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Pre-show match added to NXT TakeOver 36


A pre-show match has been added to the card for NXT TakeOver 36.

WWE has announced that Ridge Holland vs. Trey Baxter will take place on the pre-show for NXT TakeOver 36 this Sunday. It will be Holland's second televised match since returning from injury.

Last October, Holland suffered a left ankle dislocation and fracture and a right knee patellar dislocation and patellar tendon rupture. He made his return on NXT three weeks ago, aligning with Pete Dunne & Oney Lorcan and helping them defeat Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher.

Holland defeated Ikemen Jiro on NXT two weeks ago. Holland vs. Thatcher is set for next Tuesday's NXT episode.

Baxter (formerly known as Blake Christian) was one of the entrants in the 2021 NXT Breakout Tournament. He defeated Joe Gacy in the first round but lost to Odyssey Jones in the semifinals.

The TakeOver pre-show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday. The main card will then start at 8 p.m. Eastern. Here's the full lineup for the show:

  • NXT Champion Karrion Kross defends against Samoa Joe
  • NXT Women's Champion Raquel Gonzalez defends against Dakota Kai
  • The Undisputed Finale: Adam Cole vs. Kyle O'Reilly
  • NXT United Kingdom Champion WALTER defends against Ilja Dragunov
  • Million Dollar Champion LA Knight defends against Cameron Grimes (if Grimes loses, "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase has to become Knight's butler)
  • Ridge Holland vs. Trey Baxter (pre-show)

Cole vs. O'Reilly is a two-out-of-three falls match. The first fall will be a traditional wrestling match, then the second fall will be a street fight. If a third fall is necessary, it will be a steel cage match.