Takeover 36

Takeover 36
Date: August 22, 2021
Location: Capitol Wrestling Center, Orlando, Florida
Commentators: Beth Phoenix, Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett

This might be the last version of the classic Takeover that we see and that is rather saddening. Takeover has been so special for such a long time but things in NXT are going to be shaken up in the near future. If this is it, they’re going out with a pretty big card, with three matches you could call the main event. Let’s get to it.

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The SmarK Rant for WWE NXT Takeover In Your House – 06.13.21

The SmarK Rant for NXT Takeover In Your House – 06.13.21

Apparently this show is “back by popular demand”.  Say what you will about Todd Pettengill, but he can sell the hell out of a show just by doing a 2 minute voiceover.  Why can’t they do these on the weekly shows?  Run down the card and explain the motivations, how hard is it?

Live from Orlando, FL

Your hosts are Wade Barrett, Beth Phoenix and Vic Joseph.

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Takeover: In Your House 2021

Takeover: In Your House 2021
Date: June 13, 2021
Location: Capitol Wrestling Center, Orlando, Florida
Commentators: Beth Phoenix, Wade Barrett, Vic Joseph

We’re back to this series but in this case, the card isn’t looking like the strongest in the world. That has been the case for some of the last few of these have not exactly had a great build. I’m not sure what to expect from this one, as the main event is a five way match for the NXT Title. Let’s get to it.

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NXT – May 25, 2021

NXT
Date: May 25, 2021
Location: Capitol Wrestling Center, Winter Park, Florida
Commentators: Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett, Beth Phoenix

It’s time for the big fight night with a Takeover: Stand & Deliver rematch between NXT Champion Karrion Kross and Finn Balor. Kross took the title from Balor last month and it is time for Balor to get his rematch. This is being treated as the big dream rematch and hopefully they live up to the hype. Let’s get it.

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Takeover: Stand & Deliver Night Two

Takeover: Stand & Deliver Night Two
Date: April 8, 2021
Location: Capitol Wrestling Center, Winter Park, Florida
Commentators: Vic Joseph, Beth Phoenix, Wade Barrett

We’re back here after a heck of a first night and the card here might look even better. The main event is the showdown over the NXT Title as Finn Balor defends against Karrion Kross, who never lost the title in the first place. Other than that, we have multiple title matches and an unsanctioned match between Kyle O’Reilly and Adam Cole. Let’s get to it.

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The SmarK Rant for NXT Takeover Stand & Deliver Night One – 04.07.21

The SmarK Rant for NXT Takeover Stand & Deliver – Night 1 (04.07.21)

Live on the WWE Network without commercials, from Orlando, FL.  Gotta say, I was very impressed with how seamless the non-commercials were on this show and it felt like a regular PPV, so kudos for that before we even get started.

Your hosts are Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett & Beth Phoenix

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Takeover Stand & Deliver Night One

Takeover: Stand & Deliver Night One
Date: April 7, 2021
Location: Capitol Wrestling Center, Winter Park, Florida|
Commentators: Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett, Beth Phoenix

Things are changing a bit here as we have the first ever two night Takeover. It’s going to be interesting to see if they can make a two night event work, but I have learned never to bet against NXT. Hopefully they can make that work here, with Io Shirai defending the Women’s Title against Raquel Gonzalez in the main event. Let’s get to it.

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Takeover: Vengeance Day

Takeover: Vengeance Day
Date: February 14, 2021
Location: Capitol Wrestling Center, Winter Park, Florida
Commentators: Beth Phoenix, Wade Barrett, Vic Joseph

It’s time for the next big one and this time around, it means a rather strange name as St. Valentine’s Day something isn’t allowed anymore. Fair enough, but it’s not like it matters if the show winds up being great and the potential is there this time around. The card is stacked and hopefully it lives up to the hype. Let’s get to it.

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Takeover: WarGames 2020

Takeover: WarGames 2020
Date: December 6, 2020
Location: Capitol Wrestling Center, Winter Park, Florida
Commentators: Beth Phoenix, Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett

It’s time for what has become something close to NXT’s signature match and that year has one of the better looking matches in the show’s history. Just like last year, we have the men’s and women’s edition of the show’s namesake match, with a good enough looking undercard. Let’s get to it.

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The SmarK Rant for NXT Takeover 31 – 10.04.20

The SmarK Rant for NXT Takeover 31 – 10.04.20

In the Network’s eternal quest to drive me crazy, they have “Candice LaRae” listed in the description of the show, but the graphic for the show says “LeRae”.  DON’T YOU KNOW HOW CONFUSED I AM ABOUT HER NAME ALREADY?

Live from CAPITOL WRESTLING CENTER in Orlando, FL.

Your hosts are Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett & Beth Phoenix

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Takeover 31

Takeover: 31
Date: October 4, 2020
Location: Capitol Wrestling Center, Winter Park, Florida
Commentators: Wade Barrett, Beth Phoenix, Vic Joseph

It’s already time for another Takeover after less than two months away. I’m not sure what that is going to mean but they haven’t exactly had a ton of time to set things up. That being said, this is Takeover and if anyone can make something like this work, they are absolutely the best option. Hopefully they can live up to the hype, which isn’t that strong this time. Let’s get to it.

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