This week, The Doc offers another instant reaction, this time to the 25th NXT Takeover special. Typically, he is more inclined to digest, rewatch, and then offer his opinions after careful analysis, but the pure joy he experienced last weekend through watching and reacting to AEW Double or Nothing found him hungry to engage you, ladies and gentlemen, with his knee-jerk response again.
Takeover is a young franchise, but it has developed an incredibly rich tradition. NXT regularly puts forth efforts that jump directly into the conversation for best in franchise history, but on paper Takeover 25 seemed the sort that would have to vastly outkick its coverage to emerge that kind of all-time-level candidate. The foundation was strong with a rematch of arguably the greatest in NXT history – Cole vs. Gargano – but a combination of returning talents (Tyler Breeze) and stars getting spotlights unique to their yellow brand tenures to date made this particular Takeover unique.
So, as has become his modus operandi with this podcast ahead of NXT special events, The Doc went into Takeover 25 asking a simple question: can this one live up to the standard set by its predecessors? He answers that question and reviews the show!