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3 things we learned from NXT 11-08

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With NXT TakeOver: WarGames now beginning to creep closer and closer, here are three things that we learned from Nov. 8’s episode of NXT

NXT Tag-Team Division Currently A Three-Headed Monster:

It is now very clear that the NXT Tag-Team division is currently a three-headed monster. Although such a notion was already laid out in this format, Wednesday evening’s installment of the weekly program only furthered that idea. Despite the fact that Heavy Machinery, who could emerge as contenders after NXT TakeOver: War Games, opened the show with an impressive win over Sean Maluta and Kris Payne, it was November 8’s main event that ultimately turned some heads.

With Roderick Strong initially taking on Adam Cole in a singles match, the bout eventually ended just how it should have with The Undisputed Era, SAnitY and the Authors of Pain squaring off in quite the episode-ending showdown. Because the trio of teams will be heading into Houston en route to making some history, Wednesday’s altercation most definitely ensured that the upcoming pay-per-view event will be one for the ages thanks to The Undisputed Era, SAnitY and the Authors of Pain.

Kairi Sane A Legitimate Contender In Fatal Four-Way Match:

Kairi Sane was already an entrant in the upcoming fatal four-way match for the vacant NXT Women’s Championship. However, after a huge win over one half of The Iconic Duo in Billie Kay on Wednesday evening in Orlando, it appears as though Sane is actually has a legitimate chance at becoming the next NXT Women’s Champion.

Slated to take on the likes of Ember Moon, Nikki Cross and Peyton Royce, Sane received by far the most air-time this week. With Cross nowhere to be found, Royce merely on the outside of the ring alongside Kay and Moon scheduled to do battle next week, Sane has now picked up some serious momentum with NXT TakeOver: War Games currently on the immediate horizon.

Yet Another NXT TakeOver: War Games Match Enters The Fold:

Although all of the high-profile matches are already in place for Houston, yet another matchup has been added to the looming pay-per-view card. On Wednesday evening in Orlando, it was formally announced by William Regal that the surging Kassius Ohno will be taking on Lars Sullivan at NXT TakeOver: War Games. With Ohno on quite the hot streak as of late, it appears as though one of the only things standing in his way of a potential title shot is the massive and always terrifying Sullivan.

Sullivan is no stranger to causing destruction, but could a win from Ohno pit him against the winner of current NXT Champion Drew McIntyre and Andrade “Cien” Almas?

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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