WWE news: NXT TakeOver: Portland could be the best TakeOver event of all time

The official poster for NXT TakeOver: Portland

As far as WWE shows go, there's nothing more consistently brilliant than an NXT TakeOver show.

Since the inception of 'TakeOver' back in 2014, the events have delivered some incredible moments, shocking debuts and five-star matches - and it's mainly thanks to Triple H.

The senior producer of NXT converted those three letters from a game-show to what is now a stand-alone third brand in WWE, and despite not getting the 2 million-plus viewers that Raw and SmackDown get, it provides more entertainment.

And in a rare move, TakeOver will tonight take place on a weekend where there is no main roster pay-per-view as it normally does - it is standing alone on a Sunday night where it deserves to be.

We are also looking at potentially the most stacked TakeOver of all time, and HHH has decided to push the boat out and put on a six-match card for the first time in a while.

The main event will see Tommaso Ciampa look to take back the belt he never lost - the NXT Championship - when he takes on the leader of the Undisputed Era in Adam Cole.

Adam Cole and Tommaso Ciampa will go one-on-one in Portland

Ciampa had to vacate the title last March after undergoing neck surgery, and he has been focused on getting 'Goldie' back ever since.

We predict there may be shenanigans from Cole's stable-mates that prevent Ciampa from being successful on this occasion, but it'll be an incredible match full of story-telling.

The other main event sees Rhea Ripley defend her NXT Women's Championship against Bianca Belair, and it has huge WrestleMania implications.

Rhea Ripley and Bianca Belair's match has huge WrestleMania implications

It looks like for the first time ever, an NXT title will be defended at 'Mania, with Charlotte reportedly taking on the winner of Ripley and Belair in Tampa.

But there's a chance that Flair may be present at TakeOver tonight, and her presence could lead to an inconclusive finish.

Another hot feud sees Johnny Gargano and Finn Balor finally go one-on-one after their initial match at War Games in November was cancelled.

The 'Prince' Finn Balor takes on Johnny Gargano in Portland

The intensity has been building up week-by-week, and heel Balor has already taken out Matt Riddle in his crusade to become the King of NXT once again.

Gargano isn't called Johnny Takeover for a reason though, and the two could put on a magical performance tonight.

Also on the card is the newly-formed team of Matt Riddle and Pete Dunne, the reigning Dusty Rhodes Classic winners, taking on Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish of Undisputed Era for the NXT Tag Team Titles.

The Broserweights - Matt Riddle and Pete Dunne - will challenge for the NXT Tag Titles

Riddle and Dunne's chemistry has been off the charts and have had some hilarious segments and promos together, and they will be looking to dethrone the long-term champs who haven't really had much of a tag division to work with.

The NXT fans are also being treated to another instalment of the rivalry between NXT North American Champion Keith Lee and the fearsome Dominik Dijakovic.

Dijakovic recently won a number-one contenders match and it means that they will get much more time to work with each other on the TakeOver stage than they have done on television.

Dakota Kai and Tegan Nox will add the next chapter to their rivalry tonight

The final match on the card sees Dakota Kai and Tegan Nox continue their blood feud, with the former tag team partners going head-to-head in a Street Fight.

Kai turned on the Welsh wizard at War Games, violently assaulting Nox's surgically-repaired knee, and the anger between the pair hasn't subsided just yet.

All six matches combined could mean that NXT has its most memorable night yet, and we cannot wait to see it!

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