NXT Takeover: In Your House took place at Full Sail University in Orlando Florida. Championship matches included Adam Cole defending the NXT title against Velveteen Dream in a Backlot Brawl and Charlotte Flair defending the Women’s Championship against Rhea Ripley and Io Shirai in a Triple Threat Match. Also Finn Balor took on Damien Priest and Karrion Kross went face to face with a Tommaso Ciampa.
Todd Pettengill appeared in the video package running down the card.
Code Orange performed their song “Underneath” on the stage.
Tegan Knox, Shotzi Blackheart and Mia Yim Defeated Dakota Kai, Raquel Gonzalez and Candice LeRae
Finn Balor Defeated Damien Priest
Keith Lee Defeated Johnny Gargano To Retain The North American Championship
Adam Cole Defeated Velveteen Dream To Retain The NXT Championship In The Backlot Brawl
Karrion Kross Defeated Tommaso Ciampa
Io Shirai Defeated Rhea Ripley and Charlotte Flair To Become The New NXT Women’s Championship
Opinion: One of the best part of any Takeover’s is the fans engagement into the show. However, with fans not being there due to the pandemic, it kind of hurt the show a bit. With that said, I still enjoyed the show very much. I was still able to sit through each match, enjoying every minute of them.
Perhaps the greatest match on this card was the main event. This showed why the women’s division in NXT is the best on any show. Io Shirai became a big player on this night not just by winning the title but her overall performance. Both Rhea Ripley and Charlotte Flair also showed proved their superiority in the division with their performance. They without a doubt deserved to main event this show.
Adam Cole and Velveteen Dream was really great as they came up with a lot of creative moments to make this match. I didn’t like the way they shot the match though. There were a lot of shaky camera moments and intense cutting from shot to shot.
Karrion Kross also became a big player with how he beat Ciampa at the same time keeping Ciampa strong as he passed out in the hold. I can’t wait to see how they continue building him up.
Another great match was Keith Lee and Johnny Gargano. They had really good chemistry and came up with great spots such as Lee crashing Gargano into the plexiglass.
The 6 woman tag was a decent way to start off the show. I would’ve probably had Gargano and Lee kick it off then the tag match be right after that but still a good way to kick it off.
Balor and Priest really killed each other as well. That spot with Priest landing back first on the steps was absolutely insane. Balor continues to prove why he belongs in NXT as a top player. I don’t know where either competitor is going after this though but only time will tell.