Prior to NXT TakeOver: WarGames going live on the WWE Network, the brand held an unseen Dark Match to rile the live crowd in the Capitol Wrestling Center.
The bout saw Santos Escobar led Legado del Fantasma to victory over August Grey, Curt Stallion and Ashanta ‘Thee’ Adonis in a 6-Man Tag Team Match.
Though it’s a regular occurrence for the black and gold brand to stage Dark Matches prior to their Wednesday night offering, it’s highly irregular for them to do so prior to a pay-per-view event especially as the Kickoff-Show, hosted by Sam Roberts and Wade Barrett, was live in the CWC throughout the thirty minute special.
NXT’s 6-Man Tag Team Match rekindled the enmity between the WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Santos Escobar, and Adonis which began all the way back at NXT TakeOver 31 when Ashante came to the rescue of Isiah ‘Swerve’ Scott following a championship bout.
Saving his friend from a beatdown by the Mexican faction, Adonis dragged Jake Atlas into the rivalry when he was set-upon by the trio following a bout between the pair on NXT.
Unable to watch his opponent brutalised, Atlas stood up for what was right and the pair were joined in their fight by a chair wielding Isiah Scott who warded off the faction. Unfortunately for Adonis, it wasn’t over and he, Scott and Atlas lost to the heelish faction on October 31.
You can read full results from NXT TakeOver: WarGames here.