What did we do to deserve NXT TakeOvers? Actually, we endured years and years of poor-quality content from main roster WWE. Maybe that was it?
Since the very first event from Full Sail in 2014, NXT TakeOver has grown from a one-off special to an institution - a guaranteed great match factory with more drama than a high school after-party.
TakeOvers have given us so many wonderful moments and matches - from Sami Zayn vs Shinsuke Nakamura in Dallas, the #UY vs Revival rivalry of 2016, and who could forget Sasha Banks taking on Bayley at the very first Brooklyn show.
But what about the matches that don't get remember? The great and the good that have slipped through the cracks and almost been lost to history?
The following ten bouts from across TakeOvers past are just as good (if not better) than the ones that the fans and the company put on a pedestal. Amazing displays of athleticism, fantastic story-telling, and even some truly era-altering moments have taken place in these matches. Definitely worth remembering then.
As NXT takes over everyone's house, let's revisit some of these hidden gems from the black and gold brand.