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Ranking the 5 Greatest NXT Takeover Events in History

Nathan Smith
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Top 5 / Top 10
7.12K   //    16 May 2019, 17:50 IST

NXT Takeover
NXT Takeover

NXT has been WWE's best brand for quite some time now, despite the 'developmental' tag that some still label it with, and their Takeover events (equivalent to WWE's PPV system) are constantly the best thing WWE produces. They conclude fantastic, long-term stories and are constantly fantastic from start to finish, and Takeover's often personify the saying 'less is more'.

They routinely only have 5 matches, and although that may seem low, it allows the performers more time to tell stories, and with the superstars that have appeared on Takeover events, it's safe to say that it's worth the price of WWE Network admission alone.

In a few weeks, NXT will air the 25th Takeover in history from Bridgeport, Connecticut, and as we head into that, we've decided to take a look back on the first 24 events in the storied history of Takeover. So with that in mind, sit back and read along as we look back on NXT events past and analyse the 5 best overall Takeover shows in NXT history.


#5 NXT Takeover: Phoenix

Takeover Phoenix
Takeover Phoenix

Top to bottom, there's an argument to be made that NXT Takeover: Phoenix is indeed the best in history, as we saw great bouts concluding some fantastic stories, and it kicked 2019 off with a bang for NXT. The show was stolen by a classic back and forth encounter between Johnny Gargano & Ricochet, but it also had the rematch between Aleister Black and Tomasso Ciampa, as well as the coming out party for Bianca Belair.

Ultimately, two new champions were crowned on the show, and every match was fantastic, and while it doesn't stack up to the top two shows on our list, it could be anywhere from 3-5.

Once again, NXT overshadowed the main roster (despite Royal Rumble being a somewhat decent show), and that's become a theme in recent years, and with all the talent that was on display on this card, it will likely continue for years to come.

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