Dot Net Member Greg “GTS” Scurria attended the NXT Takeover: WarGames event in Houston, Texas at Toyota Center on Saturday and sent the following notes on the live experience.
-They showed a Dusty Rhodes picture on the big screen before the live broadcast started.
-There were lots of Bullet Club shirts and every two count got a Too Sweeeeeet during the television tapings.
-Not much of a reaction for Kassius Ohno during his match with Lars Sullivan, and nobody realized that was the end of the match. The hard camera kept showing the wrong ring for the wide shit on the big screen.
-Aleister Black vs. Velveteen Dream was a really great match. The crowd was super into both men and there were lots of “say his name” chants. There were also a lot of believable near falls and the Black Mass looks absolutely brutal in person.
-I’m not a huge Ember Moon fan, but she was definitely the crowd favorite in the four-way for the NXT Women’s Championship. It was a good match, but it was hurt a little by Kairi Sane being late on the one break up.
-Kevin Owens drew the biggest pop of the night only to be quickly surpassed by Samoa Joe.
-TV does not do justice to how HUGE Drew McIntyre is. He looks massive. It was a really good title match. The crowd was definitely behind Andrade Almas and nobody saw the title change coming. Huge pop for the win. Drew was holding his arm after the match and spent a good amount of time taking to the ref and a trainer even after the camera was off of him.
-Alexander Wolfe was busted open after the table spot in the WarGames match. They tended to him for a while while everyone else was in the other ring. He was busted open badly and had to be almost carried to the back after. There was a big “Wolfe” chant and sanity posed at the top.
-WarGames was insane. Everyone in the match was super over. A great match and great show. It’s going to be hard for Survivor Series to top.
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