As the calendar turns, we are inching ever closer to NXT TakeOver: WarGames. Tonight, the road to the network special continues with a show that has a massive main event.
Here are three things to watch for:
NXT Tag Team Championships
The entire show tonight is built around this massive main event. Authors of Pain are back, and they are looking to regain their NXT Tag Team Championships. Last week, during another massive main event between SAintY and Undisputed ERA, the Authors of Pain made their first appearance since August to lay waste.
Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, and Bobby Fish were seen scrambling up the ramp, trying to avoid the warpath that Akam and Rezar were on. Undisputed ERA may be keeping a close eye on this one, having unfinished business with SAintY.
Laying down the challenge
We continue down the path toward a Drew McIntyre/Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas NXT Championship match at NXT TakeOver: WarGames. After his match last week, Almas walked over to the commentary table and told the NXT world that he was going to stand in the ring and challenge McIntyre. Well, that time is here.
McIntyre has always said that he would make the match if Almas asked him. Tonight, Almas is ready to lay down that challenge, and McIntyre will get the chance to respond. The match has been made official by NXT general manager William Regal, but the superstars plan to go face-to-face to sign the contract for this match.
It has been a trying time for Johnny Gargano. Ever since his best friend Tommaso Ciampa turned on him back at NXT TakeOver: Chicago, success hasn’t come easy for Gargano. He found himself on the losing end twice against the now No. 1 contender for the NXT title, Andrade Almas.
Tonight provides an opportunity for Johnny Wrestling to get back on track, and get back to his winning ways. He gets the opportunity to face Fabian Aichner, who we saw first during the Cruiserweight Classic. If Gargano can find a victory here tonight, it might be the first step toward finding himself as a singles competitor.