Top WWE executive and former World Heavyweight champion Triple H announced earlier today that the company’s popular NXT brand will hold a live event in Brooklyn, New York, at the Barclays Center the night before SummerSlam.
— Triple H (@TripleH) July 3, 2015
After weeks of teasing the fans, Triple H’s big announcement certainly lives up to the hype as this will be NXT’s biggest event to date. The event, titled Takeover, will be merely one-third of the huge festivities that are set to take place that weekend.
Atlantic Avenue will be rocking that weekend. Not only will NXT: Takeover take place, but as mentioned, the biggest part of the summer, SummerSlam, takes place the following night. Monday Night RAW will finish off the long three-day weekend the next night.
As reported by the Inquisitr last month, a rumored NXT live event, which is now official, will compete against Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling that same weekend as the two promotions will be hosting a cross-promotion event called Field Of Honor. The show will take place at MCU Park in Brooklyn, the home of the Brooklyn Cyclones in Coney Island.
It’s a mere half-an-hour ride on the Q train from Coney Island to the Barclays Center, but fans will have to choose which show they want to see on August 22 as they will not be able to be in two places at the same time.
The Field of Honor show has names such as The Young Bucks, Shinsuke Nakamura, Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, The Addiction, ROH World champion Jay Lethal, among others advertised for their show. A huge assortment of talent from both ROH and NJPW without a doubt, but NXT will have their own big-time names to advertise for Takeover.
Among the names that will likely appear at the NXT live event are Finn Balor, Enzo Amore, Sasha Banks, Charlotte, Becky Lynch, NXT Tag Team champions Blake & Murphy, Samoa Joe, a returning Hideo Itami, and NXT champion Kevin Owens.
Whichever wrestling promotion fans elect to go see, the penultimate weekend this August will be arguably the biggest wrestling weekend of the year outside of Wrestlemania weekend. Several promotions, several great talent, and likely a solid overall show put on by each of the aforementioned promotions.
Tickets for NXT: Takeover in Brooklyn go on sale Saturday, July 18 at 12 p.m.
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