And now, it’s official. Last night on NXT, General Manager William Regal announced that the main event of Takeover: Brooklyn IV would be NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa defending against both Johnny Gargano and Aleister Black in a triple threat match. Somehow this would be the first ever triple threat NXT Title match in Takeover history. However, something has happened to keep the match from taking place.
The old man speaks.
In a new video posted to WWE’s YouTube page, Regal has announced that due to the post-show attack on Black, the triple threat match will now be changed to Ciampa defending against Gargano in a Last Man Standing match. Black was attacked after last night’s show went off the air in a way to write him out of the match due to a legitimate groin injury suffered a few weeks back during a match in Las Vegas.
Opinion: It amazes me how prepared NXT seems to be. Black’s injury was a surprise but NXT seemed ready to make a change no mater what. They can edit in some fresh promos this coming week on TV when Black talks about the upcoming match and that’s perfectly fine. Injuries are going to happen and you have to come up with ways to get around them. That’s what NXT has done here and, as usual, it feels like they’re completely fine.
Are you happy with the replacement match? Who leaves with the title? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2003 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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