The final NXT before Takeover promised some exciting matches, but mostly ended up just being buildup for this Saturday’s big show.
RAW 25 is a show packed with nostalgia and a ton of familiar faces!
This fine episode of NXT had some fine matches including a number one contender’s match for the tag title between the Street Profits and the Authors of Pain.
The Undisputed Era is scheduled to defend their tag titles against SAnitY, but Cole, O’Reilly, and Fish have different plans on an entertaining episode of NXT.
NXT provides another great Takeover with a series of fantastic matches leading up to the chaotic and violent return of War Games!
The last NXT before Takeover: Brooklyn III gave decent time to the women’s and men’s title matches. Thought nothing major happened, it was a good lead-in for the big show this weekend.
The Street Profits make their NXT TV debut, Andrade Almas looks to get back on track against No Way Jose, and Oney Lorcan gives Danny Burch a rematch in an okay but rather uneventful episode of NXT.
Johnny Gargano returns to in-ring action against Raul Mendoza and Kyle O’Reilly tests Aleister Black in a good episode of NXT.
Kassius Ohno and Hideo Itami battle in an attempt to settle their differences in an episode of NXT that did a lot of setting up but not much paying off.
Bobby Fish makes his NXT debut, and Heavy Machinery challenges The Authors of Pain in a pretty good episode of NXT.
Asuka puts her title on the line against Nikki Cross in the first-ever Last Woman Standing match on NXT!
Asuka faces Nikki Cross and Ruby Riot in a triple threat elimination rematch for her NXT Women’s Title in the main event of an episode that was otherwise a bit light on interesting matches.
Tyler Bate puts his title on the line against Mark Andrews in a great match that highlights an entertaining show featuring some of the WWE UK stars and a few of the Cruiserweights.
The final stop before Takeover: Chicago didn’t have much in the way of new developments, but it was an okay show regardless.
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.
Tyler Bate puts his UK title on the line against Jack Gallagher, and Ruby Riot can’t seem to get away from Nikki Cross in this very entertaining episode of NXT.
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 first ever WWE UK Champ is crowned in a very satisfying and entertaining night two of the WWE UK Title Tournament.