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NXT TakeOver
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Promotion(s)WWE
Brand(s)NXT
First eventNXT TakeOver

NXT TakeOver is a series of periodic specials produced by WWE featuring its NXT brand, which are streamed live on the WWE Network. NXT TakeOver events are held several times a year, and are considered the brand's equivalent to WWE's main pay-per-view shows.[1][2]

The first NXT live special was uniquely titled Arrival in February 2014. However, after the debut TakeOver in May, the "TakeOver" name has been used for subsequent NXT live specials. All NXT live specials were initially held at Full Sail University, as with the main NXT series, but beginning with TakeOver: Brooklyn, the events have since been held at various U.S. and international locations.

Since 2016, the majority of TakeOver events have been scheduled as a support event for each of WWE's four flagship pay-per-view events (Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series), and shares the same venue (except when the PPV is held in a stadium; in these cases, TakeOver is held at an arena in the same city instead).[3] There have also been recurring TakeOver events; such as "WarGames", which has been held on the night preceding Survivor Series since 2017, and features the namesake WarGames match as its main event. TakeOver: Tampa Bay was the only scheduled TakeOver event to be canceled, which was due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.

With the establishment of NXT UK, a sister brand of NXT, NXT UK adopted the TakeOver name for their live events.

TakeOver events[edit]

# Event Date Venue Location Main event Ref.
1 TakeOver May 29, 2014 Full Sail University Winter Park, Florida Adrian Neville (c) vs. Tyson Kidd for the NXT Championship [4]
2 Fatal 4-Way September 11, 2014 Adrian Neville (c) vs. Sami Zayn vs. Tyler Breeze vs. Tyson Kidd for the NXT Championship [5]
3 R Evolution December 11, 2014 Adrian Neville (c) vs. Sami Zayn in a Title vs. Career match for the NXT Championship [6]
4 Rival February 11, 2015 Sami Zayn (c) vs. Kevin Owens for the NXT Championship [7]
5 Unstoppable May 20, 2015 Kevin Owens (c) vs. Sami Zayn for the NXT Championship [8]
6 Brooklyn August 22, 2015 Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York Finn Bálor (c) vs. Kevin Owens in a Ladder match for the NXT Championship [9]
7 Respect October 7, 2015 Full Sail University Winter Park, Florida Bayley (c) vs. Sasha Banks in a 30-minute Iron Man match for the NXT Women's Championship [10]
8 London December 16, 2015 SSE Arena London, England Finn Bálor (c) vs. Samoa Joe for the NXT Championship [11]
9 Dallas April 1, 2016 Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Texas Finn Bálor (c) vs. Samoa Joe for the NXT Championship [12]
10 The End June 8, 2016 Full Sail University Winter Park, Florida Samoa Joe (c) vs. Finn Bálor in a Steel Cage match for the NXT Championship [13]
11 Brooklyn II August 20, 2016 Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York Samoa Joe (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the NXT Championship [14]
12 Toronto November 19, 2016 Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario, Canada Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Samoa Joe for the NXT Championship [15]
13 San Antonio January 28, 2017 Freeman Coliseum San Antonio, Texas Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Bobby Roode for the NXT Championship [16]
14 Orlando April 1, 2017 Amway Center Orlando, Florida Bobby Roode (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the NXT Championship [17][18]
15 Chicago May 20, 2017 Allstate Arena Rosemont, Illinois The Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar) (c) vs. DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa) in a Ladder match for the NXT Tag Team Championship [19]
16 Brooklyn III August 19, 2017 Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York Bobby Roode (c) vs. Drew McIntyre for the NXT Championship [14][20]
17 WarGames November 18, 2017 Toyota Center Houston, Texas SAnitY (Alexander Wolfe, Eric Young, and Killian Dain) vs. The Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar) and Roderick Strong vs. The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, and Kyle O'Reilly) in a WarGames match [21][22]
18 Philadelphia January 27, 2018 Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Andrade "Cien" Almas (c) vs. Johnny Gargano for the NXT Championship [23][24][25]
19 New Orleans April 7, 2018 Smoothie King Center New Orleans, Louisiana Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa in an unsanctioned match [26][27]
20 Chicago II June 16, 2018 Allstate Arena Rosemont, Illinois Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa in a Chicago Street Fight [28][29]
21 Brooklyn 4 August 18, 2018 Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York Tommaso Ciampa (c) vs. Johnny Gargano in a Last Man Standing match for the NXT Championship [30][31]
22 WarGames November 17, 2018 Staples Center Los Angeles, California Pete Dunne, Ricochet, and War Raiders (Hanson and Rowe) vs. The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Kyle O'Reilly, and Roderick Strong) in a WarGames match [32][33][34]
23 Phoenix January 26, 2019 Talking Stick Resort Arena Phoenix, Arizona Tommaso Ciampa (c) vs. Aleister Black for the NXT Championship [35][36]
24 New York April 5, 2019 Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York Johnny Gargano vs. Adam Cole in a two-out-of-three falls match for the vacant NXT Championship [37][38][39]
25 XXV June 1, 2019 Webster Bank Arena Bridgeport, Connecticut Johnny Gargano (c) vs. Adam Cole for the NXT Championship [40][41]
26 Toronto August 10, 2019 Scotiabank Arena Toronto, Ontario, Canada Adam Cole (c) vs. Johnny Gargano in a two-out-of-three falls match for the NXT Championship [42][43]
27 WarGames November 23, 2019 Allstate Arena Rosemont, Illinois Tommaso Ciampa, Keith Lee, Dominik Dijakovic, and Kevin Owens vs. The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Kyle O'Reilly, and Roderick Strong) in a WarGames match [44][45]
28 Portland February 16, 2020 Moda Center[46] Portland, Oregon Adam Cole (c) vs Tommaso Ciampa for the NXT Championship [47]
Tampa Bay[48][49] April 4, 2020 Amalie Arena Tampa, Florida The event was canceled due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic, but matches scheduled for the event were rescheduled for episodes of NXT, beginning April 1. [50]
29 Boston August 22, 2020 TD Garden Boston, Massachusetts TBD [51][52]
30 TakeOver March 27, 2021 Staples Center Los Angeles, California TBD [53]

See also[edit]

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