REWIND-A-WAI #124: NXT TakeOver: New York (2019)

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John Pollock & Wai Ting review NXT TakeOver: New York (2019) from April 5, 2019, featuring Johnny Gargano vs. Adam Cole in a 2-of-3 Falls match for the vacant NXT Championship.

Having attended the event live, John & Wai discuss what they remember of the experience, assess the current careers of NXT standouts such as Ricochet, Aleister Black and Velveteen Dream, and take you through news and notes of April 2019 at a time when WWE’s developmental brand felt truly special.

This event was chosen by Espresso Executive Producer, Tyler Crane.


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NXT TakeOver: New York
Friday, April 5, 2019
Brooklyn, New York at Barclays Center

  • NXT Championship, 2-of-3 Falls: Adam Cole vs. Johnny Gargano
  • NXT Women’s Championship: Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Bianca Belair vs. Io Shirai vs. Kairi Sane
  • NXT UK Championship: Pete Dunne (c) vs. WALTER
  • NXT North American Championship: Velveteen Dream (c) vs. Matt Riddle
  • NXT Tag Team Championship: War Raiders (c) vs. Aleister Black & Ricochet

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I just started listening to this, in the middle of you covering the news at the time. I was also at that Bloodsport card in Jersey City, getting into the building and into my seat on the stage, a little bit behind where the announce team was, and I saw Jon Moxley and William Regal just feet away before they made it to their balcony seats. I think I spotted Rocky Romero with them. Also saw Jeff Cobb on the floor, told him I was looking forward to his match in MSG.