Kevin Owens vs Finn Balor announced for NXT Takeover: Brooklyn

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NXT General Manager William Regal announced at yesterdays San Diego Comic Con that Kevin Owens will cash in his rematch clause against Finn Balor at NXT Takeover in Brooklyn the night before Summerslam. 

Balor and Owens have already met twice for the NXT Championship and last Saturday's match at Beast in the East in Tokyo, Japan was one of the best matches from both men. 

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It was undeniably match of the night as the Japanese crowd gave Balor and Owens the honors that were traditional when competing in a championship match in Japan.


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The two superstars took each other to their breaking point before Balor found it inside him to hit the Coup de Grace one last time and pin Kevin Owens for just the second time in his NXT career and the third in his WWE career. 

This was Balor's biggest ever win in WWE and this allowed the former British Wrestling superstar to become the new leader of WWE's developmental territory. 

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Re-runs of the match were broadcast on this week's episode of NXT to allow the fans who were not awake in time for the match to be able to watch it. 

Huge Night

This rematch is a massive turning point for WWE, as is the entire Takeover event because it's the first time NXT have performed in the same arena as the WWE Superstars and it is the night before the Biggest Party of the Summer. 

This has lead to many online rumours that suggest that we could see a number of NXT talents make their main roster debut at SummerSlam. 

Heading Up?

There already rumours linking Charlotte and Sasha Banks to Team Paige when she has her showdown with Team Bella in around five weeks time, but there is now a report that suggests that WWE officials wanted to bring the two NXT divas up to the main roster this week on Raw, but instead they decided to allow the Bellas/Paige rivalry to extend further. 

It is thought that the NXT Women's Championship will also be on the line at Takeover and Becky Lynch will hopefully be returning from injury to pick up the gold, to allow Sasha to make the step up to the main roster. 

As stated, this is all speculation at this point, but NXT Takeover has become an entire force of it's own and it seems this one could be set to be the biggest yet. 

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