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WWE make a big change for the NXT Championship match at TakeOver: Brooklyn IV

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WWE have all eyes on Brooklyn as SummerSlam lands at the Barclays Center on August 19.

Although most of the attention will be on Sunday night's event - don't forget about what's happening 24 hours before it. 

OVERSHADOWING THE SHOW?

NXT TakeOver returns for the first time since June - and this month's show could easily steal all of the spotlight from SummerSlam.

TakeOver only usually airs ahead of WWE's biggest main roster PPVs - the Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, Money in the Bank, SummerSlam and Survivor Series. 

With the exception of 'Mania, many fans believe that the NXT event is often the better show of the weekend - and August is expected to be no different. But why is that? 

ONLY THE BEST

Well, to start, as we all know, there's going to be at least 11 matches on the SummerSlam card - with potential for more to be added. 

The show is arguably too long and fans just aren't going to be interested in every bout - unlike at TakeOver. 

Triple H has built a card with just five matches - and every single one of them has the chance to steal the show. 

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Those include Shayna Baszler vs Kairi Sane, Adam Cole vs Ricochet, The Undisputed Era vs Moustache Mountain and Velveteen Dream vs EC3.

THE MAIN EVENT 

All of those are expected to be good, but the scheduled main event had the potential to be a candidate for match of the year.  

It was supposed to be a triple threat for the NXT Championship between Tommaso Ciampa (c), Johnny Gargano and Aleister Black. 

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However, that won't be happening anymore.

A BIG CHANGE 

After suffering a groin injury at an NXT house show a few weeks back, Black has been pulled from TakeOver.

It's a real shame, considering that he's the former champ - and that may have been his final opportunity to win back the belt. 

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But, WWE are making the best of a bad situation - and have announced that the main event will still be well worth watching. 

It will now be a last man standing match between Gargano and Ciampa - and the long-term rivals go head-to-head once again. 

Expect the pair to tear the house down, following on from their brilliant performance at TakeOver: Chicago II back in June. 

Ciampa and Gargano have perhaps the most personal rival in all of WWE right now, so Black's loss is their gain, as they'll write what could be the final chapter of the story in Brooklyn. 

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