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Five things WWE fans need to know about NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III

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NXT rolled into Brooklyn for the third year in a row on Saturday to produce, arguably, the best NXT: TakeOver yet.

WWE's developmental brand - which is stacked with veterans of the independent circuit - has flourished into an entity of its own thanks to these shows and some stars were made on Saturday night.

With so many of today's WWE superstars NXT alumni, these shows have proven to be a nice window into the future of the business.

So, what did we learn from NXT's biggest show of the year?

Below, we list five things we learned at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

SAnitY are the real deal

The tandem of Alexander Wolfe and leader Eric Young - flanked by Killian Dain and Nikki Cross - won the NXT Tag Team Championships after defeating The Authors of Pain in a thrilling contest.

However, the most notable thing about SAnitY is just how great a stable it really is. Young is the perfect, unhinged leader of his group of misfits and Cross is quite believably mental!

The group are so over with the fans that WWE made the right call by putting the belts on them. The pop they received after scoring the three count was one of, if not the loudest reaction of the night.

Ember Moon heading for the main roster?

Reports suggest that Triple H has pleaded with Vince McMahon to leave NXT Women's champion Asuka in the developmental brand. After seeing how some of his NXT imports have fared, we're not surprised.

She's also a huge staple of the brand and one of their biggest draws. However, in Saturday night's opponent Ember Moon, Triple H has his next megastar.

Moon put on a tremendous performance against the unbeatable Asuka and the vast majority of the Barclays Center wanted her to win. She was given a standing ovation as she left the ring and her look said it all: If she can't beat Asuka, what next?

Aleister Black is going to be huge

This man has 'it'. His entrance is captivating, his style in the ring is unique, he has the look and his character is so perfectly portrayed. He can spark intrigue doing almost anything!

He's going to be heading for the NXT title in the near future and a feud with new champion Drew McIntyre beckons. And, eventually, he will be champion.

Black is already over huge with the WWE fanbase and with a character like his, don't expect him to spend too long in NXT before making the jump to the main roster.

Adam Cole's debut

Former Ring of Honor stars Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly, and Bobby Fish all made their debuts at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn and they all made a statement.

O'Reilly and Fish attacked the newly crowned tag team champions while Cole, a former three-time world champion with ROH, targeted McIntyre after he captured the gold from Roode.

When the show had gone off the air, the crowd went crazy for Cole and were chanting his name as he walked to the back. As you can see from the video below, the fans loved his "Adam Cole bay-bay!" catchphrase and that's going to be over huge.

Bobby Roode's time in NXT nearly done

The Glorious Bobby Roode may well get a rematch against McIntyre if his character has any consistency, but speaking at the preview of WWE 2K18 on Friday night, Roode told GiveMeSport that he has begun to think about where he would like to land: Raw or SD Live.

Whenever an NXT champion drops the strap, it almost certainly means their arrival on the main roster is imminent, and this is no different.

Reports suggest that SD Live may well be his home in the very near future and with precious few real main event talents on the blue brand, he'd be a welcome addition.

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