The build to TakeOver: WarGames began on the latest episode of NXT.
Last night's show included the announcement of the first-ever women's WarGames match. Rhea Ripley and NXT Women's Champion Shayna Baszler will captain the two teams.
Ripley and Baszler's teammates haven't been revealed, but a brawl on NXT last night saw Ripley, Dakota Kai, Tegan Nox & Candice LeRae on one side and Baszler, Bianca Belair, Io Shirai, Jessamyn Duke & Marina Shafir on the other.
A men's WarGames match was also all but officially announced for TakeOver. After Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish faced Matt Riddle & Keith Lee in the main event, Tommaso Ciampa came down with a crutch and saved Riddle and Lee from the Undisputed Era. Ciampa said winning the NXT Championship back will have to wait a bit -- because he's going to war.
The Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois will host TakeOver: WarGames on Saturday, November 23.
One week after turning heel, Finn Balor cut a promo addressing why he attacked Johnny Gargano. The Women's Tag Team titles were also defended in NXT for the first time, with Asuka & Kairi Sane taking on Kai & Nox.
More coverage from last night --
- WOR: WWE financials, Crown Jewel, AEW vs. NXT, more! 10/31
- AEW Dark spoilers: Three matches taped in Charleston
- Dunne vs. Priest rematch announced for next week's NXT
- First AEW Tag Team Champions crowned on Dynamite
- First-ever women's WarGames match set for NXT TakeOver
- Lights out stipulation added to Moxley-Omega at AEW Full Gear
- AEW Dynamite live results: Tag Team title tournament finals
- WWE NXT live results: Finn Balor heel turn fallout
WWE NXT video highlights --
A performance by Poppy kicks off the episode
Io Shirai enters to Poppy's "Scary Mask"
Io Shirai vs. Candice LeRae
Finn Balor doesn't watch the business, the business watches Finn Balor
Bronson Reed vs. Shane Thorne
Asuka & Kairi Sane vs. Dakota Kai & Tegan Nox for the Women's Tag Team titles
A brawl leads to the announcement of the first-ever women's WarGames match
Tyler Bate vs. Cameron Grimes
O'Reilly & Fish vs. Riddle & Lee, Ciampa declares war on Undisputed Era
NXT fallout: Asuka & Kairi Sane don't need Paige
NXT fallout: Bronson Reed plans on bringing "Big Bronson Energy" to NXT every week
NXT fallout: Poppy was excited to come to NXT and meet Triple H