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3 best moments from NXT 10-25

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While October 25’s installment of NXT was jam-packed with highlight reel moments, there were certainly three extremely notable occurrences from Wednesday’s episode.

Final Fatal Four-Way Field

It’s official. Nikki Cross will serve as the fourth and final entrant at NXT TakeOver: WarGames as she managed to earn her spot in the event’s fatal four-way match for the vacant NXT women’s title. Defeating a slew of other superstars as a result of Wednesday evening’s battle royal, Cross ultimately received another opportunity at a shot at the gold after Taynara Conti initially interfered during Cross’ match on behalf of The Undisputed Era two weeks ago. Officially punching her ticket to Houston upon tossing Billie Kay over the top rope, Cross will now be joining the likes of Ember Moon, Kairi Sane and Peyton Royce at NXT TakeOver: WarGames.

Drew McIntyre Puts His Foot Down

After Zelina Vega notably interrupted a backstage interview just last week, she paid yet another visit to NXT Champion Drew McIntyre on Wednesday evening. While once again interrupting McIntyre’s time with the media, Vega received a similar response this time around — Andrade “Cien” Almas needs to come face-to-face with the NXT Champion in order to receive a shot at his strap.

Plain and simple.

Apparently, McIntyre’s message came through loud and clear to both Vega and Almas. After Almas defeated Roderick Strong in Wednesday evening’s main event, Vega promptly revealed that the tandem would be granting McIntyre’s wish next week. Vega formally announced that Almas would be coming face-to-face with McIntyre next Wednesday while a match at NXT TakeOver: WarGames could be coming into fruition sooner rather than later.

Watch Your Back, Aleister Black

Aleister Black has an interesting problem on his hands as The Velveteen Dream ambushed the undefeated superstar on Wednesday evening. With Black slate to enter the squared circle, The Velveteen Dream attacked him en route to once again attempting to invoke his name from Black, who did not give in. While Black ultimately fought his way off the ropes upon seemingly evening the score, it now appears as though the two will be squaring off at NXT TakeOver: WarGames next month.

With such a feud continuing to build upon itself week after week, The Velveteen Dream previously lapped the ring during Black’s match against Raul Mendoza during October 18’s episode of NXT. Because the situation has now escalated further, a formal announcement for NXT TakeOver: WarGames can’t be too far off.

Joe Nocco is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, born and raised in the New York area. Previously a contributor to SB Nation, and his own website titled Joe Nocco Sports, among others, Nocco has experience covering a variety of sports having specialized in content surrounding the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB. You can follow Nocco at @JoeNoccoFRS on Twitter.

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