The NXT Championship match is set for TakeOver: Portland as Adam Cole will defend his title against Tommaso Ciampa.
Ciampa had to relinquish the NXT Championship a year ago following a neck injury. He never lost it in the ring and he's never gotten a one-on-one rematch for the belt. Ciampa made a statement on Wednesday, taking out Roderick Strong, Kyle O'Reilly, and Bobby Fish backstage before making his way to the ring to call out Cole. Like his Undisputed Era partners, Cole was laid out by Ciampa, who put the NXT Champion through a table. The match was made official as Ciampa signed the contract in ink and blood.
TABLE for @AdamColePro!#NXTTitle Match for @NXTCiampa at #NXTTakeOver: Portland! --#WWENXT pic.twitter.com/aFg8zNBKd4— WWE (@WWE) January 30, 2020
Hand that contract over, @RealKingRegal.— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) January 30, 2020
The champ will take it from here.@AdamColePro #WWENXT pic.twitter.com/3G7esVgYkn
Another day at the office.— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) January 30, 2020
Another day closer to bringing Goldie home? ----#WWENXT @NXTCiampa pic.twitter.com/erY7urUDTY
With the NXT Championship match being official, here's a look at the updated card for NXT TakeOver: Portland:
Adam Cole (c) vs. Tommaso Ciampa
Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Bianca Belair
Finn Balor vs. Johnny Gargano
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