Wednesday, April 06, 2016

My NXT Takeover Review

NXT Tag Team Championship: American Alpha vs. The Revival

American Alpha is the future of tag team wrestling and they showed that in this match. One drawback is that they beat the Revival, who remind me of Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard of Four Horsemen fame complete with old school ring jackets. I’m a huge fan of old school ring jackets.

Baron Corbin vs. Austin Aries

I was shocked that Corbin did the clean job, but after WrestleMania it all fit together nicely. I’ve always been an Aries fan. His work in TNA/Impact Wrestling is amazing. The match itself was not great though as the pair didn’t have great in-ring chemistry.

NXT Women’s Championship: Bayley vs. Asuka

This was a great match and perfectly booked. Bayley doesn’t tap, allowing her to look strong while Asuka looks like a destroyer in making Bayley pass out. When you can make both people look strong in a match, you’ve done your job as a booker.

Shinsuke Nakamora vs. Sami Zayn

This was a five star instant classic. I watched it a couple of times since it’s happened already. I’ve seen Nakamora a bunch of times with New Japan Pro Wrestling and it looks like the WWE is going to allow him to be himself, which is great. It was a great send off for Zayn from NXT. I wonder if El Generico was able to watch the match while helping out the orphans in Mexico.

NXT Championship: Samoa Joe vs. Finn Balor

I was shocked that Joe didn’t win. I thought this would be Finn’s final match in NXT. The flow of the match was messed up because of Joe’s bleeding from the eye. It was a good match, but not one of either’s best.

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