I have mixed feelings about this show. I mean obviously it was very good, I mostly mean in comparison to the other NXT Takeover shows.
The last 3 matches were all great. Balor/Neville was a fantastic back and forth wrestling match, the 4 way was a ton of action and showed the girls can have matches as fast paced and exiting as any of the guys, and the main event while not a great technical show piece, told a great story and is a great way to move this feud forward. Zayn lost, but wasn't pinned and never gave up, so it keeps him strong, and Owens KILLED him, so he looks strong. The more I think about that finish, the more I like it.
But the first 3 matches of this show may have been the worst string of matches in NXT history. Itami/Breeze was fine, didn't really like Breeze working the legs and then Itami just wins with kicks anyway, but it was a decent opener.
But Bull/Corbin and the tag title match, holy shit. In fairness Bull/Corbin was never going to be a good match, but it might have been worse than I expected. They had like 2 big spots, Corbin's finish and the over the top rope clothesline, and they fucked both of them up.
But the tag title match somehow topped it. That match was embarrassing for everyone involved. I've seen Chikara grads making their pro wrestling debuts look smoother doing lucha. DARE I SAY, this match almost reminded of the infamous incognito lucha tag match in CHIKARA. It probably seems like I'm really dumping on Sin Cara, but for what it's worth Blake and Murphy had no idea how to recover or improv, and even Kalisto had some problems here.
Luckily for this show the last 3 matches were like 3 times as long as the first 3, because about 30 minutes in this show sucked.