The NXT Championship match at TakeOver: New York has still been confirmed following an injury that forced the current champion Tommaso Ciampa to relinquish his NXT title.
C.O.O Triple H announced at the recent NXT TV tapings on Wednesday that Johnny Gargano would face-off at TakeOver next month in a title match against the winner of Ricochet vs. Adam Cole vs. Aleister Black vs. Velveteen Dream vs. Matt Riddle moments later in the taping — which was won eventually won by Adam Cole.
The NXT title match at TakeOver between Adam Cole and Johnny Gargano will be two-out-of-three falls.
At the beginning of Triple H’s promo, the WWE exec admitted he had planned on announcing Gargano vs. Ciampa for the NXT Championship at TakeOver … but that obviously could no longer happen due to Tommaso suffering a neck injury that required surgery.
As we previously reported, Ciampa underwent surgery last week.
Thanks Ryan Satin & Pro Wrestling Sheets for the quotes