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NXT Recap & Review – Episode 408

Episode 408
(watch on the WWE Network)

Original Air Date: August 23, 2017
Event Date: August 19, 2017

City: Brooklyn, New York, NY
Venue: Barclays Center

Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson
Ring Announcer: Mike Rome


Clips from Takeover: Brooklyn III.

Ring Area
No Way Jose heads to the ring for a match. He calls some fans from the crowd to join him in a dance, but Lars Sullivan apparently doesn’t like dancing. Sullivan attacks Jose and slams him in the ring. Referee Darryl Sharma attends to Jose as Sullivan walks away.

Earlier today, Kayla Braxton asked Johnny Gargano about his loss at Takeover. Gargano has no excuses. People still believe in Gargano though, and he’s not finished yet.

Clips of the Women’s Title match from Takeover.

Asuka responds to questions about her successful title defense. It is also revealed that Asuka suffered a broken collarbone during her match with Ember Moon.

Christy St. Cloud asks Wolfgang and Pete Dunne what a victory tonight means for the UK Brand. Dunne says that as champ, each match he wins makes the brand stronger. Wolfgang asks for a title shot, but Dunne tells him not to get ahead of himself.


Match 1
Peyton Royce w/ Billie Kay vs Sarah Logan
(referee: Drake Wuertz)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Peyton Royce wins via pinfall with a bridging fisherman suplex
Time: 4:18

Match Thoughts
Good match. Logan showed some nice technical skills which led to some good sequences. Royce dominated the match with her personality and always seemed to be a few steps ahead, and I really liked the conflict of styles and personalities here. The match was pretty quick, but it showed a lot from both women.


Clips of the Tag Title match from Takeover, and of the attack of reDRagon.

Clips from the NXT Title match, and of the attack of reDRagon and Adam Cole (bay-bay).

After Bobby Roode’s loss, he doesn’t want to talk to anyone. Roderick Strong says he’ll see Roode soon.

Earlier today, Kayla Braxton asked Bobby Roode about his debut on the SmackDown Live roster. Roode says he still has unfinished business in NXT. He’s going to teach Roderick Strong a lesson, and he’s also going to get his NXT Title back before leaving NXT.

Clips of Aleister Black versus Hideo Itami from Takeover.

Aleister Black answers no questions about Hideo Itami.


Match 2
Tyler Bate & Trent Seven vs Wolfgang & Pete Dunne (UK Champ)
(referee: Eddie Orengo)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Wolfgang pins Tyler Bate after a high angle senton bomb
Time: 7:09 (1 break)

Match Thoughts
Very good match. Dunne and Bate were fantastic every time they stepped into the ring together, and Wolfgang and Seven helped create a nice bit of uncertainty regarding the outcome of the match. The match started with some mat wrestling, transitioned into some high-paced back and forth, then ended with a fun sequence that relied on everyone to pull off. Good stuff.


Show Impressions
This felt a lot like a wrap-up show for Takeover, and it really kind of was, but the two matches are definitely worth watching. The women’s division continues to get stronger, and the UK division continues to make the most of every minute of airtime they are given.

Match of the Night
Tyler Bate & Trent Seven vs Wolfgang & Pete Dunne
I would’ve been fine if this match had been about three times as long and been the only match on the show. But even with the relatively short time they were given, the UK wrestlers gave a great performance.



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