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NXT: 5 Points to note (December 7th, 2016)

A brand new NXT Champion, huge matches announced and a new addition to heel faction SAnitY?

The King of Strong Style reigned supreme in Osaka, Japan

NXT television is in full swing once again! Sure, things had been slow to pick up, but if last week kicked things into high gear, this week showed us that the build to NXT Takeover: San Antonio, will indeed be filled with hard hitting professional wrestling.

The highlight, of course, was the crowning of a brand new NXT Champion at home, but there were many other developments as well. Yes, it is heartening to know that NXT has moved beyond filler episodes, and is staking its claim as the most exciting brand of wrestling once more time.

So, let’s travel to Full Sail Arena, as well as Osaka, Japan, for the ups and downs from this star-studded episode.


#5 The Kingdom of Strong Style reigns supreme

Not their best match, but a solid one nevertheless

Every single time Samoa Joe and Shinsuke Nakamura step into the ring, they create magic. After dropping the title in Toronto, Shinsuke Nakamura had a chance to avenge the loss at home... in Osaka, Japan, in front of a packed crowd, pushing him on.

The match, in itself, had an exotic feel to it, with streamers falling from the roof and an international audience in the stands. We saw the same spots that we are accustomed to, from both men with few variations. This is a match we have already seen several times, and it has delivered time and again.

Shinsuke Nakamura picked up the victory and had his moment in Japan, celebrating in front of a crowd that wanted him to win. But soon afterwards, the gorgeous Charly Caruso had some breaking news for us.

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