WWE NXT notes: Velveteen Dream returns, Pat McAfee to appear on 8/19, TakeOver

The main event of the 8/12 episode of NXT featured the return of Velveteen Dream. In that same main event, Cameron Grimes secured his spot in the NXT North American Championship ladder match at TakeOver: XXX.

Cameron Grimes, KUSHIDA and the returning Velveteen Dream competed in a three-way match in the main event of the 8/12 episode of NXT to determine who’s the next entrant into the North American Championship ladder match at TakeOver on August 22nd. Cameron Grimes scored the win over KUSHIDA and will join Bronson Reed and Damian Priest in the ladder match.

As a result of Velveteen Dream not being pinned, he will face Finn Balor next week in a singles match for a spot in the ladder match. The other qualifying match to determine the final spot in the bout will feature Johnny Gargano and Ridge Holland.

Adam Cole appeared on tonight’s episode of NXT and invited Pat McAfee to appear on next week’s NXT. McAfee agreed and the two men are now set to face-off before their scheduled match at TakeOver.

As seen in the graphic, Santos Escobar, Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde are taking on Isaiah “Swerve” Scott and Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango) on the 8/19 edition of NXT on the USA Network.

Also on tonight’s program, Vic Joseph joined the commentary booth as he was present at Full Sail in the place of Tom Phillips, while Beth Phoenix and Mauro Ranallo called the action from their respective locations.

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