We are just a few hours away from NXT TakeOver: Portland and the stage should be set for at least one big WWE WrestleMania match after tonight’s show.
As PWInsider noted several days ago, Charlotte Flair is scheduled to appear at TakeOver: Portland. Company sources tell us that she has arrived and she is backstage at the Moda Center.
Flair has yet to answer whether she will challenge for Rhea Ripley’s NXT Championship. WWE has dragged this out so they could get through tonight’s show. The official hype for the NXT Women’s Championship match at Mania will begin after tonight’s pay-per-view and Flair is expected to appear on more NXT TV shows in the coming weeks as WWE hopes that her presence will help to boost the ratings for that show.
We will have complete TakeOver: Portland coverage here on WrestlingNews.co. Here is the card for tonight:
Adam Cole (Champion) vs. Tommaso Ciampa
NXT Women’s Championship
Rhea Ripley (Champion) vs. Bianca Belair
NXT Tag Team Championship
The Undisputed Era (Champions) vs. Matt Riddle and Pete Dunne
NXT North American Championship
Keith Lee (Champion) vs. Dominik Dijakovic
Finn Balor vs. Johnny Gargano
Dakota Kai vs. Tegan Nox