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NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II

  • 09-08-2016 2:14pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 48,990 ✭✭✭✭


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    Taking place the night before Summerslam, PPV card as follows

    Singles match for the NXT Championship
    Samoa Joe (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

    Singles match for the NXT Women's Championship
    Asuka (c) vs. Bayley

    Tag team match for the NXT Tag Team Championship
    The Revival (c) vs. Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa

    Bobby Roode vs. Andrade Almas

    Austin Aries vs. No Way Jose

    Ember Moon vs. TBA


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,721 ✭✭✭SureYWouldntYa


    First takeover since Zayn/Owens 1 where it isn't very obvious who's going to walk away with the NXT Title

    In a way I'd like to see Joe retain so we can see Nakamura on the main roster asap


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,611 Mod ✭✭✭✭Bounty Hunter


    Less than a week now. Every match has loads of potential especially those 3 titles matches.


    The main event is a really interesting one, can't recall the last time there was a clash between two such wrestlers in a WWE environment ever.

    Also very curious to see Ember Moon (not a huge fan of that name) as I remember hearing great things about Athena although I've not seen much of her myself 1/2 matches ages ago. The NXT womens division needs a new person for them to push to main event level as after Asuka & Bayley (who surely won't be there too much longer) it is a little light atm after the draft.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,702 ✭✭✭johnnyryan89


    Less than a week now. Every match has loads of potential especially those 3 titles matches.


    The main event is a really interesting one, can't recall the last time there was a clash between two such wrestlers in a WWE environment ever.

    Also very curious to see Ember Moon (not a huge fan of that name) as I remember hearing great things about Athena although I've not seen much of her myself 1/2 matches ages ago. The NXT womens division needs a new person for them to push to main event level as after Asuka & Bayley (who surely won't be there too much longer) it is a little light atm after the draft.

    I think Bayley will be winning on Saturday night and will be there for at least another 3 months until Survivor Series or the Rumble or whenever the next big NXT event is feuding with some new talent to help build up the womens division which is why I'm surprised Alexa Bliss didn't remain in NXT to have a proper feud with Bayley for the championship while Asuka will get the call up to the main roster.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,771 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    I think they need to move Bayley up and away from the title picture. That way it's only one more loss for her now rather than having to drop the title down the line. Then they can have a number 1 contender's match/tournament. With Carmella, Alexa and Nia gone as well, it gives a chance for the other women to step up. Apart from Ember Moon, who else could be in the title picture? Up until now all the other women have just been jobbing mostly. Think the Billi Kay/Liv Morgan match was the first I remmeber in a long time that didn't involve Asuka, Bayley or the ones that moved up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,702 ✭✭✭johnnyryan89


    CastorTroy wrote: »
    I think they need to move Bayley up and away from the title picture. That way it's only one more loss for her now rather than having to drop the title down the line. Then they can have a number 1 contender's match/tournament. With Carmella, Alexa and Nia gone as well, it gives a chance for the other women to step up. Apart from Ember Moon, who else could be in the title picture? Up until now all the other women have just been jobbing mostly. Think the Billi Kay/Liv Morgan match was the first I remmeber in a long time that didn't involve Asuka, Bayley or the ones that moved up.

    I agree I'd move her up too but have this feeling she'll win at Takeover to become the first two time womens champion and don't think they'll have her drop the title that soon after winning it. They could have her pull double duty for awhile too, have her appear on both brands as the hottest female free seeing as NXT is taped. Would allow her to get into mini feuds with women on both rosters before choosing a brand.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 50 ✭✭Dazzmondo


    Not that excited tbh. NXT's overall quality has gone down a bit in the last few months with only the main eventers (and Bobby Roode who will likely be the next main eventer) being entertaining. The depth of the roster is non-existent now imo. That being said, there are definitely a couple of potentially great matches. Joe vs Nakamura in particular could be fantastic. Asuka vs Bayley 1 was good but nothing more imo. Interested to see if they take a different approach to the psychology of the match with both seeming to display a much more aggressive attitude in the last few weeks. Intrigued to see Ember Moon. The Revival vs Ciampa & Gargano could potentially steal the show. No real interest in the rest. Surprised Hideo Itami isn't on the card.

    Predictions:
    Ember Moon def ???
    Austin Aries def No Way Jose
    Bobby Roode def Andrade 'Cien' Almas
    Authors of Pain def T61
    Ciampa & Gargano def The Revival
    Asuka def Bayley
    Shinsuke Nakamura def Samoa Joe


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,832 ✭✭✭Pentecost


    They took their eye off the ball a bit in terms of developing non established indie talent, particularly in the women's division. The call ups give a bit of room for growth for the likes of Liv Morgan, Peyton Royce and Billie Kay who all have potential. On the men's side of things I'm not actually sure who the next stars are behind Joe and Shinsuke. Maybe some of the CWC guys like Cedric Alexander, Gran Metalik, Johnny Gargano even.


  • Registered Users Posts: 50 ✭✭Dazzmondo


    Pentecost wrote: »
    They took their eye off the ball a bit in terms of developing non established indie talent, particularly in the women's division. The call ups give a bit of room for growth for the likes of Liv Morgan, Peyton Royce and Billie Kay who all have potential. On the men's side of things I'm not actually sure who the next stars are behind Joe and Shinsuke. Maybe some of the CWC guys like Cedric Alexander, Gran Metalik, Johnny Gargano even.

    Maybe, but you'd assume that most from the CWC will be moved to Raw for their new Cruiserweight division. Aside from Peyton Royce I'm not convinced any of those women can make the step up properly tbh.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,771 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    They really rushed them out this week, trying to showcase 4 new women. I think Liv is the only one I've seen on NXT before


  • Registered Users Posts: 838 ✭✭✭A Rogue Hobo


    What time our time does Takeover start tonight guys? Is it 12am or 1am?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 39,389 ✭✭✭✭Itssoeasy


    What time our time does Takeover start tonight guys? Is it 12am or 1am?

    1am as its 8pm est in the us.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 24,710 Mod ✭✭✭✭Loughc


    Anyone watching it live?


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 30,850 Mod ✭✭✭✭Insect Overlord


    Loughc wrote: »
    Anyone watching it live?

    Thinking about it! Half asleep already though.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 24,710 Mod ✭✭✭✭Loughc


    No way Jose and Austin Aries opening match. Should be interesting.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Music Moderators, Regional Midlands Moderators Posts: 24,124 Mod ✭✭✭✭Angron


    I was expecting the tag match to be the opener to be honest. Looking forward to hopefully some stellar matches.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 24,710 Mod ✭✭✭✭Loughc


    Good opening match. And holy god Hideo finally hit the gts.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Music Moderators, Regional Midlands Moderators Posts: 24,124 Mod ✭✭✭✭Angron


    Feck sake, network froze so I missed the end, only got back when Itami was celebrating in the corner.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,216 ✭✭✭Ageyev


    Angron wrote: »
    Feck sake, network froze so I missed the end, only got back when Itami was celebrating in the corner.
    Acht, it happens. Unacceptable 2 and a half years later but it's nothing new.

    Solid opener, onwards and up from here please.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88


    That top rope stunner is an amazing looking move


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Music Moderators, Regional Midlands Moderators Posts: 24,124 Mod ✭✭✭✭Angron


    Yay, things about to get GLORIOUS!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,100 ✭✭✭✭J. Marston


    GLORIOUS!


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Music Moderators, Regional Midlands Moderators Posts: 24,124 Mod ✭✭✭✭Angron


    Ha, loved that intro.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88


    Simply a glorious entrance


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,686 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


    Bobby roode=Triple H junior

    Well there only 8 years between them but roode is so like Triple H

    Unreal entrance though


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,108 ✭✭✭johnnysmack


    That music is so god damn catchy!!


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Music Moderators, Regional Midlands Moderators Posts: 24,124 Mod ✭✭✭✭Angron


    It's a shame it took this long to get Roode in WWE.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,216 ✭✭✭Ageyev


    DAFUQ is Mauro doing sitting ringside instead of calling the show? Urgh


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 24,710 Mod ✭✭✭✭Loughc


    Ageyev wrote: »
    DAFUQ is Mauro doing sitting ringside instead of calling the show? Urgh

    He was apart of the preshow panel and he was awesome on it. Everything he says sounds so legitimate.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Music Moderators, Regional Midlands Moderators Posts: 24,124 Mod ✭✭✭✭Angron


    Kind of expecting Ciampa to turn on Gargano after this.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88


    Ageyev wrote: »
    DAFUQ is Mauro doing sitting ringside instead of calling the show? Urgh

    I'd prefer Tom tbh

    I'm sensing a ciampa heel turn on Johnny tonight


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