Big NXT U.K. Tour – top champs, Sami Zayn’s in-ring return, Takeover: London, more

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


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WWE’s NXT brand kicks off their first U.K. tour Thursday in Newcastle, England.

The one-week, seven-show tour culminates with the “NXT Takeover” special from London, England on Wednesday, December 16.

Notable for the tour is the in-ring return of Sami Zayn from injury. Plus, main roster star Neville will be on the tour. The following are the advertised cards.

(Torch Reader Alert: We’re looking for results sent to pwtorch@gmail.com if you attend a show.)

December 10 – Newcastle, England

  • NXT Title match: Finn Balor vs. Sami Zayn (Zayn’s first match back from injury)
  • Neville vs. Baron Corbin in Neville’s hometown
  • NXT Women’s Title match: Bayley vs. Emma
  • Samoa Joe vs. Apollo Crews
  • Also: Enzo Amore & Big Cass, Asuka, more

December 11 – Glasgow, Scotland

– Advertised talent roster: NXT champion Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, NXT Women’s champion Bayley, Neville, Sami Zayn, Apollo Crews, Baron Corbin, Dana Brooke, and Emma.

December 12 – Sheffield, England

  • NXT Title match: Finn Balor vs. Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin
  • NXT Women’s Title match: Bayley vs. Emma
  • Samoa Joe vs. Apollo Crews
  • Also: Enzo Amore & Big Cass, Asuka, more

December 13 – Blackpool, England

– Advertised talent roster: NXT champion Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, NXT Women’s champion Bayley, Sami Zayn, Apollo Crews, Baron Corbin, Dana Brooke, and Emma.

December 14 – Nottingham, England

– Advertised talent roster: NXT champion Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, NXT Women’s champion Bayley, Sami Zayn, Apollo Crews, Baron Corbin, Dana Brooke, and Emma.

December 15 – Cardiff, Wales

  • NXT Title match: Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe vs. Sami Zayn (!!!)
  • NXT Women’s Title match: Bayley vs. Emma
  • Apollo Crews vs. Baron Corbin
  • Also: Enzo Amore & Big Cass, Asuka, more

NXTTakeoverLondon

December 16 – “NXT Takeover: London”
Live Special on WWE Network at 3:00 p.m. EST

  • NXT Title match: Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe
  • NXT Women’s Title match: Bayley vs. Nia Jax
  • NXT Tag Title match: Dash & Dawson vs. Enzo Amore & Big Cass
  • Apollo Crews vs. Baron Corbin
  • Asuka vs. Emma

 

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