NXT TakeOver is a series of periodic specials produced by WWE featuring its NXT brand, which are streamed live on the WWE Network. NXT TakeOver events are held several times a year, and are considered the brand's equivalent of main roster pay-per-view shows.
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The first NXT live special was uniquely titled NXT Arrival in 2014. However, after the debut NXT TakeOver show aired a few months later, the "TakeOver" name has been used for subsequent NXT live specials. All NXT live specials were initially held at Full Sail University, prior to the brand extending to arena shows after premiering NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn in 2015. The shows have since been held at various national and international locations.
Since 2016, the majority of NXT TakeOver events air a day prior to the "big four" WWE pay-per-view events (WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, SummerSlam and Survivor Series). Under this format, TakeOvers are held in the same city as the "big four" pay-per-view events, and also (excluding WrestleMania, which is held in stadiums) share the same arena. Additional TakeOver shows may also occur on other select dates as well.
Since 2017, the NXT TakeOver show preceding Survivor Series events has been branded as "NXT TakeOver: WarGames", featuring the titular match as its main event.
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Finn Balor vs Samoa Joe for the NXT Championship was made official for Takeover in December, plus next week they will sign the contract for their match.
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