NXT TakeOver overtakes the wrestling world this weekend, and along with it marks the return of a branding that served as a staple within WWE over 20 years ago. NXT TakeOver: In Your House comes to us on Sunday night as the up-and-coming stars of the black and gold show will once again aim to steal the spotlight. Three championship matches are on tap for the NXT TakeOver: In Your House card, including a Backlot Brawl where the stakes are high for both the champion Adam Cole and the challenger Velveteen Dream.
NXT TakeOver: In Your House will take place in Orlando, Florida, without fans in attendance, as has been the case for every WWE event during the pandemic era. Still, the show should be expected to bring the high drama of a standard NXT TakeOver event. The NXT TakeOver: In Your House action will begin at 7 p.m. ET on WWE Network.
The match card has been set, so let's have a look now at everything that will go down on Sunday night at NXT TakeOver: In Your House.
NXT TakeOver: In Your House matches
NXT Championship -- Adam Cole (c) vs. Velveteen Dream (Backlot Brawl): Cole was planning to celebrate a year as NXT champion when Dream stepped in. After ruining the celebration and dropping an elbow from the top rope to the floor, Cole requested to negotiate with NXT general manager William Regal. Those negotiations secured Dream the title shot ... under the condition that if he's unsuccessful in his quest to finally capture the top prize in NXT, he cannot challenge for the championship again as long as Cole is champion. What's more, multiple reports have surfaced that the match has already been pre-taped in Orlando, signaling that WWE will be going the cinematic route once again for this Backlot Brawl with one of its more prominent PPV matches during the pandemic.
North American Championship -- Keith Lee (c) vs. Johnny Gargano: Gargano and Candice LeRae have set their sights on Lee and Mia Yim, calling them little more than NXT's latest flavors of the month. Amid this new feud sparking, it was announced that Gargano will challenge Lee for the title at NXT TakeOver.
NXT Women's Championship -- Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Io Shirai: Flair has been everywhere lately -- on Raw and SmackDown more than even NXT where she reigns as champion. Shirai won a ladder match to earn her shot at the title and won the match by disqualification, allowing Flair to retain the title. Ripley involved herself and then met Shirai in a match that ended in a no contest after Flair attacked both women. On the heels of the chaos, the three will now meet in a title match at the pay-per-view.
Tommaso Ciampa vs. Karrion Kross: Kross made Ciampa his first target after Ciampa finally put his feud with Johnny Gargano behind him. Kross attacked Ciampa and left him laying prior to his in-ring debut, making an immediate statement. Ciampa returned weeks later, and despite admitting a certain level of respect for Kross' actions, plans to prove the attack was a mistake at TakeOver.
Finn Balor vs. Damien Priest: Much like the situation between Ciampa and Kross, Balor was the victim of a backstage attack with the culprit eventually revealed to be Priest. Priest made the reveal after attacking Balor for a second time, this time during a match with Cameron Grimes. Priest said the move is about building legacy, and he's looking to do it by taking out one of NXT's all-time greats.
Mia Yim, Tegan Nox, & Shotzi Blackheart vs. Candice LeRae, Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez: This match was announced on the go-home episode of NXT on Wednesday, and should serve as a solid showcase for the depth of the women's division.