NXT GM William Regal announced during tapings tonight that War Games will be making it’s return after twenty years at NXT TakeOver in Houston next month. The segment should air on the November 1st episode of NXT on WWE Network.
Regal announced that the two-ring War Games match will be between SAnitY vs. The Authors of Pain & Roderick Strong vs. The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish).
— JJ Williams (@JJWilliamsWON) October 5, 2017
The NXT Championship will also be on the line at NXT TakeOver: Houston. It appears that Drew McIntyre will defend his title against Andrade “Cien” Almas in the co-main event.
The vacant NXT Women’s Championship will also be up for grabs in a Fatal 4-Way between Kairi Sane, Peyton Royce, Nikki Cross and Ember Moon.
NXT TakeOver: War Games will take place in Houston at the Toyota Center on November 18th during Survivor Series weekend.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) October 5, 2017
War Games was a match created by Dusty Rhodes and the first match took place during NWA’s “Great American Bash” tour in 1987. War Games became one of WCW’s signature matches and was the feature attraction of WCW’s annual Fall Brawl PPV from 1993-1998.
ROH Champion Cody Rhodes connected about the match returning and noted that he was informed about the news before it was announced:
I'm not mad. I was told. H worked for my Dad and then my Dad worked for him. They were friends. Care and effort will be placed into it.
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) October 5, 2017