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WWE announces time and date of next Takeover special

Finn Balor

WWE officially announced that the next live NXT Network special will air on Wednesday, December 16th from London's SSE Wembley Arena at 3 p.m. Eastern time and 12 PM Pacific, featuring a 30-minute pre-game show.

While the lineup has not been announced, it appears the key matches will be NXT Champion Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe, Baron Corbin vs. Apollo Crews, and Asuka vs. Emma. Joe turned heel on Balor on NXT TV two weeks ago after Corbin cost Crews the NXT title in his match with Balor. Asuka vs. Emma is a continuation of a storyline that began at the last TakeOver event where Asuka destroyed Emma's partner Dana Brooke.  

The December 16th Wembley show will likely also include both tag team title matches (champs are Dash & Dawson) and a women's title match (Bayley is the champ). That should become clear on November 19th when the final TVs leading to the show are taped at Orlando's Full Sail University.

The most recent NXT TakeOver show, titled Respect, took place on October 7th at Full Sail and featured Finn Balor & Samoa Joe beating Rhino & Baron Corbin to win the Dusty Rhodes Invitational Tag Team Tournament, as well as an outstanding main event Bayley beating Sasha Banks to win the NXT women's title in a 30-minute Iron Man Match.

Subscribers can hear Bryan & Vinny review the last NXT Takeover special here.