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NXT BattleGround preview: Card full of surprises

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The Sporting Tribune's Adrian Hernandez previews NXT BattleGround, which will be held at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS — The city of Las Vegas and WWE are going to get really familiar with each other over the next year heading into April 20-21 when WrestleMania 41 will be held at Allegiant Stadium.

The road to WrestleMania will start early this Sunday at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, which is the home of NXT BattleGround. This is the first WWE event to be hosted at the 130,000-square-foot event and production facility, which is home to select UFC Fight Night events and Dana White’s Contender Series. NXT Battleground streams live Peacock beginning at 4 p.m.

The Sporting Tribune’s Arash Markazi and Adrian Hernandez spoke to head of NXT Creative and WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels about the event: 

The card for NXT BattleGround as it stands as of Sunday morning before the event:

  • Trick Williams vs. Ethan Page for the NXT Championship
  • Roxanne Perez vs. TNA Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace for the NXT Women’s Championship
  • Sol Ruca vs. Lash Legend vs. Fallon Henley vs. Jaida Parker vs. Michin vs. Kelani Jordan in a ladder match to become the first NXT Women’s North American Champion
  • Oba Femi vs. Wes Lee vs. Joe Coffey in a Triple Threat for the NXT North American Championship
  • Nathan Frazer and Axiom vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson for the NXT Tag Team Titles
  • Lola Vice vs. Shayna Baszler in an NXT Underground match

The Sporting Tribune’s Adrian Herandez and Fredo Cervantes also spoke with NXT’s Men’s World Champion Trick Williams heading into the event: 

The Spirting Tribune will covering the event in-person at UFC Apex but we conclude our preview coverage with an interview with Roxanne Perez the current NXT Women’s Champion.