NXT TakeOver: War Games 2018 Card, Analysis, Predictions

NXT TakeOver: War Games (2018) airs this Saturday night, November 16, live on WWE Network. The latest NXT live special is headlined by the second annual War Games match, as well as Velveteen Dream challenging for the NXT Championship and a 2-out-of-3 falls match for the NXT Women’s Championship. Here’s how the card breaks down.

NXT TakeOver War Games 2 Card:

1. War Games Match: Undisputed Era vs. War Raiders, Ricochet, Pete Dunne

2. NXT Championship Match: Tommaso Ciampa (c) vs. Velveteen Dream

3. 2-out-of-3 Falls for the NXT Women’s Championship: Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Kairi Sane

4. Johnny Gargano vs. Aleister Black

5. Announced for the pre-event taping: Matt Riddle vs. Kassius Ohno

As always, what follows is our complete rundown of the TakeOver: War Games card, featuring analysis and predictions for all four matches, plus the bonus pre-show match.

When you’re done reading, make sure to drop down into our comments section and let us know who you think’s coming out on top, and why. Make sure you’re here this Saturday for our live coverage of War Games as well, featuring an open discussion thread and live results.

Matt Riddle vs. Kassius Ohno

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What You Need To Know: Kassius Ohno is a former NXT star and independent wrestling standout who has kinda let himself go, and is shocked that he keeps getting passed over for “William Regal’s new toy;” namely, whichever physically dominant, physically impressive, or extremely popular guy just got signed. Lately he’s been bothering Matt Riddle, a stoner MMA fighter and “king of the bros” who looks like the Beast from Beauty and the Beast after he gets turned back into a prince.