NXT UK, arguably the E-show of WWE (205 Live is the D Show), is having its second TakeOver event this Saturday, August 31. Much like NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool featured a surprise appearance from Finn Balor, it looks like NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff will feature a less surprisingly appearance from a European main roster superstar, Cesaro.
In a short video posted on WWE’s YouTube channel and social media today, Cesaro says he’ll be “paying a visit to Wales” because “I’ve heard a lot of things about NXT UK, so I’m going to go to NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff to find out firsthand what it’s all about, maybe take a little more hands-on approach.”
There are five matches on the Cardiff event, which is the same amount as TakeOver: Blackpool, but it wouldn’t be shocking to see a sixth match added to the card, especially if it could draw new viewers with the involvement of Cesaro. It’s also possible he gets the exact same treatment as Balor and replaces an NXT UK wrestler in a previously scheduled match. With whatever Cesaro will be up to still a mystery, here’s the NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff card so far:
- Travis Banks vs. Noam Dar
- Last Man Standing match: Joe Coffey vs. Dave Mastiff
- NXT UK Tag Team Championship match: Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson and James Drake) (c) vs. Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster vs. Gallus (Mark Coffey and Wolfgang)
- NXT UK Women’s Championship: Toni Storm (c) vs. Kay Lee Ray
- WWE United Kingdom Championship match: Walter (c) vs. Tyler Bate