NXT TakeOver: WarGames was a professional wrestling pay-per-view and WWE Network event, produced by WWE for their NXT brand division. It took place on December 6, 2020 at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida and featured NXT's virtual fan viewing experience called the Capitol Wrestling Center. It was the 32nd NXT TakeOver event and the fourth event under the WarGames chronology.
TakeOver is a series of professional wrestling shows that began on May 29, 2014, as WWE's then developmental territory NXT held their second WWE Network exclusive live broadcast billed as TakeOver. In subsequent months, the "TakeOver" moniker became the brand used by WWE for all of their NXT live WWE Network specials. The 2020 WarGames event will be the 32nd NXT TakeOver event and the fourth in the WarGames chronology. The event will be available for purchase on In Demand.
The card included matches that resulted from scripted storylines, where wrestlers portrayed heroes, villains, or less distinguishable characters to build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches, with results predetermined by WWE's writers on the NXT brand, while storylines are produced on their weekly television program, NXT.
On the October 7 episode of NXT, Dexter Lumis defeated Austin Theory in a match but was then attacked by Cameron Grimes, saying he felt disrespected by him last week. At NXT: Halloween Havoc, the two met in a Haunted House of Horror match, with Lumis beating him in the ring by submission. They faced each other again in a blindfold match on the November 18 episode of NXT, ending in a no contest after Grimes unknowingly knocked the referee unconscious and eventually ran off. The following week, Grimes defeated Jake Atlas in a match but was soon interrupted by Lumis, who offered him a strap but he refused to wear it. Later, NXT General Manager William Regal met Grimes backstage to setup a strap match between him and Lumis at TakeOver: WarGames.
On the November 18 episode of NXT, Timothy Thatcher defeated August Grey in a match but was soon confronted by Tommaso Ciampa, and Thatcher backed away from him saying "I have no problem with you". On the December 2 episode of NXT, Thatcher was in the ring teaching a "Thatch as Thatch Can" lesson on "Distractions", when Ciampa appeared and was told by Thatcher that he didn't want any trouble with him. After throwing him to the mat following an attempted attack, Ciampa was blindsided by Thatcher's student and thrown into the plexiglass by Thatcher himself, who then applied a guillotine choke to make him pass out. Thatcher later said he will meet Ciampa for a "lesson" at TakeOver: WarGames.
|Men's WarGames Match||Preview|
|Women's WarGames Match||Preview|
|Leon Ruff vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Damian Priest||Preview|
|Dexter Lumis vs. Cameron Grimes||Preview|
|Timothy Thatcher vs. Tommaso Ciampa||Preview|
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- Team Candice (Candice LeRae, Dakota Kai, Raquel González & Toni Storm) defeated Team Shotzi (Shotzi Blackheart, Ember Moon, Rhea Ripley & Io Shirai) in a WarGames match (35:21)
- Tommaso Ciampa defeated Timothy Thatcher (16:46)
- Dexter Lumis defeated Cameron Grimes in a Strap match (12:55)
- Johnny Gargano defeated Damian Priest and Leon Ruff (c) in a Triple threat match to win the NXT North American Championship (17:30)
- The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly, Roderick Strong & Bobby Fish) defeated Pat McAfee, Pete Dunne, Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan in a WarGames match (45:01)
Other on-screen talent
- WarGames 2020 at WWE.com
- WarGames 2020 Pre-Show on WWE Network
- WarGames 2020 on WWE Network
- WarGames 2020 at CAGEMATCH.net
|WarGames 2020 previews|
Takeover • Fatal 4-Way • R Evolution • Rival • Unstoppable • Brooklyn • Respect • Dallas • The End • Back to Brooklyn • Toronto • San Antonio • Orlando • NXT TakeOver: Chicago • Brooklyn III • WarGames • Philadelphia • New Orleans • Chicago II • Brooklyn IV • WarGames II • Phoenix • New York • XXV • Toronto II • WarGames III • Portland • Tampa Bay • TakeOver: In Your House • XXX • XXXI • WarGames IV • XXXIII • Vengeance Day • Stand & Deliver • NXT TakeOver 36 •
|2020 NXT pay-per-views|
|2020 World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-views|
TakeOver: Blackpool II • Worlds Collide • Royal Rumble • Takeover: Portland • Super ShowDown • Elimination Chamber • WrestleMania 36 • Money in the Bank • TakeOver: In Your House • Backlash • Extreme Rules • TakeOver: XXX • SummerSlam • Payback • Clash of Champions • TakeOver 31 • Hell in a Cell • Survivor Series • WarGames 2020 • TLC: Tables, Ladders, & Chairs