After the first NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn last year was regarded as one of the best live specials in the history of the WWE developmental program, and possibly the best Pay Per View put on by WWE that year, the bar was set very high for this year’s follow-up, which will once again take place the Saturday before the SummerSlam PPV in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
This week on NXT, the first two matches were announced for that show, with both having the potential to be massive main events. In the first, former Women’s Champion Bayley, who recently made her main roster debut as Sasha Banks’ partner at WWE Battleground, will attempt to regain her title against current titleholder Asuka, who defeated Bayley in a spectacular match at NXT TakeOver: Dallas, just before WrestleMania. And in the second match announced, NXT Champion Samoa Joe will defend his title against Japanese sensation Shinsuke Nakamura, who is currently undefeated in his NXT career.
With both those matches looking like must-see events, and SummerSlam itself already stacking up with big, never-before-seen matches, SummerSlam weekend is once again shaping up to be one the best of the year for wrestling fans everywhere!