See how friends become enemies with BOOM! Studios’ “WWE: NXT Takeover-Proving Ground” #1

See how friends become enemies with BOOM! Studios’ “WWE: NXT Takeover-Proving Ground” #1

Professional wrestling is not without its complex plots, back stories, and continuity.  Like any genre of storytelling, conflict between characters can provide some of the most fertile ground for ongoing narratives.  Naturally, with its larger than life characters, wrestling is home to some strong rivalries and bitter feuds, and BOOM! are here to tell one of those stories.

As part of their WWE: NXT Takeover series, BOOM! will shed light on the friendship between Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe that ended up in one of the fiercest rivalries in the sport today.  Check out the details below, as well as a first look at the interiors of the issue.

Per BOOM!: 

BOOM! Studios Unveils First Look at WWE: NXT TAKEOVER –PROVING GROUND #1

 LOS ANGELES, CA (August 16, 2018) –  BOOM! Studios and WWE today unveiled  a first look atWWE: NXT TAKEOVER – PROVING GROUND #1from writer Dennis Hopeless (Jean Grey) and artist Kendall Goode (Maze Runner: The Death Cure), continuing the weekly event series on-sale in September 2018.

NXT has become WWE’s third global brand, and the launching pad for some of today’s biggest Superstars including Seth Rollins, Charlotte Flair, Braun Strowman, Alexa Bliss and many more. Now, in WWE: NXT TAKEOVER – PROVING GROUND #1, learn the truth behind the rivalry between Finn Balor and Samoa Joe that captivated audiences worldwide as they went from tag team partners to bitter enemies battling for the NXT Championship.

Fans can download a special video message from  The Undisputed Era about WWE: NXT TAKEOVER right here.

Additionally, fans can download a special video message from WWE Superstars Andrade “Cien” Almas & Zelina Vega about WWE: NXT TAKEOVER right here.

“The rivalry between Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe is a perfect example of what makes NXT so special, seamlessly blending action, athleticism and nuanced storytelling for an intense experience,” said Chris Rosa, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “WWE: NXT TAKEOVER – PROVING GROUND #1 takes you even deeper into how these two former allies became bitter rivals.”

Each issue of WWE: NXT TAKEOVER will focus on different Superstars from different eras of NXT:

  • Week One – WWE: NXT TAKEOVER – THE BLUEPRINT #1: Learn how WWE Hall of Famer  Dusty Rhodes helped build this iconic brand in 2012.
  • Week Two - WWE: NXT TAKEOVER - PROVING GROUND #1: The Demon King, Finn Bálor, enters the NXT Universe and is confronted by Samoa Joe.
  • Week Three - WWE: NXT TAKEOVER - INTO THE FIRE #1: The Empress of Tomorrow, Asuka, begins her rise to the NXT Women’s Championship, and former Champion Paige returns to scout for potential allies.
  • Week Four - WWE: NXT TAKEOVER - REDEMPTION #1: Johnny Gargano and Shayna Baszler make the move to NXT and immediately leave their mark.

WWE: NXT TAKEOVER features connecting variant covers by Marco D’Alfonso, along with main covers by Lucas Werneck (The Blueprint), Aaron Dana (Proving Ground), David Nakayama (Into The Fire) and Audrey Mok (Redemption).

WWE: NXT Takeover-Proving Ground #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on September 12.

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