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Finn Balor to kick off WWE NXT, two matches set


A few announcements have been made for tonight's post-TakeOver WarGames episode of NXT.

An appearance by NXT Champion Finn Balor will kick off tonight's show. Balor hasn't wrestled since suffering a broken jaw during his match against Kyle O'Reilly at TakeOver 31 this October. This will be Balor's second in-person appearance since that event.

Two matches have also been announced for tonight. Tommaso Ciampa will face Cameron Grimes and Ember Moon will take on Raquel Gonzalez. Moon vs. Gonzalez will be tonight's main event.

Ciampa and Grimes were both in action in singles matches at TakeOver: WarGames this past Sunday. Ciampa defeated Timothy Thatcher, while Grimes lost a strap match to Dexter Lumis. Gonzalez and Moon were on opposite sides of the women's WarGames match.

Tonight's NXT will feature a special look at the "Casualties of WarGames." In the men's WarGames match, Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, O'Reilly, Roderick Strong & Bobby Fish) defeated Team McAfee (Pat McAfee, Pete Dunne, Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch) when O'Reilly pinned Lorcan. The women's WarGames match saw Team Candice (Candice LeRae, Dakota Kai, Gonzalez & Toni Storm) defeat Team Shotzi (Shotzi Blackheart, Moon, Rhea Ripley & NXT Women's Champion Io Shirai) when Gonzalez pinned Shirai.

On his post-TakeOver media call, Paul "Triple H" Levesque said LeRae suffered a possible broken arm in WarGames and Fish suffered a laceration on his elbow. Levesque said other injuries at the show looked to be limited to bumps and bruises.