Tag - NXT

NXT Takeover: Toronto preview

In what’s fast becoming a tradition, the night before a big-four PPV sees NXT act as the warm-up, with Toronto playing host to the latest Takeover special. For whatever reason, this show has very little buzz going into it, amid claims of slow ticket sales, perhaps spurred on by a TV product that has been padded out by a tag team tournament that...

Roderick Strong signs with WWE, debuts in NXT

NXT just got stronger as Triple H yesterday publicly announced the signing of former ROH champion Roderick Strong to NXT. Triple H posted a photo of him shaking hands with a comment that reads, “When opportunity calls…answer the phone.” The 33-year-old 16-year veteran has been on the independent circuit for most of his career...

Mickie James to wrestle Asuka at NXT Takeover: Toronto

Former WWE Divas champion Mickie James is returning to WWE – or actually, NXT – and will be facing Asuka for the NXT Women’s title at NXT Takeover: Toronto in November. The match was set up during last night’s NXT tapings and WWE even spoiled her return on an Instagram post. James was last seen on WWE television in 2010 after...

Samoa Joe gets NXT title rematch at NXT Takeover: Toronto

Samoa Joe will get his NXT title rematch at the upcoming NXT Takeover: Toronto in November, three months after losing it at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II. The match was announced by NXT General Manager William Regal after Shinsuke Nakamura made his return on NXT TV on last night’s episode. The current NXT champion was out for a few weeks thanks to...

14 out of 16 teams announced for the Dusty Tag Team Classic

WWE announced an additional four tag teams that will be part of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament, making it now 14 out of 16 teams announced. The newest teams are HoHo Lun & Bin Wang, No Way Jose and Rich Swann, Lince Dorado and Mustafa Ali, and Team Aries, consisting of Austin Aries and a mystery partner. The tournament will take...

Four more teams announced for the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic

Four more tag teams were announced for the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic which will take place during the next few weeks on NXT television and at NXT non-televised live events. The four new teams are The Authors of Pain, TM-61, Niko Bogojevic and Tucker Knight, and The Bollywood Boyz. These teams join the already-announced six from earlier this...

6 participants in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic revealed

The first six teams which will be taking part in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament were revealed on WWE.COM. In total 16 teams will be participating in the second annual of this tournament and matches will take place during NXT television and non-televised live events. The six tag teams announced so far are Hideo Itami and Kota Ibushi...

Pre-sale code for NXT Takeover: Toronto

The pre-sale for NXT Takeover: Toronto went on sale this morning at Ticketmaster.ca and tickets are expected to sell out quickly. WWE will be making use of the whole Air Canada Center for this WWE Network live event with tickets available for $25, $35, $45, $55, $75, $95, and $125 (Canadian Dollars). The pre-sale code required to unlock the...

Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic returning on NXT TV

The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic is returning to NXT television and started at last night’s tapings at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. The tournament was created last year to honor the late, great WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes, who passed away a few months earlier. NXT kicked off a 16-tag tournament and the matches were taped...

California gets 5-day NXT tour in October

The state of California will be getting its own NXT mini-tour in October, starting on the 26th. The tour starts in Fresno at the Selland Arena, before heading to the Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento on Thursday, October 27. San Jose is next on the tour with a show at the San Jose State University Event Center on Friday, October 28 and then on...

NXT to visit Japan before heading Down Under in December

The NXT tour in Australia and New Zealand got extended by a day as the crew will make a stop-over in Japan for one night only before heading Down Under. Japan will get its first NXT live event on December 3 in Osaka at the Edion Arena, a smart move considering the two champions – Asuka and Shinsuke Nakamura – are from the Land of the...

NXT Takeover: Toronto announced for November 19

The next NXT Takeover will be held in Toronto, Canada the day before the Survivor Series. The announcement was made by Triple H today on Twitter. NXT Takeover: Toronto drops on November 19 at the Air Canada Centre, the same place where Survivor Series is being held. Just like the SummerSlam weekend where WWE booked the Barclays Center for three...

Shawn Michaels at NXT television tapings

WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels was helping out at the NXT television tapings yesterday, his first taping since he became a coach at the WWE Performance Center. HBK moved with his family, at least temporarily, to Orlando to teach a class at the Performance Center, believed to be the class of the final stage before the call-up to the main roster...

Bayley says goodbye to NXT

Former NXT Women’s champion Bayley posted a heartfelt goodbye message to NXT after her permanent call-up to the main roster came on Monday, just 48 hours after losing her NXT Women’s title rematch against Asuka. Bayley wrote on her Instagram that she went to the WWE Performance Center to clean out her locker after four years there. “NXT is...

Dates for NXT tour in New Zealand and Australia announced

It’s going to be a very busy December for NXT stars as an 11-day tour in New Zealand and Australia was announced last night during NXT Takeover. There will be two shows in New Zealand and six in Australia starting December 5 all the way through December 15. Tour kicks off on Monday, December 5 in Auckland at The Trusts Arena and then the final...

Japan’s Superstars rule NXT

For the first time in United States professional wrestling history, two Japanese Superstars hold the top two titles of a brand, with Shinsuke Nakamura winning the NXT title and Asuka retaining the NXT Women’s title by the end of NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II. Nakamura, still undefeated in NXT, joined WWE in late February of this year after wrapping...