5 Surprising Moments From NXT Takeover XXV
Johnny Gargano is simply the best professional wrestler in the world.
It was Johnny Gargano’s 14th NXT Takeover. He has been putting on five-star classics for the last two years in the "developmental" brand. While the main event was another classic, the rest of the card was equally fantastic as well. We had a hot opener, a brutal ladder match and a lot of new champions as well.
I hope we never get to see a bad Takeover. The first twenty-five have been amazing. Here it is to another great twenty-five to come. I am sure they will be just as memorable as Saturday night.
With all of this in mind after another amazing NXT Takeover, I present my list of the top five most surprising moments of NXT Takeover XXV:
#5 Matt Riddle Has His Best Match In NXT
Matt Riddle isn’t just simply a bro. He is one of the best technical wrestlers in the NXT brand. We finally go to see his unique offense against the constantly underrated Roderick Strong. It was just the perfect opener for the very hot NXT crowd.
Roderick Strong has an impressive sequence in the middle of the match with a jumping knee followed by three very fast paced forearms. It led to one of the best near falls of the night. Riddle sold his injuries well and also sold the believable near falls throughout the fifteen minute match.
Riddle has an impressive arsenal of knees, kicks and punches that simply look painful. He is a future main event star and he finally showed why at Takeover XXV. I hope we get to see a Strong-Riddle rematch again soon.