NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn 4 start time, match card

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A look at the full match card, start time, live stream information and more for NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV.

It’s one of the biggest weeks of the year for WWE as the main roster prepares for SummerSlam but what that also means is that it’s time once again for the superstars of NXT to come and steal the weekend.

While SummerSlam falls behind WrestleMania as the biggest show of the year for WWE, NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn has become the highlight of the year for the NXT brand and with the lineup set to go on Saturday night, that looks to be the case once again. This is going to be an unbelievable evening at the Barclays Center with any of the five matches on the main card being able to steal the show.

Let’s take a look at everything you need to know for NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV.

Event info

Event: NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018
Venue: Barclays Center-Brooklyn, New York
Start time: 7:00 p.m ET/4:00 p.m. PT (Kickoff show one hour prior)
Live stream: WWE Network

Full match card for NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV

EC3 vs. Velveteen Dream

This is the only match of the night in which a title won’t be on the line but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t hold some importance. Both of these men have been climbing the card and the winner could be up next for a shot at the North American Championship or the NXT Championship. They were tag partners in London before Velveteen Dream walked out on EC3 in their match against Aleister Black and Ricochet, which led to this match taking place.

NXT Tag Team Championship: Undisputed ERA vs. Moustache Mountain

We’ve already seen this match a couple of times with these two teams trading the NXT Tag Team Championship and it’s going to be extremely difficult for these four to get any better. Tyler Bate and Trent Seven won the titles in London but Roderick Strong and Kyle O’Reilly exacted their revenge a few weeks later to regain the straps in a brutal affair that saw Bate give up the match in order to save his partner. Tag title matches have long been a highlight of NXT TakeOver events and this one should be no different.

NXT North American Championship: Adam Cole vs. Ricochet

It’s been a year since Adam Cole shocked the world by showing up in Brooklyn and he returns to the site where he made his NXT debut to battle Ricochet, who has easily become one of the most popular superstars for the black and yellow brand. With his dazzling assortment of high-flying maneuvers, Ricochet had been calling out Cole for weeks before NXT GM Steven Regal made this North American Championship bout official. These two were part of that insane ladder match that stole the show over WrestleMania weekend and this might have the best chance of being the match of the night.

NXT Women’s Championship: Shayna Baszler vs. Kairi Sane

It’s been a long time coming for this highly-anticipated rematch of the finals of the inaugural Mae Young Classic and Brooklyn will serve as the setting for the rubber match of Shayna Baszler vs. Kairi Sane, this time for the NXT Women’s Championship. Sane was the victor last summer and is on a short list of women who have defeated Baszler but the tide was turned earlier this year when Baszler got the best of the young Japanese superstar. The contrasting styles should make for some great entertainment on Saturday night.

NXT Championship: Tommaso Ciampa vs. Johnny Gargano (Last Man Standing)

This was actually supposed to be a three-way dance with Aleister Black involved but a groin injury put a stop to that so it looks like NXT fans are stuck with another match between Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano. Oh, how unfortunate. The story of these friends turned foes has been one of the best-told stories in NXT history and with the Last Man Standing stipulation thrown in this time around, this may be the final chapter. Gargano won the first match between the two in New Orleans but Ciampa got the better of his former partner at NXT TakeOver: Chicago II. It wouldn’t surprise me if the loser gets a call up to the main roster soon.

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