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5 surprising moments from NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III

An amazing night of surprises in Brooklyn.


Adam Cole arrives to end an amazing night in Brooklyn
Adam Cole arrives to end an amazing night in Brooklyn

That is why I am a wrestling fan.

In what is likely one of the best WWE events in a long time, NXT put on a show that was exciting through the amazing night in Brooklyn. We had a rare show where all the matches were good to great.

It was a show that had a logical booking with smart title changes. It also had many wonderful surprises as well. It is amazing to me that the so-called developmental brand of the WWE constantly exceeds the main roster pay-per-views time and time again.

With all of this in my still racing mind, I present my list of the top five most surprising moments of WWE Takeover: Brooklyn III:


#5 Almas Wins

Almas actually won a match!
Almas actually won a match!

I have felt really sorry for Andrade “Cien” Almas. He is a very talented wrestler who is constantly losing on the major Takeover stage time and time again. He started as a face but was quickly booed by the crowd. I fully expected his losing ways to continue at Takeover: Brooklyn III. I was happy to have been proven wrong.

It seems to have been a good idea to give Almas a manager in Zelina Vega. Her whole character is focused on making him more serious and focused.

It was strange to see Almas win with a T-shirt toss but this was clearly his best match in his lengthy Takeover history. It was a wonderful surprise to see him win on such a big stage.

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