Five matches and plenty of storyline development made for an excellent episode of NXT this week as the Takeover Brooklyn card takes shape.
Amber Nova vs. Nikki Cross: A squash that saw Cross win with the Three-Handled Credenza.
Kassius Ohno vs. Adrian Jauode: Ohno won with the KO Elbow.
Keith Lee vs. Marcel Barthel: Another squash that saw Lee win with the Pounce and a Fireman’s Driver.
Mae Young Classic Qualifing Match: Taynara Conti vs. Vanessa Bourne: Conti got the win with the Front Slam variation following a slew of Judo maneuvers.
Aleister Black vs. Johnny Gargano: A no- contest as Tommaso Ciampa got involved. By the time it was over, NXT GM William Regal announced Ciampa would defend the NXT title in a triple threat match at Takeover against Black and Gargano.