The 5 Times: Wrestlemania Weekend, Part 1: NXT Takeover Dallas

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Welcome to the first edition of the 5 Count, where we will take five big moments within the wrestling world and display them for ya. Starting up with WWE heavy at first, you will see us branch out to other promotions soon enough.

It’s Wrestlemania weekend. To kick us off this year, we have NXT Takeover Dallas. And to say that the show was amazing would be an understatement. Here’s the top 5 moments/matches/things to take away from that show:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqIVmFaHA8BpYefXJ4VWHxszGfcT03JHc”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”#5: Austin Aries Debut & Victory Over Baron Corbin” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23dd3333″][vc_column_text font_size=”14″]Austin Aries surprised everyone, around the same that that AJ surprised everyone, in debuting in NXT. After these long month’s, Austin Aries has his first match in NXT Takeover Dallas. The Indie Veteran has no problem bringing the fight to the young and destructive Baron Corbin. And in doing so, captures his first win.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgSojHT6lV4″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”#4 Shinsuke Nakamura’s Entrance. ” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23dd3333″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dear GOD! This entrance is simply amazing. The violin and composition of the entrance along with the very charismatic, somewhat flamboyant yet masculine entrance. This was artistic and captivating. Most importantly, it was a great way to show us one of the many sides of this charismatic performer. With the hard hitting of Mayweather to the grace and presence of T.M. Revolution. ¬†And this is just the entrance.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTWPlLeiDn0″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”3: Finn Balor aka The Demon’s Versus Samoa Joe” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:18|text_align:left|color:%23dd3333″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Certainly not to be outdown, Balor had his own grand entrance. And then he and Joe has a terrific match … minus the pauses with the blood cleaning. The match was definitely their best yet and I feel there is still some more to go between these two men. Joe’s not going to stop till he wins. And I know Balor … well, as the video shows … teases his former Bullet Club band mates coming.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”2: Bayley vs. Asuka for the NXT Women’s Championship” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23dd3333″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV0pMBNKvVg”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The most emotionally charged and the second best bout of the night, Bayley and Asuka had one hell of a match out there. These two women definitely showed how much wrestling is a part of them and how much the title means to them. Yet, it came down to a woman being knocked out cold. For the first time in years, we have a non last man standing match where the loser was left completely knocked out. Asuka made history, becoming the Women’s Champion and taking the belt off the much loved Bayley. The crowd was split apart by wanting Asuka to triumph and to the heartache of watching Bayley, being one of the best Women’s Champions they ever seen, be taken out by going unconscious. It was a heart rendering and bitter sweet moment. And it is only topped by one thing.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A4RIdSkbk0″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”#1: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Sami Zayn aka “FIGHT FOREVER“”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text font_size=”14″]This MATCH! Every strike. Every hit. Shinsuke Nakamura and Sami Zayn performed a hell of a match where the crowd and people watching were completely captivated by it. Shinsuke proved his dominance in hard style, giving devastating elbows and kicks to Zayn. Yet, Zayn returned in kind his own elbows and his own unique offense, really making fans gasp and cringe at every move. When the fans are yelling at the top of their lungs “Fight Forever,” you know you have something magical that transcends your average wrestling match.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]