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Balor challenges Gargano for NXT TakeOver: Portland


Johnny Gargano vs. Finn Balor looks to be set for TakeOver: Portland coming out of last night's NXT.

A promo segment with Gargano and Balor on last night's show ended with Balor telling Gargano that he'll face him at NXT TakeOver: Portland. Balor said he'll give Gargano a match at TakeOver -- if Gargano can make it that far -- and told him to go talk to NXT general manager William Regal about it. WWE has yet to officially announce the match.

Gargano vs. Balor was originally scheduled for NXT TakeOver: WarGames, but Gargano had to miss the show due to a neck injury. 

Gargano made his return three weeks ago, costing Balor an NXT Championship match against Adam Cole and then attacking him with a steel chair in a post-match angle.

TakeOver: Portland is being held at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon on Sunday, February 16. A battle royal on next week's NXT will determine who will challenge for Rhea Ripley's NXT Women's Championship at TakeOver.