NXT TakeOver: War Games

Does the Velveteen Dream use Prell shampoo and conditioner?  Can Adam Cole solve a Rubix Cube?  Will Andrade Cien Almas join the cast of the new “Love Boat”?  Is Eric Young into cotton or polyester?  All of these questions and many more won’t be answered on tonight’s edition of “NXT TakeOver:  War Games”!!!

NXT TakeOver: War Games Results

– Lars Sullivan def. Kassius Ohno via pinfall.

– Aleister Black def. The Velveteen Dream via pinfall.

– NXT Women’s Championship: Ember Moon def. Nikki Cross, Peyton Royce & Kairi Sane via pinfall. William Regal and Asuka congratulated the new champ after.

– NXT Championship: Andrade “Cien” Almas def. Drew McIntyre via pinfall to win the title.

– War Games Match: The Undisputed Era def. Sanity & The Authors of Pain/Roderick Strong.

  • Asukalanchian

    Woooooooo party

  • Hey, kids!!!!

  • S.A.M.

    hey hey hey, it’s Takeover Day!!!!

  • CJ Blaze

    Watched my first War Games match moments ago, and now I’m re-watching AOP vs. Sanity from Brooklyn.

  • Few talents have been so misused as Finn Balor. BAH!!

    • CJ Blaze

      True. Arguably one of the most prestigious NXT stars. Ugh.

      • Vince seemingly refuses to capitalize on NXT successes. I fear for Asuka.

        • CJ Blaze

          I just want her to survive tomorrow without being truly eliminated.

          • I do too. We all hope she won’t be. I don’t know that I expect Vince to care about her undefeated streak in NXT.

  • CJ Blaze

    Black vs. Itami in Brooklyn was such a hard-hitting match, but boy was it largely forgettable. It almost felt like I was watching it for the first time just now.

    • Hideo has been COMPLETELY forgotten. I have NO idea what happened there.

      • S.A.M.

        healthy, hurt, healthy, hurt and nothing.

        • That about sums it up! 🙁

        • CJ Blaze

          Exactly. They built him up for the NXT Title in Chicago, he lost, and then they turned him heel for… nothing.

  • CJ Blaze

    Very excited to see the premiere of “365” feat. Kevin Owens. What an episode that will be.

  • S.A.M.

    man i love seeing those two rings. so amped for War Games

  • Booker is completely tired and tiring. It’s time for him to go.

    • CJ Blaze

      Couldn’t agree more.

    • S.A.M.

      but how else will we know if someone is looking jacked? lol

      • ROFL!!! How else will know if we should like someone…and then shouldn’t in the next breath?

  • Hello my wrestling peeps! I’m home from my medieval day, still dressed in full medieval garb, but I made it before anything serious happened!

  • S.A.M.

    lol shockmaster. theres a reason we havent forgotten him lol

    • He also uttered the N-word when he fell. That’s why he can’t forget it either.

      • S.A.M.

        and according to Stevie Ray, Sid predicted that was gonna happen

        • It was a stupid chance to take. I was watching it as it happened and it was truly priceless. I was too young to see it coming but when it happened, I absolutely DIED!

  • David Jr.

    I hate to be that guy. But what’s a Rubix Cub?

    • S.A.M.

      a rubix cube? a “toy” that has multiple colors on it and it is scrambled and the point is to unscramble it so all the individual colors are matched together on an individual side of the cube.

      • David Jr.

        I know what a rubix cube is, and Botch knew what I was talking about.

        • S.A.M.

          yeah but actually trying to explain a rubix cube was harder than it seemed for some reason so i kept with it lol.

      • I screwed up, your royal Sam-ness. My bad…LOL!!!

        • Not just screwed up, but admitted it!

          Sorry, I couldn’t help but poke fun. I know how hard you’ve been on yourself.

    • Um…the son of a Rubix Tiger, silly….

    • ….and yes, I just fixed it…LOL!!!

  • Zelina is absolutely incredible. She has SAVED Andrade and is the only thing I care about in this feud.

  • Peyton Royce has EVERYTHING but I’m rooting HARD for the Queen of Moons!

  • CJ Blaze

    Something in me really wants Peyton Royce to win tonight. I could see any of them winning, but I’m most torn between Royce and Cross.

  • S.A.M.

    i really want Nikki Cross to win. probably not gonna happen but would be fun if SAnitY had all the NXT titles

    • David Jr.

      Killian Dain for NXT Champion, then?

      • S.A.M.

        i would want that. also forgot the almost but Dain for NXT champ would be fine by me.

      • EY. I would love for EY to get a chance at it. I don’t see him as Uni or WWE champ, but NXT would work for him.

        Don’t fire EY!

        • David Jr.

          He’s a chameleon. He’s had so many different characters in his career. I’d love to see Eric Young get a singles run with any title in the WWE or NXT.

          • CJ Blaze

            I’ll never forget the night he won the TNA World Title on Impact.

          • Agreed. He’s done things that I was sure he couldn’t pull off. His huge heel turn in TNA was jaw dropping. EY has been a fave of mine since Team Canada, and I only fall more for him as his career continues.

  • Booker….SMH…

  • CJ Blaze

    I’ve never heard anyone credit Booker for Ember’s career…?

    • No one ever has. He made that up.

    • David Jr.

      She was trained by him.

      • CJ Blaze

        Interesting. I just hate the way he came off there.

        • David Jr.

          She wrestled as Trouble in Booker T’s Pro Wrestling Alliance (which is now known as Reality of Wrestling).

      • Yeah but when did anyone give him credit? I’ve never heard that.

  • Good evening.

  • I bought Pokemon Ultra Moon yesterday. I just caught a Flaffy which is a sheep pokemon. I nicknamed it. Big Wool.

    • I was at a chuch for a medieval event today and had meant to hit the gym, and kill the Ingress portal, and I got so busy I forgot! Arg!

  • S.A.M.

    Kassius vs Lars is gonna be interesting.

    • I’m honestly not interested in this one. Kassius does nothing for me and Lars does even less. I haven’t given up but neither has shown me a thing. Just my opinion…

      • I don’t have a leg to stand on when it comes to weight, but dang he just looks fat in NXT.

        • I agree but he’s just…nothing. He has no character. I have no reason to care about him.

          • I liked him much earlier in his career, but not so much now. And he does need different ring gear – it doesn’t help him look his best.

          • Agreed totally.

        • He really didn’t learn anything from being released the first time. sad because he has talent.

          • Sir Mitch

            Thyroid condition, not his fault!

        • It’s not the weight that bothers me, it’s his attire, he needs trousers BADLY!

        • Sir Mitch

          He has a thyroid condition that’s plagued him throughout his career.

          • I didn’t know that. It’s REALLY hard to drop weight with a thyroid issue, I know from personal experience. I have lost some, but half of it was from being so sick last week.

          • I had no clue. Wow.

          • Remember how Raven blew up in TNA when he started having thyroid issues? Oy, it’s hard to deal with.

  • CJ Blaze

    Oooo, I like the escape/forfeit rule.

  • My misery is complete. I will jump from Booker to Mauro. LOL!!

  • Sir Mitch

    Hello WR People!

    • MITCH!!!!!

      • Sir Mitch

        BOOOOTCH!!!!

    • My favorite Aussie Ginger! I won’t call you what you called yourself the other night! We are friends, but I can’t be THAT abusive in public.

      • ROFL!!!

      • Sir Mitch

        LMFAO!!!
        It’s ok, I’ve honestly heard worse.

        • I’ve said worse, but that’s too far for me, at least for here!

  • On the Wikipedia page I see Pete Dunne vs Johnny Gargano is now on there, I thought that was scheduled for next week, or has this been moved?

    • CJ Blaze

      It’s taped tonight, airing on Wednesday.

      • Ahhhh okay, I thought it wouldn’t be on tonight.

        • CJ Blaze

          I just read it was as good as people were expecting. I’m excited to see it and Riot/Deville this week.

          • I can’t wait for both, I really hope Dunne makes the call up to the main roster sooner rather than later too. He’s too talented to be stuck in this limbo world.

          • CJ Blaze

            Very true!

  • Booker is…much.

  • Question. With Lawler, Booker T & Otunga, I think we can mostly agree are all awful, who would be on your PPV panel?

  • “I like Undisputed…” but I don’t know their name – Bookah

  • CJ Blaze

    My predictions: Lars, Black, Royce, McIntyre, Undisputed Era.

    • I agree, except I think Sane will win.

    • Same but replace Royce with Sane

    • S.A.M.

      Lars, Black, Sane though i want Cross, Drew and Undisputed

    • Asukalanchian

      Same but I got Cross winning it finally

    • Same but MOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!

      • Oh, I know! She deserves a run before being called up.

  • David Jr.

    WarGames a NWA/WCW creation comes to WWE, exactly 18 years after “WCW” died.

  • Sir Mitch

    After you guys watch Takeover, you should check out WR’s first Video podcast and subscribe to our Youtube channel.
    Insert Mick Foley Thumbs up after cheap plug!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lHiadZ5KTo&t=3010s

  • nice touch with the FDR War Declaration in the video package.

  • Asukalanchian

    I’m so excited to see Kairi Sane

  • S.A.M.

    Dusty must be smilin down on NXT seeing that Wargames is back

  • Percy with the beard. It works.

  • if Moon isn’t going to win the title they need to either bring her to the main roster or release her. they are wasting this young lady

    • Or it could lead to a heel turn, which I think could really propel her.

    • CJ Blaze

      Releasing her is a bit far, but a call-up is probably eminent.

  • David Jr.

    WarGames hasn’t been around for 20 years because even though Triple H has been trying to do one for years, Vince always said no.

    • Glad it mostly got through tonight.

      • David Jr.

        Because NXT is mostly run by Triple H and not Vince.

        • But VKM thought it was too much like HIAC with the lid, so no matter how Trip fought, no lid on it, and I’m really upset about this.

  • Lars has the look.

    • The VKM look you mean.

    • Sir Mitch

      I don’t see much of a future for him honestly!

      • It’s early. Let’s give him a minute.

      • And the not surprising comment of the evening goes too..

      • We all probably think this, but who thought Braun would be where he is today? Something may just click for this guy. Probably not, but you never know.

        • Sir Mitch

          Fair enough!

        • David Jr.

          I didn’t I love a good big man. Not saying Lars is one. But give me a good Hoss fight over a cruiserweight match any day of the week.

          • As long as they can work. Mark Henry vs Big Show is like watching a steam roller vs a zamboni

  • the doctor might need to check on Mauro. he sounds like he’s having an aneurysm

    • He’s channelling his inner JR.

  • Sir Mitch

    When I think of War Games I don’t think of the actual match…I think of Cruiserweight’s doing really creative stuff with two rings in WCW!

    • CJ Blaze

      I think the second ring will be useful during the women’s match tonight.

      • I agree. Hubby was wondering aloud about the two rings and what might happen. I really need to show him War Games from WCW, I think he’d love it.

        • CJ Blaze

          I watched my first War Games match before the show – Fall Brawl 96.

          • I know I’ll go back and watch at least one tonight after this show.

  • Dave

    He is hulking up

  • SYLLABLES!!!!

  • That’s a Scrabble word Nigel.

  • Dave

    I have not watched much NXT, but that is a weak finisher

    • CJ Blaze

      It looks better on smaller opponents usually.

      • Dave

        Would do, but lost a bit of impact when he botched it first time

  • Look who it is in the front row!!!! It’s…guys they do nothing with!

  • Dave

    When are they gonna put Regal in the hall of fame?

  • I still say Smackdown should have borrowed the NXT or UK Champion to face Enzo tomorrow

    • Drew and Enzo could have been fun. Problem is Drew couldn’t have hung with Enzo on the mic. Few can.

  • Velveteen Dream is actually making this train wreck of a gimmick work! I kinda can’t believe it.

    • CJ Blaze

      From what I can tell, he’s super nice and humble backstage.

      • He was great on the Indies. He used to tag with Lio and they were FIRE together.

  • Sir Mitch

    Back vs Dream is a match I’ve really been looking forward too.
    I’ve loved the build!

  • David Jr.

    So does Black say his name?

  • I would love to see Black vs Bryan, not sure why, but I know it could be an epic match.

    • Sir Mitch

      That would be epic!

  • Dave

    Love his music

  • S.A.M.

    Aleister Black just has money written all over him

  • Black has a cool entrance

  • Sir Mitch

    Black is the total package (Sorry Lex Luger)

  • S.A.M.

    Velveteen Dream makes me wanna listen to Prince

  • It appears Mauro and Nigel are both playing Scrabble this evening.

  • Dave

    Dream must have talked to HBK last night and borrowed some chaps

  • Dustyn

    Those tights are awesome!

  • CJ Blaze

    From Tough Enough to TakeOver. Never say never.

  • I wonder if Patrick Clark has had any chats with Dustin Rhodes.

  • S.A.M.

    Velveteen Dream invoking his inner Rick Rude

  • Oh, the tights. ROFL!!!!!

  • Homage to Rude!

  • Actual ring work. GOOD ring work.

  • Sir Mitch

    Good mat work here!

  • S.A.M.

    that ref is orange. like really orange

  • Asukalanchian

    Damn Black is amazing

  • Dave

    Damn, this is great wrestling,

  • I’m enjoying Black’s ring work and Velveteen’s selling

  • Dustyn

    This is great!

  • The ring psychology here is genius!

    • Without a word, without a move, and so much was said and done. That was beautiful!

    • Dave

      This is why HHH needs to take over, Vince prob hates this

  • Asukalanchian

    NXT matches do what WWE matches don’t do.. They tell amazing stories with great action

    • Oh, we’ll get great stories tomorrow night. Of this, I am certain. I do see what you mean, though.

  • VD’s stock is certainly sky rocketing after this match.

  • that made me laugh. I am liking the velveteen Dream a lot

  • Asukalanchian

    VD seems like he would fit right in with New Day

  • Dave

    Since when is the Jaw the chest?

  • Dustyn

    I haven’t watched a lot of Velveteen, but I’m really enjoying this!

    • He’s been KILLING it on NXT. We haven’t seen ring work like this from him in WWE before. On the Indies, he did it often.

    • CJ Blaze

      This is by far the most he’s been showcased on TV so far. Great stuff.

    • S.A.M.

      this program with Black has been doing wonders for him

  • Sir Mitch

    The amount of balance it takes to do a no hand springboard is beyond measure!

  • Dave

    I wanna see both rings being used

    • Sir Mitch

      Same!

    • S.A.M.

      fatal 4 way is the best bet before war games

    • Now would the other ring be counted as outside as it’s technically outside the main ring, or not?

      • Depends on the storyline and how the match is booked.

  • “Velveteen” chants. He deserves them.

  • Dustyn

    That DDT!

  • CJ Blaze

    I keep thinking that’s Braun’s face on Dream’s leg.

  • This is an INCREDIBLE match!

  • Does Dream actually use the DVD? he just became my favorite NXT wrestler if he does.

  • Sir Mitch

    Black tearing a page from Kenny Omega with that Knee strike!

  • Yes, this IS awesome.

  • S.A.M.

    this is why i love NXT

  • Dave

    Man I need to watch more NXT, this is awesome

  • Dave

    Raw and smackdown watching this going god damn it, they doing it again

  • I would settle for a double KO at this point. neiter deserves to lose.

  • That match was PERFECTION!

  • CJ Blaze

    Dayum. That exceeded my expectations by far.

  • Sir Mitch

    Bloody hell that spin kick of Black’s is LETHAL!!!

  • Asukalanchian

    Velveteen….*kick to face*

  • After that match I might have to eat my words from our first Royalty in the Round! Make sure you check it out, see what words I might have to eat before this weekend is over!

  • HE SAID HIS NAME!!!!!

  • S.A.M.

    that match and him saying his name. Velveteen Dream’s stock has risen so much

  • Asukalanchian

    VD – *fanboys* omg he said my name

  • CJ Blaze

    Two winners there. WOW.

  • Who would be opposed to seeing those two wrestle as a tag team after that match?

    • Would be like the new age Cheese Head

  • S.A.M.

    lol Nikki Cross running away when Regal walked in

  • Sir Mitch

    Absolutely superb match that told a great story!

  • Before this match, I didn’t care too much about Alistair. Now, I must see every match he’s in. Just amazing work from Velveteen Dream AND Alistair Black.

  • Dave

    That pop for Funaki

    • S.A.M.

      Indeed

    • Sir Mitch

      SMACKDOWN…NUMBER 1 ANOUNCER!!!

  • CJ Blaze

    Asuka is great xD

  • Sir Mitch

    Am I the only one who would love to se Royce be Women’s Champ?

    • CJ Blaze

      I’m rooting for her.

      • Dave

        As an Aussie so am I

    • I know for a fact you aren’t. My New Zealand podcast co-host is wanting her to win too.

      • Sir Mitch

        Probably the first time a Kiwi has cheered for an Aussie LOL!

        • Not at all. He says generally they will claim and aussie as their own if they don’t have a Kiwi option.

          • Sir Mitch

            Honestly, we do the same in reverse LOL.

          • about the only person he won’t support against Royce is Dakota Kai. and that’s because she is a kiwi.

          • Sir Mitch

            I’d love to see a Tras-Tasmen rivalry in NXT!

    • Asukalanchian

      Well they do need an Emma replacement in WWE

  • S.A.M.

    this. should. be. fun.

  • I feel like Nikki is the Dark Horse here.

    • I want her to win, but I just feel like Ember & Kairi are the favourites here.

    • I agree.

  • S.A.M.

    did that camera guy take a tumble?

    • Dave

      Lol, think so

  • Love Cross’ theme music.

    • S.A.M.

      it’s her screams during it that just make it her own.

  • Kairi Sane has great wrestling abilities, I just don’t see her gimmick getting over, it’s too boring.

  • I get what they were going for with Sane’s music but they missed here.

    • Dustyn

      Give her Burchill’s pirate theme, haha!

  • Dustyn

    Really pulling for Royce!

  • CJ Blaze

    That pop tho

  • TONIGHT WE WILL ALL BE STARING AT A FULL MOON!!!

  • S.A.M.

    Ember’s theme is awesome

  • CJ Blaze

    Ember in the cloak reminds me of that chick from the Might Morphin Power Rangers movie.

  • Percy is really getting together on announce. It’s taken him a second but he’s getting there.

  • Sir Mitch

    Am I the only one who thinks the NXT belts are the best looking belts in Pro Wrestling?

    • S.A.M.

      that would be true if it wasnt for the UK Title

      • Sir Mitch

        Not technically a NXT belt though!

        • S.A.M.

          but you said best in pro wrestling so i mean it is the best looking one i have seen.

          • Sir Mitch

            Ah, ok!
            I thought you were saying you didn’t like the UK strap.

          • S.A.M.

            it’s all good. i dont think anybody can hate that belt lol.

        • no. but if you read what S.A.M. said, you realize that S.A.M. said the UK championship is the best looking belt.

          • Sir Mitch

            I missread!
            I’m doing the Live Tweeting for WR Twitter so I’m in and out!

  • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

    AHHHHH!! Just got off work. Sitting in Hardees drive-thru. Upset that I’ve missed the first hour. Can’t wait to be home to catch up!

    • Dave

      Missed some great stuff

    • Drive safe!

      • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

        Never! I’m a Bitter Lunatic tonight. People should avoid me.

        • Just be careful! We don’t need you hurt or worse before you get home.

    • Sir Mitch

      Black vs Dream was epic!!

      • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

        I knew it would be!

  • CJ Blaze

    Ember’s hair looks fantastic tonight.

    • I’m thinking I’m going to work on mine tomorrow if I have the time. I’ve had the products for weeks, and I just got a haircut, so it’s absolutely time. I’ve been a bit too soccer mom for too long. Time to get back to my crazy hair.

  • Dave

    Damn that’s a great move

  • That is a neat variation of the Tarantula.

  • CJ Blaze

    Is Nikki hiding?

    • S.A.M.

      there she is

      • CJ Blaze

        You’re slightly ahead lol but yep!

        • David Jr.

          Her meter was low and was waiting to get back to green.

    • David Jr.

      Maybe she’s sleeping?

  • They’re trying to take this night from Alistair and Velveteen. They just might do it.

  • Dave

    Someone was a bit late

  • Asukalanchian

    Wow that ref had to really slow down

    • Dave

      Just a bit, lol

  • Nikki’s face about ate the back of Royce’s head. It really looked like it hurt.

  • The Macho Man would be proud of that Elbow

  • Sir Mitch

    That elbow really is insane!!!

  • YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I didn’t expect Ember to win.

  • I’m so happy! I truly help Moon can hold the strap as well as she chased it.

  • HA HA HA HA HA to ALL of you PEYTON FOOLS!! HA HA HA HA!!!!

  • Asukalanchian

    So Moon finally gets her time to shine

  • CJ Blaze

    Aww that’s awesome!

  • Dave

    Nice to see that

  • Seems a bit patronising having Asuka hand the title to Ember, considering Ember could never beat her.

    • Asukalanchian

      Here is the title you could only dream of taking away from me

    • I thought it was sweet. She seemed honestly excited for Moon. Asuka has moved on to Raw, so I think it’s great that she was so excited for Moon here. NXT breaks kayfabe and it rarely matters, because when they do it’s for the most beautiful moments.

  • Asukalanchian

    Asuka should have taken her out

  • Asuka is like B get back her and let me hold your arm up in celebration!

  • Calling it now, Billie Kay & Peyton Royce to be called up ASAP.

    • CJ Blaze

      I’d have no problem with that.

    • Asukalanchian

      They really need to start making a female tag title on RAW

      • I REALLY hope they do. They need it, would be amazing. Royce & Kay vs Banks & Bayley at the next PPV would be awesome.

        • I’m hoping the friendship between Sasha and Bayley breaks down tomorrow night and leads to a great feud. Bayley needs something to get her out of the level of boredom she’s become!

          • If they were to bring tag titles to the division, that’s the perfect time to do it, heading into the Rumble.

    • Sir Mitch

      I’d love that!

  • This is exhausting. It’s all too good! LOL!!

  • David Jr.

    Charlotte wins the Smackdown Women’s Championship in her home town. Ember Moon wins the NXT Women’s Championship in her home state. So I guess you can win in your home state now.

  • S.A.M.

    KO is Undisputed

  • Sir Mitch

    While it should really have a roof…that War Games cage does look pretty sick!!!

  • Dave

    Joe stole Sammis Hat. ( Raw writer, quick that is a great storyline)

  • S.A.M.

    if someone were to tell me that Almas would be challenging for the title at the beginning of this year i would have called BS

    • I get this fear he’s going to win the title. I really hope I’m wrong.

      • I doubt it. If he does, it’ll be on Zelina to make it interesting. She could but he has to do more.

      • S.A.M.

        i dont think he will win. i think the person to take the title off of Drew will be Adam Cole Bay-Bay!!!

        • I hope so, but if Jinder Mahal could win a title, anything is possible.

          • S.A.M.

            well HHH runs NXT so he isnt gonna pull a VKM

          • VKM still has final say if he’s not happy with something.

          • S.A.M.

            yeah but it has seemed NXT has rarely gotten it wrong in giving the right person the title

          • I’ll completely agree with that.

  • Asukalanchian

    Raw and Smackdown invade NXT to let them know who is boss

    • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

      I would enjoy if next year starts out with the typical RAW Vs. Smackdown deal, but NXT invades to change the whole narrative. Have a NXT Vs. WWE Survivor Series. That would be great.

  • Cien doesn’t feel like the person to take the title from McIntyre.

  • I like the story they tried to tell here. Zelina and Drew were game for it but Andrade didn’t help enough to totally sell me on it. I’m trying but…

  • Sir Mitch

    Last cheap plug for our Video Podcast tonight I swear!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lHiadZ5KTo&t=3010s

    • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

      I watched it. Thouroughly enjoyed the format. Would be cool if it could be a live stream to have audience input, but that sounds like a nightmare to organize.

      • I’m sure it would be. That was our first one, give us some time. It was so much fun!

        • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

          I liked it. If I wasn’t so focused on doing other things while listening, I would have left comments along with it. I listened to it as a podcast.

          Side note: How awesome would a weekly Wrestle Royalty Podcast be?

          • That sounds like it would be fun. I wouldn’t mind helping with that.

          • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

            I’ve always said I wanted to do a podcast.

          • I do one now but don’t really get to do everything I want due to a time constraint.

          • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

            That’s always been my problem. So much to say, I hate feeling constricted. Honestly, I’m a better talker than writer. When I write/type, my thoughts kind of stray with my thoughts. When I talk, I can keep on track better.

          • Well our podcast airs as a radio show first so we are restrained to a 30 minute block. that makes weeks like this with a PPV and Takeover hard to do.

          • David Jr.

            But do you have a radio voice?

            And if you are wondering I have the voice for a silent movie.

          • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

            I do. I actually use to be in the buisness. I learned how to work a mic.

          • Working on that as well. We are really diving in fully. We have a lot of ideas that will be rolled out over time. Can’t do them all at once or I’d have no life, and would end up a lot crazier than I already am!

          • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

            You have sanity in you? That’s news to me.

          • Very little, but it’s there.

          • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

            Did you see me pimping WR out on Twitter today? I was real proud of my #ShockTheSystem tweet.

          • I’ll have to look. I was medieval all day. I’m still in my medieval garb. Just didn’t have time to change when I got home.

          • Sir Mitch

            We are hoping to do a Vidcast at least once a month!

          • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

            Good! Keep them coming. I enjoy them. Next time I’ll actually sit down and actually contribute conversation to the comments. Kind of been a crazy day today. Didn’t have time for much.

          • We can do it live.

          • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

            I would think it would be crazy to try and get everyone here on the same page. I mean, you guys can easily organize. Trying to get all of us in one spot outside of RAW, Smackdown, or PPV. That might be ify.

          • Technically, it can be done. We’d just all have to be together at a reasonable hour. That is harder but not impossible.

          • very true. I know this better than anyone seeing as I record for my Podcast at 12:30 AM on thursday mornings because of time zones.

          • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

            Could be. I’m definitely interested in that aspect.

      • I agree with you and it is possible. 🙂

  • David Jr.

    If Andrade Almas wins the title tonight, He’ll be the first NXT Champion since Neville to be under 30. (The first 4 were all under 30.)

  • CJ Blaze

    Cien’s last match with Gargano was absolutely fantastic.

    • S.A.M.

      both were amazing

    • The guy can go, but he’s got the personality of a tin can

  • Fun fact: One of Vega’s trainers was…TJ Perkins!

  • I love a good wardrobe malfunction…LOL!!

  • S.A.M.

    man i just always forget how big Drew is

  • Sir Mitch

    Disappointed no one has really made use of the two rings tonight!

    • I’m not disappointed in a single thing! How could you be?

      • Sir Mitch

        Oh trust me…its a VERY small gripe from me!

      • S.A.M.

        only disappointment i have is having to wait for NXT on Wednesday to watch Gargano vs Dunne

    • Dave

      I know right

    • What other ring? :p

    • David Jr.

      Not using both rings, though makes War Games feel even more special?

  • So who reckons Drew will get buried again as soon as he’s back up on the main roster?

    • Sir Mitch

      I will be beyond PO’d if that happened!

    • If Vince’s NXT record remains intact…

      • David Jr.

        But he’s Vince’s Chosen One.

        • I think he was Shawn Michaels’ chosen one, right?

          • David Jr.

            Vince McMahon called him a future World Champion on Smackdown.

          • Oh yeah. Forgot about that!

        • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

          Who left. Vince holds grudges.

          • CJ Blaze

            Actually he was fired.

          • David Jr.

            I was playing the role of a Mark.

          • But he started to make a name for himself on another promotion.

      • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

        Vince is about 50/50 in bury NXT talent.

        • and that’s just Finn, makes him the 1st ever Universal champ, then buries him once he comes back from injury.

          • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

            I think bury is strong. He just got lost in the tide. They don’t want to put him at the top because they have other plans, but they don’t know what to do with him in the meantime. It’s no bueno for Finn. It makes me wonder what would have happened had he never been injured. Damn Rollins and his unsafe Buckle Bomb!

  • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

    I have arrived safetly with my Hot Ham ‘N Cheese Sandwiches! Super sad I missed most of TakeOver. I’ll go back to watch what I missed after it’s over.

  • CJ Blaze

    I find it interesting that the champ has not had the upper hand at all in this feud.

  • Dave

    Is it just me or is this match not as entertaining as the others?

    • CJ Blaze

      I’ve felt that way about NXT Title matches for several TakeOvers to be honest.

      • drew’s not as good as people think he is.

      • Dave

        Yeh, i know I should be excited but im not feeling it, crowd has dropped a bit as well

      • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

        I like Drew a lot. I just don’t think anyone he’s facing is good. Drew vs. Black. Give me that greatness.

    • It’s not bad but the others were just SOO good.

      • Dave

        Yeh, just gotta wonder if they have the right champ when other matches are getting better reactions

  • Dave

    3MB chants

  • They’re working really hard in there. I’ll give it to them. It just isn’t…the same. I think it’s that we may be too exhausted from the greatness that preceded it.

    • If this wasn’t for the title and opened the show, it would be a good warm up, but as it is, it was never going to be a show stealer.

  • Zelina’s spike-rana tho!!!!

    • S.A.M.

      she is quick with it too

  • Zelina’s so hate-able. She is KILLING this. You can’t do anymore to get this over than she has.

  • Dave

    that DDT was so bad

  • CJ Blaze

    Guess I’m in the minority, but I’m enjoying this just as much as everything else.

    • Asukalanchian

      I’m enjoying it too.

    • I’m in it now. I couldn’t catch on because of mark-xaustion but I’m there now.

    • Dustyn

      I enjoyed it, picked up near the end, great match

    • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

      I don’t have much to compare it with because I’m late, but I enjoyed this match a lot.

  • Shocking!

  • S.A.M.

    whoa

  • Dustyn

    New champ!

  • WELL then…

  • See, I said I was worried he’d win and he did. But what the hell was that DDT? Looked so bad!

    • Dave

      That’s the second DDT that has been bad

  • Sir Mitch

    What The….

    • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

      I am for words.

  • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

    Uh…. What?

  • CJ Blaze

    Mama mia is correct

  • Oh, Zelina is going to be IMPOSSIBLE now…LOL!!

  • VERY ugly DDT. That really could have hurt him.

    • Dave

      Nah, his head didn’t even hit the ring

  • Makes sense though. Needs a heel to transition the title to someone like Black.

  • S.A.M.

    i will say that Almas has put in work to get to this point.

  • Asukalanchian

    I feel like Zelina is exactly how a female manager should be.

  • Sir Mitch

    I think Drew legit suffered a stinger from that DDT!

  • CJ Blaze

    That’s almost as shocking as Jinder, but not quite lol.

    • S.A.M.

      except it didnt feel as abrupt. Almas has been getting built back up since having Zelina Vega

      • CJ Blaze

        Exactly. I dig it.

    • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

      Not quite as bad as Jinder. Watching Almas is like watching grass grow though. I’m just not a fan.

  • Are they checking him for concussion?

    • Possibly, but not sure if it’s kayfabe or not

      • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

        They don’t kayfabe those, to my knowledge.

    • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

      They definitely are.

      • Dave

        If it was kayfabe, would be more down there

        • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

          Not necessarily. If it didn’t appear to serious, they wouldn’t rush staff out there. One medic is enough to check McIntyre to see if he needs further assistance.

    • Sir Mitch

      I think he suffered a stinger actually!

  • Asukalanchian

    Drew’s thinking damn I should have powerbombed Zelina when I had the chance

  • Wouldn’t it be interesting if during Shield vs New Day a new stable debuted led by McIntyre?

    • S.A.M.

      that would be interesting. who would you have included with him?

    • I would have thought if they do that, it would be Sanity.

    • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

      I’m still waiting for Triple H to form Evolution 2.0 and take on the Ric Flair role. (When the group originally formed Flair was strictly a manager. Should have stayed that way.)

      • Dave

        Add a bit of realism in there by saying Vince doesn’t have it anymore so im taking over and it could be great

      • David Jr.

        Who plays the role of Triple H?

        • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

          I have so many guys. I want Joe to be Batista though. That’s my constant. I would love to have Bobby Roode be Triple H. And maybe Drew as Orton. Those three would make a great stable.

          • David Jr.

            Drew might be too old to play Orton.

  • S.A.M.

    holla if ya hear me. oh wait… lol

  • Sir Mitch

    Drew looks ok, no concussions.
    A stinger may be possible though!

  • Sir Mitch

    Here we go…WAR GAMES!!!

  • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

    I agree with @KBunyon:disqus. Just doesn’t feel right without the roof.

    • Sir Mitch

      No, it doesn’t!

    • Sir Mitch

      We need a roof…not a lid LOL!

      • @KBunyon:disqus said “lid” so I went with it.

        • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

          She did say lid. LOL!

          • I said lid and roof so many times talking to them, I honestly couldn’t tell you which I said when. lol

          • You said “lid” here in this DD too.

          • I’m sure I did. I’ll fully admit that after you guys kept me up late last night, and getting up early this morning, I’m not my normal awake self. Will get more sleep before SvS.

    • Asukalanchian

      I see a shield

    • Thank god you found it, my boiled water kept going everywhere!

    • David Jr.

      If you’re not going to have a roof, then I want Blue Bars.

  • Dustyn

    I wonder if “War Games” will become an annual event, or just a one-off?

    • I’d rather it not be annual as it’ll feel forced, rather be used when it makes sense.

      • CJ Blaze

        Exactly.

      • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

        Sort of like how Hell In A Cell used to feel special.

        • Yep now they ruin it with a PPV named after it, and EC too.

    • Asukalanchian

      Hopefully it gets adopted into WWE instead of Survivor Series

    • I’d like to think of this as being a test run for something more.

  • S.A.M.

    im ready for War

  • David Jr.

    Paul Ellering is 7-0 in War Games.

    • Not after tonight if Strong turns.

      • David Jr.

        Well Paul Ellering is not fighting tonight.

        • But he’s a part of it as a manager, still counts to me.

  • CJ Blaze

    Mike Rome did great as always.

  • Dave

    No roof so they can do some great moves off the top

  • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

    I do like that they added the “You leave, you forfeit” rule. Kind of makes up for the absense of a roof.

  • Oh, that supreme theme music!

    • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

      I love Sanity’s theme.

  • David Jr.

    Actually Eric Young is the one person in this match to have been in a match similar to War Games.

  • I dream of the day….when we’ll get away from the stupid “wet hair” thing.

  • S.A.M.

    ADAM COLE BAY BAY!!!!

  • I’m surprised Cole started the match.

  • Sir Mitch

    ROH are really missing The Undisputed Era!

    • CJ Blaze

      Are they though? Seems like business is still booming over there.

      • Sir Mitch

        It is thanks to Bullet Club.
        But without BC…they are in rebuilding mode ATM!

        • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

          I know I’m in the minority, but I’m not a fan of ROH nor BC. It’s too Indy spotfest for me. I believe Omega, Rhodes, and Scrull are phenomenal wrestlers seperately, but I just can’t with BC. They’re what I dislike most in the indies.

          • Sir Mitch

            They are the hottest act in the biz today, so I’m going to have to disagree!

          • David Jr.

            NWO ripoff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Sir Mitch

            NWO was a rip off of a a New Japan group…Just saying!

          • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

            That’s not fair. Everyone takes from everyone. Maybe not as blantantly as BC did, but they made it their own. I will defend BC where it’s justified. They’re not a complete NWO ripoff. They’re just heavily influenced and inspired by NWO.

          • David Jr.

            I thought the many !, made it obvious I was joking.

          • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

            Just felt it was worth clarifying. Too many people believe that. It bothers me. I have gripes and personal preferences when it comes to BC, but none of it is with them being a supposed rip off.

          • David Jr.

            Well Too Sweet is an NWO thing, actually it’s a Kliq thing.

          • Sir Mitch

            Actually it was a Wade Bogs thing if you believe what he said on Curt Henning’s DVD!

          • I don’t. Huge Wade Bogs fan, but I don’t see it.

          • David Jr.

            Wade Boggs. Two G’s

          • Sorry, really am half asleep. Paying most attention to the match. It’s been a LONG 27 hours.

          • David Jr.

            I’m sorry for being that guy.

          • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

            You’ve insulted the Queen’s honor! Banishment for you!!!

          • Don’t be! I think you know me well enough that I’d rather be corrected when I misspell something. Was just explaining that I’m not all here.

          • David Jr.

            Actually, Mitch did it first.

          • I know, and if I’d been awake, I’d have slapped him down for it.

          • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

            It’s a discussion for another day. I know a lot of people who are hot in the biz, but can’t work a decent match without it be a spotfest. I’m just saying, from what I seen of last night, my opinion on BC hasn’t changed.

  • AoP’s theme is really good too! I just hate their name.

  • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs
    • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

      Great tweet by yours truly. 😉

  • S.A.M.

    Strong became an Author of Pain

    • CJ Blaze

      I likeeee

  • They the brides at an army wedding?

  • Asukalanchian

    Tip over the cages and rush the ring!

  • Sir Mitch

    Why are the Authors Of Pain dressed like Sister Abigail LOL!

    • DEAD! +800000000000000

    • Asukalanchian

      probably should send Bray back down til they figure out how to bring him back and relevant

    • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

      If someone reviews this, that HAS to be the title.

      • Talk to Botch, it’s his baby.

  • CJ Blaze

    I saw Strong out jogging the other day. Small world in Orlando.

    • Asukalanchian

      Yeah I see lots of NXT stars from time to time living in Orlando

      • CJ Blaze

        You live here too? If you ever see an orange car with my name on the plates, honk! 😉

        • Asukalanchian

          I have an orange car too.. Jeep Renegade

    • David Jr.

      It’s a small world After All, It’s a small world After All, It’s a small world after all. It’s a small, small world.

  • Strong / Young / Cole all in a WWE ring, crazy times.

  • I can see a War Games coming to the main roster in the future if this gets rave reviews.

  • Of Course the Heels were relased from the cages first. Heels always get the advantages

    • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

      Wouldn’t be a great story any other way.

  • Asukalanchian

    I expect Sanity out next

  • Asukalanchian

    And I’m wrong

    • ROFL!!!

    • S.A.M.

      well you did have a 50/50 shot

      • Asukalanchian

        clearly my WWE RAW/SD logic doesn’t work with NXT logic

  • Shocked Sainty is the last team

  • David Jr.

    Robocop would have just bent the bars.

  • what if Cien won the title solely to lose it to Eric Young?

    • Don’t see it happening, but I love EY and would love to see him strapped as NXT Champ.

      • since Sainty was the last team in This match is an excellent way to get him sympthy and build a push behind him.

        • Anything to get EY the NXT Championship!

          • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

            #EY4NXTChamp

    • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

      That would be great. I love EY. I wanted him to have that damn title since he debuted. Then they stuck the tag strap on him. Should have been Killian and Wolfe.

  • Asukalanchian

    I’m curious where do you guys see AOP going to? SD or RAW

    • Sir Mitch

      Raw

  • Dave

    Anyone think Strong turns on AOP and joins undisputed?

    • I kinda do, yeah…

    • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

      I would be surprised if that doesn’t happen.

  • Eric’s busted open.

  • ask and you shall recieve

    • S.A.M.

      he had a well screw it! might as well look as he went to get the tables.

  • Dave

    Lol like the ok ill grab a table

  • The chair shot to himself…LOL!!

    • David Jr.

      Does he get fined twice?

  • CJ Blaze

    Poor Kyle LOL

  • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

    I love everything about this so far!

  • The puzzle that is a lock. LOL!!

  • Dustyn

    This is good

  • Dain just eat the cage’s key

  • S.A.M.

    the chaos, the madness, i love war games

  • Sir Mitch

    Did he seriously just swallow the key?

    • CJ Blaze

      It may be in his mouth, but I doubt he actually swallowed it.

      • Sir Mitch

        That’s what I hope he’s done!
        But you never know with some of these guys!

    • yes

    • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

      Yummy!

  • Asukalanchian

    I’m loving these factions stuff

    • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

      Remember when WWE tried the fractions thing on the main roster?

      • Asukalanchian

        I have given up on the Raw/SD teams coming up with good stuff. Seems like as long as Vince is around things will forever be lacking

      • David Jr.

        My favorite fraction is 3/8

  • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

    That cage is not well put together in that one corner.

  • that was a neat moment. AOp guy vs Dain staring contest

  • CJ Blaze

    Drake really is a freaking oompa loompa in there.

    • Sir Mitch

      Too much fake tanner…or carrots!

      • David Jr.

        Baby Carrots, Mark Ellis? I think S.A.M. is the only one that will get that reference.

        • S.A.M.

          lol i got it

  • Yep, Strong is going to UE

  • Sir Mitch

    This is pure chaos…I LOVE IT!!!

  • Death Valley Driver!!!!!

    • Sir Mitch

      You really love that move huh?

      • yes. I loved Saturn growing up.

        • I loved Saturn too, but for a few different reasons, but some of the same as well. I loved the way he dressed in WCW. Some of his vests and other crazy things. I’m still trying to figure out one of the vests so I can make my own.

          • David Jr.

            His dresses, too?

          • Not sure who wore them better, him or Vito. Big Vito was hot in a white halter dress.

    • Asukalanchian

      my favorite move was Melina’s finisher who I think Alexa Bliss recently used

  • CJ Blaze

    I don’t know who to go for! I’m getting tired watching this.

  • Dave

    Lol, crowd chanting use the tables

  • CJ Blaze

    EY is a great seller.

    • And a great fisher!

      • David Jr.

        He fishes?

        • EY had a show where he went fishing and did other related things. It was on TLC, Discovery, or some other odd network. It was a blast!

          • David Jr.

            Oh yeah, I remember that now.

          • It was 5-6 years ago, when he was ‘married’ to ODB. I loved the show, but I’m a huge fan of EY.

  • David Jr.

    What logic would Alexander Wolfe have in saving Adam Cole?

    • Asukalanchian

      Yeah it’s where logic starts to get weird

  • Asukalanchian

    I’d be shoving him over the cage.

  • I’m really over Mauro’s stock moves at this point. He’s extremely repetitive.

    • CJ Blaze

      Meh, it’s different from Cole’s “Oh my!”

    • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

      WAY better than everyone but Graves on the main roster’s tables.

  • Dave

    Damn, he busted open hard

  • Dustyn

    Didn’t think Dain could do that!

    • CJ Blaze

      You are way ahead lol

      • Dustyn

        Yes I am, haha! I’m being careful what I comment, don’t want to spoil!

        • CJ Blaze

          Thanks!

  • Asukalanchian

    Killian > Shane

  • S.A.M.

    COAST TO COAST!!!!

  • COLE!

  • Dave

    Shane at home going meh, that’s so 90’s, if you wanna be cool, you gotta jump off the top of hell in a cell

  • CJ Blaze

    I feel like Strong may be tossed…

    • CJ Blaze

      Phew, but DANG

  • S.A.M.

    please dont die chant

  • WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!

  • Asukalanchian

    O M G

  • S.A.M.

    OH MY GOD!!!!

  • Sir Mitch

    Man alive!!!
    Is everyone still…alive?

  • CJ Blaze

    Let all the bodies hit the floor

  • David Jr.

    Now do we still think there should have been a roof?

  • Dave

    Anyone else see the blood all over the table?

  • Sir Mitch

    Did we just get a Balls Mahoany chant?

  • Dave

    Main roster is gonna have to step up to beat this tomorrow night

    • S.A.M.

      as per usual

    • Asukalanchian

      Every NXT ppv is usually of the highest quality compared to most of the RAW/SD stuff

  • Dustyn

    What a match!

  • can we say we finally have an for Edwin Starr? This is what War is good for.

  • Dave

    So the only disappointing match of the night was the title match

  • CJ Blaze

    Wow, I didn’t want it to end!

    • Asukalanchian

      Only had so much blood left to give lol

  • Sir Mitch

    That was truly a War!!!

  • S.A.M.

    that was AAAWWWEEESSSOOOOMMMEEEE!!!!!

  • I. Am. Exhausted.

  • Dave

    And fans can watch the ambulance convoy leaving in about 5 minutes

  • Asukalanchian

    So last we see of AOP?

  • CJ Blaze

    Dang, Wolfe is busted.

    • BADLY!

    • Dave

      Yeh that table did a number on him

    • S.A.M.

      that will be a nice scar

  • Sir Mitch

    Adam Cole Bay Bay!!!

  • CJ Blaze

    You know that was something when the ref is tired.

    • That’s because his pores can’t breath with all that tomato sauce all over him.

    • S.A.M.

      that’s because he knows he has to go back to the Chocolate Factory after this

  • Asukalanchian

    Awesome hanging out with all of you guys/girls tonight. See you tomorrow

    • CJ Blaze

      Thanks for joining!

    • Until tomorrow!

  • David Jr.

    Adam Cole vs. Aleister Black for the NXT Championship at Takeover:New Orleans?

    • CJ Blaze

      That would be quite the main event.

  • Sir Mitch

    See you tomorrow guys!

  • Cole is just DRIPPING in Shawn Michaels-isms.

  • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

    This show has been fantastic from what I seen. I’m going to restart and catch the Women’s match and Black/Dream. I may not be here tomorrow night. It’s still up in the air. I’m hoping to find someone to cover the shift.

    • Have a blast and enjoy the start of the show. And, thank you!

      • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

        Anytime! 😛

    • Dream/Black is ESSENTIAL!

      • Agreed!

      • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

        I’m definitely going to get to it tonight or tomorrow.

  • THRILLED with that PPV. The “Afterglow” is coming very soon! Check for it here in a little while.

  • CJ Blaze

    I don’t even know what to do with my night now after that. I’m tired but alive xD

  • S.A.M.

    Takeover did not disappoint once again.
    see y’all tomorrow
    goodnight everybody!!!

  • Myrtle “Death Walker” Jacobs

    If we don’t hit 1k tomorrow, it’ll be a travesty! We can do it peeps!

  • 740 is FANTASTIC!

  • Night, kids. I’m off to finish basking in “The Afterglow”!