Pat McAfee vs. Adam Cole set for NXT TakeOver: XXX

Pat McAfee will have his first sanctioned pro wrestling match at NXT TakeOver: XXX against former NXT Champion Adam Cole.

Paul “Triple H” Levesque went onto ESPN’s ‘Get Up’ show this morning and issued a challenge to Pat McAfee on behalf of Adam Cole. Levesque invited McAfee to come have a match against Cole at NXT TakeOver: XXX on August 22nd. McAfee went on to accept Levesque’s challenge and it’s now official that McAfee will make his pro wrestling in-ring debut against the former NXT Champion at TakeOver.

The main event of last night’s episode of NXT featured Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish unsuccessfully challenging Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel for the NXT Tag Team Championships. McAfee was on commentary and took verbal jabs at Adam Cole’s height which Cole heard. The Undisputed ERA leader made his way over to the commentary table and engaged in a back and forth with McAfee that became physical.

Paul Levesque and Shawn Michaels made their way to the area to break up the altercation but it resulted in McAfee punting Adam Cole in the head.

To hear the upNXT team’s thoughts about this sequence of events, check out their review of the 8/5/20 episode of NXT at this link. Here’s the updated TakeOver lineup:

Ladder Match — Vacant NXT North American Championship: Bronson Reed vs. Damian Priest vs. TBD vs. TBD vs. TBD
NXT Women’s Championship: Io Shirai (c) vs. Dakota Kai
* Pat McAfee vs. Adam Cole

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