WWE NXT Results – August 17th 2016 – 8/17/16:
The Aug. 17 episode of NXT was an abbreviated one designed to hype Saturday’s TakeOver special, live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. But in previewing the impending spectacular, it also shined a light on Superstars who will play a major role in the brand going forward.
Hideo Itami returned to action, asserting his dominance against Mustafa Ali of Cruiserweight Classic fame, while new female Superstars like Nikki Glencross, Mandy Rose and Daria Berenato received their first taste of the spotlight in tag team action.
It was Samoa Joe and Shinsuke Nakamura who left the greatest impression though, sitting mere feet from each other in a face-to-face before their NXT Championship bout in the Big Apple.
The show, though an infomercial of sorts for the biggest event of NXT‘s calendar year, did enough to earn your time.
How did each match and segment grade out? Find out now with this look back at the Aug. 17 broadcast.