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Rating Each Match From NXT Takeover: New York, Worst To Best

Nathan Smith
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
06 Apr 2019, 18:45 IST

#4 Velveteen Dream def. Matt Riddle to retain the NXT North American Championship

Dream vs Riddle
Dream vs Riddle

A lot of people expected this match (myself included) to steal the show at the Barclays Centre, despite just how stacked the card was, and while it delivered, it just couldn't quite match the drama of the next three title matches.

No matter what your expectations were going into this one, few could have seen the Original Bro's undefeated streak coming to an end, but with his craftiness, the Dream was able to make that happen.

Throughout, Riddle proved that he's the better wrestler, and is going to be a big part of NXT going forward, but the Velveteen Dream just has that 'it factor', and no matter what Matt threw at him, he managed to stay alive in the bout.

Both men are going to go on to do incredible things in the WWE, but on this night, they were both on their A game, and added yet another unique contest to an incredibly gripping show.

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