Triple H actually broke the news on his afternoon conference call, but we were waiting to see if TakeOver: Philadelphia’s final match got set-up on the Jan. 24 episode of NXT. While it still hasn’t been formally announced as of this writing, the basis for it was established by the main event and a fallout video.
Johnny Gargano defeated Velveteen Dream in barnburner to keep his #1 contender spot on Saturday’s event, and then Dream ran into the first man Gargano defeated to qualify for that position backstage. And Kassius Ohno didn’t appreciate Velveteen claiming it would have been “easy” for him to beat Ohno had he not gotten injured and replaced by Johnny Wrestling in the field:
Expect William Regal to make this official shortly, cementing the line-up for Wells Fargo Center as:
- Andrade “Cien” Almas (c) vs. Johnny Gargano for the NXT championship
- Shayna Baszler vs. Ember Moon (c) for the NXT Women’s title
- Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly (c) vs. Authors of Pain for the NXT Tag Team championship
- Aleister Black vs. Adam Cole in an Extreme Rules match
- Kassius Ohno vs. Velveteen Dream
Haitch also revealed on the call that dark matches from Saturday will be filmed for next Wednesdays show, including Lacey Evans vs. Nikki Cross and TM61’s return to the ring.
NXT returns to Atlanta’s Center Stage for a full taping next Thursday, Feb. 1.