NXT Takeover: Dallas 4/1/16

Tonight, NXT is here for Wrestlemania weekend.  Finn Balor will face off against Samoa Joe for the NXT World Title.  We will also see Bayley face her biggest challenge when the Women’s Title is on the line against Asuka.  We will also see the NXT debut of Austin Aries.

But we start the night off with the NXT Takeover kick-off show.  And it all starts in 5 minutes.

We are live in Dallas, earlier today the champion and challenger entered the building.  Who wins the match?  Finn Balor or Samoa Joe?

Renee Young welcomes us to the kick-off show, with Lita and Mauro Ranallo.

2 blockbuster main events.  Bayley Vs Asuka for the NXT Women’s Title, and Samoa Joe Vs Finn Balor, for the NXT World Title.

3 titles are on the line, what are the odds of new champions tonight?

We hear from the newest NXT broadcast member, Cathy Kelly.  Sami Zayn will be her guest later tonight.

NXT Tag Titles with The Revival Vs American Alpha.

Austin Aries will make his NXT debut against Baron Corbin.

Who wins between Aries and Corbin?

“Mayhem” by Halestorm is the official theme song for tonight’s NXT Takeover.

Bayley will face Asuka, tonight.  A video is showing here.

Sami Zayn is going to face Shinsuke Nakamura, tonight.  This should be a classic.

Cathy Kelly is with Sami Zayn.

Sami has a big weekend, the biggest weekend as he calls it, with tonight and his Wrestlemania match.  There is a legacy Sami has in NXT, and this is a way to cement that legacy.  Shinsuke wants to start his own NXT legacy, but it won’t start tonight.

2 days away from seeing The Rock, at Wrestlemania.

Last night, at Wrestlemania Axxess, they showed the new Dusty Rhodes statue, with Cody and Dustin honoring him.

Video is showing Balor Vs Joe.

NXT Takeover starts shortly.

Tonight, it’s the heart and soul of NXT vs The New Lions.

NXT Takeover:  Dallas is now.

Tom Phillips and Corey Graves, begin the show.

Our first match is for the NXT Tag Team Titles.  American Alpha Vs The Revival kick off the show.

American Alpha win the match with a Grand Amplitude combo.  A fantastic match to start the show, and the fans loved every second.

The stars are in the arena.  Jim Ross, Michelle Beadle, Kento Ibushi, Funaki.

NXT goes on tour this summer.

Earlier today, Bayley was at Wrestlemania Axxess.  Tonight, she will defend her Women’s Title against Asuka.

But now, Austin Aries, “The Greatest Man That Ever Lived” against “The Lone Wolf” Baron Corbin.

Austin Aries wins the match with a rollup, after Corbin tried End of Days.

A well worked, slow match which worked, because of Baron’s size.

The Rock comes back to Wrestlemania in 2 days.

Earlier today, champion and challenger arrived at the arena.

Our next match, Sami Zayn Vs Shinsuke Nakamura.

“The Bad Guy” Razor Ramon and X-Pac are in the house.

Time to be entertained here.

I don’t know how the next two matches can top this.  Nakamura wins the match with Kinsashe,  An instant classic with these two, and like I said before, we still have two matches left.

Sami and Nakamura shake hands after the match.

This feels like this is Sami’s swan song since he is in WWE.

WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony is tomorrow night.

Samoa Joe is warming up for his title match.

But next, Women’s Title match is on the line.  Bayley Vs Asuka.

Asuka won the NXT Women’s Title, with an Asuka Lock, and Bayley never tapped, but she passed out.

Another great match here.  Bayley is tended to by officials, and Asuka locks eyes at her.

Big title change here.

It is time for our main event of the evening, Balor Vs Joe, for the NXT World Title.

Before the match starts, a Bobby Roode sighting.

Balor wins the match with Joe’s momentum, and pinned him.  Joe was cut open during the first few seconds of the match with a headbutt, but this still was a hard-hitting match.  After the ending, the two faced off, with Joe looking at Blor from the outside of the ring, in disbelief over losing to the champ.

The show ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

What a start to Wrestlemania weekend.  NXT now has a legacy to build on, after being shown on WWE Network for 2 years, and all you need to do is see the Zayn Vs Nakamura match.  Zayn has cemented his NXT legacy, now its Nakamura’s turn.  The same can be said about Asuka and Bayley.

I think this is the best NXT Takeover I have seen, what did you think of the show?  Send me your thoughts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Kevin Gillman
I have had this blog up for a few years, writing every Monday night and anytime in between. Always check the site out, send me a comment on what your thoughts are for the current state of wrestling.

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