With WarGames being dormant for almost the past 20 years, many people were wondering whether or not the WWE bringing it back was a good idea and if it would be a success. Especially since the rules were changed from the original way it was done with WCW.
The good news is that WarGames was a hit at NXT: TakeOver in Houston on Saturday night.
After the event, Triple H made it sound like WarGames will continue on.
“If you’re going to take that mantle, and you’re going to take that name, you better deliver. There were some changes to this, there was a lot of speculation about those changes, a lot of back-and-forth, a lot of people very passionate about those changes… what I’m really proud of with the guys that were in that ring tonight is they took something from the past, they didn’t stand on anybody else’s shoulders, they didn’t stand on anybody else’s roof, they made it theirs. They brought it into something for today, they brought it into something new, they made it now, they made it the future. You know, WarGames, they relaunched a brand tonight, taking it to a whole nother level. I think that that is the most you can ask for in that situation. That match was incredible.”
“I think we’ve seen a franchise built here tonight. I think WarGames will be back. I think when the time is right we’ve got a lot of WarGames excitement yet to come.”
Cathy Kelley recaps #NXTTakeOver: WarGames with the man behind NXT… Triple H!
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It sounds like to me that WarGames may not be a yearly event, but WWE will bring it back when it’s the right time when they have the right storyline. We already know that WWE is a smart company. They will make sure WarGames is a hit every time they bring it back.
When it comes to WarGames itself, The Undisputed Era ended up defeating SAnitY, The Authors of Pain and Roderick Strong via pinfall. This happened after Cole used a Shining Wizard move on Young, who tried to block it with a chair, but ended up taking the chair to his head. Then it was just a matter of pinning Young for a three-count.
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One of the biggest matches of NXT TakeOver was the battle between Andrade “Cien” Almas and Drew McIntyre for the NXT Championship belt.
Almas ended up defeating McIntyre via pinfall to win the title. He can certainly thank Zelina Vega for the help she gave him after sneaking in to hit McIntyre with a spiked hurricanrana.
Almas put McIntyre away for good after using a spiked DDT on him from the apron. McIntyre looked like he was injured after the move. It was a match that was one of the best matches we’ve seen from within the NXT men’s division in some time.
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When it comes to the NXT Women’s Championship, Ember Moon defeated Nikki Cross, Peyton Royce & Kari Sane via pinfall to capture the title.
Moon didn’t waste time during the match after pulling off a suicide dive that knocked the other four women down. The move that ended the match was an Eclipse finisher onto Royce and Cross. Moon then pinned Cross for the win.
It was really cool to watch Asuka get into the ring and hand Moon the NXT Women’s Championship belt after she dominated during his stint with the WWE’s development company.
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