Ranking the Takeovers with SCIENCE

Scott,

I’ve compiled your NXT reviews and found out which of the 12 specials so far are, in your eyes, considered to be the very best by ranking them in order of average star rating per show.

Science and/or math.

Scott Keith’s NXT TakeOver Reviews (complete list as of Aug 20th)

*2014*

NXT Arrival (Feb 27th 2014) [Link to Review]

1. Cesaro vs. Sami Zayn ****1/4

2. Mojo Rawley vs. CJ Parker ½*

3. The Ascension vs. Too Cool (NXT Tag Team Title Match) *

4. Paige vs. Emma (NXT Women’s Title Match) ***1/4

5. Tyler Breeze vs. Xavier Woods N/R

6. Bo Dallas vs. Adrian Neville (NXT Title Ladder Match) ***1/4

Amount of 3 star+ matches: 3 out of 6 matches.

Average star rating: 2.0 stars.

NXT TakeOver (May 29th 2014) [Link to Review]

1. Adam Rose vs. Camacho **

2. The Ascension vs. Kalisto & El Local (NXT Tag Team Title Match) **

3. Sami Zayn vs. Tyler Breeze (No.1 Contenders Match) ****

4. Charlotte vs. Natalya (NXT Women’s Title Match) ***3/4

5. Adrian Neville vs. Tyson Kidd (NXT Title Match) ***1/2

Amount of 3 star+ matches: 3 out of 5 matches.

Average star rating: 3.1 stars.

NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way (Sept 11th 2014) [Link to Review]

1. The Ascension vs. Kalisto & Sin Cara (NXT Tag Team Title Match) ***

2. CJ Parker vs. Baron Corbin N/R

3. Enzo Amore vs. Sylvester Lefort (Haircut Match) *

4. Bull Dempsey v. Mojo Rawley DUD

5. Charlotte vs. Bayley (NXT Women’s Title Match) **

6. Adrian Neville vs. Sami Zayn vs. Tyson Kidd vs. Tyler Breeze (NXT Title Match) ****

Amount of 3 star+ matches: 2 out of 6 matches.

Average star rating: 1.67 stars.

NXT TakeOver: R Evolution (Dec 11th 2014) [Link to Review]

1. Kevin Owens vs. CJ Parker **1/2

2. The Lucha Dragons vs. The Vaudevillains (NXT Tag Team Title Match) **

3. Tye Dillinger vs. Baron Corbin N/R

4. The Ascension vs. Finn Balor & Hideo Itami ***

5. Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks (NXT Women’s Title Match) ***1/2

6. Adrian Neville vs. Sami Zayn (NXT Title Match) ****

Amount of 3 star+ matches: 3 out of 6 matches.

Average star rating: 2.5 stars.

*2015*

NXT TakeOver: Rival (Feb 11th 2015) [Link to Review]

1. Hideo Itami vs. Tyler Breeze ***

2. Bull Dempsey vs. Baron Corbin *1/2

3. Blake & Murphy v. The Lucha Dragons (NXT Tag Team Title Match) ***1/4

4. Finn Balor vs. Adrian Neville (No.1 Contenders Match) ****1/4

5. Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch vs. Bayley (NXT Women’s Title Match) ****

6. Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens (NXT Title Match) ****

Amount of 3 star+ matches: 5 out of 6 matches.

Average star rating: 3.34 stars.

NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable (May 20th 2015) [Link to Review]

1. Tyler Breeze vs. Finn Balor (No.1 Contenders Match) ****

2. Dana Brooke & Emma vs. Charlotte & Bayley **1/2

3. Rhyno vs. Baron Corbin *1/2

4. Blake & Murphy vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady (NXT Tag Team Title Match) **1/2

5. Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch (NXT Women’s Title Match) ****1/4

6. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn (NXT Title Match) ***

Amount of 3 star+ matches: 3 out of 6 matches.

Average star rating: 2.96 stars.

NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn (Aug 22nd 2015) [Link to Review]

1. Tyler Breeze vs. Jyushin Lyger **1/2

2. Apollo Crews vs. Tye Dillinger **

3. Samoa Joe vs. Baron Corbin ***1/2

4. Sasha Banks vs. Bayley (NXT Women’s Title Match) ****1/2

5. Finn Balor vs. Kevin Owens (NXT Title Ladder Match) ****1/2

Amount of 3 star+ matches: 3 out of 5 matches.

Average star rating: 3.4 stars.

NXT TakeOver: Respect (Oct 7th 2015) [Link to Review]

1. Finn Balor & Samoa Joe vs. Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson (Dusty Rhodes Classic – Semi Final) ***1/4

2. Jason Jordan & Chad Gable vs. Rhyno & Baron Corbin (Dusty Rhodes Classic – Semi Final) ***

3. Asuka vs. Dana Brooke **1/2

4. Apollo Crews vs. Tyler Breeze ***

5. Rhyno & Baron Corbin vs. Finn Balor & Samoa Joe (Dusty Rhodes Classic – Final) ***

6. Sasha Banks vs. Bayley (NXT Women’s Title Iron Man Match) ****3/4

Amount of 3 star+ matches: 5 out of 6 matches.

Average star rating: 3.25 stars.

NXT TakeOver: London (Dec 16th 2015) [Link to Review]

1. Emma vs. Asuka ***1/2

2. Dash & Dawson vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady (NXT Tag Team Title Match) ***1/4

3. Baron Corbin vs. Apollo Crews **1/4

4. Bayley vs. Nia Jax (NXT Women’s Title Match) ****

5. Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe (NXT Title Match) ****1/2

Amount of 3 star+ matches: 4 out of 5 matches.

Average star rating: 3.5 stars.

*2016*

NXT TakeOver: Dallas (Apr 1st 2016) [Link to Review]

1. Dash & Dawson vs. Jason Jordan & Chad Gable (NXT Tag Team Title Match) ***3/4

2. Austin Aries vs. Baron Corbin **

3. Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura *****

4. Bayley vs. Asuka (NXT Women’s Title Match) ***1/2

5. Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe (NXT Title Match) ****

Amount of 3 star+ matches: 4 out of 5 matches.

Average star rating: 3.65 stars.

NXT TakeOver: The End (June 8th 2016) [Link to Review]

1. Tye Dillinger vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas **1/2

2. Dash & Dawson vs. Jason Jordan & Chad Gable (NXT Tag Team Title Match) ****

3. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Austin Aries ****

4. Asuka vs. Nia Jax (NXT Women’s Title Match) ***

5. Samoa Joe vs. Finn Balor (NXT Title Cage Match) ***1/2

Amount of 3 star+ matches: 4 out of 5 matches.

Average star rating: 3.4 stars.

NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II (Aug 20th 2016) [Link to Review]

1. No Way Jose vs. Austin Aries ***

2. Billie Kay vs. Ember Moon **

3. Bobby Roode vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas **1/4

4. Dash & Dawson vs. Johnny Gargano & Tomasso Ciampa (NXT Tag Team Title Match) ****

5. Asuka vs. Bayley (NXT Women’s Title Match) ***3/4

6. Samoa Joe vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (NXT Title Match) ***1/2

Amount of 3 star+ matches: 4 out of 6 matches.

Average star rating: 2.92 stars.

*Rankings*

Shows ranked in order of average star rating (as of Aug 20th 2016)

1. NXT TakeOver: Dallas (3.65 stars)

2. NXT TakeOver: London (3.5 stars)

3. NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn (3.4 stars)

4. NXT TakeOver: The End (3.4 stars)

5. NXT TakeOver: Rival (3.34 stars)

6. NXT TakeOver: Respect (3.25 stars)

7. NXT TakeOver (3.1 stars)

8. NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable (2.96 stars)

9. NXT Brooklyn II (2.92 stars)

10. NXT TakeOver: R Evolution (2.5 stars)

11. NXT Arrival (2 stars)

12. NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way (1.67 stars)