Prior to tonight's TakeOver event, NXT taped next week's TV episode at the Barclays Center. Here's a rundown of what happened:
- The crowd was awaiting Adam Cole's debut all night. There were many scattered "Adam Cole Bay-Bay!" chants from the moment I got into the arena until the action started.
While she and Becky Lynch were being interviewed by Renee Young on the video screen for the pre-show, Bayley got some pretty solid boos when she spoke.
- No Way Jose vs. Lars Sullivan ended in a no contest
No Way Jose came out to a strong reaction and did the conga line with some people from the crowd, but he was attacked by Sullivan during it. Sullivan threw Jose into the boards and laid him out with a slam before leaving. Jose was helped up by referees.
- Peyton Royce (w/ Billie Kay) defeated Sarah Logan
Logan shined while making a comeback until Royce eventually got the win with a fisherman's suplex.
- WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne & Wolfgang defeated Tyler Bate & Trent Seven
This was Dunne's first match since he was pulled from PROGRESS Wrestling's shows in the US last weekend after being busted open in an indie match. He got a really good reaction, with Bate and Seven getting one as well. There was a "This is PROGRESS" chant at one point.
They had a good tag match. Bate hit the Tyler Driver '97 on Dunne and appeared to have it won, but Dunne had made a tag and Wolfgang came off the top with a swanton for the pin.