NXT TakeOver 36: Top 3 moments from Sunday’s show

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On a night that was headlined by Samoa Joe facing off against Karrion Kross for the NXT Championship, we witnessed a lot of memorable moments at NXT TakeOver 36. Overall, the show was fantastic from top to bottom and won the weekend against SummerSlam.

But what were the top three moments of NXT TakeOver 36? There were plenty to choose from, but these ones stood out from the bunch.

Honorable Mention

Tonight’s show had many excellent moments. It was hard coming up with just three. With that said, Kyle O’Reilly and Adam Cole shouldn’t be left out. The former Undisputed Era stablemates left it all out in that ring tonight. The two men had a two-out-of-three falls match which ended with O’Reilly being victorious to end “The Undisputed Finale.”

3. Kay Lee Ray Wants The NXT Women’s Championship

Sunday’s show featured Raquel Gonzalez defending her NXT Women’s Championship against her former best friend, Dakota Kai. The match was a terrific, back-and-forth bout. Ultimately, it ended with Raquel Gonzalez retaining her Women’s Championship, but it wasn’t over there.

As soon as the match ended, Kay Lee Ray’s music hit, and out she came to make her presence known. Ray is a former NXT UK Women’s Champion and is going to be a very valuable asset on the roster. She clearly wants Raquel Gonzalez and that Women’s Championship.

2. Samoa Joe Reclaims His Throne Atop NXT

The main event of the show saw Samoa Joe take on Karrion Kross for the NXT Championship. This was another great back-and-forth, hard-hitting match. Leading up to this point, we knew this match was going to happen. Samoa Joe and Karrion Kross were on a collision course up until this point.

When Joe returned to NXT a few months ago, they teased a Kross match right off the bat. We got that tonight, and it certainly delivered. Joe reclaimed the NXT Championship and is now on the top of the mountain once again. This means Kross will now probably be moving to Raw full-time… Sorry, Kross.

1. Ilja Dragunov vs WALTER: Part 2

Ilja Dragunov took on WALTER for the NXT UK Championship on this show. To say it was the match of the night is an understatement. In fact, Dragonuv and WALTER put on what many are calling a match of the year. Ilja Dragonuv took a beating and kept coming back against WALTER’s hard-hitting offense.

Next. NXT TakeOver 36: Samoa Joe and Ilja Dragunov win titles. dark

This match had everything. It had the drama, the hard-hitting action, and the story-telling. It was one of the best matches in recent memory. The match ended and we have a new champion in Dragonuv. This was easily the best match on the card and I highly suggest you check it out if you haven’t yet.