William Regal is standing outside his office as lawyers and camera people mill about. Someone asks him what’s going on and Regal informs us that he’s launching an official investigation to find out who was responsible for the attack on Aleister Black. It’s time for NXT!
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It’s time for another TakeOver! For the fourth year in a row the summer TakeOver is coming to us from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The show begins with a video package hyping up the card set to the song “Blood // Water” by grandson. We then go to the Barclays Center for action. Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, and Percy Watson are here for the call.
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We open the show with clips of Ciampa winning the NXT Championship as well as what went down last week with Gargano chasing Ciampa off and taking credit for his victory over Aleister Black. We see Black lay him out. It’s time for NXT!
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Time for night two of the 2018 UK Championship Tournament. We kick things off with a video package highlighting want went down on night one as well as spotlighting some of the wrestlers who will be competing tonight.
We then head back to Royal Albert Hall where we are joined by Mauro Ranallo and Nigel McGuinness once again. They run down the card. If the rebranding in the opening video package and fact that three NXT titles are on the line hadn’t made it obvious, the ring ropes are now yellow and the ring apron is emblazoned with the NXT logo, making it clear that this is now an NXT event.
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We start things off with Johnny Saint standing in an NXT ring in Royal Albert Hall. This opening kind of ends up being a spoiler of things to come since the show didn’t air live. Saint does a voice over and talks about the history of grappling in the UK before we get the show open and head to the commentary team for the evening, Mauro Ranallo and Nigel McGuinness.
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The NXT Championship is on the line tonight so we start the show off with a video highlight the events leading up to tonight’s match up. Both men talk about devils and stuff. As is often the case with WWE produced video packages this was really well done and made the match between the two seem like a huge deal.
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Before this week’s episode begins we get a card dedicating it to the memory of Bruno Sammartino. We get the standard issue opening video and then it’s off to Full Sail for action. Mauro and Percy Watson are on commentary tonight with Nigel out due to the birth of his child.
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We kick things off with a highlight video of the outstanding NXT TakeOver: New Orleans event which you should probably watch if you haven’t already. After that and the standard NXT opening video, Mauro & Co. welcome us back to the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans for TakeOver fallout!
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We’re at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA for NXT TakeOver. The show begins with a shot of the crowd. A bunch of people have glowsticks for some reason. As has become the norm for TakeOvers we begin with a band (this times Cane Hill) playing live while a video hyping the show plays them. I think this is a pretty cool way to intro the show and is a better use of music than the random mid-show musical performance that will happen at Mania.
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We start things off this week with a brief video package about Dusty Rhodes and the previous Dusty Tag Team Classic events before going to the NXT Command Center where Charly Caruso is standing by. She hypes tonight’s Dusty Classic finals and confirms that Bobby Fish is injured and will be out of action this Saturday. The winners tonight will face Undisputed Era in New Orleans for the NXT Tag Team Titles.
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