MY NXT TAKEOVER REVIEW
Ohno vs Riddle
BS match, they just put it to prevent the Women's Championship match from opening the show. I'm a big Ohno fan/mark and it was disappointing to see such a talent lose in less than 10 seconds.
Rating- 0 star
Shayna vs Kairi
This was their 4th or 5th match I suppose and I think that the rivalry has lost it's charm. It was still a good match with some unexpectedly good spots. The DDT was awesome so was Kairi's elbow to the outside. What I felt was they relied too much on outside interference, 2 falls being decided because of outside interference was what I didn't like.
Rating- 3 Stars
Gargano vs Black
Gargano is truly NXT's flag bearer, takeover after takeover he finds a way to put on great matches. This was no exception. Fast paced match with good action from top to bottom. Great storytelling too.
Rating- 4.25 Stars
Ciampa vs Dream
I've always found Dream's matches less appealing than they do to other majority of the fans. And I think I found the reason behind it today. His matches always have a slow start and they slowly pick up the pace and end on a high note. This match as well, started slow then started picking pace when he hit with the Hogan leg drops and then hit high during the end when Ciampa kicked out of the DDT on the Title. For a match in which almost everyone expected Ciampa to win to give the effect that he'll lose was great in the match.
Rating- 4 Stars
Will make a separate post for this.
One year ago today, during Survivor Series weekend, Andrade won the NXT Title in a match against Drew McIntyre. Fast forward one whole year and he is being left off the card. To be honest, I am not even complaining. Andrade has been booked very well so far and he has showcased his skills in several amazing matches against a plethora of opponents. He even took the former WWE Champion to the limit in a great match a couple months back. So, all in all, his booking has been great. But I really hope WWE has something in store for him after Survivor Series. It is obvious that WWE has no plans for Nakamura so why not have them feud and maybe give Andrade the title? They can really work magic together and a lengthy reign with the United States Title would be great for Andrade... Also, how badass would it be if Andrade attacked Rey before the match and took his spot?
Brock Lesnar vs Daniel Bryan
Brock is winning, obviously. Despite the obvious outcome, though, this also has the potential to be one of the best matches of the year. I am not, however, getting my hopes up ‘cause this could very easily be a squash match. I doubt it though. I am really excited for this dream match and I am very excited to see how Bryan performs as a heel. Should be good.
Think: Brock Lesnar