Damian Priest To Defend North American Title Against Johnny Gargano At NXT TakeOver On October 4

A North American Championship contest for the upcoming NXT TakeOver live special event on the WWE Network was made official on Wednesday.

WWE announced via their official website and various social media platforms today that Damian Priest will be putting his NXT North American Championship on-the-line in one-on-one competition when he meets Johnny Gargano at NXT TakeOver on Sunday, October 4, 2020.

WWE.com released the following announcement regarding the addition of Priest vs. Gargano to the NXT TakeOver lineup for 10/4:

Damian Priest vs. Johnny Gargano – NXT North American Title Match

Damian Priest wants to live in infamy as NXT North American Champion, but he’ll have to defeat one of the black-and-gold brand’s most decorated Superstars in Johnny Gargano to keep his hands on the title.

William Regal announced on social media that The Archer of Infamy will battle Johnny Wrestling for the title at NXT TakeOver on Sunday, Oct. 4.

Gargano has been vocal about his and his wife Candice LeRae’s plans to bring gold back to the Gargano household. Priest, on the other hand, is fresh off his first successful title defense after a grueling victory over Timothy Thatcher. The first-time champion captured the title in a jaw-dropping NXT North American Title Ladder Match at NXT TakeOver XXX. In the critical moment of that match, Priest and Gargano found themselves atop the ladder. Gargano seemed destined for gold as he unhooked the title, but Priest held firm and knocked Johnny Wrestling from the ladder to secure the victory.

Can Gargano get the better of Priest in a one-on-one battle? Or will Priest be ready for another infamous TakeOver title celebration?

Don’t miss NXT TakeOver, streaming on Oct. 4 at 7 ET/4 PT on the award-winning WWE Network.


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