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Adam Cole vs. Velveteen Dream at NXT TakeOver to be Backlot Brawl


WWE has revealed the match type for Adam Cole vs. Velveteen Dream at NXT TakeOver: In Your House.

It was announced on NXT tonight that Cole and Dream's NXT Championship match at TakeOver: In Your House will be a Backlot Brawl. The match also has a stipulation where, if Dream loses, he can't challenge for the NXT Championship again as long as Cole is still champion.

When Cole vs. Dream was announced for TakeOver, NXT general manager William Regal said he was going to find a location for the match that would shine a spotlight on Cole and Dream's talents in a setting that's worthy of the NXT title.

A Prime Target special feature building up Cole vs. Dream aired on NXT tonight. It briefly showed the set-up for the match, which was filmed at night and featured cars surrounding three sides of a ring that was set up outside.

Roddy Piper and Goldust faced off in a Hollywood Backlot Brawl at WrestleMania XII in 1996.

TakeOver: In Your House is taking place on Sunday (June 7). Here's the updated card for the show:

  • NXT Champion Adam Cole defending against Velveteen Dream in a Backlot Brawl (if Cole wins, Dream can't challenge for the NXT Championship again as long as Cole is still champion)
  • NXT Women's Champion Charlotte Flair defending against Rhea Ripley and Io Shirai in a triple threat match
  • NXT North American Champion Keith Lee defending against Johnny Gargano
  • Tommaso Ciampa vs. Karrion Kross (w/ Scarlett)
  • Finn Balor vs. Damian Priest
  • Mia Yim, Tegan Nox & Shotzi Blackheart vs. Candice LeRae, Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez