WWE NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way Review

9 of 10


Adrian Neville vs. Tyler Breeze vs. Sami Zayn vs. Tyson Kidd in a Fatal 4-Way Match for the NXT Championship

After the bell rang, the four men stood in the center of the ring, waiting for somebody else to make the first move. They set up for a four person test of strength, but Kidd and Breeze attacked and took the early advantage.

Neville and Zayn came back though, and suddenly met in the ring. They had a short staredown, but Kidd and Breeze got back in the ring and broke it up before they had any contact. All four men continued to brawl in the ring and at ringside, with Zayn even locking in an early Koji Clutch on Kidd.

The action went all the way up to the stage, with Kidd and Breeze working together to eliminate Neville and Zayn. They then brought Zayn back to the ring, and began the story of the night, which, of course, was the resilience of Zayn.

Zayn took a beating for the entire match, a match filled with incredible near-falls. Zayn had many near-comebacks, but he would get shut down before he hit a big move, like the Heluva Kick.

Eventually, with Kidd and Breeze going for a superplex on Neville, Zayn swooped in and added a powerbomb on both of them. Zayn fell into a cover on Kidd, but he kicked out.

Zayn then started his comeback. It was at this point that we saw all four men come close to finishing the match off, in rapid succession.

In the end, the match was Zayn’s, as he hit a Heluva Kick on Kidd. Kidd was not going to kick out, but Neville pulled the referee out of the ring, stopping the three-count. Zayn exited to the ring to confront Neville, but Neville immediately met him with a superkick. Neville climbed up to the top-rope and hit Neville with a Red Arrow to retain the title.

Neville defeats Kidd, Breeze and Zayn via pinfall.

4.75 out of 5 stars – I really wanted to give this match a perfect score, but the ending left me feeling a little empty.