There was understandable excitement heading into the NXT TakeOver: Toronto event with three championships on the line, as well as the final of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
The WWE usually go all-out when NXT hits the road for TakeOver events, we saw that when Finn Balor brought out his chainsaw in London, and the two trips to Brooklyn as well as Dallas have been a spectacle for fans as well.
Nothing changed in Toronto; they put on a fantastic show, from the quality of matches, right down to the entrances.
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In fact, it was Bobby Roode and Shinsuke Nakamura who stole the show with their incredibly entertaining entrances.
Roode set the tone for the evening with his glorious entrance.
His first-ever TakeOver appearance saw him lowered to the ramp on a platform, and this time, he had a whole choir standing on the stage singing along to his theme song, as you can see in the video below.
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He also showed off a brand-new robe on his homecoming, before going on to defeat his fellow Canadian, Tye Dillinger in the opening bout of the evening.
Nakamura, on the other hand, went down the live violin route again in another captivating entrance.
In Dallas, we saw Lee England Jr perform a live rendition of his theme.
He turned it up a notch this weekend with multiple violinists playing, while the fans started to sing along to his theme – but despite his incredible entrance, Samoa Joe toppled the King of Strong Style for the NXT Championship.
Also on the night, Asuka retained her NXT Women’s Championship against Mickie James, while Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa defeated The Revival for the NXT Tag Team titles.
The Authors of Pain went on to defeat Nick Miller and Shane Thorne of TM61 to become the second winners of the Dusty Classic, to round off a successful night for the brand.
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