2020 NXT TakeOver: In Your House matches, card, date, location, PPV predictions, rumors, start time

WWE is reviving an old pay-per-view brand name on Sunday, June 7 with NXT TakeOver: In Your House. The In Your House branding was previously used for pay-per-view events outside WWE’s traditional “Big Four” from May 1995 to February 1999. Now, with people largely confined to their homes during the coronavirus pandemic, WWE has brought back the name as NXT returns to hosting a premier event on the WWE Network. 

NXT TakeOver: In Your House will take place from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, without fans in attendance, as has been the case for every WWE event during the pandemic era. Still, the show should be expected to bring the high drama of a standard NXT TakeOver event. The NXT TakeOver: In Your House action is expected to begin at 7 p.m. ET on WWE Network.

While the card is still being developed, there are some confirmed matches. So, let’s take a look at the matches we know — and the matches we think we know — for NXT TakeOver: In Your House.

NXT TakeOver: In Your House matches

NXT Women’s Championship — Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Io Shirai: Flair has been everywhere lately — on Raw and SmackDown more than even NXT where she reigns as champion. Shirai won a ladder match to earn her shot at the title and won the match by disqualification, allowing Flair to retain the title. Ripley involved herself and then met Shirai in a match that ended in a no contest after Flair attacked both women. On the heels of the chaos, the three will now meet in a title match at the pay-per-view.

Tommaso Ciampa vs. Karrion Kross: Kross made Ciampa his first target after Ciampa finally put his feud with Johnny Gargano behind him. Kross attacked Ciampa and left him laying prior to his in-ring debut, making an immediate statement. Ciampa returned weeks later, and despite admitting a certain level of respect for Kross’ actions, plans to prove the attack was a mistake at TakeOver.

Finn Balor vs. Damien Priest: Much like the situation between Ciampa and Kross, Balor was the victim of a backstage attack with the culprit eventually revealed to be Priest. Priest made the reveal after attacking Balor for a second time, this time during a match with Cameron Grimes. Priest said the move is about building legacy, and he’s looking to do it by taking out one of NXT’s all-time greats.

NXT TakeOver In Your House predictions

NXT Championship — Adam Cole (c) vs. Velveteen Dream: Cole was planning to celebrate a year as NXT champion when Dream stepped in. After ruining the celebration and dropping an elbow from the top rope to the floor, Cole has requested to negotiate with NXT general manager William Regal on the May 27 edition of NXT. Negotiate what, exactly? That’s unclear. But a TakeOver title defense would make sense.

North American Championship — Keith Lee (c) vs. Johnny Gargano: Gargano and Candice LeRae have set their sights on Lee and Mia Yim, calling them little more than NXT’s latest flavors of the month. Things would seem to be trending toward a mixed tag match or a title defense, and a mixed tag seems more like a TV bout than a showdown worthy of the TakeOver spotlight. 

NXT Cruiserweight Interim Championship Final — Kushida vs. El Hijo del Fantasma: The tournament continues to chug along, and it looks like Kushida will emerge from his group as a finalist despite the departing Drake Maverick being the sentimental favorite. Fantasma seems like the best option from the other block, with Akira Tozawa being the other possible finalist. Tozawa just doesn’t feel like a good fit for the finals as Kushida vs. Fantasma could steal the show.

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