No rivalry in 2019 has featured NXT the kind of ill will that exists between NXT Champion Adam Cole and former champion Johnny Gargano. From their epic 2-out-of-3 Falls Match at TakeOver: New York to their unforgettable rematch at TakeOver: XXV, Cole and Gargano have added an incredible new chapter to the NXT record books.
At TakeOver: Toronto, on the eve of SummerSlam, The Panama City Playboy and Johnny Wrestling will reprise their classic duels once more, but this time, it’s with a twist.
With their hostilities showing no signs of slowing down after Cole’s deeply personal verbal attacks on Gargano’s family and friends and Gargano’s fiery retribution, NXT General Manager William Regal ruled that the two enemies will fight in an NXT Championship 2-out-of-3 Falls rubber match in Toronto. Unlike their duel in New York, however, Regal empowered Cole and Gargano to each choose a stipulation for one fall of the match.
On the July 24 edition of NXT, the competitors announced their stipulations, with Gargano opting for a Street Fight for his fall and Cole invoking a “classic, old-school wrestling match” for his. If the champion and challenger wind up locked in a stalemate after two falls, Regal will decide the stipulation for the third and final fall.
Don’t miss the hotly anticipated final chapter of this stunning rivalry when Cole and Gargano collide at TakeOver: Toronto, streaming live tonight at 7 ET/4 PT, exclusively on the award-winning WWE Network.
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