Hello and welcome to another NXT review big main event coming up so lets get straight into it shall we.
Ember Moon def Lei’d Tapa
So I did some research on this Lei’d Tapa and she worked for GFW and had a short TNA run. Never really heard of her to be honest and She is the niece of The Barbarian which is nice for her. Tapa attacks with a lariat at the bell and tosses Moon across the ring. Headbutts by Tapa follow and she takes some time to celebrate. Moon battles back, hits the tornado suplex and followed with the dropkick, superkick and forearm smash. The eclipse followed Moon picks up the win. N/A
Short and sweet in this one moon wins keeps her going for Brooklyn and as for Lei’d not much she could do with the time.
After the match Moon demands a rematch with Asuka at Takeover: Back to Brooklyn again, for the third time. She will give Asuka all the competition she desires. She is ready to defeat the undefeated.
Sanity interrupts the Authors of Pain’s scheduled We are going to kick your fucking ass match. They briefly brawl and the Authors get the upper hand, and Nikki Cross as to hold Kilian Dane back because the big nasty bastard wanted more of the AOP.
No Way Jose arrived at the NXT Arena and was confronted by Zelina She informs Jose that he made a mistake and got into something he has no business being involved in. Zelina proclaims that Jose lit a fire under Almas’ ass and that Jose won’t be dancing out of it.
The Velveteen Dream def Cezar Bononi
Dream attacks with knees and strikes to begin. He beats down Bononi in the corner, but Bononi fires back with kicks and rights. The atomic drop and drop kick follow. The Michinoku driver follows for 2. Dream escapes a pop up powerslam, and hits the Finlay roll and finishes Bononi with the top rope elbow drop and that is all she wrote. N/A
Again a very short match I would like to see The Velveteen Dream get more time in the ring to see what he is like besides 2 or 3 minute squashes. He looks good but he needs more time in the ring.
After the match The Velveteen Dream is interviewed, but is not impressed with the interviewer. He will not give an interview in front of the “ugly NXT universe.”
William Regal announces that Ember Moon will in fact get her rematch with Asuka at Takeover: Back to Brooklyn.
Here’s Drew He thanks those who have supported him since the beginning, and knows that nothing is owed to him and that he has to earn what he wants. He was once the chosen one, and he expected things to be given to him but he was blinded and entitled. He failed by not working hard. But now he feels he’s the hardest working man in the world now, and hates Roode’ entitled attitude. This isn’t Roode’s NXT, because “you aren’t NXT… WE ARE NXT!” good old babyface DRew bless.
Kassius Ohno def Hideo Itami via DQ
They lock up and Ohno looks to work the arm and ground Itami. Itami rolls out, and then attacks with kicks and they trade forearms. Ohno lays in chops, but fires away with kicks again. Ohno takes him down, hitting the basement dropkick and covering for 2. Ohno then kicks Itami on the face, but Itami cuts him off in the ropes, works him over and hits the guillotine leg drop as Ohno was trapped in the ropes. Post break, and Itami takes control with kicks and a knee drop, covering for 2. More kicks by Itami follow, the neck breaker connects and Itami covers for 2. He then grounds Ohno with a chinlock. Itami then lays in more kicks, controlling with ease. Ohno fights to his feet, lays in some chops. Itami hits the tornado neck snap, but then jumps off the top into chops by Ohno. Ohno runs through a kick, hitting kicks, knees and a shining wizard. Ohno hits the cyclone kick and that gets 2. The senton follows for another 2. Itami avoids the corner attack, hits the fisherman’s suplex and hits the corner dropkick to a downed Ohno. Itami looks for the GTS, Ohno escapes and as he goes for the rolling elbow, Itami kicked him square in the BALLS bad boy Hideo bad boy. 2.5/5
This was a fine tv match setting up a bigger payoff at Brooklyn which is fine with me this and finally we get heel Hideo hopefully this can lift towards the title maybe.
After the match Itami beats down Ohno in the corner. Itami then hits a GTS, and then another and Ohno is down. Itami teases leaving, but returns, hitting Ohno with the GTS on the steps.
Decent show building up towards Brooklyn which is good the show is looking good as always highlights were the main event and the heel turn of Hideo and you could say the promo by Drew as well.