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NXT Recap & Review – Episode 351

August 24, 2016
Episode 351
(taped August 20, 2016)

City: Brooklyn, NY
Venue: Barclays Center

Commentary: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves
Ring Announcer: Greg Hamilton


Clips and results from Takeover: Brooklyn II.

Intro Video
“Roar of the Crowd” by CFO$


Match 1
Tye Dillinger vs Wesley Blake
(referee: Eddie Orengo)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Tye Dillinger wins via pinfall after a Tye Breaker
Time: 6:37 (1 break)

Match Thoughts
Pretty good match. The crowd was very much behind Dillinger, but Blake had some nice moments as well. Solid stuff.


Bobby Roode was glorious in his in-ring debut at Takeover.

Bobby Roode says Takeover was only step one in his efforts to make NXT glorious.

No Way Jose put up a good effort, but lost to Austin Aries at Takeover.

Austin Aries is upset about getting attacked yet again. No one will make a name at Aries’ expense, not even Hideo Itami.

Asuka defeated Bayley and ended her dream of becoming a two-time Women’s Champ.

Bayley is disappointed with her loss. Ember Moon tells Bayley that she should be proud. Ember wants to be like Bayley.

Gargano and Ciampa couldn’t wrestle the tag titles away from The Revival.

The Revival says they are the best tag team on the planet.

Nakamura became the new NXT champ when he defeated Samoa Joe at Takeover.


Match 2
TM61 vs The Authors of Pain w/ Paul Ellering
(referee: Danilo Anfibio)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Akam pins Nick Miller after a combination lariat and leg sweep
Time: 5:29 (1 break)

Match Thoughts
Pretty good match. TM61 took the fight to the Authors with their speed and flying abilities. There were some impressive dives and tandem moves in this one, though it would eventually turn into an Authors of Pain match (which means big, strong moves).


Show Impressions
This was essentially a recap of Takeover with a couple of filler matches. That’s not to say the matches weren’t good, they were fine, but they didn’t really mean much.

Match of the Night
TM61 vs Authors of Pain
Both matches were pretty even as far as quality, but I like this one because of how TM61 tried to take down the Authors. There were a number of big moves here.



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