As discussed in an earlier post, NXT has either TNA-ed themselves with their taping schedule, or there's some swerving of the internet afoot in one form or another. But the situation whereby they filmed multiple episodes of the weekly WWE Network show last night - some of which will air after TakeOver: Brooklyn - made the spoilers too tantalizing for even this notoriously spoiler-averse writer to avoid.
These have been broken up by the presumed date that they'll air based on past tapings, but this is new territory for a promotion that has always taped their live shows at their usual venue at Full Sail University and then filmed fallout episodes the next night, so things may get chopped up more than usual (or discarded outright as things taped just to swerve the live crowd and spoiler readers like you and me).
Meaning, no one outside of NXT Creative knows if or why some of these segments and matches were filmed, and when they'll air. So keep that in mind...
- Bayley and Sasha Banks sign a contract for their NXT Women's title match in New York on August 22
- Tyler Breeze defeated a local talent-type
- Hype Bros (Zack Ryder & Mojo Rawley) teamed with Realest Guys (Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady) to get a win over four Performance Center recruits
- Tag champs (as of now) Blake & Murphy defeated Angelo Dawkins & Sawyer Fulton
- Samoa Joe beat Steve Cutler, and is laid out by Baron Corbin post-match
- Kevin Owens cuts a promo on NXT champ Finn Bálor, the Irishman comes out leading to a brawl that ends with Bálor standing tall.
- Sasha Banks (with Women's title) defeated Gionna Daddio
- Rhyno & Baron Corbin beat The Ascension
- Alexa Bliss defeated Blue Pants
- Apollo Crews picked up a win over Alexander Wolfe (Axel Tischler's new name)
- Eva Marie defeated Billie Kay (Jessie McKay) in match that featured All Red Everything forgetting to kick out of a pin
- Jason Jordan & Chad Gable beat Neville & Simon Crowe
- Carmella beat Peyton Royce (KC Cassidy)
- Johnny Gargano & Tomasso Ciampa defeated Tyler Breeze & Bull Dempsey
- Dana Brooke picked up a win over Billie Kay
- Neville defeated KO by DQ - this is the bout for which Owens brought out the NXT title
Lots to unpack here, Cagesiders - even if we never see some of it! Indy talents, guest spots (or returns?) from the main roster, title changes...OH MY!