Planned NXT TakeOver: WarGames Match Now Off

NXT War Games

Initial plans for NXT TakeOver: WarGames was to have the returning Finn Balor take on Johnny Gargano.

TakeOver: WarGames is still being planed even though NXT will have a key face on WWE Survivor Series the same weekend in Chicago.

According to several reports, Gargano is dealing with a neck injury and will not be cleared or ready to compete next weekend vs. Balor. The decision has been made to keep Gargano off live events until he is fully ready to go.

No surgery is needed for Gargano, but there also is not timetable for his possible return.

So far, the NXT TakeOver: WarGames lineup features two WarGames matches. First, Rhea Ripley, Candice LeRae, Tegan Nox and Mia Yim will face NXT women’s champion Shayna Baszler, Lo Shirai, Bianca Belair and Kay Lee Ray. With The Undisputed Era of Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly and Roderick Strong meeting Tommaso Ciampa, Keith Lee, Dominik Dijakovic and one other wrestler.

The Miz, Paige Sign Multi-Year WWE Extensions

The Miz

On a recent edition of WWE Backstage, along with CM Punk making a surprise appearance, new contracts for two wrestlers was announced.

Both The Miz and Paige have signed new multi-year deals with the WWE.

Paige, a former women’s champion who is a host on WWE Backstage, has been with the WWE since 2011. The 27-year-old was forced to retire due to an in-ring injury.

During her career, Paige won the NXT women’s title once, the Divas belt twice and was the 2013 NXT Women’s Championship Tournament winner.

The Miz, a former reality star, joined the WWE in 2004 on Tough Enough. He joined the main roster in 2006 and is a former WWE champion, two-time U.S. champion and eight-time Intercontinental champion.