NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II

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NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II
Promotional poster featuring Samoa Joe, Shinsuke Nakamura, Asuka and Bayley
PromotionWWE
Brand(s)NXT
DateAugust 20, 2016
CityBrooklyn, New York
VenueBarclays Center
Attendance15,671[1]
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NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II was the 11th NXT TakeOver and second TakeOver: Brooklyn professional wrestling livestreaming event produced by WWE. It was held exclusively for wrestlers from the promotion's NXT brand division. The event aired exclusively on the WWE Network and took place on August 20, 2016, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York as part of that year's SummerSlam weekend.

Eight matches were contested at the event, including two taped for future episodes of NXT. In the main event, Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Samoa Joe to capture the NXT Championship. The event is notable for the in-ring debuts of Ember Moon and Bobby Roode. It was also Bayley's last match in NXT before she was moved to the main roster on the Raw brand.

Production[edit]

Background[edit]

The event was held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

TakeOver was a series of professional wrestling shows that began in May 2014, as WWE's then-developmental league NXT held their second WWE Network-exclusive event, billed as TakeOver.[2] In subsequent months, the "TakeOver" moniker became the brand used by WWE for all of their NXT live specials. In 2015, NXT held an event titled NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn, which took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York and was a support show for that year's SummerSlam pay-per-view. Announced on September 28, 2015, a second Brooklyn event, titled Brooklyn II, was scheduled to be held on August 20, 2016, at the same venue and also as a support show for that year's SummerSlam. Brooklyn II was the 11th NXT TakeOver event and in turn established TakeOver: Brooklyn as an annual subseries of TakeOvers that were held at the Barclays Center as support shows for WWE's annual SummerSlam.[3][4] Tickets went on sale on June 11 through Ticketmaster.[5]

Storylines[edit]

The card included matches that resulted from scripted storylines, where wrestlers portrayed heroes, villains, or less distinguishable characters in scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches. Results were predetermined by WWE's writers on the NXT brand, while storylines were produced on WWE's weekly television program, NXT.[6][7]

On the July 27 episode of NXT, NXT General Manager William Regal named Shinsuke Nakamura the number one contender to face Samoa Joe for the NXT Championship at TakeOver: Brooklyn II. Joe, unhappy with his opponent, first refused to face Nakamura and requested a different opponent but obliged after Regal threatened to strip him of the title.[8]

At TakeOver: Dallas, Asuka defeated Bayley for the NXT Women's Championship by submission when Bayley passed out.[9] On the May 18 episode of NXT, Nia Jax defeated Bayley and kayfabe injured the former.[10] At TakeOver: The End, Jax, who was replacing Bayley, was defeated by Asuka.[11] Bayley returned on the June 22 episode, where she defeated Deonna Purrazzo.[12] In the following weeks, tensions between Asuka and Bayley escalated before a match was scheduled between the two at TakeOver Brooklyn II. On the August 3 episode, after Asuka won her match, Bayley, who was sitting at ringside after being offered a chair by Asuka, got in the ring after Asuka kept Aliyah in her signature Asuka Lock.[13] On the August 10 episode, Asuka and Bayley signed their match contract.[14]

On the August 3 episode of NXT, a vignette aired of Ember Moon's upcoming debut at TakeOver: Brooklyn II.[13] On the August 17 episode, Billie Kay guilted general manager William Regal into putting her into the match against Ember Moon.[15]

On the August 3 episode of NXT, Bobby Roode made his NXT TV debut.[13] The following week, after Andrade Cien Almas defeated Angelo Dawkins, Roode informed Almas that General Manager William Regal scheduled a match between the two at TakeOver: Brooklyn II.[14]

Event[edit]

Other on-screen personnel
Role Name
Commentators Tom Phillips
Corey Graves
Ring announcer Greg Hamilton
Pre-show panel Renee Young
Lita
Mauro Ranallo
Referees Rod Zapata
Eddie Orengo
Danilo Anfibio

Preliminary matches[edit]

In the first match, No Way Jose faced Austin Aries. Aries forced Jose to submit to the Last Chancery to win the match. After the match, Aries applied the "Last Chancery" on Jose once again until he was interrupted by Hideo Itami. Itami attacked Aries with a "Go To Sleep" and walked off.[1]

Next, Billie Kay faced Ember Moon. In the end, Moon executed an Eclipse on Kay to win the match.[1]

After that, Bobby Roode faced Andrade Cien Almas. The match ended after Roode performed a "Glorious Bomb" on Almas to win the match.[1]

In the fourth match, The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder) defended the NXT Tag Team Championship against Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa. The match ended after Dawson forced Gargano to submit to an inverted figure-four leglock to retain the titles.[1]

In the fifth match, Asuka defended the NXT Women's Championship against Bayley. During the match, Asuka applied the "Asuka Lock" on Bayley, who fought out of the hold. Asuka then performed a spin kick on Bayley to retain the title. After the match, Bayley received a standing ovation from the crowd.[1]

Main event[edit]

In the main event, Samoa Joe defended the NXT Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura. During the match, Joe executed a muscle buster on Nakamura for a near-fall. Nakamura performed a "Kinshasa" on Joe for a near-fall. In the climax, Nakamura executed another "Kinshasa" off the middle rope on Joe, followed by a third "Kinshasa" to win the title.[1]

Results[edit]

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes[23][1]
1NTye Dillinger defeated Wesley Blake by pinfallSingles match[16]9:12
2NAuthors of Pain (Akam and Rezar) defeated TM-61 (Nick Miller and Shane Thorne) by pinfallTag team match[16]6:55
3Austin Aries defeated No Way Jose by submissionSingles match[17]10:42
4Ember Moon defeated Billie Kay by pinfallSingles match[18]4:35
5Bobby Roode defeated Andrade "Cien" Almas by pinfallSingles match[19]10:22
6The Revival (Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson) (c) defeated DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa) by submissionTag team match for the NXT Tag Team Championship[20]19:10
7Asuka (c) defeated Bayley by pinfallSingles match for the NXT Women's Championship[21]14:07
8Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Samoa Joe (c) by pinfallSingles match for the NXT Championship[22]21:14
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match
N – the match was taped for a future broadcast of NXT

References[edit]

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