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NXT TakeOver: Portland Discussion Thread

Lynchmob

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Well I think that was a good show
 

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Pretty good show up until the main event.

Not a fan of big guys acting like cruiserweights, so Lee vs Dijovic wasn’t my cup of tea.

The street fight was good, but having some random chick at the end was kinda of weird.

I generally can’t stand Gargano, but heel Balor is killing it in his NXT return.

The women’s match was good. Thought Rhea blew her knees out with that backdrop to the floor spot.

The tag match was excellent.

The main event was utter garbage. I actually turned it off after the Ciampa Air Raid Siren to the apron, no sell into a Panama Sunrise from the announce table to the floor, no sell into a rope hung DDT spotfest.

The overly booked false finish no psychology spotfests are ruining NXT in my opinion.
 

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Yeah the only Match wasn't really into was Balor vs Gargano. Don't get me wrong it was a solid Match, but nothing for me to want to see it back. I think Balor in the end winning it was stupid to me, considering that he's the Heel in this. Gargano was out to get his respect from Balor and losing in the end to me really doesn't help his cause of anything he said before and going forward when it comes to I'm the Face of NXT that you left. I think the problem that happened for me at least, is Lee vs Dijakovic and Kai vs Nox being so fucking strong during their Matches, the Bar was too high and they didn't meet it for me. Gargano turning Heel okay I get it and this is the second time they did this and I understand the callback from Chicago, but do we really need more Gargano vs Ciampa? I can say the turning of both guys now vs before is interesting, but I wonder if a feud between them two again will hold my interest long term.
 

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I haven’t watched the show yet but I will sometime this week. But i will say this, Pete Dunne turning on Matt Riddle is gonna be amazing
 

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I haven’t watched the show yet but I will sometime this week. But i will say this, Pete Dunne turning on Matt Riddle is gonna be amazing
Agreed. BUT, if they try to get 'clever' and have Riddle turn instead..
 

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I mostly enjoyed the Takeover.

Positives:
-Keith Lee vs. Dijakovic
-Dakota Kai and her chosen attire, Dakota Kai winning
-Bro-serweights vs. UE, Bro-serweights winning
-Ripley vs. Bianca, Charlotte appearing
-Ciampa vs. Cole, the interference and Ciampa trying to beat Cole worked during the match. The story telling in the match was well done.

Negatives:
-Raquel (who reminded me of Sonya for a second when she showed up) felt flat and the table didn't break.
-The Bobby Fish song thing is already old and the crowd wasn't in to it.
-Balor vs. Gargano, didn't care for the match.
-Ciampa/Gargano happening in the future. I've got zero interest in this.

Undisputed Era it seems like are losing momentum. They lost the NA Championship in the past, lost the Tag Team Championship at this Takeover and barely hung on to the NXT Championship. So whoever faces Adam Cole at Takeover: Tampa Bay could be beating him.

You will be missed Cathy Kelley.
 
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I think Balor/Cole and Gargano/Ciampa are pretty set in stone for Tampa at this point
 

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I think Balor/Cole and Gargano/Ciampa are pretty set in stone for Tampa at this point
I hope it’s not Balor v Cole I’m hoping Dream will get that spot


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Dream vs. Balor would be good
 

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I just got around to watching this show and I have to say from start to finish I thought this was the best Takeover I may have ever seen. Couldn’t tell you the last time I watched a 3 hour wrestling show and wasn’t bored by the end.

Only nitpick I would have(which is minor) is the kicking out of every big move in the main event. But that’s what wrestling has become so I won’t let it bother me. Awesome show nonetheless.
 

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Only nitpick I would have(which is minor) is the kicking out of every big move in the main event. But that’s what wrestling has become so I won’t let it bother me. Awesome show nonetheless.
This is pretty much the attitude I have too. Like I know I'm gonna keep watching regardless so I've kind of just accepted it lol
 

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