NXT Takeover: Brooklyn Kickoff Show
The 30-minute pre-show opens up with the panel, consisting of Renee Young, Corey Graves, Lita and Byron Saxton running down some of the top matches scheduled for tonight’s show.
Backstage, Samoa Joe is interviewed. Joe promises to beat Baron Corbin down and put him to sleep tonight.
Back to the panel, where in the background, we see the Barclays Center is finally filling up. The fans are chanting something as the panel runs down more of tonight’s matches.
We see a video package on Apollo Crews, the former Uhaa Nation. Then, we see Sasha Banks and Bayley arriving to the arena, followed by the video package for the NXT Women’s Championship.
NXT Takeover: Brooklyn Opener:
The show opens with a spotlight on Triple H in the ring. HHH, off-mic, talks about how NXT is the future, etc. Finally, he does the Finn Balor hand-raising pose ane the lights come on and the fans inside the Barclays Center go absolutely ballistic. “We are NXT!” shouts HHH as we shoot to the regular opener.
Tyler Breeze vs. Jushin Thunder Liger
From there, we shoot to the entrance area where Tyler Breeze makes his grand entrance to the ring for our first match of the evening.
Rich Brenan, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton officially welcome us to the show on commentary. From there, we shoot back to the entrance way where the legendary Jushin Thunder Liger makes his way down to the ring.
The fans go nuts for Liger, chanting his name once he gets in the ring. The bell sounds, the lights go down and it’s time for our opening contest.
Breeze gets an early offensive advantage over Liger, so he leans on the top ropes and lays back, old-school Shawn Michaels style. Liger gains the upper hand now and he goes over and does the same thing to mock Breeze.
Liger gets Breeze in a surfboard submission hold. Breeze breaks free. The action picks up a bit, as the fast-paced offense sets the perfect tone for the evening. Liger knocks Breeze down, picks up his iPhone holder and takes a selfie to further mock Breeze.
Breeze finally establishes the offensive control in the match. Breeze dominates the action for a few minutes until Liger hits a big flip off the apron onto Breeze on the floor. Back in the ring, Liger hits the Liger-bomb on Breeze and covers him. 1-2-3. Jushin Thunder Liger kicks off NXT Takeover: Brooklyn with a victory.
Winner: Jushin Thunder Liger
Backstage: The Wolfpac, Bayley, Nia Jax Coming Soon
We see Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Sean Waltman sitting ringside for tonight’s show. We shoot backstage and see Bayley, who has Dusty Rhodes polka-dot colored wrist-bands, getting ready for her title match. Charlotte and Becky Lynch come in and wish her good luck. A vignette airs saying “Nia Jax coming soon.”