There is soo much news and video clips following the NXT Takeover Dallas Event. That im going to list everything below:
There has been much speculation regarding Ibushi’s pro wrestling future, as he is currently a free agent having resigned from both DDT and NJPW in February 2016. Ibushi attending Takeover will surely fuel speculation regarding his NXT and/or Global Cruiserweight status.
Both Shinsuke Nakamura and Samoa Joe were busted open the hard way during their respective matches.
Nakamura’s nose was busted open, but the wound was minor enough that it did not require much attention from the referee.
Samoa Joe, however, suffered a significant cut above his eye, and it produced a lot of blood. Joe was tended to several times during the match which prompted such crowd chants as “Fuck PG”, “Let Joe bleed”, “Bullshit” and more. The match continued to the finish and Finn Balor ended up retaining his WWE NXT Title.
Following his appearance at ringside for NXT Takeover Dallas, WWE posted the following about former TNA Champion Bobby Roode:
As if the sight of Kota Ibushi at NXT TakeOver: Dallas wasn’t enough to get the rumor mill rolling, another highly acclaimed grappler was revealed amid a sea of NXT fans. Former World Champion Bobby Roode was shown watching the liveWWE Network event very closely from his seat in the capacity crowd. But why was the veteran competitor at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas?
Just like with Ibushi, WWE.com can only speculate at the moment, but there are immediate thoughts of dream showdowns between Roode and the NXT roster’s elite. Perhaps Roode was just there to watch the hottest show in town. Or maybe he was there to scout potential future opponents. Going by the reaction of the NXT Universe when Roode was shown in attendance, fans were certainly excited by the prospect of the latter possibility.
WWE has released the following video, featuring Austin Aries commenting on his NXT debut after defeating Baron Corbin:
Following Kota Ibushi’s ringside appearance at WWE NXT Takeover Dallas tonight, WWE posted the following about Ibushi and questioned what his future might hold in WWE and/or NXT:
NXT TakeOver: Dallas had no shortage of action inside the ring, but there also was plenty of intrigue beyond the ropes. During the live WWE Network event, Kota Ibushi was seen sitting amongst the capacity crowd of NXT fans. Is the Japanese Superstar the next highly-acclaimed competitor to bring his talents to NXT? Let the speculation begin.
The decorated grappler could have been taking in another action-packed NXT TakeOver, like the thousands of other fans in attendance at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. However, there’s also the possibility that he’s scouting his future competition. If it’s indeed the latter, who in NXT might Ibushi have his sights set on? Does the man they call “Golden Star” have plans to enter his name into the recently announced Global Cruiserweight Series? What dream matchups could be in store for Ibushi?
The following notable names were in attendance for NXT Takeover Dallas event: Stephanie and Linda McMahon, Scott Hall, Sean Waltman, Justin Credible, Jim Ross, Michelle Beadle, Bobby Roode, Sho Funaki and Kota Ibushi. Vince McMahon watching the show backstage on the monitors.
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WWE has released the following NXT Takeover Dallas fallout videos, featuring Samoa Joe and Bayley.
The First video features Bayley reacting to her title loss at NXT Takeover Dallas, and she says she is trying to wrap her head around everything. She congratulates Asuka on her win and says Asuka kept countering everything she gave her. She added Asuka is on another level, and she feels like she let everyone down including her fans at ringside and her family.
The second video features a silent Samoa Joe backstage at Takeover following his loss to Finn Balor:
WWE released the following backstage video of Shinsuke Nakamura following his NXT Takeover Dallas win, and Nakamura says Strong Style has arrived in NXT:
WWE has released two more NXT Takeover Dallas Fallout videos during which Finn Balor says he barely survived Samoa Joe in their main event match.
In the second video, Sami Zayn says his match against Shinsuke Nakamura was one of the hardest fought battles of his entire career, and he had a lot of respect for Nakamura. He says now that Takeover is finished, his focus is on the IC Title ladder match at WrestleMania 32:
According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, Kota Ibushi appearing on camera at NXT Takeover Dallas last night indicated that he has agreed to a deal with WWE/NXT, but that is not officially confirmed.
Meltzer added it’s likely Ibushi will be brought in for more than the just the WWE Global Cruiserweight Series airing on the Network.
With regards to Ricochet, who wrestles as Prince Puma in Lucha Underground, Meltzer said we should know within in a week whether or not he is headed to WWE. Ricochet, who is an IWGP Jr Heavyweight Tag Team Champion along with Matt Sydal, will soon be defending the titles against Roppongi Vice.
As for Ricochet’s Lucha Underground status, he has a clause in his contract which allows him to leave after the third season of the show airs. At the last set of Lucha Underground TV tapings, Ricochet was booked in a way that would make it very easy for Lucha Underground to write him off TV.