By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
The following matches are advertised for the NXT Takeover: Portland event that will be held Sunday 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 during Wednesday’s television show. NXT is straying from its usual five-match approach for the standalone event. It’s also possible that they add Velveteen Dream vs. Roderick Strong given the latest storyline developments. Either way, this looks like a loaded show on paper. Join John Moore for his live review as the show streams live on WWE Network beginning with the pre-show. The main card will stream live on Sunday night at 6CT/7ET. Dot Net Members will hear my audio review afterward.
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