I was fortunate enough to be able to attend three of the four Takeover Brooklyn events during their stay at the Barclay's Center the last few years. This doesn't include the most recent Takeover in Brooklyn because it was called Takeover: New York and Brooklyn. Though this was the event that I was unable to attend I did still watch it from home and I remember when an Undisputed Era was born.
One thing that makes wrestling different then other professions is the ability we have as fans to look back at past events and see how far some talent have come since the event in question. The first person on the card that catches my eye is Hideo Itami, because he's no longer with WWE and is tearing it up in New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Poorly timed injuries and never really being able to build momentum is what killed Hideo's chance in WWE. It is interesting to note that everyone on this card has made their main roster debut at this point, but Johnny Gargano is the only person still in NXT.
Upon a new signings arrival to WWE fans always ask the question "How will WWE mess up this big signing?" Sometimes they do surprise us and not mess up someone we expected them too and in my mind that is the perfect way to describe the Undisputed Era. Nobody expected or at least I didn't expect Adam Cole, Kyle O' Reilly and Bobby Fish to be given such a push right away, but they came at a time when NXT needed a shot in the arm and they got it big time. Undisputed Era is still one of the top reasons to watch NXT and will bring that momentum with them when they finally make the move. Either way it's interesting to see how far Kyle, Adam, and Bobby have come in the last two years with WWE.
NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III
Andrade "Cien" Almas Def. (Pin) Johnny Gargano
Alexander Wolfe & Eric Young Def. (Pin) Akam (C) & Rezar (C) NXT Tag Team Titles
Aleister Black Def. (Pin) Hideo Itami
Asuka (C) Def. (Sub) Ember Moon NXT Women's Title
Drew McIntyre Def. (Pin) Bobby Roode (C) NXT Championship
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