The Holidays are a time to get together and set aside your differences, or to just fight it out. Since the NXT roster has chosen the later, it’s time once again for WAR GAMES! Two teams, two rings, no rules (escape no being a coward) and a massive steel cage make this annual event a favorite, and Undisputed Era are entering their fourth match of this type! Let’s break down every match on this card!
Cameron Grimes Faces His Worst Nightmare… Again
For months now, Cameron Grimes has been running from Dexter Lumis. He’ll claim he’s not scared, but whenever Lumis locks eyes with Grimes, he puts his tail between his legs and runs. Despite this, he also keeps attacking Lumis to show that he’s really not scared of him.
This issue needs to end, and William Regal decided that attaching them at the wrist by a strap would be the best way to ensure Grimes can’t run away. Strap matches can be hit or miss, but with the pressure of being on an NXT Takeover event, they should bring their A-Games.
Timothy Thatcher & Tommaso Ciampa Have A Grudge To Settle
Timothy Thatcher has done a great job building up a careful image of a badass submission expert, but Tommaso Ciampa has seen right through this. Over the past few weeks, he’s been able to crack this image by simply being around Thatcher, and what really bothers Thatcher is that it led to him tapping out in a match against KUSHIDA. He got some revenge by choking Ciampa out this past week on NXT, but tonight it’s time to see who is the real badass here. No frills, just a fight.
Leon Ruff’s Greatest Test Yet
Leon Ruff might have only been in WWE under contract for a few months now, but he’s already defending the NXT North American Championship on a Takeover event. Damien Priest helped him defeat Johnny Gargano twice now, but tonight he’s getting his chance to become a two time champion in his own right. Ruff is a talented wrestler, but he’s a complete underdog coming into this match against two of NXT’s best, and his Cinderella Story might be over.
Candice LeRae Made Several Mistakes, And It’s War Time
Candice LeRae just wants to be the NXT Women’s Champion, but after failing to beat Io Shirai again, she decided to go after the host from Halloween Havoc, Shotzi Blackheart. She’d run over Blackhearts beloved tank, and that was the first shot in this war. Alongside Indi Hartwell, she’d recruit Dakota Kai, Raquel Gonzalez and Toni Storm to her side. In the process, she would make enemies of Rhea Ripley, Ember Moon and Io Shirai as well.
Now, the teams are set, and it’s time for War Games once again. The women stole the show last year, but don’t forget that Rhea Ripley won that match with her hands cuffed and with just Candice LeRae to back her up. This year she has a stacked team, and that could be great for Shotzi Blackheart.
Pat McAfee Will Enter The Undisputed Era’s Playground
Starting at NXT Takeover 31, Pat McAfee had a plan. He hired Ridge Holland to take out Adam Cole first, and then the rest of Undisputed Era started falling one after another. By bringing in Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan, Bobby Fish & Roderick Strong fell with ease. Kyle O’Reilly would be barely standing after a war with Finn Balor, and Pete Dunne put him right back down.
McAfee lost Holland to injury but he was already planning Undisputed Era’s funeral, but they’re back for their latest War Games campaign, and McAfee is about to learn why they’re on top.
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