At this point defying expectations is something that Takeover does every single time another one takes place it doesn't matter if it's in Brooklyn or in Full Sail they always go above and beyond what the fans thought was possible. They don't just over achieve but with every Takeover the Main Roster talent gets all the more jealous due to the chance they get every time they get in the ring. Now instead of me blabbering on let's get to some things I took from this edition of Takeover:
Dusty Rhodes Memorial Tag Team Classic: the tournament in general was a great way to tribute the world famous "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes. Over the course of the tournament many wrestlers put out great efforts, but I think in terms of the tournament Jason Jordan & Chad Gable vs Rhyno & Baron Corbin really put over important the tournament is why it matter. Jordan & Gable gave it all they had and in my opinion showed potential that I really didn't even know they had which is always awesome to see.
Sasha Banks vs Bayley: This wouldn't be a recap if I didn't even mention the Main Event of the show. For those who may have been living under a rock for the last few months then I will tell you for the first time in history the Women's title Main Evented a Major WWE event and they stole the show. These two women tore the house down and proved why they should be taken seriously, proved that women can be the Main Event, and proved that women can sell a PPV. I firmly believe that the series these two had at least one of their matches need to be in the running for match of the year. At first I didn't believe in Women's wrestling but these two women made a believer out of me and I thank you for that.
Cody Rhodes Promo Following the Finn & Joe winning the Tag Team Classic: Now you might be ready this and either A) your thinking what the heck is he talking about or B) your thinking really he is picking that promo. Well is it pretty clear that something from that promo is sticking with me for me to want to write about it. I think what stuck with is just how good Cody is at speaking and how much I missed Cody Rhodes. WWE please let this be a springboard for Cody Rhodes to return to honor his family and carry on the Rhodes name. Cody did a great job and for the sake of his future please let him be Cody again.
I think at this point saying Triple H is a genius and just by looking at what he has made NXT into it isn't hard to see why I would call him that. Part of me always thought Hunter wouldn't be able to run WWE for whatever reason well Hunter proved me wrong and I think he continues to prove his hater wrong with all he is doing in NXT. Thank you Triple H & Steph for investing in the future, because without the vision NXT wouldn't even be a thing right now.