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LOOK: Kofi Kingston Takes His Place in WWE’s Hall of Champions

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WWE has added Kofi Kingston to its Hall of Champions. The newly crowned WWE champion was featured in a photoshoot on the company’s website, where he posed with the title.

Kofi takes his place on the list of every Superstar to wear WWE’s primary championship belt. That long list includes John Cena, Randy Orton, AJ Styles, CM Punk, Batista, Triple H, Rey Mysterio and Hulk Hogan, among many others.


Kingston realized his world title dreams at WrestleMania 35 on April 6, when he defeated Daniel Bryan for the belt. Kofi fought to get another title opportunity after The Elimination Chamber, where he stepped up in the featured match as a replacement for the injured Mustafa Ali.

There have been a total of 40 WWE champions since the title’s inception in 1963. Kofi is the first African-born WWE champion and many fans are surely hoping he will keep the title for the foreseeable future. Kingston had a long road to the championship, as he spent 11 years in the company before finally getting a run with the prestigious title.

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Ciampa vs. Thatcher, Io Shirai Added To NXT TakeOver: WarGames, Updated Card

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The final card for NXT TakeOver: WarGames has been pieced together following the go-home edition of NXT on Wednesday.

Shotzi Blackheart beat Raquel Gonzalez in a Ladder match to secure the WarGames advantage for her team. NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai also claimed the final open spot on Shotzi’s team by providing an assist.


Rounding out the five-match card is Tommaso Ciampa versus Timothy Thatcher after weeks of antagonizing each other.

Below is the updated lineup for Sunday:

Men’s WarGames Match
– Undisputed Era vs. Pat McAfee, Pete Dunne, Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch (WarGames advantage)

Women’s WarGames Match
– Shotzi Blackheart, Ember Moon, Rhea Ripley & Io Shirai (WarGames advantage) vs. Candice LeRae, Dakota Kai, Raquel Gonzalez & Toni Storm

Triple Threat NXT North American Championship Match
– Leon Ruff (c) vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Damian Priest

Strap Match
– Dexter Lumis vs. Cameron Grimes

– Tommaso Ciampa vs. Timothy Thatcher

The TakeOver: WarGames pre-show will hit the air at 6:3o p.m. ET with Wade Barrett, Sam Roberts, and ESPN correspondent Ariel Helwani serving as panelists. The black-and-gold brand will then let the WarGames begin at 7 p.m.

Stay tuned to ProWrestling.com for the latest NXT news and results.

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WWE To Hold Slammy Awards On WWE Network This Year

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The WWE Slammy Awards are back for the first time since 2015.

WWE revealed their WWE Network lineup for December, and among the listings was an undated airing for the 2020 Slammy Awards. In years past, the Slammy Awards were given out on one of the last Raw’s of the year. Since 2015, end of the year awards were recognized on WWE’s website and social channels.


Other new content coming to the wrestling streaming site this month include documentaries on Keith Lee, Survivor Series 2020, and Goldberg’s streak, as well as a new Broken Skull Sessions with Drew McIntyre.

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WWE NXT Results (12/2): Ladder Match With War Games Implication, Imperium Returns, More!

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WWE NXT Results

WWE NXT Results
December 2, 2020
Orlando, FL

Live coverage begins at 8PM ET, provided by PW staff writer Matthew Wilkinson (@MC_Wilkinson1). Follow @prowrestlingcom on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.


PAT PATTERSON TRIBUTE

WWE starts tonight with a tribute to the late, great Pat Patterson, who sadly passed away earlier today. The entire roster is out on the entrance ramp, including Triple H, HBK, and William Regal, paying their respects to the first-ever Intercontinental Champion.

A video package is then shown with photos from Pat’s life while the song ‘My Way’ plays, which Patterson is famous for singing at karaoke throughout his life, with footage of him singing also being shown.

DAMIAN PRIEST & LEON RUFF vs RAUL MENDOZA & SANTOS ESCOBAR 

Johnny Gargano is on commentary for this match as he trash talks Damian Priest to start. Footage is shown earlier on tonight of Priest demanding to be in this match as he wants to ensure Ruff gets to Takeover this Sunday. Ruff starts the match, and he avoids Raul Mendoza in the corner jumping around the ropes, eventually catching Raul with a dropkick.

However, things quickly change when the Cruiserweight Champion tags in as he connects with a massive knee strike, which sends Ruff flying into his own corner. Priest comes in and Escobar quickly backs out, but Mendoza eats a back elbow by Priest.

On the outside Damian continues the attack, dropping Mendoza into the ring apron as he then slams him into the barricade. Mendoza tries to respond with a chop, but that only angers Priest, who takes out Mendoza again, however, Priest gets distracted by the Ghostface character who is stood watching in the crowd.

This allows Escobar to tag in and hit a suicide dive while Priest isn’t concentrating. Back inside the ring, Legado Del Fantasma isolates Priest, with Escobar catching him with a huge dropkick in the corner, which sends Priest bouncing off the turnbuckles.

Mendoza then returns as he begins to work over the knee of Priest, targetting the area while Gargano hilarious mocks Priest for shooting fake arrows on commentary. However, Priest finally gets in some offence of his own, hitting a flat liner and he brings in Leon Roff.

He dropkicks Mendoza out of the ring and then connects with a hurricanrana to Santos, but a blind tag gets made as Ruff continues his attack on Santos. After planting him down to the ring, Mendoza charges back in with a dropkick to catch him out, but Ruff then scrambles to Priest and he begins unloading on both of his opponents.

Priest knocks Santos out of the ring with a forearm and he follows up by attacking him again, and as Mendoza tries to dive off the top rope to make the most of it, he ends up hitting a forearm to Mendoza. Priest hits the Reckoning to Raul as Ruff tags in and finishes things off with a big splash to win things for his team.

Winners: Leon Ruff & Damian Priest

After the match, Gargano talks trash from commentary, and it appears that there are now two Ghostface characters, as they appear behind him.

BACKSTAGE SEGMENTS

A video package is then shown of Rhea Ripley and Ember Moon bringing a gift to Shotzi Blackheart a gift as she continues to work in the warehouse. Her fourth member is still unknown at this point.

Another video package is shown, recapping the Undisputed Era/The Brand storyline as UE talk about how things have been tough lately, but they’re now ready to and kick someone’s ass.

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