Ranking Every NXT TakeOver Special - From Worst To Best

14. TakeOver: The End


The Highlights: There was plenty of speculation from fans in the weeks preceding NXT TakeOver: The End as to what "The End" was actually in reference to. Thankfully, it wasn't the end of NXT as a brand but rather the end of the long-running rivalry between Samoa Joe and Finn Bálor for the NXT Championship.

The real match of the night, however, was the remarkable Revival vs. American Alpha NXT Tag Team Championship match. Shinsuke Nakamura and Austin Aries came close with an excellent match as well - perhaps Aries' best bout during his NXT tenure.

The Low Points: The Joe vs. Bálor rivalry seemed to peak at TakeOver: Dallas, and although their Steel Cage match on this show was very good, it wasn't their greatest outing. In the opener, Andrade 'Cien' Almas debuted in a fun match with Tye Dillinger, but 'The Perfect 10' outshined Almas his first night in.

Meanwhile, Asuka brought the best out of Nia Jax, but it was far from the greatest women's match in the history of TakeOver specials. Per usual, it was a very entertaining evening on the show but lacked historical significance.


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