By Andrew Sparling @onlymarcspector
TakeOver Brooklyn 3 is rapidly approaching and tonight is gonna be a great beginning prelude to what may be challenges for titles at the pay per view so here we go.
Full Sail is ready for action as an “NXT” chant fills the room. Our first match tonight is our women’s division match.
Ember Moon vs. Ruby Riot
This is Moon’s return match and she looks ready. Her opponent, Riot looks ready too. Riot’s hair cut looks great (that was the first thing I noticed). Pin attempts start right away by both women. Asuka’s championship is the focus for both of these women and it shows. The roughness is eminent in Moon and pounding by Riot answers right back. High flying by Moon and pounding by Riot excites the WWE universe. At the end of the match Moon takes Riot out with an eclipse.
Oney Lorcan vs. Danny Burch
OK, if you ever wanted to see a complete pound it out match, this is that match. We saw Burch in the U.K. tournament and he is super tough. Now Lorcan, what can you say about him, he is a striking machine. The room goes silent as these two size each other up. Burch gets the first strikes off but Lorcan doesn’t take that nonsense. He comes back with European uppercuts from hell. My god this match is a damn fight. Burch bleeds from his nose pretty bad. Lorcan gets a beautiful single leg Boston crab and Burch taps quick. A handshake after the match turns into an agreement for a rematch.
Noway Jose vs. Cezar Bononi
Bononi is all business but Jose is all party until the slugging begins. A beautiful dropkick takes Jose to the mat. Getting momentum, Jose tosses Bononi around the ring a few times. A pop up into a punch let’s Jose get the pin. When Jose leaves, Andrade Cien Alma’s kicks Bononi out of the ring then calls out Jose. As Jose tries to answer, Almas leaves through the crowd with the women who is with him.
Drew McIntyre vs. Killian Dain
It’s time for our main event. This match will determine who will be the number one contender and will face the NXT champion Bobby Roode at TakeOver Brooklyn 3 for his title. Both of these men are undefeated in NXT but that will change after tonight for one of them. The fists start to fly right away. With complete power, Dain beats down McIntyre quite a bit and he tosses him around like a ragdoll. It looks like Dain may take this one early but McIntyre is a come backer for sure. He will not let Dain get the three count on him. Dain tries to twist McIntyre’s head off of his body. Coming back with a massive power bomb, McIntyre starts to build some momentum. Hitting his signature moves on Dain doesn’t take him out and it shocks McIntyre. It took two claymore kicks to put the big man down. I think Roode’s time as champ is coming to a close real soon.
This was a good week for NXT. The momentum is building towards TakeOver Brooklyn 3 and I have a feeling we may see the start of a new era begin come the end of the pay per view.
Until next week!