NXT General Manager William Regal has officially announced a massive change to the NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV main event. Tomasso Ciampa will defend the NXT Championship against Johnny Gargano in a Last Man Standing Match.
This comes after Aleister Black was attacked on this week’s episode of the yellow brand and left unconscious backstage. The attack was, of course, a cover for the real life groin tear the former champion suffered on a live event in Las Vegas, Nevada. Following successful surgery, the Dutch native was not going to be cleared to return in time.
Now we have the main event of what will be another excellent card, fans can finally put to bed rumors that Matt Riddle will replace the ‘Dutch Destroyer’ and look forward to seeing him the audience at some point during the show on August 18.
The NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV card shapes up like this:
Tomasso Ciampa (c) vs. Johnny Gargano – NXT Championship Match (Last Man Standing)
Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Kairi Sane – NXT Women’s Championship Match
The Undisputed Era (c) vs. Moustache Mountain – NXT Tag Team Championship Match
Adam Cole (c) vs. Ricochet – NXT North American Championship Match
EC3 vs. the Velveteen Dream