WWE NXT Take Over Dallas Results and Analysis
NXT Tag Team Championship match
The American Alpha defeated NXT Tag Team Champions The Revival to win the NXT Tag Team Championship
What an incredible tag team match! The tag team match of the year so far, with the second best tag team match of the year for me was the NXT tag team championship match at Roadblock, proving the very high quality of the NXT tag team division. This reminds me of the glory days of tag team wrestling, and no, I am not really referring to the great tag teams of the attitude and ruthless aggression era. This match reminds me of old-school tag team wrestling, like The Hart Foundation, The Rockers and the British Bulldogs. The tag team moves reminds of those great tag teams, and the identical double moves reminds of the Rockers. With that said, the American Alpha just might have an HBK-Marty Janetty type of team, in a way, They will eventually make it to the main roster, and they will eventually split up. Hopefully, Chad Gable can remain as a vital cog when the inevitable happens. But Jason Jordan, he reminds me of a more charismatic Bobby Lashley. Lashley could have been a multiple time WWE World Champion but things did not work out for him in the WWE. Jordan is World title material in the future; he got the looks and the skills to be the man. The only negative of this match is a botched double-team move of the Revival, and the crowd made then pay for it, for a while at least, but overall, an awesome match!
Austin Aries defeated Baron Corbin
Some people were disappointed with this match. But it was a good match for me. Yes, it was the worse match of the card, but not because it was bad match, but because all the other matches were either classics or near classics. At the very least, this match, for sure, is so much better than any of the Wrestlemania pre-show matches. The greatest man who ever lived, a former ROH and TNA World Heavyweight Champion, finally made his WWE-NXT debut. Welcome to the big leagues kid! I actually like Corbin; he is one of the best big guys on the roster, definitely better than Braun Strowman. The roll-up win is more of a save face for Corbin. The two of them got potential to shine in the WWE, let’s hope for the best for them.
Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Sami Zayn
5-Star Match. Instant Classic. This match alone is worth a lot more than $9.99. A lot of people are saying that this is the match of the year so far, and it is hard to argue with that, but I am bias, I still think the HHH- Dean Ambrose Roadblock match is the match of the year so far. This is the match of the weekend. I can’t imagine, from a pure wrestling standpoint; any match in Wrestlemania can beat this match. Nakamura, the former IWGP World and Intercontinental Champion, is the most charismatic Japanese Wrestler I have seen so far. Most of the Japanese wrestlers of recent WWE history had a “ceiling”, so to speak, but the sky is the limit for the king of strong style. Sami Zayn almost cried after his entrance, heck, I almost cried as well. And from the moment Nakamura made his entrance, the WWE Universe knew that a top star is here. No better way for Nakamura to make his debut/ for Sami to graduate to the main roster. The sportsmanship towards the end is the icing on the cake; a passing of the torch, Sami just might be the MVP of this weekend.
NXT Women’s Championship match
Asuka defeated NXT Women’s Champion Bayley to win the NXT Women’s Championship.
Another great Women’s wrestling bout! Though this didn’t reach the level of the Bayley-Banks classics from a few months back, this match pretty much delivered. And the ending is gold, as the crowd was shocked as the referee called for the bell because Bayley passed out, crowning a new NXT Queen. Shades of Steve Austin-Bret Hart from Wrestlemania 13 when Austin never gave up! Bayley never gave up as well. A rematch is in the offing. With the main roster Women’s (oh yeah, Women’s and not Diva!) division pretty much stack, Bayley might not go up yet soon, though a four horsewomen fatal four way match for the title is very possible, perhaps reserve it for Summerslam, or next year’s Wrestlemania.
NXT Championship match
NXT Champion Finn Balor defeated Samoa Joe to retain the title
My only wrong prediction for the card. Another classic from these two great wrestlers! Demon Balor went out with the chainsaw, much to the delight of the crowd, though I was thinking I hope he asked Dean Ambrose if he was fine with it. Joe bled early and the referee stopped the match several times for the doctor to check on Joe, much to the anger of the raucous crowd. Just like the previous match, this has shades of Bret Hart vs Steve Austin, but this time, during Survivor Series 1996, when the returning Bret Hart reversed the million dollar dream of the up and coming Austin by using the turnbuckle in creating a pinning combination.
Sami has graduated. Will Balor show up at Wrestlemania or the Raw after it with the Bullet Club? Will Samoa Joe and/or Bayley show up the night after Wrestlemania? These are the questions the wrestling fans are dying to know the answers, and we will find out very soon. This card is worth a whole lot more than $9.99. How can Wrestlemania top this? How can the main roster surpass their little brothers and sisters? Perhaps, Shane Mcmahon needs to jump from the top of the hell in cell, through a burning table full of thumbtacks, to save us from his Father’s sins. I can imagine a Shield Triple-Threat match for the World title as rhe main event of Wrestlemania 33, and I can’t wait for Balor’s entrance during the main event of Wrestlemania 34 when he faces WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose. LET TRIPLE-H TAKE OVER FOR REAL NOW!