NXT General Manager William Regal has begun creating the card for NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn and so far the matches announced have been for title matches!
After Shinsuke Nakamura won his match against Wesley Blake last night, William Regal informed Shinsuke that he would have his opportunity at the NXT Championship when he faces current Champion Samoa Joe for the title at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn. Shinsuke was thrilled by this announcement! Samoa Joe however did not share the same emotions. Samoa Joe was clearly pissed and addressed it in the center of the ring after Buddy Murphy’s match with Kota Ibushi. Samoa Joe informed not only The NXT Universe but William Regal that “due to oversight by the General Manager for not consulting with him first”; he will not be putting the NXT Championship on the line at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn against an “undeserving opponent”. At this time, William Regal came out to inform Joe that he will face who he wants him to face. If Joe refuses, then he will strip Joe of his title right now and find Shinsuke an opponent to face for the vacant NXT Championship at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn. Joe said he wasn’t going to be stripped of anything and accepted the challenge, if Nakamura can make it to TakeOver since he may hurt him the next time he sees him. Nakamura, being ever so ballsy and without a care in the world, came out and stood never to William Regal. Joe did nothing but stare fiercely in Nakamura’s direction.
The Women’s NXT Championship discussion was nowhere near as hostile or demanding, then again, we’re talking about one of the sweetest people on the planet – let alone NXT – Bayley! She approached William Regal in his office to plead her case for a rematch against Asuka for the NXT Women’s Championship. William Regal agreed that she was indeed ready for a rematch and informed Bayley he would speak with Asuka and upon her agreement; he will draft the papers for both women to sign off on. Asuka said last week that she would wrestle both Bayley and Nia Jaxx so I have no doubt she will not hesitate to say yes on this matchup.
It’s no surprise that this card is shaping up to be a terrific show. NXT never, and I mean, never disappoints. I’m incredibly excited to see how Regal will continue to fill the card as NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn gets closer and closer. I’ll be sure to update you all with additional matches added as they become known to The NXT Universe.