NXT TakeOver: Portland Match Confirmed, Lee vs. Strong, & More NXT News

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Below are news & notes from this week’s WWE NXT:

– Finn Balor vs. Johnny Gargano is the first match confirmed for NXT TakeOver: Portland on Feb. 16th.

– Keith Lee defeated Dominik Dijakovic, Cameron Grimes and Damian Priest to earn the right to challenge NXT North American Champion Roderick Strong on Jan. 22nd.

– Next week’s NXT will feature a 10-woman #1 contender’s match for the NXT Women’s Championship. The participants include Bianca Belair, Candice LeRae, Chelsea Green, Dakota Kai, Vanessa Borne, Kayden Carter, Mia Yim, Santana Garrett, Io Shirai, Shotzi Blackheart and Xia Li.

– Robert Stone (fka Robbie E) made his official NXT TV debut to announce he’s recruited Chelsea Green to his “brand.”

– Rhea Ripley vs. Toni Storm was teased for Worlds Collide, but it’s unclear if the match has been confirmed or not.

CLICK HERE for Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic updates including the debut of Alex Shelley.

– This week’s pre-show dark matches saw Santana Garrett defeat Indi Hartwell and Mansoor defeat Brendan Vink.