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My first time watching an NXT PPV and I finally see what people are talking about when they cite that this is superior to the main product.

Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Semifinal Match

NXT Champion Finn Balor & Samoa Joe vs. Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder

If you haven't seen NXT before, then you should. This is what WWE SHOULD be doing from in-ring execution to the characterisation of their performers. Joe & Balor are like the Rockers, the New Age Outlaws & The Hardy Boyz. Their a good cohesive unit and they proved it with this win over Dawson & Wilder. Forget Monday Night Raw. NXT is where the action's at.

Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Semifinal Match

Jason Jordan & Chad Gable vs. Rhyno & Baron Corbin

DAYUM! Now this is how you do a Tag team match. I haven't seen Rhyno perform in years and the man has still got it and then some. Really impressed with the ring technician that is the Baron and the opposing team in Jordan & Gable reminded me of Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin aka Team Angle & TWGTT.

All of the competitors are top class and all have good futures ahead of them.

Asuka vs. Dana Brooke w/ Emma

It's official! I love Auska. Very powerful, agile & athletic. Dana found this out by underestimating her and making her use the crazed-eye look from Mickie James & AJ Lee's playbook. This girl is the Daniel Bryan of the Women's Division fore she has counter moves to counter moves.

she's a decent performer and knows how to sell her character, especially with the crazed-look she gave Emma. to quote CM Punk "you gotta dig Crazy chicks!"

"Prince Pretty" Tyler Breeze vs. Apollo Crews

This was about will vs perseverance. Hard striking, physical and highly charged match from 2 young athletes with potential for the future. Crews reminded me so much of former United States & ECW Champion Bobby Lashley.

I really wanted this match go on and I got a ton of respect for Crews with the way he battled through the submissions and the counter to his finisher by Tyler Breeze.

Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Finals

Rhyno & Baron Corbin vs. NXT Champion Finn Balor & Samoa Joe

Hearing Dusty's voice before the match was so sureal knowing what he had given to the product of NXT.

Balor was already fatigued and partially injured going into this and to see him get the win with the bad knee just shows you what this man is made of.

Both teams were hungry for this, especially Rhyno who hasn't won anything of signnifcance since the WCW United States Championship when it was the part of the Invasion from 2001.

After seeing matches like this, I will gladly watch this every week if I were to ever leave my duties as the SmackDown reviewer.

Cody Rhodes gives a very heart-felt speech about the late American Dream, Dusty Rhodes in how his Dream should be remembered in how he had been on people's TV for 4 decades. Good to see Cody in his regular appearance honouring his father like that along with his Brother, Dustin and his wife, Brandi Rhodes.

Main Event - NXT Women's Championship 30 Minute Iron Man Match

Bayley (c) vs. Sasha Banks

This is what the main roster is missing with the passion and determination from these 2 women.

I have not seen a women's wrestling match of this calibre since Lita & Trish Stratus. Arguably 2 of the best competitors ever to step foot in the squared circle.

Sasha & Bailey took it to levels that I never thought would be possible from two very talented young ladies. They were able to go the distance for 30 minutes proving that they had the endurance of the men and able to keep the audience's attention to such a degree that people were chanting "BETTER THAN RAW" which, let's face it that is so true on so many levels.

I think Sasha should have been disqualified on one occasion for repeatedly using the steel steps as a weapon by ramming Bayley into it. Bayley has more heart than I have ever seen in any WWE Competitor.

Bayley might have won the match 3-2 but they were both winners being able to put on such a great performance come the end with the NXT Men and Women along with HHH congratulating both the Champion and the runner-up.

It's a nice touch to see competitors be rewarded in that way showing that their efforts and talent were being rewarded.

Raw & SmackDown, this is how you put on wrestling PPV.

NXT Takeover Respect gets an A++.

On a more satirical note: and Vince McMahon thinks the main roster's better?

Uh...sure. & Eva Marie is the female Bret Hart.

I have enjoyed this PPV and will tune in for the next one.


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