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WWE NXT TAKEOVER NEWS AND NOTES

By Mike Johnson on 2015-08-23 11:39:51
Being in the Barclays Center last night for WWE NXT was something special. I just finished a 47 minute audio discussing the experience and thoughts on each matches. You can check it out in the Elite section by clicking here.

There was a New Japan Pro Wrestling contingent backstage at WWE NXT as Tiger Hatori, New Japan Pro Wrestling President Naoki Sugabayasi and Gedo were backstage visiting with Finn Balor and obviously, seeing Jushin Liger.

Gabe Sapolsky and Sal Hamanoui were backstage as well most of the day. There were absolutely meetings going on between them and WWE, but I don't know more than that.

For those who knew of her, KANNA's appearance sitting ringside got a lot of people buzzing. There is a rumor making the rounds that she has signed with WWE, but I don't have that independently confirmed. If she has, they have added a really great talent to the roster. If they are bringing her in as an attraction similar to Jushin Liger, that's great too.

I don't know if this made the broadcast last night, but a group of fans threw streamers for Finn Balor during the ring announcement last night. They landed in the ringside area in front of the announcers. Security quickly escorted the fans out, which led to a big "Let them stay" chant. A few minutes later, the fans were escorted by the same security guards back to their seats to a massive "Welcome back" chant.

Nia Jax who was promoted as debuting soon is The Rock's cousin, Savelina Fanene, a former college basketball player who was signed to a developmental deal last year.

A good portion of the main roster was backstage watching NXT last night.

There was a separate WWE NXT merchandise booth outside the Barclays center last with exclusive merchandise including a "fight card" style poster and a new t-shirt with the entire card across the front and back.

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