NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa vs. Velveteen Dream
It was all a dream – at least, that’s what Velveteen Dream hopes to ensure NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa about his title reign when the two Superstars collide for the black-and-yellow brand’s top prize at NXT TakeOver: WarGames II.
For the last month, Ciampa and Dream have been at each other’s throats, volleying threats and mind games, fueling tensions big enough to hit combustible levels at WarGames. Dream is seeking to bring a “true experience” to the self-proclaimed Greatest Sports-Entertainer of All-Time’s fingerprint-laden NXT Title. Ciampa, meanwhile, has promised to “turn the dream into a nightmare.”
The Blackheart’s pointed words came after Dream implicated him in the August ambush on Aleister Black. With Johnny Gargano since being revealed as Black’s assailant, the move may have been exactly what Ciampa claimed it was, a ploy to get the champion’s attention. Ciampa, who is no stranger to cerebral warfare, matched Velveteen’s sly campaign with a slew of cutthroat warnings, thus leading NXT General Manager William Regal to pit these testy foes against one another at TakeOver: WarGames II.
Will it be “Dream over” for Ciampa’s NXT Championship reign? Or will the Velveteen Dream’s NXT Title ambitions end in a nightmare?