The next TakeOver special has been announced to take place on May 20 and the matches that will take place on the highly anticipated evening have been announced on the NXT tapings.
Earlier this week, NXT taped its next three shows which will air on the WWE Network from April 29 through to May 13 before the TakeOver special on the 20th.
If you wish to avoid the spoilers for the next three episodes of NXT and prefer to wait until they air, please turn back now.
As WrestleZone have reported, the first show will take place on April 29 and the show will kick off with NXT Champion Kevin Owens and will be interrupted by NXT General Manager, William Regal. He tells Kevin Owens that being the champion doesn’t mean he runs the show, Regal does. Sami Zayn is out next and after a bit of talking between the trio, we have our first match and the main event for NXT TakeOver set.
Kevin Owens is determined to make it a non-title bout, but Sami Zayn berates him and tries to goad him into accepting the championship match and finally they agree; Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens have their rematch.
Also on the first episode, Enzo Amore and Big Cass step up in their bid to become NXT Tag Team Champions by actually pinning the champions, Blake & Murphy in a non-title match.
Dana Brooke competes in her second match, and picks up a win over Bayley who was distracted by Emma who used her theme music. Adam Rose also made his way back to NXT, taking on Hideo Itami in a losing effort.
Becky Lynch then defeats an enhancement talent called Sarah Thompson via submission, who looks to be one of the many new recruits WWE signed up for NXT.
In the main event, Sami Zayn picked up a victory over Alex Riley via disqualification, as Kevin Owens attacked Sami Zayn from behind and then hit a powerbomb on Alex Riley.
Charlotte kicks off the second episode as she defeats Emma who worked as a heel. Bayley was out to the ring after the match and hit a Hugplex on Emma as Charlotte tried to hold her back but Bayley finally showed a more vicious side to her always-positive character.
Rhyno then defeated Bull Dempsey thanks to the Gore, after the match Rhyno made his intentions clear and called out Baron Corbin for TakeOver. Enzo Amore and Big Cass were then supposed to be in action but their opponents Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson didn’t show up, a video then showed us that Blake & Murphy had attacked them backstage.
Contract signing segment next, NXT General Manager William Regal is in the ring for the NXT TakeOver title match for the Women’s Championship. Becky Lynch tells Sasha Banks her tough upbringing story before Banks signed the contract with her stamp and then attacked Becky Lynch, as the referee’s broke up two up it looked as if Becky Lynch got the upper hand of the NXT Women’s Champion.
Main event time and Finn Balor is on commentary, suited and booted. Hide Itami takes on Tyler Breeze once more and Itami picks up the win with his Shotgun Kick. After the match, Tyler Breeze attacks Hideo Itami but Finn Balor makes the save but Breeze has the last laugh, hitting them both with a superkick followed by a Beauty Shot on Itami as we build towards a triple threat match.
The final show before TakeOver see’s Bayley take on Jessi McKay and defeats her with the Hugplex, McKay is another one of the new recruits recently signed.
Solomon Crowe then debuts new theme music as he loses to Baron Corbin, Rhyno comes out after the match as he and Corbin start to brawl and security holds them back but a number of them eat Gores for their troubles whilst the remainder run away.
Sasha Banks then defeated another new recruit, rumoured to be Cassie McIntosh whilst Alexa Blidd defeated Carmella in the following match after Blake & Murphy distracted her. She tells the champions that Enzo Amore and Big Cass will take their gold from them at TakeOver.
Kalisto of The Lucha Dragons is back on NXT as he picks up another win, this time over Tye Dillinger.
Sami Zayn is in the ring and is cut off by Kevin Owens, Sami takes some cheap shot at Owens and his son wanting to wear a Sami Zayn shirt rather than a ‘KO’ shirt but Owens has no time for games. He says that he knows Sami is hurt and at TakeOver he’s going to hrut him against but this time Sami Zayn won’t be able to come back.
Main event action see’s Finn Balor and Hideo Itami team up to take on the team of Adam Rose and Tyler Breeze. Breeze picks up the win by pinning Itami who wasn’t getting along well with Hideo Itami as Tyler Breeze then knocked out his tag team partner as we build towards the triple threat match between Itami, Breeze and Balor.