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Predicting what may be added to the NXT TakeOver: War Games III match card

blake sexton
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
15 Nov 2019, 15:45 IST

There is only one episode of NXT left until NXT Takeover: War Games III.
There is only one episode of NXT left until NXT Takeover: War Games III.

NXT TakeOver: War Games III will take place on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019. There are only two matches that are confirmed with all details of the match fully revealed. One of those matches is a singles bout between Matt Riddle and Finn Balor. Riddle was originally scheduled to be part of the War Games match involving Team Tommaso Ciampa and Undisputed Era, but was taken out of that match due to a neck injury that Johnny Gargano suffered, which ruled him out of Survivor Series weekend. Because Johnny Gargano cannot wrestle Finn Balor at NXT TakeOver: War Games III, Matt Riddle will be taking his spot.

All of the women in the War Games match have already been confirmed. Rhea Ripley's team will include Tegan Nox (who was confronted by Shayna Baszler after she made her return), Candice LeRae (who unsuccessfully challenged Shayna Baszler for the NXT Women's Championship), and Mia Yim (who has also had issues with Shayna Baszler). Shayna Baszler's team includes NXT UK Women's Champion Kay Lee Ray (who interfered in the ladder match between Mia Yim and Io Shirai), Io Shirai (who has had issues with Candice LeRae), and Bianca Belair (who has had problems with Rhea Ripley).

In this article, we take a look at what might be added to the upcoming NXT TakeOver: War Games III pay-per-view.


#3: Cruiserweight Championship: Lio Rush (c.) vs. Angel Garza

Lio Rush has been pretty dominant as Cruiserweight Champion.
Lio Rush has been pretty dominant as Cruiserweight Champion.

Angel Garza has been a thorn in Lio Rush's side ever since he became Cruiserweight Champion. While Angel Garza had a few appearances on 205 Live against his cousin Humberto Carrillo, he mainly appeared in NXT against Superstars that were not a part of 205 Live like Tommaso Ciampa and Pete Dunne. However, Garza scored a victory over 'Gentleman' Jack Gallagher a few weeks ago. He antagonized Lio Rush a few times on Instagram before he faced off with Tony Nese to determine the number one contender for the Cruiserweight Championship.

After Angel Garza defeated Tony Nese in an excellent match, he moved on to Lio Rush quickly by slapping him in the face. The two Superstars had a great match the following week on NXT that ended with Lio Rush getting the pinfall victory. However, Angel Garza's foot was on the rope, so there will be a rematch between the two at some point and there may be no better time than at NXT TakeOver: War Games III.

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