WWE NXT Preview, August 19: Pat McAfee Confronts Adam Cole, Takeover: XXX Qualifiers

NXT Takeover: XXX Ladder Match Qualifier | Finn Balor vs. Velveteen Dream

Last month, Finn Balor failed to win the Triple Threat Qualifier for the Ladder Match at TakeOver: XXX, and tonight, The Prince will have another opportunity to earn his spot in the high-stakes match scheduled for August 22nd provided he can overcome Velveteen Dream’s challenge.

Dream is not only newly returned, but perhaps also newly transformed, but that won’t stop Balor from setting his sights on the only NXT accolade he has yet to collect.

Pat McAfee confronts Adam Cole

This past week on NXT, Adam Cole cut a promo on his TakeOver: XXX match against Pat McAfee and gave fans a glimpse of what’s about to go down on August 22nd. The longest-reigning NXT Champion dared McAfee to confront him this week, and tonight he will have his wish fulfilled as the All-Pro punter prepares to show up at Full Sail.

NXT Takeover: XXX Ladder Match Qualifier | Johnny Gargano vs. Ridge Holland

After an impressive debut against Damian Priest and Oney Lorcan, Ridge Holland will battle Johnny Gargano to earn a spot in the Ladder Match for the vacant North American Championship at TakeOver: XXX.

Gargano’s claim that none of the competitors already in the TakeOver Title match are on his level has earned him a second chance to qualify for the high-profile bout following an unsuccessful attempt last month.

Can Gargano follow through on his promise of becoming the first Superstar to win the North American Title twice?

6-Man Tag Team Match | Legado del Fantasma vs. Breezango & Isiah “Swerve” Scott


Tonight on NXT, reigning Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar, Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde will battle the allied forces of Fandango, Tyler Breeze and Isiah “Swerve” Scott in an exciting 6-Man Tag Team showdown.

With Swerve seething his sights on Escobar’s Cruiserweight Title, can the babyfaces deliver a fatal blow to Legado del Fantasma?