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SummerSlam and all its hotly anticipated matches are right around the corner, but thankfully there are other things to watch to make the wait bearable. NXT TakeOver: Toronto airs the day before on Saturday night, and with a total of four title matches on the schedule, it ought to keep you plenty entertained until Sunday’s WWE PPV festivities begin.
One of the big faceoffs to look forward to will be between NXT Champion Adam Cole and former champion Johnny Gargano, who have the kind of play-it-dirty rivalry that wrestling fans relish. Cole’s attacks on Gargano’s loved ones have stoked the flame, and we ought to see sparks during their 2-out-of-3 falls rubber match in Toronto. The special twist, though: Both men got to choose their own stipulations for one fall of the match. Gargano opted for a street fight-style match (expect lots of foreign objects repurposed as weapons), while Cole called for a classic, old-school-style match (expect his cronies to show up).
We’ll also see the fantastic Mia Yim challenge NXT women’s champion Shayna Baszler at this event. Yim’s hard-hitting MMA style is a joy to watch and her slams are legendary, but Baszler is such an excellent performer (not to mention she plays it like she was born to be a heel) that this one could go either way. We’re expecting that no matter who wins, this will be a blast to watch.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch the NXT TakeOver: Toronto live stream for free.
- When: Saturday, Aug.10 at 7pm ET (Preshow begins at 6:30pm ET)
- Where: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto
- Streaming: WWE Network (free with a 30-day trial)
NXT TakeOver: Toronto live stream: How to watch online for free
- Cost: $9.99 per month (after a 30-day free trial)
- Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 and PS3, and iOS and Android devices
WWE Network is the best way to get the NXT TakeOver: Toronto live stream if you want to watch these wrestlers go nuts in the ring. If you’re not already a convert, the news is good: You can get a month of the service free right now, which means you can watch NXT Takeover and SummerSlam without paying a dime. After that, the service costs just $9.99 per month, but you can cancel anytime. Considering WWE Network lets you stream all 14 yearly pay-per-view events at no additional cost, that’s an incredible deal. Seriously, just think about how many times you’ve paid $60 to watch one PPV. For that same amount, you’ll get a whole year of WWE Network—and access to all past events. Between NXT, RAW, and Smackdown Live you’ll be able to watch all your faves hit the mat on a weekly basis, and you’ll also get access to documentaries, reality programming like My Son/Daughter Is a WWE Superstar, and originals like WrestleMania Rewind.
Other ways to watch NXT TakeOver: Toronto
If you have cable, you can order NXT TakeOver: Toronto from Spectrum, Cox, Xfinity, Verizon FiOS TV, Cable One, Dish Network and DirecTV for $59.99-$69.99. But given all of the benefits that come with WWE Network—not to mention the chance to get started with one free month—we’d highly recommend figuring out a way to stream NXT TakeOver: Toronto using one of the devices listed above.
NXT TakeOver: Toronto schedule
NXT Championship 2-out-of-3 falls match with special stipulations
Adam Cole (c) vs. Johnny Gargano
NXT Women’s Championship match
Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Mia Yim
NXT North American Championship triple threat match
Velveteen Dream (c) vs. Pete Dunne vs. Roderick Strong
NXT Tag Team Championship match
The Street Profits (c) vs. Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly
Candice LeRae vs. Io Shirai
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Colette Bennett is a writer/editor who specializes in web culture, skincare, and all things geek. Her work has appeared on CNN, HLN, Engadget, Kotaku, Colourlovers, and Continue Magazine. She also writes horror and sci-fi fiction for Corona Books and is at work on her second novel.