With NXT TakeOver: WarGames set to take place on Sunday 5th December, WWE have added a fifth and final match to the card in the form of Timothy Thatcher vs. Tommaso Ciampa.
The match was set up during a ‘Thatcher’s-Catch-Can’ segment on this week’s episode of NXT. With Thatcher in the ring with his latest student, former NXT Champion Ciampa hit the ring for a verbal joust.
Super into this Tommaso Ciampa vs. Timothy Thatcher rivalry. It's fresh and, when they get in the ring (hopefully at some point soon), we should get a physical clinic. #WWE #NXT #NXTTakeOver #WarGames #WWENXT https://t.co/ephhm1hrq6— ꜱᴇᴀɴ ᴄᴏʏʟᴇ (@seanpcoyle25) December 3, 2020
After calling Thatcher a huge disappointment, the shooter hit Ciampa with a takedown. The two traded the advantage before Thatcher’s student attacked Ciampa allowing his teacher to get the upper hand and put Ciampa out cold with a side sleeper hold.
It is an intriguing match with both competitors desperately in need of a win. Thatcher has lost steam since his ‘Fight Pit’ victory over Matt Riddle in the summer. Ciampa has also struggled for momentum since suffering a crushing loss to Karrion Kross at TakeOver: In Your House in June.
NXT TakeOver WarGames takes place on Sunday December 6th. You can find out how and when to watch right here.
The currently confirmed match card is as follows:
- Men’s WarGames match: The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, Bobby Fish and Roderick Strong) vs. The Kings Of NXT (Pat McAfee, Pete Dunne, Oney Lorcan
- Women’s WarGames Match: Team Shotzi (Shotzi Blackheart, Ember Moon, Io Shirai and Rhea Ripley) vs. Team Candice (Candice LeRae, Toni Storm, Raquel Gonzalez and Dakota Kai)
- NXT North American Championship Match: Leon Ruff vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Damian Priest
- Strap Match: Dexter Lumis vs. Cameron Grimes
- Tommaso Ciampa vs. Timothy Thatcher