damian Priest vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Cameron Grimes vs. Velveteen Dream (Ladder Match)

This match was one of the earliest events to get booked. After winning the NXT championship, Keith Lee gave up the North American title to give others a chance to lead this ladder match. The biggest stars coming into the game are Gargano and Dream. Experts are bidding on Priest to win here.

Singles Match – Adam Cole vs. Pat McAfee

This storyline is the most unexpected one with former NFL punter, preshow host, and radio personality McAfee pitted against NXT’s most successful champion – Adam Cole.

Although McAfee proclaims he is fitter than ever with his workout videos, it is highly unlikelyunlikely that he can defeat Cole unless the creative heads have some long term plans in mind.

NXT Women’s Championship – Io Shirai (c) vs. Dakota Kai

After winning the title at TakeOver: In Your House, Shirai has only defended the title once. Kai will be an excellent opponent for Shirai. Still, even with the potential for outside interference, there’s little doubt on who has the title at the end of the night. Shirai will probably retain the title.

NXT Championship – Keith Lee (c) vs. Karrion Kross

The champion will defend his title. However, the feud seems rushed, and it is highly unlikely that Lee will lose the title so soon.

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There is also a triple threat tag team match between Breezango (Fandango and Tyler Breeze) vs. Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch vs. Legado del Fantasma (Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza) to determine the no. 1 contenders for the NXT Tag Team Championships.

Finn Balor will also be in action as he takes on Timothy Thatcher in a singles match.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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