ZWrestleTalk's Dom Bouchard grades NXT TakeOver: Back to Brooklyn
No Way Jose VS Austin Aries
A very entertaining match between a man who has the talent to become a major player in the WWE and a newcomer we don't know much about. Jose proved that he can hang in there and perform at a high level in this very competitive contest. I was extremely surprised by the chemistry between them. Aries is ready to make his mark and a feud with Itami will be epic. Itami hitting the GTS was incredible. It was a great win for Aries.
Ember Moon VS Billie Kay
Billie looked like a star with her entrance. She definitely has the looks to be a top star. Now she has to hone her skills to match up against experienced performers like Moon or Asuka. Moon's entrance is electric.The crowd was into the match more than I thought it would. Moon's finisher is devastating. I think Moon will become the number one contender quickly.
Bobby Roode VS Andrade "Cien" Almas
The entrance of Bobby Roode was absolutely amazing.It painted him as a mega superstar deservedly so. Almas is a wonderful wrestler but the two never clicked. It might be ring rust on the part of Roode. More than anything Roode needs a better finishing move. Almas worked hard to make the match entertaining but it takes two to tango. I am looking forward to see more from Roode.
Grade C -
D.I.Y (Gargano and Ciampa) VS The Revival
Speechless is the word to describe this match of the year candidate.The Revival is in my opinion the best heel tag team I have ever seen in my 43 years.The chemistry was off the charts and the crowd was into the match and Gargano and Ciampa proved they are also main event caliber.The match was great from start to finish. Near falls after near falls. Everyone worked their ass off. It was a gem and The Revival now have 3 matches of the year candidates this year. This is awesome and a great win for The Revival.
Editor's Note: Dom should just do "The Revival Match of the Year" because nobody else has a shot.
Bayley VS Asuka
It seems to me that Bayley is on her way to the main roster and if this was her send off, it was a good one. Not a great one though.The chemistry is not as good as it was with Sasha. Bayley thrives on her underdog character but she needs to add to her arsenal. Good win for Asuka.
Shinsuke Nakamura VS Samoa Joe
Nakamura's entrance was worth the price of admission by itself. Wow.Samoa and Nakamura facing off had a big match feel.It didn't disappoint because it was a stiff and hard hitting battle. Nakamura is a great striker and Joe is awesome as the the dominant bully, so it was a clash of styles. Nakamura hitting his finishing knee strike on Joe seemed to legitimately break his jaw and the second one did the job to win the match.
New NXT Champ Nakamura
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