WWE always seems to get it right when it comes to its NXT pay-per-views. The latest addition to the series was NXT Takeover: Toronto, and as expected, the event delivered big-time. The audience at the Air Canda Centre in Toronto were treated with two epic entrances, a return of a former diva, a match of the year candidate and three title matches.
Samoa Joe managed to end Shinsuke Nakamura’s win streak and became the new NXT champion in an intense fight in the main event. Mickey James fought valiantly but Asuka managed to top the former WWE Divas champion to retain the NXT Women’s championship.
DIY defeated The Revival in an epic 2-out -of-3 falls match to become the new NXT Tag Team Champions. The Authors of Pain defeated TM61 to win the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Class tournament. Bobby Roode won a tough battle against Tye Dillinger in the opener.
The loss against Samoa Joe was the first loss for The King of Strong Style in almost ten months since his debut in NXT. Joe used a low blow behind the referee’s back and then slammed Nakamura on the steel steps.
He followed it up with a muscle-buster to earn the pinfall. After the event went off the air, Samoa Joe celebrated his second title victory in NXT on his way back while Nakamura was helped to the back by the referee. WWE posted a video of an emotional Nakamura in the locker room following his loss to Joe.
Samoa Joe appeared for a backstage interview after his second title win in NXT – the first man to do so.
"I am an eloquent man but I am not a complicated man. I said give me Nakamura and I'll take back my championship.I will never stop. I will never give up until I have deemed pre-ordained, and that is, the NXT Championship." Joe said in the interview.