NXT bounces back from an average Takeover in April to put on a great show in Chicago!
Including the results of the fallout from the women’s battle royal last week, matches for all of NXT’s titles at Takeover: Chicago are determined in this episode, including a great number one contender match between Hideo Itami and Roderick Strong.
Asuka makes a decision during a number one contender battle roayl that will affect her next title defense in a pretty good episode of NXT.
Drew McIntyre makes his NXT in-ring debut in a hard-hitting affair with Oney Lorcan.
Though this felt more like a continuation of stroylines rather than a culmination, this year’s Wrestlemania-weekend Takeover had some very good matches and really fantastic moments. It wasn’t all spectacular, but it was very entertaining.
WHile most of this episode of NXT was meant as a setup for story payoffs down the road, the main event featuring Tyler Bate defending the UK Championship against Trent Seven was very entertaining.
The entire second round of the Dusty Classic is decided in some good matches, though two of those matches are marred by injuries.
This show had some surprises, and the main event tag match helped make this a show worth watching even though most of the actual wrestling isn’t anything special.