NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN III PARTICIPANTS’ HISTORY

Since I do the blogs looking at every Pay-Per-View every month, I thought I would do one looking at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III, now that I have NXT Takeover Section here on the site. To see the entire history of Takeover, visit the Takeover History HERE. And for any feedback or comments about this, comment below or tweet me (@hbkid718). Thanks.

 

Since Tommaso Ciampa, Nikki Cross, Roderick Strong, & Eric Young are not scheduled to compete at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III, they no longer have the streak of competing at every Takeover event of 2017, joining The Authors of Pain, Asuka, Johnny Gargano, & Bobby Roode.

 

Since no opening match has been announced, here are the facts about it. No matter who is in the opening match, it will be the 1st time since Takeover: Brooklyn II on 8/20/16 that it will not feature either Tye Dillinger or Eric Young. The only wrestlers on the card to compete in an opening match is Bobby Roode, who last competed in an opening match at Takeover: Toronto on November 19, 2016, Andrade Almas, who last competed in an opening match at Takeover: The End on June 8, 2016, & Asuka, who last competed in an opening match at Takeover: London on December 6, 2015. If The Authors of Pain or Johnny Gargano compete in the opening match, they will be the 1st wrestler since Finn Balor at Takeover: Brooklyn on August 22 & Takeover: Respect on October 7, 2015 to go from the main event to the following Takeover’s opening match.

 

NXT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: DREW MCINTYRE VS NXT CHAMPION BOBBY ROODE

This will be the 15th NXT Championship Match at a Takeover & 9th straight Takeover in a row. It has changed hands 4 times at a Takeover, with the last title change taking place at Takeover: San Antonio on January 28, 2017, when Roode defeated Shinsuke Nakamura. This will be the 14th NXT Championship Match to be the main event of a Takeover & 1st since Takeover: Orlando on April 1. This will be Drew McIntyre’s NXT Takeover debut, 1st NXT Championship Match, & 1st Takeover Main Event. He will be the 1st wrestler since Tyson Kidd on the 1st NXT Takeover on May 29, 2014 to make his Takeover debut challenging for the NXT Championship. He will also be the 1st wrestler since Andrade Almas as Takeover: The End on June 8, 2016 to be the only wrestler making their Takeover debut. This will be Bobby Roode’s 6th straight Takeover, 4th straight NXT Championship Match, & 3rd Takeover main event & 1st since Takeover: Orlando on April 1.

 

Drew McIntyre (0-0-0)

This will be McIntyre’s NXT Takeover debut

 

Bobby Roode (5-0-0)

  1. Defeated Andrade Almas (8/20/16 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN II)
  2. Defeated Tye Dillinger (11/19/16 NXT TAKEOVER: TORONTO)
  3. Defeated NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura to win the title (1/28/17 NXT TAKEOVER: SAN ANTONIO)
  4. Defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to retain the NXT Championship (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)
  5. Defeated Hideo Itami to retain the NXT Championship (5/20/17 NXT TAKEOVER: CHICAGO)

 

NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: EMBER MOON VS NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPION ASUKA

This will be the 16th NXT Women’s Championship Match at Takeover & 16th in a row. The Women’s Title is the only title to be defended at every Takeover. It has changed hands 4 times with the last title change taking place at Takeover: Dallas on April 1, 2016, when Asuka defeated Bayley. This will be Asuka’s 10th straight Takeover, keeping her as the wrestler with the most consecutive Takeover matches for any wrestler, male or female. It will be her 8th straight NXT Women’s Championship Match at Takeover, which is also a record for any wrestler. This will be Ember Moon’s 3rd Takeover & 1st since Takeover: Orlando on April 1, 2017, which was her last NXT Women’s Championship Match. Ember Moon VS Asuka will be the 10th match to take place multiple times at a Takeover & the 1st Women’s Match to be a re-match since Asuka VS Bayley at Takeover: Dallas on April 1 & Takeover: Brooklyn II on August 20, 2016.

 

Ember Moon (1-1-0)

  1. Defeated Billie Kay (8/20/16 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN II)
  2. Lost to NXT Women’s Champion Asuka (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)

 

Asuka (9-0-0)

  1. Defeated Dana Brooke (10/7/15 NXT TAKEOVER: RESPECT)
  2. Defeated Emma (12/16/15 NXT TAKEOVER: LONDON)
  3. Defeated NXT Women’s Champion Bayley to win the title (4/1/16 NXT TAKEOVER: DALLAS)
  4. Defeated Nia Jax to retain the NXT Women’s Championship (6/8/16 NXT TAKEOVER: THE END)
  5. Defeated Bayley to retain the NXT Women’s Championship (8/20/16 NXT TAKEOVER BROOKLYN II)
  6. Defeated Mickie James to retain the NXT Women’s Championship (11/19/16 NXT TAKEOVER: TORONTO)
  7. Defeated Nikki Cross, Billie Kay, & Peyton Royce in a Fatal 4-Way Match to retain the NXT Women’s Championship (1/28/17 NXT TAKEOVER: SAN ANTONIO)
  8. Defeated Ember Moon to retain the NXT Women’s Championship (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)
  9. Defeated Nikki Cross & Ruby Riot in a Triple Threat Match to retain the NXT Women’s Championship (5/20/17 NXT TAKEOVER: CHICAGO)

 

NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: SAnitY (KILLIAN DAIN & ALEXANDER WOLFE) VS NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE AUTHORS OF PAIN (AKAM & REZAR)

This will be the 15th NXT Tag Team Championship Match at a Takeover & 9th in a row. The NXT Tag Titles have changed hands 6 times at Takeover, with the last title change taking place at Takeover: San Antonio on January 28, 2017 when The Authors of Pain defeated #DIY. This will be the 1st Tag Title Match to not feature #DIY, American Alpha, or The Revival since The Vaudevillains VS Blake & Murphy at Takeover: Brooklyn on August 22, 2015. This will be both Killian Dain & Alexander Wolfe’s 2nd Takeover & 1st since Takeover: Orlando on April 1, 2017. It will be their 1st ever NXT Tag Team Championship Match. This will be both Akam & Rezar’s 5th straight Takeover & 4th straight NXT Tag Team Championship Match. This will be the 1st time they are wrestling against another team besides #DIY & The Revival since TM-61 at Takeover: Toronto on November 19, 2016.

 

Killian Dain (1-0-0)

  1. With Nikki Cross, Alexander Wolfe, & Eric Young as SAnitY defeated Tye Dillinger, Kassius Ohno, Ruby Riot, & Roderick Strong in an 8-Person Mixed Tag Team Match (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)

 

Alexander Wolfe (1-0-0)

  1. With Nikki Cross, Killian Dain, & Eric Young as SAnitY defeated Tye Dillinger, Kassius Ohno, Ruby Riot, & Roderick Strong in an 8-Person Mixed Tag Team Match (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)

 

Akam (4-0-0)

  1. With Rezar as The Authors of Pain defeated TM-61 (Nick Miller & Shane Thorne) in the Finals of The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic (11/19/16 NXT TAKEOVER: TORONTO)
  2. With Rezar as The Authors of Pain defeated NXT Tag Team Champions #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) to win the titles (1/28/17 NXT TAKEOVER: SAN ANTONIO)
  3. With Rezar as The Authors of Pain defeated #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) & The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) in a Triple Threat Elimination Match to retain the NXT Tag Team Championship (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)
  4. With Rezar as The Authors of Pain defeated #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) in a Ladder Match to retain the NXT Tag Team Championship (5/20/17 NXT TAKEOVER: CHICAGO)

 

Rezar (4-0-0)

  1. With Akam as The Authors of Pain defeated TM-61 (Nick Miller & Shane Thorne) in the Finals of The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic (11/19/16 NXT TAKEOVER: TORONTO)
  2. With Akam as The Authors of Pain defeated NXT Tag Team Champions #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) to win the titles (1/28/17 NXT TAKEOVER: SAN ANTONIO)
  3. With Akam as The Authors of Pain defeated #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) & The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) in a Triple Threat Elimination Match to retain the NXT Tag Team Championship (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)
  4. With Akam as The Authors of Pain defeated #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) in a Ladder Match to retain the NXT Tag Team Championship (5/20/17 NXT TAKEOVER: CHICAGO)

 

ALEISTER BLACK VS HIDEO ITAMI

This will be Aleister Black’s 2nd Takeover & 1st since Takeover: Orlando on April 1, 2017. This will be Hideo Itami’s 4th Takeover & 2nd in a row. This will be the 2nd time that he competed at back-to-back Takeovers.

 

Aleister Black (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated Andrade Almas (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)

 

Hideo Itami (2-1-0)

  1. With Finn Balor defeated The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor) (12/11/14 NXT TAKEOVER: R EVOLUTION)
  2. Defeated Tyler Breeze (2/11/15 NXT TAKEOVER: RIVAL)
  3. Lost to NXT Champion Bobby Roode (5/20/17 NXT TAKEOVER: CHICAGO)

 

JOHNNY GARGANO VS ANDRADE ALMAS

This will be Johnny Gargano’s 6th Takeover in a row & 1st ever Singles Match at a Takeover. This will be Andrade Almas’ 4th Takeover & 1st since Takeover: Orlando on April 1, 2017.

 

Johnny Gargano (1-4-0)

  1. With Tommaso Ciampa lost to NXT Tag Team Champions The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) (8/20/16 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN II)
  2. With Tommaso Ciampa as #DIY defeated NXT Tag Team Champions The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) to win the titles (11/19/16 NXT TAKEOVER: TORONTO)
  3. With Tommaso Ciampa as #DIY lost the NXT Tag Team Championship to The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar) (1/28/17 NXT TAKEOVER: SAN ANTONIO)
  4. With Tommaso Ciampa as #DIY lost to NXT Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar) along with The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) in a Triple Threat Elimination Match (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)
  5. With Tommaso Ciampa as #DIY lost to NXT Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar) in a Ladder Match (5/20/17 NXT TAKEOVER: CHICAGO)

 

Andrade Almas (1-3-0)

  1. Defeated Tye Dillinger (6/8/16 NXT TAKEOVER: THE END)
  2. Lost to Bobby Roode (8/20/16 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN II)
  3. Lost to Roderick Strong (1/28/17 NXT TAKEOVER: SAN ANTONIO)
  4. Lost to Aleister Black (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)

 

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