One title match was confirmed for TakeOver 36 on last night's NXT, while another was set up as a friendship imploded.
It was announced last night that Samoa Joe will return to the ring at TakeOver 36, challenging for Karrion Kross' NXT Championship. After weeks of issues with Kross, Joe agreed to a three-step deal with NXT general manager William Regal last night. Joe resigned from his position as NXT management, re-joined the NXT roster, and Kross vs. Joe was made official for TakeOver.
A title match between NXT Women's Champion Raquel Gonzalez and Dakota Kai was also set up for TakeOver 36 last night. Kai turned against Gonzalez on last night's show, laying her out with a kick following a segment where Gonzalez and Kai addressed the NXT women's division.
TakeOver 36 is taking place on Sunday, August 22.
More coverage from last night --
- Speak Now: Dakota Kai turns on Raquel, NXT show recap 7/27
- WWE Raw ratings down against Olympics
- NXT Breakout Tournament update: First semifinal matchup set
- 'Love Her or Lose Her match' to headline next week's WWE NXT
- Dakota Kai attacks Raquel Gonzalez on WWE NXT
- Ridge Holland returns to WWE NXT
- Samoa Joe re-joins NXT roster, will face Karrion Kross at TakeOver
- WWE NXT live results: Bronson Reed vs. Adam Cole
WWE NXT video highlights --
A video package recaps Karrion Kross' attack on William Regal
Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher vs. Pete Dunne & Oney Lorcan
Hit Row send a message to Legado del Fantasma and Imperium
Samoa Joe gets reinstated to the NXT roster, will face Karrion Kross at TakeOver 36
LA Knight goes golfing with his butler/caddy Cameron Grimes
NXT Breakout Tournament first-round match: Carmelo Hayes vs. Josh Briggs
Dakota Kai turns against Raquel Gonzalez
Io Shirai agrees to bond with Zoey Stark
Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter vs. Franky Monet & Jessie Kamea
Wade Barrett interviews Roderick Strong and Malcolm Bivens
Hit Row vs. Imperium
Gargano and Lumis will face off in a "Love Her or Lose Her match" next week
Bronson Reed vs. Adam Cole
Kyle O'Reilly attacks Adam Cole with a steel chair after the main event
NXT fallout: Adam Cole gets helped to the back after being attacked by Kyle O'Reilly
NXT fallout: Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter are coming for the Women's Tag Team titles
NXT fallout: Carmelo Hayes is out to prove that he's a generational talent
NXT fallout: Hit Row bit off more than they can chew against Legado del Fantasma