Following another incredible TakeOver event, this week’s episode of WWE NXT spent a considerable amount of time reviewing matches from Saturday night and airing interviews that were already accessible via Twitter and YouTube. Two matches that had been taped prior to NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II were a part of this week’s WWE NXT, which may be one of the last episodes featuring former NXT Women’s Champion Bayley. Having been moved to the Monday Night Raw roster, her focus has to be on WWE rather than NXT.
The WWE Network’s synopsis for this week’s episode of WWE NXT didn’t even mention the fact that new matches would be a part of the show, so the extreme emphasis on replaying clips from TakeOver should not come as a surprise.
“NXT emanates once again from Brooklyn, NY. We take a special look back at the matches and unforgettable moments of NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn!”
Aside from TakeOver: Brooklyn commentary, Tye Dillinger faced Wesley Blake in singles action, while Paul Ellering’s The Authors of Pain squared off against TM-61 in tag team action.
Note: The following contains the full results and spoilers for the episode of WWE NXT that first aired on the WWE Network on August 24.
NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II Highlights
This week’s WWE NXT opened with a review of Saturday night’s TakeOver event from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Unlike Monday Night Raw, which generally has a stacked show the night after a big WWE PPV, NXT tends to have a very low-key show following a big event. Since these matches were taped in Brooklyn before TakeOver aired, it only featured NXT Superstars who didn’t already have a match scheduled.
Tye Dillinger Defeated Wesley Blake
As pointed out by Tom Phillips on commentary, it was just a year ago that Wesley Blake was defending the NXT Tag Team Championship alongside Buddy Murphy. Struggling to find his place as a singles wrestler, he was relegated this year to a match where he has to put over mid-card talent. Tye Dillinger was incredibly over with the Brooklyn crowd. With so many guys moving up from NXT to either Monday Night Raw or SmackDown Live lately, it may be do-or-die time for Dillinger in NXT. The Perfect Ten got the victory by connecting with the Tye Breaker.
Backstage Promos: Bobby Roode, Austin Aries, The Revival, Bayley, And Ember Moon
Highlights were shown of Bobby Roode vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas from TakeOver: Brooklyn. Then they replayed an interview with Roode that was originally recorded for WWE.com. He said that Cien was good but not glorious and that TakeOver was just the first step in Bobby’s plan to dominate NXT.
After showing highlights of Austin Aries vs. No Way Jose — and the aftermath that included Hideo Itami laying Aries out with the GTS — Aries said that NXT Superstars sneaking up and attacking him is becoming a regular event. Feeling disrespected, he vowed to re-injure the former Kenta Kobayashi even worse than before.
Finally, they gave the same treatment to the NXT Women’s Championship Match from TakeOver, Asuka vs. Bayley. Highlighting her career in NXT, her debut on Monday Night Raw last week means she’s all but done at Full Sail University. The interview they showed ended with Ember Moon and Bayley wishing each other the best as they both begin new chapters in their respective careers.
An interview with The Revival aired after showing a recap of their match against Johnny Gargano and Tomasso Ciampa from TakeOver. They continue to claim that they are not just the best tag team in NXT, but the best tag team in the universe. They invited teams like The Usos and Breezango to come down to NXT because they’ve already gone through every team in Orlando.
The Authors Of Pain Defeated TM-61
Corey Graves and Tom Phillips called this match as if Paul Ellering’s pair of behemoths were the clear-and-away favorites to win this match. While Shane Thorne and Nick Miller did get in some offense, The Authors of Pain were dominant throughout. While the date and location of the next TakeOver event has yet to be announced, it’s very possible that Ellering’s team will be challenging for (or even defending) the NXT Tag Team Championship by the time the event rolls around.
These results have been confirmed by WWE’s official NXT page.
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Next Week On WWE NXT
Since next week’s episode hasn’t yet been taped, the only announcement they made was that new NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura would make his first appearance on WWE NXT with the belt. It wouldn’t be surprising if Austin Aries confronted Hideo Itami next week as well.
Where To Watch
The WWE Network airs new episodes of WWE NXT on Wednesdays at 8/7c. It is available for streaming on-demand immediately. Additionally, on Thursdays, replays of WWE NXT are available to stream on-demand with a Hulu Plus subscription.
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