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WWE NXT ‘Takeover’ sees Ric Flair and Bret Hart return

WWE NXT 'Takeover'
WWE NXT 'Takeover'
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On “WWE Monday Night Raw,” the announcers made a special announcement concerning this week’s live episode of NXT wrestling on the WWE Network. The episode entitled “NXT Takeover” will see the finals of the NXT Women’s Championship as Charlotte takes on Natalia. According to the announcers on Monday night, Charlotte will have her father Ric Flair in her corner while Natalia will have her uncle Bret Hart in her corner.

Natalia Neidhart is a former WWE Divas Champion, the daughter of Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart. Neidhart and Bret “The Hitman” Hart wrestled together as the Hart Foundation, and were also brother-in-laws behind the scenes. The rumors that Hart was supposed to be at this event to be in his neice’s corner have been hinted at for a few weeks now.

On an earlier episode of WWE NXT on the WWE Network, Emma was backstage with a tablet and the WWE used this opportunity to advertise the WWE Network. Emma said that her favorite thing to do was watch Bret Hart matches. That brought in Charlotte who talked about how much better her father is than Bret, which brought in Natalia. She talked about how Hart ended Flair’s WWE career in the 90s.

However, in the last week the WWE rumors indicated that Hart had previous plans and couldn’t make it. However, Flair is about to re-sign with the WWE and was at the “WWE Smackdown” taping and will be at the “NXT Takeover” show as well to stand in his daughter’s corner. Now, it appears Bret Hart will make it as well.

The main event at “NXT Takever” will be the world title match between Adrian Neville and Tyson Kidd, where the loser will have to leave NXT. The tag team titles are also in the line as The Ascension defends them against Kalisto and El Local. Also in action will be Sami Zayn battling Tyler Breeze and Adam Rose taking on Camacho. The “NXT Takever” pre-show starts at 7:30 p.m. EST on the WWE Network with Christian, Paul Heyman, Cesaro and Renee Young discussing the big show.