"My Bolievers, I've always taught you to never give up, and to follow your dreams. And tonight, we get to do both those together. NXT was built on Bolieving. And as longest reigning NXT champion in history, I humbly accept the title Mr. NXT. When I look into the audience, I don't see fans. I see a family. And I will never give up on you. And I promise, from the bottom of my heart, I will never leave you. Don't stop Bolieving."
Big E then defeated Bo Dallas with the Big Ending, meaning he must leave NXT. The crowd does the "na na na na hey hey hey goodbye chant" as Bo freaks out in the ring. We return from break and get a clip from during the break, with the crowd chanting "BoLEAVE".
"I want each and every one of you to know, that spent their money to come me see here tonight, I want you all to know. That I strongly dislike every one of you. I don't usually use language like this, but you all should know that you people stink. You all shoulda just Bolieved. Now, now leave. YOU leave. YOU leave. LEAVE. Why are you still here? I'm gonna be the bigger man, I'm gonna leave. Because I'm a bigger and better man than all of you."
WWE Diva's Champion Paige defeated Tamina with a roll up after Tamina went for the Superfly Splash and Paige got her knees up. Tamina used the Torture Rack during the match, which is a good move for her.
Adam Rose defeated Camacho by count out after Camacho refused to get back in the ring.
In the last semi-final match of the NXT Women's Title Tournament, Natalya made Sasha Banks submit to the Sharpshooter.
Adrian Neville defeated Curt Hawkins with the Red Arrow in a short match. Afterwards Tyson Kidd comes out with FACTS. Neville retorts that the only Hart Family member that will take home gold at NXT Takedown will be Kidd's wife.
So next week on the live two-hour NXT Takedown special we have:
Adrian Neville defending his NXT Championship against Tyson Kidd Natalya vs. Charlotte for the vacant NXT Women's Championship The Ascension defending their NXT Tag Team Championship against El Local & Kalisto
I'm torn. I don't want Natalya to be NXT Women's Champion (a developmental title should be beneath her), but I also think Charlotte is terrible. Natalya has been the Divas champion. Going back to the developmental title is a step backwards. I do realize this is just to give Charlotte a credible challenger however and don't expect Natalya to win.
However, I don't feel as strongly about Tyson Kidd competing for the NXT Championship, as he hasn't attained much success on the main roster. He held the tag team title with David Hart Smith 4 years ago, and since then his career has been plagued with injuries. I also don't expect Kidd to win, but it would at least help him.
I don't see The Ascension losing to El Local & Kalisto.
I'm going to assume that next week's episode of NXT on Sportsnet 360 will be pre-empted or we'll get some generic background video stuff like when ArRival aired. Yawn.
I quite liked the standoff between Kidd and Neville. It almost seemed like Kidd was going to deck him for the Natalya comment.
Adam Rose continues to impress me every week...but why didn't the Rosebuds come down and try to push Camacho into the ring?
Big E vs Bo Dallas was quite entertaining. Disappointed Big E didn't go for that five count, though.
I'm not with Ecks here - I think Kalisto and El Local will beat the Ascention, but it'll be a real fluke victory. Still not sold on them getting a tag title match after Kalisto's first match being, what...last week? Two weeks ago? But hey, if Alexa Bliss can enter a title tournament on her debut...
Originally posted by OliverI'm going to assume that next week's episode of NXT on Sportsnet 360 will be pre-empted or we'll get some generic background video stuff like when ArRival aired. Yawn.
Is that where it's been airing in Canada? I haven't had cable in over a decade, so I have been using other methods. Whenever WWE rolls out the Network here legit in Canada, I'll be signing up.
I did get to see the dark match after Main Event this week, it was helpfully named "Zein vs. Nevil", a decent short match. Weird watching them without commentary. Also got to see the ring crew taking off the ring apron and start to change the ring mat at the end, always interesting to see a bit of that behind-the-scenes stuff.
I like the idea that Bo is no longer allowed in NXT so he's going to show up on Smackdown instead. However, former NXT wrestlers come back to wrestle on NXT on a semi-regular basis. I wonder if they'll completely forget this 3 months from now.
The state of the tag team division is so sad right now. The tag team division on the main roster has been weak for some time but now they have this "minor league" that's loaded with talent and yet there's still no sign of a good tag team division in the future.
It's still strange to me to hear phrases like "going over" and "turning heel" on a WWE produced program. Especially one that airs right after RAW, where kayfabe is kept. That said, I'd watch more of these.