WWE has taped several weeks worth of NXT leading up to NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn. Spoilers below.

Spoiler

Airing July 26th:

* Ember Mood defeated Lei’D Tapa. Short stiff match, lots of kicks from Ember. Ember hits the Eclipse for the win. Post match, Ember says she wants NXT Women’s Champion Asuka at Takeover. Ember says Asuka wants competition, and she will give Asuka what she wants. Says she’s ready to defeat the undefeated, but is Asuka ready for Ember Moon?

* NXT Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain out for a match against 2 jobbers. As the Authors come down the ramp, Nikki Cross cuts them off. Killian Dain and Alexander Wolfe hit the ring and destroy the jobbers, and then brawl with the Authors. Authors of Pain send SANitY to the outside, and Nikki holds them back from going back after the AoP.

Airing August 2nd:

* NXT Women’s Champion Asuka is out for a promo and says she will fight Ember Moon at Brooklyn. Says she’s beaten Ember before, she will beat her again, and Ember is not ready for Asuka. Ember interrupts and says she knows that she’s ready, the people know she’s ready, and Asuka knows she’s ready. Ember says underneath all her arrogance, Asuka knows the truth is that Asuka isn’t ready for Ember Moon. Asuka offers a handshake, then slaps Ember. They brawl and Asuka gets the better of Ember and sends her out of the ring. While Asuka gloats, Ember goes to the top and hits the Eclipse to a huge pop to leave Asuka laying.

* Sonya Deville defeated Jenna Van Muscles (not announced by any name). Sloppy match, Sonya taps her out for the win.

Airing August 9th:

* Nikki Cross interrupts the NXT chant and calls out NXT Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain. SAnitY joins her. As the AoP head down, Eric Young jumps Rezar and slams him into the rail at rampside. He zip ties Rezar to the rail and SAnitY does a 3-on-1 beatdown on Akam. Rezar breaks the railing free and comes to the ring dragging the rail with him, but SAnitY just destroy him.

Airing August 16th:

* Andrade “Cien” Almas (w/Thea Trinidad) defeated No Way Jose. Okay match. The story was anytime Andrade tried to play around, Thea berated him to be serious. Andrade went for a cover after the double knees in the corner, but Thea yelled for him to finish Jose, so Andrade picked him up and hit El Idolo for the pin. Post match, Thea goes to the announce table and grabs a mic. She says he deserves the spotlight, the biggest spotlight he can have. So if the “NXT Universe’s golden boy” Johnny Gargano is looking for an opponent for Brooklyn, he’s got one.

* NXT GM William Regal out for a contract signing. Regal introduces Ember Moon and Asuka. Ember says Asuka’s had an incredible run and has beaten the best, even surpassing Goldberg. Crowd breaks into an Asuka chant in the cadence of the Goldberg chant. Ember says she’s only taken shortcuts with one person in her reign, and that person was Ember. Ember says she’s better than she’s ever been because of Asuka and at Brooklyn, she’s going to end the reign of Asuka and be the next NXT Women’s Champion. Asuka signs with no comment. Regal makes the match official. Asuka then starts ranting at Ember in Japanese, with one line roughly translating to Asuka saying she would put Ember in the hospital. Asuka and Ember stare down to end the segment.

* Ruby Riot defeated Billie Kay (w/Peyton Royce). Lots of over-the-top comedic support from Peyton at ringside. Mediocre match. Ruby gets the win with her finisher. Peyton grabs the mic post match and says all Ruby’s done is prove lightning strikes once even for a gross tatted person like her, and she’ll never be Iconic.

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  • L.S #PushBillieKay

    No Iconic Duo?

    And Sonya DevilzzZZzZZz

    • K. W. M.

      For the second taping in a row! Just beaten by Liv with 3 missed tapings in a row!

  • K. W. M.

    Win the Breakout of the year award and do nothing the whole year! Just when Peyton had a great match with Ember, and the crowd was also behind her, just kill her momentum and forget about her for more than 8 weeks in a row! All the insiders tell how much Peyton and Billie are liked by the higher ups and that they have huge plans for Peyton! And the booking always says: nope! We plan nothing with them! I don’t get it. Oh hi Liv, you still work here? Where are you Mandy? Oh Sonya with the one match against a jobber instead of doing something worth! Who was Aliyah again?

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      “All the insiders tell how much Peyton and Billie are liked by the higher ups and that they have huge plans for Peyton! And the booking always says: nope! We plan nothing with them!”
      Well, Alexa Bliss. That’s all I need to say.

      • Summer_Slay #GiveSummerAChance

        We all know how she got her push, said the Kelly Kelly fan, YES, said the Kelly Kelly fan. Side note tho Kelly wasnt engaged to anyone by that time unlike little miss “Bliss”.

        • Wrestling.fan.from.France

          You sound ridiculous.

      • K. W. M.

        Or Carmella! I know! People who did great on NXT can be jobbers on the main roster and those who did nothing can become stars. But this is just for NXT and i want to see something bigger for them there. If they save them for the main roster….ok i won’t complain :D But no one knows.

  • #RiotWithRuby

    No Ruby? No Iconic Duo? We could’ve easily seen a secondary Brooklyn feud between them. This is sad.

    • K. W. M.

      Taping is not finished? :O There is Billie vs. Ruby going on now!

  • Hugo Prado

    I already read the spoilers for NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn lll. I am totally dissappointed cause’ it will be Asuka vs Ember for the NXT Women’s Championship without a stipulation or kinda somenthing. It will be a singles one-on-one match and I got no problem with that, Sasha vs Bayley 2 years ago was a singles match up and they stole the whole SummerSlam weekend, but in this case Asuka cheated Ember in Orlando also Asuka became more cocky and arrogant, I thought that it would be the same like when The Miz pushed off Ziggler to put his career on the line for one more title opportunity no matter what. I really wanted Asuka vs Ember Moon in a Streak vs Career Match for the NXT Women’s Championship or just Title vs Career cause’ it would put more fans behind Ember.

    • Christina22

      I’m more disappointed Nikki Cross wasn’t added to the match. Her last women’s standing with Asuka is my fave Asuka match. She really pushed her to her limits there and I really thought it was gonna end in a draw.

      At least with Nikki Cross she can carry promo segments and gives Sanity a lot of much needed momentum.

      Honesty I feel Nikko Cross is Asuka’s greatest rival/feud. I felt more invested in their on and off feud than I ever was with Ember.

  • A?.

    NXT with some story progression, nice. But do they always have to book contract signings? Like, they get boring.

  • A?.

    Also, a little disappointed with the lack of women, I understand this is the road to Brooklyn, but seriously?

  • Don ?

    Asuka has successfully retained her title against a legend, in triple threats, fatal fours, last woman standing, etc. If Asuka were to get pinned cleanly at Brooklyn I feel the devastating Eclipse is the key to keep Asuka down for the 3-count. If Ember does go over, Asuka needs to sell the Eclipse “Alicia Fox style.” Make it look BRUTAL!

  • Lmfao so this was supposed to be iconic build-up for this historic match? NXT is BORING, singles match after a singles match, NO storylines, women appear and disappear every two months. #MESS

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    • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

      NXT has been changing the way they do the show. Is going to be more like a sport. The storyline NXT presented with Bobby Roode and Roderick Strong was presented more like MMA or Boxing would show their fighters. Roderick showed his family, wife and his life struggles while Boddy was more of an arrogant champion. It worked, people cared for both superstars and the match ended up being exciting. Instead of having them in matches or backstage every single week, they show video packages highlighting how Roderick got the championship match and how dominant Roode has been.

      They weren’t present in all the shows NXT held during their feud because the point is showcasing other talent as well. In that way you can have more superstars in a show than just a few.

      Having the storyline playing week after week is a problem because they run out of things to do. You don’t see Connor and Mayweather every week on a show fighting, but they are two of the biggest draw in sports. You didn’t saw Ronda every week engaging into a “feud” with any of her rivals. Something as little as not having respect for others could cause big buzz if done right. Wrestling needs to move into another direction, they could build more top stars if they focused on making this feel more like a sport than a soap opera.
      Asuka’s amazing run in NXT is an example that you don’t need to show up weekly.

      • Mic Skills Required

        It’s not a sport though.

        • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

          Sport Entertaiment/ so its somehow a sport.

          • Mic Skills Required

            Sports don’t have predetermined winners and losers. Hence not a sport.

          • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

            Do I really have to give you the definition of Sport?

            Sport: “An athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc.”

          • Mic Skills Required

            Okay….so? Pro wrestling is none of those things. The competition isn’t legitimate. The winners are predetermined. That’s why it’s called sports entertainment and not a simply a sport. The wrestling mentioned in the definition is amateur or Olympic wrestling, which is indeed a sport. Pro wrestling, however, is NOT a sport. It’s not that hard to understand. I’m not going to go back and forth with you on this, so let’s just end it here.

          • king valor

            its a sport.

          • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

            again, sport entertaiment. Nobody is debating that. It still a sport/entertaiment. It’s good that they are approaching this more like a sport than as a soap opera. It makes it entertaining and gets rid of some stupid gimmicks.

    • Maddox

      Everything is boring now, Raw, Smackdown too

  • Gavin

    So predictable and boring. At least we got Ruby vs Billie, but Billie still can’t win a match. Peyton will probably turn on Billie soon, which is a shame because they had so much potential as a team. The highlight of these tapings is Thea.

    • Rosanna

      She’s won more matches than Peyton. Peyton is just highlighted more. I’m assuming there saving them for the MR. But I’m tired of them having Billie win quickly or not win at all and when she’s in a tag team match Peyton has all the shine while she waits and then hits her finisher for the win or ( there finisher running bulldog into the knee ). There equal!

  • Me@N

    I just hope if Ember wins the title NXT can finally start a new slate with the women and start using their talents cause Asuka’s reign has run it’s long course and it gotta stop one way or another.

  • Like, couldn’t Nikki and Ruby have gotten to do a singles match at least and finish their feud? Can Sonya get a storyline instead of jobbers? Can Iconic do something of notice? It’s not hard.

  • Rosanna

    It’s pissing me off how they treat Billie if the iconic duo is a team it needs to look like that. Now Peyton has more looses over Billie because Billie barely even wrestles she’s always a valet. But when she does she wins quickly or she doesn’t win at all.

    She isn’t even allowed to use her full moveset and she gets bad for being a horrible wrestle and if you watched her before you know she’s very capable of putting on a show. I feel as if Peyton is the favorite and Billie isn’t. Even though as I stated before Peyton takes more looses because they highlight her more than Billie.

    Now obviously Alexa barely won matches as well and when she did she won quickly and the reason because she was always with Buddy and Murphy. Now either when Billie gets on the main roster she’s going to flourish or she’s a jobber. Because she had a winning streak and now she barely wins matches. I’m over it! Treat them equally or separate them because I’m tired of Peyton getting all the praise and Billie getting hated on.

    • Gavin

      It was better when they were apart honestly, but the annoying fans had to constantly compare them to each other and get NXT to make them a team.

      • Rosanna

        Agreeded. Billie was winning matches she showcased her moveset. She had a winning streak. Her takeover match aganist Ember is still one of my favorites.

  • Gavin

    NXT has watered down Billie so much since her indy days. Her character had potential at the start with Sylvester. Now she’s supposed to be a femme fatale, but she isn’t involved with any of the men? What’s the point? The role Thea has could have been for Billie a year and a half ago. NXT has the Iconic Duo in limbo, and I have no idea when they are gonna get out.

    • Christina22

      They could go to the main roster with all the new girls in the tournament. Be Emma’s minions

      • Gavin

        Billie has been Peyton’s minion this whole year! Her character is supposed to be that of a woman that has men as HER minions, not her being a minion to other women. It makes no sense!

        • Rosanna

          No. It’s obvious the opposite way around. There saving Billie just like Alexa.

          Alexa barely won matches always was a valet but went to the main roster and won many matches and championships.

          But they need to treat them as a equal because it’s obvious Peyton shines more than Billie.

          • Gavin

            I don’t think so. NXT treats Peyton as if she is the Golden Girl in waiting. Billie is just there.

    • conan_kun

      Just like Billie said, now NXT don’t deserve them, perhaps they should do like Alexa and Carmella, go to SDL where they get over without winning NXT women title
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/48b866b151b3b8d6d3d589484815a5f2153df2c3a421be97edf636fc57e816a7.gif

      • Gavin

        I’m hoping and praying every day.

  • Ghetto Baby

    I’m here to read the complaining.

  • Kvngbalor

    All of this just sounds boring and predictable random matches no storyline progression no real character development Nikki is hot off a great match with Asuka now she’s back with Sanity Peyton & Billie randomly pop up then vanish Ruby came in hot now the heat has cooled off NXT is a mess

    • conan_kun

      Four Horsewomen’s NXT era is great thanks to Ryan Ward and now he is SDL writer but Road Dogg has more power than him.

  • B.B Hood

    What happened to WWE ?
    They were nothing like that in 2016 and beginnings of 2017 ??

  • MafiaMM

    NXT right now reminds me of TNA in the past when the division was at an all time high garnering higher ratings for their matches then the men and then all of a sudden, TNA just didn’t care about the Women’s Division anymore and it tanked HARD. The same thing is going on with NXT at the moment. Now that the 4 Horsewomen and the likes of Alexa Bliss and Carmella are gone, it’s like they don’t know how to build up their current division.

  • Joseph

    With them taping the MYC classic Thursday and Friday they probably hold certain people off NXT just in case the talent they brought in didn’t pass any medicals.

  • Joseph

    Well you know certain people are gonna be called up so lets see what happens at the NXT tapings after Takeover Brooklyn 3.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    I imagine Peyton Royce vs Ruby Riot is going to happen at the PPV or The Iconic Duo vs Ruby and one mystery partner considering the segment afterward possibly settting up a potential feud.

  • Windyhawaii

    They have such a huge roster now, it’s been months since many of them have been used. If a women’s tv show isn’t happening, then they have way too many women signed. Where’s Mandy rose?

  • Bryskers

    Highly disappointed in the overrall Asuka/Ember feud. Asuka’s feud with Nikki was much more intense and personnal. And the fact that it’s likely gonna be the end of an important reign bothers reign. Anyways, still rotting for Asuka.

    • Christina22

      I know Nikki should be the one to end it her work post Orlando showed she deserved to end the streak more than Ember.

    • Aye Mate

      Upon her signing Ember Moon was a logical and very satisfactory choice to dethrone Asuka. On the merits of her wrestling ability alone, Ember is still a great choice. But, like you, one is left rooting for Asuka because she’s leaps and bounds magnetic to watch as this power-hungry, supremely cocky champion.

  • Summer_Slay #GiveSummerAChance

    Honestly im very disappointed. Nothing grabbed my eye. I cant believe they turned Billie & Peyton into jobbers. Why are they putting Reuben over of all people its beond me. Yes he’s new and yet to be squashed by Asuka but why hurt Billie and Peyton’s credibilty while putting him over. He could’ve squashed some of the girls that work on the live events.
    And another thing that bothers me is that they keep on using indie jobbers if you have so many girls working on the live events yet to debut it will be nice for them to debut get some TV time and exp becuase these days the women of NXT hardly get any TV time for example Liv Morgan, Aliyah, Mandy Rose. You have Jullia, Nichole, Vicotoria Gonzales, that girl from TNA and others working live events yet they give more TV time to random indie jobbers.

  • cant wait to see these shows and also ember vs asuka at takeover Brooklyn 3

  • Aye Mate

    Ruby going up against the mean girl tandem is a surefire way to get both acts over. Ruby gets sympathy being antagonised for being different, and Iconic get the heat by being nasty little bullies. Just ensure Iconic go over a few or more times to look dominant. All good.

    Ember and Asuka part two needs to crank up the drama and violence. I think Brooklyn could be one for the ages.

    • Maddox

      Well she is gonna need a partner

      • Aye Mate

        Would love it to be Evie.

  • ?K . A . T ?

    Excited for Ember/Asuka 2! Wish it had a stip though.

    I have a feeling that this Ruby/Iconic Duo feud will either lead to Ruby bringing in Evie to tag with her and beat them OR Peyton turning on Billie.

  • Danny?

    Ehhhh well I guess the Ember/Asuka match will be good at Brooklyn, their first match was nothing spectacular but it was enjoyable.

    Iconic Duo reduced to jobbers is a disgrace, unless this is leading to Peyton VS Ruby or The Iconic Duo VS Ruby & a mystery partner at Brooklyn it’s a crying shame to see two of the most promising girls in NXT wasted.

  • John Finnie

    Was anyone ever really impressed by lady tap her

    • Aye Mate

      Yep. Loved her introduction package on TNA’s open night. She came off with real dignity and determination.

      As a wrestler she just needs more fine tuning and experience. NXT is the perfect place for that.

      • John Finnie

        What happened to her she wasnt apart of the MYC last night

  • John Finnie
  • Maddox

    Remember we don’t get to see backstage events in the spoilers, could still spice up the feud

  • Kiana Taylor

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  • Aye Mate

    Also, the story between Asuka and Ember is admittedly lacking and a lot of that falls upon the poor development of the latter since her debut. Her gimmick should be kickass but instead it’s come off as half-baked and unrealised. Their rematch should by all accounts be a watermark for the division on Takeover record, but with the barebones narrative leading into it the pressure is certainly on to believably sell the shock value of Asuka losing the title. Hopefully between then and now we get detailed vignettes on Ember Moon; something, ANYTHING, to develop her character.

  • -V

    Bring Peyton & Billie to Smackdown & stop using them as stepping stones for other women, please WWE.

    Poor booking again and obviously the built up could’ve been better for Asuka vs Ember II… ?

  • punisher

    I think we may actually get Peyton vs Ruby at Takeover if we’re lucky. That post-match promo by Peyton would be really random if there wasn’t any background story to it. Maybe they recorded some backstage segments in which their challenge each other for a match at Takeover? I think it’d be nice to have all the main women do something at Takeover (Ember vs Asuka, Icons vs Ruby, Nikki with Sanity)