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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.

Production

Background

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.

Storylines

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.

Match Preview

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

Results

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.

Other on-screen talent

Commentators
Interviewer
Pre-show Panel
Ring announcer
Referees

See also

External links

WarGames 2020 previews

Men's WarGames MatchWomen's WarGames MatchLeon Ruff v Johnny Gargano vs. Damian PriestDexter Lumis v Cameron GrimesTimothy Thatcher v Tommaso Ciampa

NXT Takeover

TakeoverFatal 4-WayR EvolutionRivalUnstoppableBrooklynRespectDallasThe EndBack to BrooklynTorontoSan AntonioOrlandoNXT TakeOver: ChicagoBrooklyn IIIWarGamesPhiladelphiaNew OrleansChicago IIBrooklyn IVWarGames IIPhoenixNew YorkXXVToronto IIWarGames IIIPortlandTampa BayTakeOver: In Your HouseXXXXXXIWarGames IVXXXIIIVengeance DayStand & DeliverNXT TakeOver 36

2020 NXT pay-per-views

PortlandTampa BayTakeOver: In Your HouseXXXXXXIWarGames

2020 World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-views

TakeOver: Blackpool IIWorlds CollideRoyal RumbleTakeover: PortlandSuper ShowDownElimination ChamberWrestleMania 36Money in the BankTakeOver: In Your HouseBacklashExtreme RulesTakeOver: XXXSummerSlamPaybackClash of ChampionsTakeOver 31Hell in a CellSurvivor SeriesWarGames 2020TLC: Tables, Ladders, & Chairs

WWE NXT Results
2010 List of WWE NXT results

2/233/23/93/163/233/304/64/134/204/275/45/115/185/256/16/86/156/226/297/67/137/207/278/38/108/178/248/319/79/149/2110/510/1210/1910/2611/211/911/1611/2311/3012/712/1412/2112/28

2011 List of WWE NXT results
1/41/111/181/252/12/82/152/223/13/83/153/223/294/54/124/194/265/35/105/175/245/316/76/146/216/287/57/127/197/268/28/98/168/168/169/69/139/209/2710/410/1210/1910/2611/211/911/1611/2311/3012/712/1412/2112/28
2012 List of WWE NXT results
1/41/111/181/252/12/82/152/222/293/73/143/213/284/44/114/184/255/25/95/165/235/306/66/136/206/277/47/117/187/258/18/88/158/228/299/59/129/199/2610/310/1010/1710/2410/3111/711/1411/2111/2812/512/1212/1912/26
2013 List of WWE NXT results
1/21/91/161/231/302/62/132/202/273/63/133/203/274/34/104/174/245/15/85/155/225/296/56/126/196/267/37/107/177/247/318/78/148/218/289/49/119/189/2510/210/910/1610/2310/3011/611/1311/2011/2712/412/1112/1812/25
2014 List of WWE NXT results
1/11/81/151/221/292/52/122/19Arrival3/63/133/203/274/34/104/174/245/15/85/155/22Takeover6/56/126/196/267/37/107/177/247/318/78/148/218/289/4Takeover II9/189/2510/210/910/1610/2310/3011/611/1311/2011/2712/4Takeover III12/1812/25
2015 List of WWE NXT results
1/141/211/282/42/10Takeover IV2/182/253/43/113/183/254/14/84/154/224/295/65/135/19Takeover V5/276/36/106/176/247/17/87/157/227/298/58/128/19Takeover VI8/269/29/99/169/239/30Takeover VII10/1410/2110/2811/411/1111/1811/2512/212/9Takeover VIII12/2312/30
2016 List of WWE NXT results
1/61/131/201/272/32/102/172/243/23/93/163/233/30Takeover IX4/64/134/204/275/45/115/185/256/1TakeOver: The End6/156/226/297/67/137/207/278/38/108/17Back to Brooklyn8/248/319/79/149/219/2810/510/1210/1910/2611/211/911/16TakeOver: Toronto11/2311/3012/712/1412/2112/28
2017 List of WWE NXT results
1/41/111/181/25TakeOver: San Antonio2/12/82/152/223/13/83/153/223/29TakeOver: Orlando4/54/124/194/265/35/105/17TakeOver: Chicago5/245/316/76/146/216/287/57/127/197/268/28/98/16TakeOver: Brooklyn III8/238/309/69/139/209/2710/410/1110/1810/2511/111/811/15TakeOver: WarGames11/2211/2912/612/1312/2012/27
2018 List of WWE NXT results
1/31/101/171/24TakeOver: Philadelphia1/312/72/142/212/283/73/143/213/284/4TakeOver: New Orleans4/114/184/255/25/95/165/235/306/66/13TakeOver: Chicago II6/206/277/47/117/187/258/18/88/15TakeOver: Brooklyn IV8/228/299/59/129/199/2610/310/1010/1710/2410/3111/711/14TakeOver: WarGames II11/2111/2812/512/1212/1912/26
2019 List of WWE NXT results
1/21/91/161/23Phoenix1/302/62/132/202/273/63/133/203/274/3New York4/104/174/245/15/85/155/225/296/56/126/196/267/37/107/177/247/318/7Toronto II8/148/218/289/49/119/189/2510/210/910/1610/2310/3011/611/1311/20WarGames11/2712/412/1112/1812/25
2020 List of WWE NXT results

1/11/81/151/221/292/52/12Portland2/192/263/43/113/183/254/1Tampa Bay4/84/154/224/295/65/135/205/276/3In Your House6/106/176/247/17/87/157/227/298/58/128/19TakeOver: XXX8/269/19/89/169/239/30TakeOver: XXXI10/710/1410/2110/2811/411/1111/1811/2512/2WarGames 202012/912/1612/2312/30

2021 List of WWE NXT results

1/61/131/201/272/32/10Vengeance Day2/172/243/33/103/173/243/31Stand & Deliver4/134/204/275/45/115/185/256/16/8In Your House 20216/156/226/297/67/137/207/278/38/108/17TakeOver 368/248/319/79/149/219/2810/510/1210/1910/2611/211/911/1611/2311/3012/712/1412/2112/28

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