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NXT WarGames is an upcoming professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) and WWE Network event produced by WWE for their NXT brand division. It is scheduled to take place on December 5, 2021, at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. It will be the fifth event under NXT's WarGames chronology, but the first to not carry the TakeOver name, as the events from 2017 to 2020 were held as a subseries of TakeOvers titled TakeOver: WarGames. It will in turn be NXT's first PPV and WWE Network event following the discontinuation of the TakeOver series, and subsequently NXT's first PPV and WWE Network event to not be held under the TakeOver series since Arrival in February 2014.
From 2017 to 2020, WWE's NXT brand held an annual subseries of events under the TakeOver series titled WarGames, based around the WarGames match originally used in the National Wrestling Alliance and later, World Championship Wrestling, which WWE acquired in 2001. In September 2021, the NXT brand went through a restructuring, being rebranded as "NXT 2.0", reverting, in part, to a developmental territory for WWE. In October, it was speculated that the company may end the TakeOver series as another TakeOver event was not scheduled for 2021 after August's TakeOver 36. On November 9, 2021, NXT's fifth WarGames event was announced to be held on December 5, 2021, at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. The announcement confirmed that the event would not be a TakeOver event, thus marking NXT's first non-TakeOver event to air on pay-per-view and the WWE Network following TakeOver's discontinuation, as well as the first non-TakeOver to air on either of these broadcast outlets since Arrival in February 2014.
The card will include matches that result from scripted storylines, where wrestlers portray heroes, villains, or less distinguishable characters to build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches. Results are predetermined by WWE's writers on the NXT brand, while storylines are produced on their weekly television program, NXT 2.0.
|Imperium vs. Kyle O'Reilly & Von Wagner||Preview|
|Team Raquel vs. Team Dakota||Preview|
|Roderick Strong vs. Joe Gacy||Preview|
|Duke Hudson vs. Cameron Grimes||Preview|
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- Team Raquel (Raquel González, Cora Jade, Io Shirai & Kay Lee Ray) vs. Team Dakota (Dakota Kai, Mandy Rose, Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne) in a WarGames match
- Roderick Strong (w/ Brutus Creed, Hachiman, Ivy Nile, Julius Creed & Malcolm Bivens) (c) vs. Joe Gacy for the NXT Cruiserweight Championship
- Bron Breakker, Carmelo Hayes, Tony D'Angelo & Grayson Waller vs. Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano, Pete Dunne & LA Knight in a WarGames match
- Imperium (Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner) (c) vs. Kyle O'Reilly & Von Wagner for the NXT Tag Team Championship
Other on-screen talent
- [ WarGames 2021 at WWE.com]
- [ WarGames 2021 Pre-Show on WWE Network]
- [ WarGames 2021 on WWE Network]
- WarGames 2021 at CAGEMATCH.net
|WarGames 2021 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 • WarGames V •
|2021 NXT pay-per-views|
|2021 World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-views|
Royal Rumble • TakeOver: Vengeance Day • Elimination Chamber • Fastlane • TakeOver: Stand & Deliver • WrestleMania 37 • WrestleMania Backlash • NXT: In Your House • Hell in a Cell • Money in the Bank • SummerSlam • TakeOver 36 • Extreme Rules • Crown Jewel • Survivor Series • WarGames