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UK title number one contender's match set for pre-TakeOver tapings


Prior to TakeOver: Philadelphia going on the air tomorrow night, there will be a WWE United Kingdom Championship number one contender's match on the pre-show television tapings.

Roderick Strong will be facing Tyler Bate, with the winner getting a future shot at Pete Dunne's title. Strong vs. Bate will air on Wednesday's episode of NXT television.

Bate was the last person in WWE to challenge Dunne for the title, losing to him in a match that aired on December 20th.

Nikki Cross vs. Lacey Evans and the in-ring return of TM61 have also been advertised for Wednesday's episode and will be taped prior to TakeOver.

There will be an hour-long pre-show before TakeOver begins. Renee Young and Corey Graves will host the NXT year-end awards, and Charly Caruso, Sam Roberts, and Samoa Joe will appear on the pre-show panel.

The main card for TakeOver: Philadelphia has Johnny Gargano challenging Andrade "Cien" Almas for the NXT Championship, Adam Cole vs. Aleister Black in an extreme rules match, NXT Women's Champion Ember Moon defending against Shayna Baszler, Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly putting their Tag Team titles on the line against The Authors of Pain, and Kassius Ohno vs. Velveteen Dream.