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WWE adds Kushida vs. Velveteen Dream to NXT TakeOver 31

The card for NXT TakeOver 31 is now up to four announced matches.

WWE announced today that Kushida vs. Velveteen Dream will take place at TakeOver 31. Interference by Dream led to Kushida being eliminated from the gauntlet eliminator match on this week's episode of NXT.

Dream returned to NXT television last month as part of a triple threat qualifying match for the North American title ladder match at TakeOver XXX. Cameron Grimes won that qualifier by hitting his Cave In double stomp on Kushida as Kushida had Dream in the Hoverboard Lock. Dream then attacked Kushida after the match.

Earlier this month, Kushida returned to NXT TV and attacked Dream. Kushida also defeated Austin Theory on NXT last week.

This will be the first TakeOver match that Kushida has ever had. It will be the second TakeOver match Dream has had since returning to NXT TV last month. Triple H said Dream's absence was because of a car accident that he was involved in and wasn't due to allegations made against him during the #SpeakingOut movement.

TakeOver 31 is taking place on Sunday, October 4. Here's the updated lineup for the show:

  • NXT Champion Finn Balor defends against Kyle O'Reilly
  • NXT Women's Champion Io Shirai defends against Candice LeRae
  • NXT North American Champion Damian Priest defends against Johnny Gargano
  • Kushida vs. Velveteen Dream