NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor) squash two Jobbers
It's like they said: TOTAL ANNIHILATION. Now, whoever wins between the Vaudevillains and Sin Cara & Kalisto will have one hell of a challenge when it comes to capturing the Tag Team Titles.
William Regal is revealed to be the new General Manager of NXT
I marked out here. This is great. And then, we get to find out (I called it by the way) that champion Adrian Neville, Sami Zayn, Tyler Breeze, and Tyson Kidd will all compete in a Fatal-4-Way match for the NXT Title at Takeover 2. This will be awesome and I cannot wait the two weeks for it!
So, according to William Regal, tonight's main event will feature Tyson Kidd and Tyler Breeze teaming up to take on Sami Zayn and the NXT Champion Adrian Neville.
Bayley defeats Sasha Banks
First off: THAT SLAP! Nothing sets up an intense matchup like a nice, hard slap to the face and that's exactly what Sasha Banks did here. And while their last encounter was better, this one was pretty neat as well with Bayley earning a definitive victory over her rival with the Belly-to-Bayley Hug-Plex. Look out, Charlotte. You may be the Women's Champion now, but you are in for a fight at Takeover 2 because Bayley is ready.
And then, Charlotte comes to the ring and bullies Bayley on that microphone...or at least tries. Charlotte tells Bayley to give up and not face her (along with telling the raucous Full Sail crowd to shut up several times), as she doesn't even see Bayley as a threat to her Women's Title. However, Bayley shows Charlotte that she is not backing down. Bayley even attempts to show Charlotte respect with a handshake. However, Charlotte rejects and walks away telling Bayley that, "She warned her," earning much heat from the fans. I still can't wait to see Bayley and Charlotte throw down at Takeover 2.
Bull Dempsey defeats Angelo Dawkins.
So, I've never seen Angelo Dawkins' entrance before and I've noticed some things. One: when did D-Von Dudley, Percy Watson, Dusty Rhodes, and JTG have a baby? Second: this guy CANNOT be 277 pounds! If he is, WWE's camera work must be phenomenal!
This match was your standard Bull squashing a jobber (this isn't his first time beating Dawkins) while directing a promo at Mojo Rawley, who he assaulted after they lost in the Tag Tournament two weeks ago.
The Legionnaires' accent is so horrid that I couldn't possibly understand what they were saying, so I'll take a wild guess here. They gloated about cutting off Enzo Amore's beard last week and that Sylvester Lefort accepts Amore's challenge for a "Hair vs. Hair" match at Takeover 2. I wonder who will prove to be S-A-W-F-T: SAWWWWFT!?
So, as far as I'm concerned, this is the card for Takeover 2:
- Fatal-4-Way match for the NXT Championship: NXT Champion Adrian Neville vs. Sami Zayn vs. Tyler Breeze vs. Tyson Kidd
- NXT Tag Team Championship match: Tag Team Champions The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor) vs. the winners of the #1 Contender's Tournament (either The Vaudevillains (Aiden English and Simon Gotch) or Sin Cara and Kalisto)
- "Hair vs. Hair" match: Enzo Amore (with Colin Cassidy) vs. Sylvester Lefort (with Marcus Louis)
- NXT Women's Championship match: Bayley vs. Women's Champion Charlotte
Tyler Breeze and Tyson Kidd defeat NXT Champion Adrian Neville and Sami Zayn.
Well, here was a nice matchup. Aside from your typical spots and lots of kicks, the finish was pretty great. You had Zayn attempt the Helluva Kick on Tyler Breeze only for Breeze to dodge, leading to Zayn striking his own partner Adrian Neville. Tyson Kidd then blind-tagged Breeze while Zayn was checking up on and showing concern for Neville. Breeze and Kidd argued, which led to Kidd pushing Breeze into a spinning Blue Thunder Powerbomb from Zayn. Kidd then took advantage of the chaos,threw Zayn out of the ring and pinned the stunned NXT Champion for the victory. An angry Zayn then laid Kidd out with the Helluva Kick while the latter was celebrating the win. This match had a pretty nice finish, showing that despite the fact that they were partners, Breeze and Kidd did not like each other and Zayn still stood out as the star of the match, proving that Neville may be the champion, but he has his work cut out for him at Takeover 2. I can't wait for these guys to all go at it for the NXT Title at Takeover 2.
This weeks' NXT was alright. You had a very nice main event, a mark-out moment with William Regal becoming the General Manager and a short, but solid women's match. Watching the Ascension crush jobbers is fun too. My only major gripe about this show was Angelo Dawkins. Why did he get an entrance and why is he dressed like a hipster? I need to never see that again. All in all, this was a decent episode of NXT. There was nothing especially bad, but unfortunately, there was nothing super-good about it either.
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