We have a clearer picture of the card for NXT Takeover: War Games, thanks to the TV tapings on Thursday night. Here is what went down at the tapings:
- No Way Jose defeated Marcel Barthel (the former Axel Dieter Jr.) in a dark match.
- Just before the tapings, they held a moment of silence for the victims of the horrific Las Vegas shooting
- Tino Sabbatelli and Riddick Moss defeated Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch
- A Women's battle royal was held to determine who would be the fourth person to be in the Fatal 4-Way match at NXT Takeover: War Games for the Women's title. Nikki Cross won so it will be Kairi Sane vs. Peyton Royce vs. Ember Moon vs. Nikki Cross at Takeover: War Games. There were some Mae Young Classic competitors in the match. Click here to read more on that.
- Aleister Black was making his way to the ring but was attacked by Velveteen Dream. Black fought back and Dream ran off to the back
- Andrade Cien Almas defeated Roderick Strong. Almas wants a shot at Drew McIntyre's title.
- The Undisputed Era came out while Roderick Strong was still in the ring. They gave Strong an armband and then left the ring so he needs to decide if he wants to join them.
- Nikki Cross defeated Taynara Conti
- Fabian Aichner defeated Johnny Gargano. I guess this is a losing streak storyline for Gargano because he's still thinking about Tommaso Ciampa. Ciampa is not due back for a few months.
- Contract signing. Almas attacked McIntyre on the stage and then signed the contract. Almas will challenge for the title at NXT Takeover: War Games.
- Authors Of Pain challenged SAniTY for the NXT tag team titles but The Undisputed Era interfered and caused a disqualification.
- Roderick Strong came back out and teased joining The Undisputed Era but it was a swerve because he attacked them. SAnitY backed him up and a new match was set for NXT Takeover: War Games. It will be Strong AOP vs. SAnitY vs. The Undisputed Era in a 2-ring War Games match!
- Heavy Machinery won a squash match
- Kairi Sane defeated Billie Kay
- Velveteen Dream defeated Cezar Bononi. After the match, Dream said that Aleister Black will say his name at Takeover: War Games
- Street Profits defeated Tino Sabbatelli and Riddick Moss
- Lars Sullivan defeated Raul Mendoza. Sullivan attacked Mendoza after the match but Kassius Ohno came out to make the save.
- Ember Moon defeated Mercedes Martinez. After the match, all four competitors in the upcoming NXT Women's Championship match at Takeover: War Games had a face off.
- Roderick Strong defeated Adam Cole by disqualification because Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish interfered and beat down on Strong. However, the Authors of Pain came out to make the save and then SAnitY ran down as well. Everyone brawled into the crowd to close out the show.
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