One of the most anticipated matches at NXT Takeover in Brooklyn is Tyler Breeze vs. Jushin ‘Thunder’ Liger. Liger is as decorated a competitor as there is in the wrestling world today, and he’s been winning championships and revolutionizing the wrestling business for four decades. This will be his first time in a WWE/NXT ring, and he has the perfect dancing partner in Tyler Breeze. This card is so stacked that it’d be easy to overlook this match, especially for a guy at Liger’s age, but he’s been a proven commodity for a long time now. His entrance alone will be worth it, and if anybody can get a good to great match out of him at this stage, it’s Prince Pretty. This is going to be the biggest match of Breeze’s career, and this is his shot to catapult himself to the main event. I have to imagine Owens is going to be off NXT after Summerslam, and with Itami and Zayn still out, Breeze could be the next guy to challenge Balor for the title. Win or lose, this match, and the entire show, should be awesome.
These aren’t the full videos, but if you have the WWE Network, go back and watch the last three NXT’s and find these videos. Finn Balor, formerly Fergal/Prince Devitt, is the future of the WWE, but everyone has a back story. Balor started wrestling in front of only a few people on the independents, opened a wrestling school giving other Irish kids a chance to be wrestlers (including NXT’s Becky Lynch), became a cult hero in NJPW and eventually ended up in NXT. Everyone who has spent any time with him seems to genuinely like him, and his in ring work and character development speak for themselves. Beyond basic wrestling jargon of Balor being the good guy and Owens being the bad guy, I really hope Balor wins the title in Japan. It’d be a special moment for he and the fans, and the NXT title would be in great hands going forward.