This Sunday, WWE will give us a big dollop of mid-90s nostalgia as NXT Takeover: In Your House takes place from the WWE Performance Center.
As per usual with Takeovers, the card is compact and exciting, highlighted by Adam Cole’s defense of his NXT Championship against Velveteen Dream in a ‘unique’ setting.
One other match on the card that is getting fans excited is Tommaso Ciampa facing impressive newcomer Karrion Kross, no doubt to be accompanied by Scarlett.
Ahead of this event, Ciampa talked to Inside The Ropes’ Kenny Macintosh about what fans can expect to see in terms of the In Your House theming. It sounds like his expectations, like ours, are high:
“I think it is fair to get your hopes up. I’ve got my hopes up,” Ciampa admitted. “It’s the first question I asked if I’m honest with you. The one thing I’m hoping for on top of that is to see a Todd Pettengill sighting at some point. I don’t know on that one, I’m just keeping my fingers crossed.
I’ve heard promising things on the set. I don’t know if that means the old set or a renewed version of it. I know that everybody understands how excited the fanbase is for In Your House. It’s one of those weird ones right? It just stuck with all of us. Yeah, I think everyone’s gonna be happy with what’s been produced.”
Let’s be clear…No Todd Pettengill…No party.
In the interview, Ciampa also goes into details about the influence Edge has had on his career as both a heel and a babyface. You can read those quotes at Wrestling Inc who provided transcripts for this piece.
NXT Takeover: In Your House takes place Sunday June 7th and can be seen on the Photo. The full match card is as below:
- Adam Cole (c) vs. Velveteen Dream – NXT Championship
- Keith Lee (c) vs. Johnny Gargano – NXT North American Championship
- Charlotte Flair vs. Io Sharai vs. Rhea Ripley – NXT Women’s Championship
- Finn Balor vs Damian Priest
- Tommaso Ciampa vs. Karrion Kross