NXT Takeover: Portland lineup – Sixth match added to the NXT standalone event

By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

The following matches are advertised for the NXT Takeover: Portland event that will be held on Sunday, February 16 in Portland, Oregon at Moda Center.

-Adam Cole vs. Tommaso Ciampa for the NXT Championship.

-Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly vs. Matt Riddle and Pete Dunne for the NXT Tag Titles.

-Rhea Ripley vs. Bianca Belair for the NXT Women’s Championship.

-Keith Lee vs. Dominik Dijakovic for the NXT North American Championship.

-Finn Balor vs. Johnny Gargano.

-Tegan Nox vs. Dakota Kai in a street fight.

Powell’s POV: WWE added the NXT North American Championship match since our last update. NXT is straying from its usual five-match approach for the standalone event. Plus, it seems at least possible that they add Velveteen Dream vs. Roderick Strong given last night’s storyline developments. Either way, this looks like a loaded show on paper.



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