WWE changing NXT main event plans? (spoilers) Submitted by Aaron Rift on 12/01/2017 at 11:50 AM
At this past Wednesday's NXT TV tapings, Johnny Gargano won a fatal four-way match to earn a shot against Andrade "Cien" Alams for the NXT Title at NXT Takeover: Philly. Prior to that at the tapings, Gargano defeated Kassius Ohno in a match to qualify for the fatal four-way.
In a new video and article posted by WWE, William Regal announced the participants for the fatal four-way qualifying matches. It's interesting to note that Velveteen Dream was announced as Ohno's opponent instead of Gargano.
Here is what ProWrestlingSheet.com's Ryan Satin wrote about the announcement:
"Since Velveteen Dream didn’t appear at the tapings, I’m gonna assume there’s a backstage segment that leads to Gargano getting the spot over TVD."
I worked the tapings and can confirm this is the case.
NXT General Manager William Regal dropped a bombshell on the NXT Universe, announcing that because of Drew McIntyre’s injury, there will be a new challenger to NXT Champion Andrade “Cien” Almas.
Almas’ opponent will be decided based on a series of four singles matches, with the winners of those matches then competing in a Fatal 4-Way Match. The winner of that match will challenge Almas for the NXT Title at TakeOver: Philadelphia on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Wells Fargo Center.
The four singles matches will be: Kassius Ohno vs. Velveteen Dream, Aleister Black vs. Adam Cole, Killian Dain vs. Trent Seven and Roderick Strong vs. Lars Sullivan. Seven earned his way into the series of matches after winning a Battle Royal during an NXT Live event in Lakeland, FL.
Who will go on to challenge Almas for the NXT Title at TakeOver: Philadelphia? Be sure to tune in to NXT every Wednesday night at 8/7 C on the award-winning WWE Network to see how all four singles matches and the Fatal 4-Way Match unfold.