It’s a week filled with go-home shows and tonight is no different. NXT will use tonight’s show as their last chance to sell the fan base on NXT TakeOver: WarGames.
The two monster matches set for Saturday night are the NXT Championship match between Drew McIntyre and Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas and then the WarGames match between The Undisputed ERA, The Authors of Pain (with Roderick Strong) and SAintY. Those matches are sure to get some build tonight.
That being said, here are three questions we need answered on tonight’s edition of NXT.
What will come of the McIntyre/Almas face-to-face?
The current NXT champion made it very clear. If Almas went face-to-face with him, the title match would be set. Yet here we are just days before their title match and these two haven’t faced off yet. Tonight we are promised that encounter and McIntyre will have to try to keep his cool after what Almas did the last time they interacted.
Either way, tonight should provide the final plot point before these two meet in the ring for the first time, with the title on the line.
How much chaos will occur on this show?
Normally a go-home show is filled with its fair share of chaos. Surprisingly, last week featured a ton of chaos between the three teams that will be inside one cage and two rings on Saturday. As NXT went off the air, all nine guys were laid out across the entrance ramp as they had taking each other out. It was a preview of the battle that will ensue in just a couple of days.
Because of the chaos last week, what chaos will we see on this show? How much interaction will the nine guys have? Also, there should be some sort of explanation as to why Strong is with the Authors of Pain. Tonight is the last chance for us to get that.
Will their be any interaction between Kassius Ohno and Lars Sullivan?
The final match added to the TakeOver: WarGames card will be Kassius Ohno trying to get his groove back and get back into the title picture. His way of doing that? Taking on the wrecking ball known as Lars Sullivan. That match was just made official last week, and there hasn’t been really any interactions between these two.
Hopefully we get some sort of encounter tonight, even if it’s just to tease some sort of tension. That little thing may go a long way for a match that feels somewhat out of place on this TakeOver card.