I’m a bit behind on the old reviews (I was on holiday, thanks for asking) and before I dive into World Tag League, it’s time to catch up with the only WWE worth watching. It doesn’t matter what’s on the card, NXT has yet to deliver an awful TakeOver, and it’s unlikely this will be the show to dampen that momentum.
The key to a great weekend of WWE is an NXT show. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve watched the Royal Rumble, but the lowest match on this card had me more excited than Kane vs Lesnar vs Strowman. TakeOvers are the best programming WWE produces and reviewing them is always a pleasure. Let’s dish out some stars.
War Games. It’s the one gimmick match that WWE hasn’t run into the ground. In fact, they haven’t touched it. Until now. After years of fans calling for it, it’s finally back. I’m not entirely sure if it was needed, but we’re getting it. Minor quibbles aside, NXT TakeOvers are always good and this one was no exception. Let’s dish out some stars.
Last year’s WrestleMania TakeOver was an incredible show. Not only did you have that outstanding Zayn vs. Nakamura match but we also got Asuka vs. Bayley, American Alpha vs. The Revival and Samoa Joe vs. Finn Balor. It was a perfect night of wrestling and lived longer in the memory than WrestleMania 32. Despite that, NXT TakeOver: Orlando seemed a bit of an afterthought. It’s been an average year down in WWE’s developmental and they are looking to regain the buzz they’ve lost. Did they manage? Well, here’s what we were thinking.