NXT TakeOver: War Games POST Show with Braden Herrington, Davie Portman & John Pollock

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2018/11/18/nxt-takeover-war-games-post-show-with-braden-herrington-davie-portman-john-pollock/


The upNXT crew of Braden Herrington & Davie Portman is joined by John Pollock to review the NXT TakeOver War Games event from Los Angeles on Saturday night.

The three will go through all five matches, including NXT’s second version of their War Games match, Tommaso Ciampa’s title defense against the Velveteen Dream, Dream’s ode to Hollywood Hogan, Johnny Gargano’s match with Aleister Black, the 2-of-3 falls match for the women’s title, and the impromptu match between Matt Riddle and Kassius Ohno.

Plus, we chat about future directions for the key performers, where this TakeOver ranks, and tons more.

NXT TakeOver: War Games
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
Los Angeles, California at the Staples Center
*Ricochet, Pete Dunne & War Raiders vs. Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish the War Games match
*Tommaso Ciampa vs. Velveteen Dream for the NXT title
*Shayna Baszler vs. Kairi Sane for the NXT women’s title
*Johnny Gargano vs. Aleister Black

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I’d like to point out that Triple H during the post show for Takeover mentioned that Shayna didn’t exactly win…“clean”. Kairi had her shoulder up on the final pin, so he thinks the feud will continue as a result. Just that now Kairi has backup in the form of Dakota and Io. Just an interesting thing to point out as it seems to have slipped a lot of people’s eyes/attention.

It’s hard for NXT to put on a bad Takeover I find. It just feels like they have the talent and know how to put on a show to benefit from them.

They’ve got it figured out. Not taking anything away from NXT, but if WWE only had 4-6 major cards a year with 4-6 matches on them, they would be pretty stacked. Same is true of any major promotion.

But still, kudos to them for delivering on just about every match on just about every Takeover. Outstanding batting average.

It does add to the special feeling of a show and makes the wrestlers who get on it feel important for just making it. The guys mentioned it on this show, look at the talent in NXT that is struggling to get on TV right now. We all know they are there but they’re just not on the show, which to me means that the matches that make it on are even more important.