Some of the men and women of NXT have a very busy weekend ahead of them. Double duty of the highest order. NXT TakeOver: WarGames on Saturday night, then Survivor Series just 24 hours later. The first TakeOver since August will take place on Saturday, November 23, 2019, and, as always, will air live on the WWE Network. The show will begin at 7 pm EST, or 6:00 pm EST if you want to catch the preshow. We have all of the information you'll need regarding every match on the card right here, including the two huge WarGames matches taking place.
Men's WarGames Match
If the men's WarGames match goes on before the women's match this Saturday, it will mean Undisputed ERA has been in all three of NXT's first three WarGames matches. That's the kind of experience no one else across any of WWE's rosters has. So Adam Cole and co will have the experience heading into Saturday night, but it doesn't mean they'll have the edge. Tomasso Ciampa's team is not only teeming with power and athleticism but at the time of typing this, it has the advantage of still being able to add one more member to its ranks. Matt Riddle will be busy battling Finn Balor at TakeOver instead. That gives Team Ciampa the added bonus of throwing a wildcard into the mix at the last minute, making it something UE simply can't prepare for.
Women's WarGames Match
WWE's female Superstars have ticked off a lot of firsts these last few years. So many that it's hard to imagine there are still some firsts left to accomplish. There are though, and one more will have been checked off the list by the time this Saturday has been and gone. The first-ever women's WarGames match. Both Shayna Baszler and Rhea Ripley have assembled their teams and are ready to go to war at TakeOver this weekend. The build to this match has been gripping and came to a head via a terrific ladder match last week. If the eight women involved can carry that momentum into TakeOver then this could well be the biggest and best match of the whole weekend.
Finn Balor vs Matt Riddle
As touched upon above, Riddle was originally meant to have been a part of the men's WarGames match at TakeOver this Saturday. That was before his issues with a returning Finn Balor got out of hand. Balor wound up calling out The King of Bros, a call out Riddle dutifully answered. Although the former Universal Champion has been back in NXT for a while, he is yet to wrestle a single match. This one will actually be his first televised match since losing to Bray Wyatt at SummerSlam. We only have one question in regard to this one. Will we see the return of The Demon, or will Balor continue to make us wait?
Pete Dunne vs Damian Priest vs Killian Dain
Cole will be busy stepping inside of NXT's WarGames cage for the third straight year which means his title will not be defended on the show. However, UE's fearless leader will need to avoid getting beaten up too badly as he will be defending the NXT Title the following night at Survivor Series. His challenger will be either Pete Dunne, Killian Dain, or Damian Priest. The trio has been at each other's throats for weeks and when that comes to a head at TakeOver, one of them will earn their way into a championship match.