NXT Takeover: London Preview

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Clear those afternoon meetings, tell your boss to pound sand, and fire up the network!  NXT Takeover: London will be LIVE from London, England on the WWE Network at 3PM ET today with replays 8PM & 11PM ET tonight!

NXT Championship: Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe

After teaming to win the Dusty Rhodes Classic, Samoa Joe asked then-partner for a championship match to which Balor gladly obliged.  Unfortunately for Joe, NXT GM William Regal said the Samoan Submission Machine would have to earn the match in a #1 Contenders Battle Royal.  After coming up short, Samoa Joe went on a rampage blaming Finn for Regal’s ruling and assaulting him following his title defense against Apollo Crews.  In the ensuing weeks, Joe has been on a path of rage, choking out the champion at every opportunity.  Tonight in London they’ll tear down the house.

NXT Women’s Championship: Bayley vs. Nia Jax 

Nia Jax gets her first big NXT match on the biggest stage in NXT, challenging the queen of the NXT Divas, Bayley.  In November, Jax joined Eva Marie as the heater in her challenge for the NXT Championship Match and took the opportunity to attack the champion after the match.  Now Bayley faces her biggest challenge yet against the colossal Jax.

NXT Tag Team Championship: Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder vs. Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady w/ Carmella

The rivalry between these two teams stretches back to October when Dash and Dawson attacked Big Cass’ knee following a defeat at the hands of the Realest Guys in the Room.  While Cass healed up, Dash & Dawson reinvented themselves as a modern-day Brainbusters and captured the NXT Tag Team Championship.  Now, Enzo and Cass are back looking for retribution AND tag team gold.  Always the bridesmaids, never the bride, will Enzo & Cass finally break through and win their first NXT Tag Team Championship?

Emma vs. Asuka

After destroying Dana Brooke at NXT Takeover: Respect, Asuka has been taunted and attacked repeatedly by Brooke and her partner in crime Emma, most notably a brutal assault on Asuka on the November 25th edition of NXT.  A woman of few words, the Japanese superstar will finally get her hands on Emma in London.

Apollo Crews vs. Baron Corbin

In what could be a #1 contenders match, former #1 contender Apollo Crews will take on the man who ruined his championship match, the Lone Wolf, Baron Corbin.  Crews was on the verge of possibly upsetting champion Finn Balor before Corbin intervened, hurling Apollo into the steel steps, as revenge for Crews’ elimination of Corbin during the contender’s Battle Royal.  Now, two of the top prospects will battle for supremacy.

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