Previewing TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way, NXT Its Own Brand, Touring, NFL Players

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WWE will present NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way on Thursday night from the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. The following matches are advertised:

Fatal 4-Way Match for the NXT Championship
- Adrian Neville (c) vs. Sami Zayn vs. Tyler Breeze vs. Tyson Kidd

Tag Team Math for the NXT Tag Team Championship
- The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor) (c) vs. Kalisto and Sin Cara

NXT Women's Championship Match
- Charlotte (c) vs. Bayley

Hair vs. Hair Match
- Enzo Amore vs. Sylvester Lefort

Singles Match
- Mojo Rawley vs. Bull Dempsey

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There will be a Pre-Show at 7:30 PM EDT on Thursday night, followed by the show from 8-10 PM EDT and a Fallout Show immediately following. We'll carry the stream of the Pre-Show here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com and have an NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way "Open Thread" featuring streaming live results and your discussion.

- Michael Cole noted he'll be in attendance but it will be Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Renee Young that will call the action.

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Can't wait to hear @TomPhillipsWWE@ByronSaxton@ReneeYoungWWE describe the action tonight at #NXTTakeover live at 8e/5p @WWENetwork

— Michael Cole (@MichaelCole) September 11, 2014

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Can't wait to hear @TomPhillipsWWE@ByronSaxton@ReneeYoungWWE describe the action tonight at #NXTTakeover live at 8e/5p @WWENetwork

— Michael Cole (@MichaelCole) September 11, 2014

">@ReneeYoungWWE describe the action tonight at #NXTTakeover live at 8e/5p

Can't wait to hear @TomPhillipsWWE@ByronSaxton@ReneeYoungWWE describe the action tonight at #NXTTakeover live at 8e/5p @WWENetwork

— Michael Cole (@MichaelCole) September 11, 2014

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— Michael Cole (@MichaelCole)

Can't wait to hear @TomPhillipsWWE@ByronSaxton@ReneeYoungWWE describe the action tonight at #NXTTakeover live at 8e/5p @WWENetwork

— Michael Cole (@MichaelCole) September 11, 2014

">September 11, 2014

">@ReneeYoungWWE make history tonight. 8e/5p

Can't wait to hear @TomPhillipsWWE@ByronSaxton@ReneeYoungWWE describe the action tonight at #NXTTakeover live at 8e/5p @WWENetwork

— Michael Cole (@MichaelCole) September 11, 2014

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— Michael Cole (@MichaelCole)

I am in Orlando at full sail for #NXTTakeover to watch @ReneeYoungWWE make history tonight. 8e/5p @WWENetwork

— Michael Cole (@MichaelCole) September 11, 2014

">September 11, 2014

- Thursday is another big night for WWE NXT as it continues to evolve into the company's third brand. While the main purpose of NXT will always be to develop new talent, with the evolution of the WWE Network, it's no longer the only purpose. The card for TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way highlights that with some workers progressing to the main rosters, while others, such as The Ascension, debuted on the main roster this week. Tyson Kidd is being used once again in the main event as a main roster star working down in NXT not for development purposes but to help with the establishment of NXT as a brand.

- Another interesting point going into TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way is that WWE continues to explore touring NXT outside of Florida and are looking at ways to generate more from live events.

- The deal between WWE and the NFLPA regarding players that do not make it in the NFL to potentially sign with developmental isn't dead either. There is a loose relationship in place as the company remains in contact with football players about possibly making the transition to the ring.

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