The recipe that NXT employs for its TakeOver specials is
like Coca-Cola – it’s been working perfectly for what seems like forever, and
you just hope they never tamper with it.
But until the equivalent of New Coke comes out, we’ll just
to continue enjoying these specials, like Saturday’s TakeOver: WarGames, which
delivered a hard-hitting PPV with everyone flying at 100 kph. We
saw some wrestlers who trust the show, and we saw others who trust matches
because they are not as invincible as they thought they were.
We saw the TakeOver debut of another MMA star making the
transition from the octagon to the squared circle, and we saw a whole faction continuing
to be effective in protecting its gold. We saw a star growing before our eyes,
and we saw the mother of all babyfaces continue to slide further down a dark
We also saw WarGames, a brutal, stiff, battle of attrition
take its toll on eight but, we saw them rise to the occasion and put on a
hell of a show for the crowd.
It was a great kickoff to Survivor Series weekend, but we’ll
have to wait to see if WWE’s Fall Classic can stack up.
With that said, let’s get it …