The first match has been announced for NXT TakeOver on October 4.
Damian Priest will defend his NXT North American Championship against Johnny Gargano. The match was made official by NXT General Manager William Regal earlier today.
Two more matches for NXT TakeOver will be set tonight on WWE NXT with the #1 Contender for the NXT Championship and NXT Women’s Championship being decided.
Below you can read the full preview from WWE.com:
Damian Priest vs. Johnny Gargano – NXT North American Title Match
Damian Priest wants to live in infamy as NXT North American Champion, but he’ll have to defeat one of the black-and-gold brand’s most decorated Superstars in Johnny Gargano to keep his hands on the title.
William Regal announced on social media that The Archer of Infamy will battle Johnny Wrestling for the title at NXT TakeOver on Sunday, Oct. 4.
Gargano has been vocal about his and his wife Candice LeRae’s plans to bring gold back to the Gargano household. Priest, on the other hand, is fresh off his first successful title defense after a grueling victory over Timothy Thatcher. The first-time champion captured the title in a jaw-dropping NXT North American Title Ladder Match at NXT TakeOver XXX. In the critical moment of that match, Priest and Gargano found themselves atop the ladder. Gargano seemed destined for gold as he unhooked the title, but Priest held firm and knocked Johnny Wrestling from the ladder to secure the victory.
Can Gargano get the better of Priest in a one-on-one battle? Or will Priest be ready for another infamous TakeOver title celebration?
Don’t miss NXT TakeOver, streaming on Oct. 4 at 7 ET/4 PT on the award-winning WWE Network.