PTBN Draft Wars: NXT Takeover Matches

Welcome to Place to Be Nation’s Draft Wars: NXT Takeover Matches! Eight staff members huddled up for a snake style draft to build a roster of NXT Takeover. Below are the results of the draft, each drafter’s “roster” and explanations from the drafters about their strategies plus more.

The Draft:

Round 1:

JT Rozzero: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Sami Zayn – Takeover: Dallas
Jacob Williams: Andrade Almas vs. Johnny Gargano – Takeover: Philadelphia
Trent Williams: Bayley vs. Sasha Banks – Takeover: Brooklyn
Steve Riddle:
Johnny Gargano vs. Adam Cole – Takeover: New York
Jennifer Smith:
Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa – Takeover: New Orleans
Neil Trama:
Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa – Takeover: Chicago II
Logan Crosland: Adam Cole vs. EC3 vs. Killian Dane vs. Lars Sullivan vs. Ricochet vs. Velveteen Dream – Takeover: New Orleans
Tyler Kelley: DIY vs. The Revival – Takeover: Toronto

Round 2:

Tyler Kelley: Bayley vs. Sasha Banks – Takeover: Respect
Logan Crosland:
Pete Dunne vs. Tyler Bate – Takeover: Chicago
Neil Trama:
Authors of Pain vs. DIY – Takeover: Chicago
Jennifer Smith:
Undisputed Era vs. Dany Burch & Oney Lorcan – Takeover: Chicago II
Steve Riddle:
Undisputed Era vs. War Raiders – Takeover: Phoenix
Trent Williams:
Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa – Takeover: Brooklyn IV
Jacob Williams:
Undisputed Era vs. Moustache Mountain – Takeover: Brooklyn IV
JT Rozzero: 
DIY vs. Revival – Takeover: Brooklyn II

Round 3:

JT Rozzero: Adrian Neville vs. Sami Zayn – Takeover: R-Evolution
Jacob Williams: Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe – Takeover: Dallas
Trent Williams:
American Alpha vs. The Revival – Takeover: Dallas
Steve Riddle:
Undisputed Era vs. Pete Dunne, Ricochet & War Raiders – Takeover: War Games II
Jennifer Smith:
SaNity vs. Undisputed Era vs. Authors of Pain & Roderick Strong – Takeover: War Games
Neil Trama:
Velveteen Dream vs. Matt Riddle – Takeover: New York
Logan Crosland:
Velveteen Dream vs. Aleister Black – Takeover: War Games
Tyler Kelley:
Ricochet vs. Johnny Gargano – Takeover: Phoenix

Round 4:

Tyler Kelley: Aleister Black vs. Adam Cole – Takeover: Philadelphia
Logan Crosland:
Andrade Almas vs. Aleister Black – Takeover: New Orleans
Neil Trama:
Undisputed Era vs. Authors of Pain vs. Roddy Strong & Pete Dunne – Takeover: New Orleans
Jennifer Smith:
Asuka vs. Ember Moon – Takeover: Brooklyn III
Steve Riddle:
Sami Zayn vs. Cesaro – Takeover: Arrival
Trent Williams:
Pete Dunne vs. Walter – Takeover: New York
Jacob Williams:
Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch – Takeover: Unstoppable
JT Rozzero: 
War Raiders vs. Aleister Black & Ricochet – Takeover: New York

Round 5:

JT Rozzero: Tommaso Ciampa vs. Velveteen Dream – Takeover: War Games II
Jacob Williams: Finn Balor vs. Kevin Owens – Takeover: Brooklyn
Trent Williams: Johnny Gargano vs. Andrade Almas – Takeover: Brooklyn III
Steve Riddle:
Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks vs. Bayley – Takeover: Rival
Jennifer Smith:
Toni Storm vs. Rhea Ripley – Takeover: Blackpool
Neil Trama:
American Alpha vs. The Revival – Takeover: The End
Logan Crosland:
Tommaso Ciampa vs. Aleister Black – Takeover: Phoenix
Tyler Kelley: 
Aleister Black vs. Johnny Gargano – Takeover: War Games II

Round 6:

Tyler Kelley: Ricochet vs. Adam Cole – Takeover: Brooklyn IV
Logan Crosland:
Ricochet vs. Velveteen Dream – Takeover: Chicago II
Neil Trama:
Andrade Almas vs. Drew McIntyre – Takeover: War Games
Jennifer Smith:
Adrian Neville vs. Sami Zayn vs. Tyler Breeze vs. Tyson Kidd – Takeover: Fatal 4-Way
Steve Riddle:
Adrian Neville vs. Finn Balor – Takeover: Rival
Trent Williams:
Jushin Liger vs. Tyler Breeze – Takeover: Brooklyn
Jacob Williams:
Authors of Pain vs. DIY vs. The Revival – Takeover: Orlando
JT Rozzero: 
Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens – Takeover: Rival

Round 7:

JT Rozzero: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Bobby Roode – Takeover: San Antonio
Jacob Williams: Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks – Takeover: R-Evolution
Trent Williams: Aleister Black vs. Hideo Itami – Takeover: Brooklyn III
Steve Riddle:
Asuka vs. Emma – Takeover: London
Jennifer Smith:
Shinsuka Nakamura vs. Samoa Joe – Takeover: Brooklyn III
Neil Trama:
Aleister Black vs. Lars Sullivan – Takeover: Chicago II
Logan Crosland:
Bayley vs. Asuka – Takeover: Dallas
Tyler Kelley: 
Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe – Takeover: London

Round 8:

Tyler Kelley: Undisputed Era vs. Authors of Pain – Takeover: Philadelphia
Logan Crosland:
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Bobby Roode – Takeover: Orlando
Neil Trama:
Charlotte Flair vs. Natalya – Takeover
Jennifer Smith:
Bobby Roode vs. Hideo Itami – Takeover: Chicago
Steve Riddle:
Bayley vs. Nia Jax – Takeover: London
Trent Williams:
Asuka vs. Mickie James – Takeover: Toronto
Jacob Williams:
Roddy Strong vs. Andrade Almas – Takeover: San Antonio
JT Rozzero: 
Asuka vs. Bayley – Takeover: Brooklyn II

Round 9:

JT Rozzero: Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe – Takeover: The End
Jacob Williams: Velveteen Dream vs. Kassius Ohno – Takeover: Philadelphia
Trent Williams: Aleister Black vs. Andrade Almas – Takeover: Orlando
Steve Riddle:
Shayna Baszler vs. Io Shirai vs. Kairi Sane vs. Bianca Belair – Takeover: New York
Jennifer Smith:
Bobby Roode vs. Drew McIntyre – Takeover: Brooklyn III
Neil Trama:
Blake & Murphy vs. The Vaudevillians – Takeover: Brooklyn
Logan Crosland:
Adrian Neville vs. Tyson Kidd – Takeover
Tyler Kelley:
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Samoa Joe – Takeover: Toronto

Round 10:

Tyler Kelley: Matt Ridde vs. Kassius Ohno – Takeover: Phoenix
Logan Crosland:
DIY vs. Authors of Pain – Takeover: San Antonio
Neil Trama:
Finn Balor & Samoa Joe vs. The Revival – Takeover: Respect
Jennifer Smith:
The Ascension vs. Finn Balor & Hideo Itami – Takeover: R-Evolution
Steve Riddle:
Finn Balor & Samoa Joe vs. Baron Corbin & Rhyno – Takeover: Respect
Trent Williams:
Charotte Flair vs. Bayley – Takeover: Fatal 4-Way
Jacob Williams:
Shayna Baszler vs. Kairi Sane – Takeover: Brooklyn IV
JT Rozzero:
The Revival vs. Enzo & Big Cass – Takeover: London

Round 11:

JT Rozzero: Shayna Baszler vs. Kairi Sane – Takeover: War Games II
Jacob Williams: Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens – Takeover: Unstoppable
Trent Williams: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Austin Aries – Takeover: The End
Steve Riddle:
Authors of Pain vs. TM-61 – Takeover: Toronto
Jennifer Smith:
Asuka vs. Nikki Cross vs. Rudy Riot – Takeover: Chicago
Neil Trama:
Roderick Strong vs. Eric Young – Takeover: Chicago
Logan Crosland:
Tyler Breeze vs. Sami Zayn – Takeover
Tyler Kelley: 
Tyler Breeze vs. Finn Balor – Takeover: Unstoppable

Roudnd 12:

Tyler Kelley: Velveteen Dream vs. EC3 – Takeover: Brooklyn IV
Logan Crosland:
Asuka vs. Ember Moon – Takeover: Orlando
Neil Trama:
Shayna Baszler vs. Bianca Belair – Takeover: Phoenix
Jennifer Smith:
Shayna Baszler vs. Ember Moon – Takeover: New Orleans
Steve Riddle:
Kassius Ohno, Roderick Strong, Tye Dillinger & Ruby Riot vs. SaNity – Takeover: Orlando
Trent Williams:
Shayna Baszler vs. Ember Moon – Takeover: Philadelphia
Jacob Williams:
Authors of Pain vs. SaNity – Takeover: Brooklyn III
JT Rozzero: 
American Alpha vs. Baron Corbin & Rhyno – Takeover: Respect

Round 13:

JT Rozzero: Bobby Roode vs. Andrade Almas – Takeover: Brooklyn II
Jacob Williams: Asuka vs. Nikki Cross vs. Billie Kay vs. Peyton Royce – Takeover: San Antonio
Trent Williams: Ember Moon vs. Kairi Sane vs. Nikki Cross vs. Peyton Royce – Takeover: War Games
Steve Riddle:
Tye Dillinger vs. Bobby Roode – Takeover: Toronto
Jennifer Smith:
Apollo Crews vs. Tyler Breeze – Takeover: Respect
Neil Trama:
Hideo Itami vs. Apollo Crews – Takeover: Rival
Logan Crosland:
Austin Aries vs. Baron Corbin – Takeover: Dallas
Tyler Kelley: 
Asuka vs. Nia Jax – Takeover: The End

Round 14:

Tyler Kelley: Lucha Dragons vs. Blake & Murphy – Takeover: Rival
Logan Crosland:
Andrade Almas vs. Tye Dillinger – Takeover: The End
Neil Trama:
Enzo & Big Cass vs. Blake & Murphy – Takeover: Unstoppable
Jennifer Smith:
Kassius Ohno vs. Lars Sullivan – Takeover: War Games
Steve Riddle:
No Way Jose vs. Austin Aries – Takeover: Brooklyn II
Trent Williams:
Samoa Joe vs. Baron Corbin – Takeover: Brooklyn
Jacob Williams:
Shayna Baszler vs. Nikki Cross – Takeover: Chicago II
JT Rozzero: 
Tye Dillinger vs. Eric Young – Takeover: San Antonio

Round 15:

JT Rozzero: Matt Riddle vs. Kassius Ohno – Takeover: War Games II
Jacob Williams: Charlotte & Bayley vs. Emma & Dana Brooke -Takeover: Unstoppable
Trent Williams: Lucha Dragons vs. The Vaudevillians – Takeover: R-Evolution
Steve Riddle:
Ascension vs. Lucha Dragons – Takeover: Fatal 4-Way
Jennifer Smith:
Asuka vs. Dana Brooke – Takeover: Respect
Neil Trama:
Apollo Crew vs. Tye Dillinger – Takeover: Brooklyn
Logan Crosland:
Ember Moon vs. Billie Kay – Takeover: Brooklyn II
Tyler Kelley:
Kevin Owens vs. CJ Parker – Takeover: R-Evolution

Round 16:

Tyler Kelley: Ascension vs. Kalisto & El Local – Takeover
Logan Crosland:
Tye Dillinger vs. Baron Corbin – Takeover: R-Evolution
Neil Trama:
Adam Rose vs. Camacho – Takeover
Jennifer Smith: 
Rhyno vs. Baron Corbin – Takeover: Unstoppable
Steve Riddle: Apollo Crews vs. Baron Corbin – Takeover: London
Trent Williams: Enzo Amore vs. Sylvester Lefort – Takeover: Fatal 4-Way
Jacob Williams: Baron Corbin vs. Bull Dempsey – Takeover: Unstoppable
JT Rozzero: Baron Corbin vs. CJ Parker – Takeover: Fatal 4-Way

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Author: Place to Be Nation Staff

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