NXT Takeover 31: Start Time, Card and How to Watch Online

NXT Takeover 31 is this weekend and it will bring fresh matchups and possible title changes to the black and gold brand.

Takeover 30, in June, saw the dawn of a new era on NXT, but it was short-lived as Karrion Kross' injury forced the wrestler to vacate the NXT Championship, opening the door for current champ Finn Balor to re-capture the belt.

Now, Balor will put the title on the line this weekend for the first time against an unlikely opponent in Kyle O'Reilly. A member of the Undisputed Era stable, O'Reilly has shed his "tag team" label to earn a shot at becoming NXT Champion.

NXT Women's Champion, Io Shirai, will defend her title against Candice LeRae on Sunday. Both women have a long history with one another, most notably when Candice was a face and Io was a heel. This time, the roles have swapped as LeRae looks to capture her first title in WWE.

There's also a mysterious wrestler returning to NXT who is teasing their reveal at Takeover 31.

Almost every title under the black and gold brand will be on the line this Sunday and you can watch it all go down by following the steps below.

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NXT Takeover 31 will go live Sunday, October 4, starting at 7 p.m. EDT.


NXT Takeover 31 can only be viewed through the WWE Network. The WWE Network is offering a free trial for one month by signing up with a credit card. Fans can cancel their subscription at any time.

Download the WWE Network app on iOS and Android devices to watch online and on-the-go. The WWE Network is also available on PS4 and Xbox One, simply by searching "WWE Network" through the PlayStation and Microsoft stores. It's also available via streaming devices like Roku and the Amazon Fire Stick.


There are five matches on the NXT Takeover 31 card with all but one having championship implications.

The show will be headlined by the aforementioned NXT Championship match between Finn Balor and Kyle O'Reilly, and the NXT Women's title bout between Io Shirai and Candice LeRae.

Damien Priest will defend his NXT North American Championship against Johnny Gargano, who looks to become a two-time North American Champion. The NXT Tag Team Championships will not be on the line, but the Cruiserweight title will.

Santos Escobar will defend his title against Isaiah "Swerve" Scott, for the heart of the Cruiserweight Division. And finally, Kushida will look to take it to Velveteen Dream, who has cost him match after match lately.

Here's the entire card for NXT Takeover 31:

  • Kushida vs Velveteen Dream
  • Santos Escobar (c) vs Isaiah "Swerve" Scott - NXT Cruiserweight Championship Match
  • Damien Priest (c) vs Johnny Gargano - NXT North American Championship Match
  • Io Shirai (c) vs Candice LeRae - NXT Women's Championship Match
  • Finn Balor (c) vs Kyle O'Reilly - NXT Championship match

What are your predictions for NXT Takeover 31? Which bout will be the match of the night? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.