REWIND-A-WAI #28: NXT TakeOver Dallas (2016)

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John Pollock and Wai Ting review NXT TakeOver: Dallas featuring the WWE debut of Shinsuke Nakamura against Sami Zayn.

We also discuss a blood-filled main event featuring Finn Bálor vs. Samoa Joe that consisted of a number of medical interruptions, and we compare and contrast NXT and present-day main roster statuses of Bayley, Asuka, The Revival, American Alpha and Baron Corbin.

This edition of the Rewind-A-Wai is presented by Espresso Executive Producer, Tyler Crane.

Watch the full show on the WWE Network here.

NXT TakeOver: Dallas
April 1, 2016
Dallas, Texas
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

*NXT Championship: Finn Bálor (c) vs. Samoa Joe
*NXT Women’s Championship: Bayley (c) vs. Asuka
*Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Sami Zayn
*Austin Aries vs. Baron Corbin
*NXT Tag Team Championship: The Revival (c) vs. American Alpha

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Zayn/Nakamura is still one of my favourite NXT matches. Also what I think saved Balor/Joe was that Joe remained in character throughout being checked, I think you can argue that it added time to the checking of the blood because he kept pushing the ref away but at least it protected Joe in a way.

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I loved @wai0937’s Reptile reference. Wai and i have the same childhood touchtones. Im currently playing through MKX. Anyone else intetestee in MK 11 now with the Ronda wrestling tie in?