Tonight, Saturday, August 22, WWE presented NXT Takeover 6: Brooklyn, live on the WWE Network. Tonight’s show aired from The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The two-hour special, which aired live and commercial free, highlighted the stars of WWE’s developmental territory, NXT. The match aired marquee matches of the young talent and featured up-and-comers the company is high on. This two-hour special followed in the footsteps of NXT ArRival, which aired lived days after The Network debuted, NXT Takeover 1, which aired on May 29, 2014, NXT Takeover 2: Fatal Four Way, which aired on September 11, 2014, NXT Takeover 3: R-Evolution, which aired on December 11, 2014, NXT Takeover 4: Rival, which aired on February 11 and NXT Takeover 5: Unstoppable, which aired on May 20. Here are the results.
Triple H opened the show in a dark ring and talked about the evolution of NXT and how far they’ve come in such a short time. He then thanked the fans and raised his arms to show off a screaming crowd of nearly 16,000 fans inside the Barclays.
Your hosts for tonight were Byron Saxton, Corey Graves and Rich Brennan.
Jushin “Thunder” Liger pinned Tyler Breeze after hitting a Running Liger Bomb. It was a surreal sight to see Liger in a WWE ring for the first time ever. He looked great in the ring and the crowd reacted accordingly. For his part, Breeze opened the show with a big budget, pay per view worthy entrance.
Backstage, Charlotte and Becky Lynch showed support for Bailey before upcoming Title match.
The Vaudevillians (Simon Gotch & Aiden English) beat NXT Tag Team Champions Wesley Blake & Buddy Murphy (with Alexa Bliss) to win the Championships. Gotch pinned Murphy after hitting the Whirling Dervish. Before the match The Vaudevillians brought out Blue Pants as an ally to counteract Bliss. Not surprisingly during the match, Bliss tried to interfere, wich allowed Blue Pants to neutralize her.
Backstage, they showed NXT Champion Finn Balor and Neville arrive, and they were greeted by Cesaro.
In his in-ring debut for NXT, Apollo Crews pinned “The Perfect 10” Tye Dillinger after dropping Dillinger with a gorilla press and then a standing moonsault.
Backstage, William Regal announced The Dusty Rhodes Classic, in memory of the late American Dream. The tag team tournament with span over NXT television through September and culminate on the October 7 NXT Takeover Special. This is a great way to honor to the late legend and a great throwback to the Jim Crockett, Sr. Memorial Tag Team Tournament that Dusty himself booked in the NWA back in the 1980s.
Samoa Joe beat Baron Corbin via submission after Joe locked Corbin in the Kokina Clutch.
Stephanie McMahon came to the ring and talked about NXT’s success and the recent Divas Revolution. She then threw to it a video package for tonight’s Women’s Title match between Bayley and Sasha Banks tonight.
Sasha Banks rolled up in an Escalade for her entrance and was flanked by four big bodyguards. It was another great entrance. Greg Hamilton did the super special in-ring announcements for both participants.
Bailey beat NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks to win the Championship. Bailey hit Banks with a revere huracanrana off the top rope and then finished the match off with a Bailey-to-Belly Suplex. It is a broken record at this point, but once again that was one of the best women’s wrestling matches I have ever witnessed. Every NXT special has seen the women completely over deliver with their in-ring efforts. This match was no different and should be talked about at the year’s end when discussing matches of the year. Post-match, Charlotte and Becky came out to celebrate with an emotional Bailey. A defeated Sasha then embraced with her peers and the four women celebrated together. They showed off four fingers as an homage to their nickname of the Four Horsewomen.
NXT Champion Finn Balor beat Kevin Owens in a Ladder Match to retain the Championship. Balor hit a Coup de Grace off the top of a ladder to neutralize Owens long enough to make the climb and win the match.
Once again Triple H and his crew at NXT hit another one out of the park completely. The show had insane energy, great matches and a special feeling. Kudos to all involved.