Aleister Black vs. Velveteen Dream
Black issued his most forceful response to the Dream’s campaign on the Nov. 1 edition of NXT, proclaiming that he will make sure the NXT Universe never forgets Velveteen Dream's name at TakeOver: WarGames.
The Dutch destroyer’s strong words came a week after Velveteen Dream blindsided him and ran him into the steel ring steps. Velveteen Dream then tied Black’s arms in the ring ropes, slapped him in the face and demanded he utter the Dream’s name. The ambush made Black, who is undefeated in NXT competition, look more vulnerable than the NXT Universe has ever seen him.
Black has maintained a steely composure while racking up one of NXT’s best win-loss records, so picking a fight with the black-metal mutilator might seem like a recipe for disaster. Yet, the Dream is a Superstar unlike any other. Beyond all the head games and unorthodox antics, he remains among the brand’s most gifted competitors. Could his outrageous bid for recognition simply be a ploy to keep one step ahead of the death-metal mutilator? Perhaps just as importantly, will Velveteen Dream make Black say his name in Houston?
Watch this compelling rivalry come to a head when NXT TakeOver: WarGames streams live tonight at 8 ET/5 PT, exclusively on the award-winning WWE Network.