Ric Flair pulls out of NXT Takeover 2 event

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Ric Flair has shockingly pulled out of tonight's NXT Takeover 2 event after stating that he has a "personal conflict."

The 16-time world heavyweight champion was set to be involved in the event as he welcomed Japanese superstar Kenta to the WWE.

Flair was thought to be one of the best choices to welcome Kenta given his experience in the business, but now someone else will have to take his place.

As well as this, Flair's daughter Charlotte will be defending the NXT women's championship against Bayley and she surely would have loved to have her father in her corner.

Replacement needed

There is no news yet on what the personal conflict may be and why Flair has left it so late to pull out, but now a replacement for him is needed to introduce Kenta to the WWE Universe.

Current speculation says that the COO himself - Triple H - may be the one to step up at tonight's live event but nothing is clear as of yet and it could be an eleventh hour script change as proceedings are broadcast on the WWE Network.

Of course the Network is not legally available in the UK until the beginning of next month, which means the British NXT fans will have to wait a few days to watch Takeover either online or on TV, but it still promises to be an epic night. 

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Epic night in store

As well as Kenta making his first appearance, WWE have also been promoting the main event all week. It will be every man for himself tonight as the athletic Adrian Neville takes on Tyler Breeze, Sami Zayn and Tyson Kidd in a triple threat match for the NXT world championship.

Meanwhile, following on from their win over Los Matadores on Main Event, The Ascension will defend their tag team championships against the team of Kalisto and Sin Cara as their main roster debut edges closer and closer.

There is also a hair vs hair match to look forward to as Enzo Amore takes on Sylvester LeFort and Mojo Rawley takes on Bull Dempsey in a singles match.

So even though Flair has pulled out at the last minute, tonight is still set to be a big night for the future of WWE and Kenta looks to have one of the most anticipated debuts of all time.

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