Two of NXT’s mightiest forces will collide at TakeOver: Unstoppable when towering colossus Baron Corbin answers the challenge of The Man Beast, Rhyno.
In what could possibly be the most hard-nosed confrontation of May 20, The Lone Wolf — an inexperienced but fearless blue-chip brawler whose few losses have come at the hands of NXT’s most elite — will find out if he can match up to the battle-tested ECW Original who called him out in the first place. Confronting Rhyno on the May 13 edition of NXT, Corbin showed no signs of intimidation, delivering a right hand to Rhyno and setting off a wild, pull-apart brawl. Enraged, Rhyno took out his frustrations by Goring two security members.
From the moment he first stepped foot inside NXT’s yellow ropes earlier this year, Rhyno shredded any doubt that he could hang with the Superstars of Tomorrow. A 20-year veteran, the master of the Gore continues to decimate without discretion.
Though the experience gap is significant, it also emphasizes the similarities between Corbin and Rhyno. Corbin’s straight-ahead attack earned him a string of decisive victories in a way not unlike Rhyno running roughshod over the ECW roster.
Benefiting from a reach advantage and possessing the ever-conclusive End of Days, will Corbin be able to assert his dominance over the warrior who excelled in WWE’s hallowed Attitude Era? Or will the practiced and hardened Rhyno tear through NXT’s young sensation and prove he deserves to be in the conversation of potential NXT Championship contenders?
Find out when The Lone Wolf and The Man Beast go at it hammer-and-tongs at NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable, live Wednesday, May 20, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on the award-winning WWE Network.
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Blake & Murphy v Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady • Rhyno v Baron Corbin • Bayley & Charlotte v Dana Brooke & Emma • Kevin Owens v Sami Zayn • Hideo Itami v Finn Bálor v Tyler Breeze • Sasha Banks v Becky Lynch •