As announced on this week’s episode of NXT, Shinsuke Nakamura will be getting his rematch against Samoa Joe in two weeks at the NXT show in Osaka, Japan’s Edion Arena. The match was announced at the end of this week’s NXT show. Earlier in the show, they showed a post-match interview with Nakamura demanding a rematch from Joe. I presume that the loser of the match will be moving up to the main roster by January.
I guess this answers the question regarding the Osaka show being just a live event or a TV taping. The Osaka show will be taped on Saturday, December 3rd and it will be NXT’s first-ever show in that city.
Besides Joe and Nakamura, other matches advertised for the show are:
The Revival vs. Tino Sabbatelli and Riddick Moss. That was originally advertised for the NXT Tag Team Championship but that has obviously changed since The Revival dropped the titles last Saturday. Akira Tozawa and Tajiri will be facing Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa. Tozawa is headed to the main roster soon. Also, they are advertising Bobby Roode vs. Tye Dillinger vs. Elias Samson and a tag team match between Liv Morgan and Aliyah against Billie Kay and Peyton Royce. Asuka, Ember Moom and TM61 are also advertised for the show.