WWE NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III
August 19, 2017
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, New York
Results by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com


Show kicks off with a live musical performance by the band Code Orange, who did the official theme song for this event. The performance is interspersed with clips of the NXT performers, done in a very D-Generation X music video kinda way.

Commentary welcomes us to the show and we go to the opening match. Loud “NXT” chants from Brooklyn.


Johnny Gargano vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas w/ Zelina Vega

Loud reaction for Gargano in Brooklyn. Almas now has his old sparkling pyrotechnics on the mini-tron for his entrance. “Johnny Wrestling” chants for Gargano at the opening tip. Real nice chain wrestling early on. Almas takes over with a neckbreaker across the knee in the corner. Sliding dropkick gets Almas the first nearfall of the match. Arm Triangle Choke in the ropes by Almas, working over Gargano’s arm. Gargano comes back with a drop-toe-hold into the middle turnbuckle. Both men down off a double clothesline. Strike exchange until Almas with a slap. Gargano fires away and makes his comeback. Gotcha! Kick, followed by the Slingshot Spear for a nearfall. Almas does his Spidey move in the ropes, but Gargano superkicks him outside, followed by wiping him out with the Tope Suicida! “NXT” chants from Brooklyn. Back in, Slingshot DDT by Gargano for a nice nearfall. Almas then counters another Slingshot Spear and drives Gargano down, then hits a Tornado variation of Tetsuya Naito’s Destino for a close nearfall. Almas can’t believe it! They battle on the turnbuckles until Gargano goes for a Sunset Bomb, but Almas backflips out of it! Gargano stops the Corner Basement Meteora with an enziguri, but Almas with a Buckle Hiptoss! Gargano then with a La Mistica takedown into the Garga-No Escape! Almas then counters out, powers Gargano up and hits a one-armed Buckle Bomb, followed by the Corner Basement Meteora, but Gargano kicks out! Almas with knee strikes while keeping wrist control. Gargano with another superkick, then another one, then lifts up Almas and hits the Lawndart in the corner! Gargano fires up, but then Zelina Vega tosses Gargano a #DIY shirt, allowing Almas to hit a running corner dropkick! Hammerlock DDT gets Almas the win.

Winner: Andrade “Cien” Almas by pinfall (Hammerlock DDT)


We see RAW GM Kurt Angle and Smackdown GM Daniel Bryan sitting in a suite box as Iconic try and pitch themselves to both GMs.

RAW commentator Corey Graves is introduced as he joins commentary for the next match.


NXT Tag Team Championship
The Authors of Pain (c) w/ Paul Ellering vs. SAnitY (Eric Young and Alexander Wolfe) w/ Killian Dain and Nikki Cross

Good reaction for SAnitY in Brooklyn. AOP come out with new militant entrance gear. The two teams brawl to start things off. AOP clear the ring, then the two teams brawl outside as Eric Young pulls out a table while the bell has not officially run. They finally get in and the bell finally sounds. AOP works over Wolfe early. Eric Young then tags in and is officially a part of the match as Killain Dain never officially tagged in. The two teams brawl in the crowd, then back in, AOP with a double-team on Young for the first nearfall of the match. AOP now working over Young. Young avoids an avalanche in the corner and tags in Wolfe. Wolfe makes a comeback, hitting a pump kick on Rezar and an exploder on Akam. Wolfe then with a big boot and a release German on Rezar. Wolfe fires up and hits a top rope clothesline on Rezar, but Akam breaks up the pin. Neckbreaker/Powerbomb combo by AOP on Wolfe for a nearfall. AOP go for a Super Bomb, but Wolfe counters out with a Super Rana on Rezar! Akam sent outside, Young tagged in. Leaping neckbreaker by Young, but Rezar crotches him on the turnbuckles. AOP go for a Tower of Doom, but Nikki Cross holds onto Young’s feet and Akam powerbombs his own partner! Top Rope Elbow by Young for a close nearfall. Young then wipes out Rezar with a tope suicida, then Wolfe wipes out Akam with a dive shades of Raven. Cross thinks about diving, but Paul Ellering gets in the ring! Ref holds them back until Cros heads up top, but Akam catches her in mid-air! Killain Dain then charges in and crossbodies both Akam and Cross through the table outside! Back in, SAnitY hits the Back Suplex/Top Rope Neckbreaker combo to win the titles! WOW!!!!

Winners and NEW NXT Tag Team Champions: SAnitY by pinfall (Back Suplex/Top Rope Neckbreaker combo)

SAnitY celebrates their title win until the former reDRagon from ROH, Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly run in and lay out both teams, including hitting Eric Young with their Chasing the Dragon finisher.


WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is introduced as he will help commentate the next match.


Aleister Black vs. Hideo Itami

Black is given a live performance of his theme music for his entrance, flanked by a ton of candles. Black and Itami charge each other at the bell and both hit each other with big boots, then have a fun kick exchange. They go nose-to-nose until Black drills Itami with a chest kick, then poses in the ring after feigning a dive. Back in, Black catches a kick and knocks down Itami. Black with a series of strikes for the first nearfall of the match. Itami takes over by draping Black across the top rope and hits a knee drop across the back of Black’s head. Itami yells out “Show me respect!” to the Brooklyn crowd. Itami works over Black and takes control. Itami disrespectfully kicks at Black and mocks his Indian-style pose. DDT by Itami for a nearfall. Black comes back with a leg sweep and a Shining Wizard style knee strike. Quebrada by Black gets a nearfall. Itami stops Black Mass as we see that Black’s nose is busted. Tornado Hot-Shot by Itami, followed by a top rope clothesline for a nearfall. Fisherman by Itami for another nearfall. Black comes back with a victory roll for a nearfall, followed by a big head kick. They battle on the turnbuckles with Itami hitting a flying one-legged kick to Black, followed by doing the deal with a Second Rope Falcon Arrow! Black pops up in Itami’s face and Itami is shocked! They have another kick and slap exchange, going Frye v. Takayama, until Itami with a spinning backfist. Black with a big knee strike, but then Itami with a Falcon Arrow for a close nearfall. Running Corner Hesitation Dropkick by Itami, then he drops the kneepad down and calls for the end. Itami goes for the GTS, but Black blocks it. Itami with a knee to the ribs and continues to yell at Black and the crowd. Itami charges in, but Black DROPS him with Black Mass for the win.

Winner: Aleister Black by pinfall (Black Mass)


NXT Women’s Championship
Asuka (c) vs. Ember Moon

Good reaction for Ember, but a great reaction for Asuka from the Brooklyn crowd. Asuka comes out with a new mask and headdress for her entrance. Pre-match intros for this one. Ember immediately goes after Asuka early, hitting a basement dropkick for a 1 count. Ember catches a kick and hits a neck lock suplex, but Asuka avoids a baseball slide. Asuka fires back, but Ember responds, then heads up to the middle rope and DRILLS Asuka with a Rolling Senton to the outside! Asuka comes back by sending Ember into the steel steps. They brawl up the ramp, with Asuka hitting a suplex to Ember on the rampway! Back in, Asuka targets Ember’s previously injured shoulder with kicks and submissions. Ember avoids the Asuka Lock, but Asuka with more submissions on the arm. Asuka blocks an armdrag and hits a Standing STO on Ember. Asuka with a Standing Surfboard, followed by a series of Curb Stomps. Dueling chants for both women by Brooklyn as Asuka applies an Octopus Hold. Ember then powers out and counters with a Teardrop Suplex. Ember avoids strikes by Asuka and hits some kicks, followed by a step-up enziguri for a nearfall. Asuka then comes back with a Buckle German Suplex! Asuka goes for the Asuka Lock, but Ember fights it. Ember then goes for the Asuka Lock, but Asuka gets out and continues to work on Ember’s arm. Asuka goes for the Asuka Lock again along with the body scissored, but Ember does not go down and drives Asuka down to get free. Asuka tries for it again from the mat, but Ember counters with a pin attempt for a nearfall. Ember then with a sliding forearm. Asuka comes back with the running hip attack for a nearfall. Ember blocks another hip attack and hits a Tornado Plex for a nearfall. Ember with knee strikes, but then Asuka with open hand slaps and a backfist, followed by a headbutt and boots while maintaining wrist control. Ember with a side slam for a nearfall. Ember heads up top, but Asuka stops her. They battle on the turnbuckles until Ember kicks out Asuka’s leg and hits a double stomp for a nearfall. Ember heads up top and hits the Eclipse, but Asuka kicks out! Ember can’t believe it!! Ember goes back up top for another Eclipse, but Asuka uses the ref as a shield. Ember with a crossbody, but Asuka rolls through and hooks the tights, but the ref catches her before she can get the 3 count! Ember then DRILLS Asuka with a superkick for another REAL CLOSE nearfall. Ember again can’t believe it! Loud “NXT” chants by Brooklyn. Asuka plays possum and traps Ember in an armbar, then after Ember countered with a pin attempt for a nearfall, Asuka gets her in the Asuka Lock in the middle of the ring, forcing Ember to tap! WOW!!!

Winner and STILL NXT Women’s Champion: Asuka by submission (Asuka Lock)

Asuka celebrates her title retention after as we see replays of the big moments of the match. Asuka leaves, while the Brooklyn crowd gives Ember a standing ovation.


NXT Championship
Bobby Roode (c) vs. Drew McIntyre

The NYPD Drumline and Bagpipe players are introduced as they do a Scottish song as part of McIntyre’s entrance.

Pre-match intros for this one. McIntyre gets some boos from Brooklyn. They go back-and-forth early until McIntyre sends Roode outside to regroup. McIntyre avoids the Glorious DDT after some cat and mouse games by Roode. Roode trash talks McIntyre, who then sees an up and over coming and up kicks Roode, followed by a big boot. McIntyre then deadlift throwing suplexes Roode across the ring, sending Roode outside. They brawl outside until McIntyre hits a nasty looking tilt-a-whirl slam to Roode on the apron! Dueling chants by the Brooklyn crowd as Roode stops an apron suplex outside and hits a neckbreaker in the ropes to take control. Roode then with a Blockbuster off the apron to McIntyre outside. Roode works over the neck and throat of McIntyre. McIntyre fights back, but Roode with a neckbreaker and second rope missile dropkick for nearfalls. We see that Roode has a big bruise on his thigh from the slam onto the apron. Roode with a Sleeper applied, but McIntyre fights out. McIntyre comes back with a Celtic Cross for a nearfall. McIntyre leaps onto the turnbuckles, but Roode crotches him. McIntyre is in the Tree of Woe, but he pops back up and hits the Choke Toss Superplex! McIntyre goes for the Claymore, but Roode is dead-weight. Roode plays possum and Jackknife Pins McIntyre for a nearfall. Backstabber by Roode for another nearfall. Roode unloads with chops, but McIntyre counters another neckbreaker with a backslide for a nearfall, followed by the Future Shock DDT for a close nearfall. McIntyre is getting frustrated, going for a Super Celtic Cross, but Roode counters with a Running Liger Bomb from out of the corner for another close nearfall. Strike exchange until Roode with an enziguri, but then McItyre hits the Claymore, but Roode gets his foot on the bottom rope before the count of 3! Roode rolls outside as the ref keeps McIntyre back. McIntyre then charges and wipes out Roode outside with a flip dive! McIntyre goes for another Claymore, but Roode catches him with the Double R Spinebuster! McIntyre blocks the Glorious DDT with a roll-up for a nearfall. Roode then counters a tilt-a-whirl-slam with the Glorious DDT, but McIntyre kicks out! Roode can’t believe it! Rood with another Glorious DDT, then goes for a third, but McIntyre with a big headbutt, then another Claymore Kick to win the title!! WOW!!

Winner and NEW NXT Champion: Drew McIntyre by pinfall (Claymore Kick)

McIntyre celebrates his title win after when Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Relly show back up. They distract McIntyre as the debuting Adam Cole attacks McIntyre from behind! Cole, Fish and O’Reilly lay out McIntyre and stand tall as Cole holds up the NXT Title belt as the show closes.