A small summary of what happened in the PPV NXT or NXT TakeOver: 36 held on 22/8/2021 at the Capitol Wrestling Center in Orlando, FL Kickoff: Single Match: Ridge Holland (w / Pete Dunne) beats Trey Baxter Main Card: Single Match for the Million Dollar Championship: Cameron Grimes (w/Ted DiBiase) beats LA Knight Women's Match for the NXT Women's Championship: Raquel Gonzalez beats Dakota Kai - Former NXT UK Women's Champion Kay Lee Ray appears at the end of the match.
Single Match for the NXT UK Championship: Ilja Dragunov beats WALTER (Dragunov new champion) 2 Out of 3 Falls Match: Kyle O'Reilly beats Adam Cole (Single Match) Adam Cole beats Kyle O'Reilly (Street Fight) Kyle O'Reilly beats Adam Cole (Steel Cage) Final result 2-1 for Kyle O'Reilly Single Match for the NXT Championship: Samoa Joe beats Karrion Kross (Joe is the new NXT champion) Notes from the show: - During the event there was a Legado Del Fantasma backstage promo regarding the match against Hit Row this Tuesday at NXT.
- At the end of the kickoff match, Ridge Holland openly challenges Timothy Thatcher. - NXT's North American, Women's Tag Team and Tag Team titles were not defended.
NXT TakeOver 36 was not without its faults
Does NXT TakeOver: 36 represent the end of an era? Possibly.
The landscape of NXT after tonight's event looks to be radically different, following WWE President Nick Khan's promise for an immediate "revamp" of the black and gold brand. As a result, NXT TakeOver 36 may be the last one of its kind.
Like every single TakeOver event before this, the quality of wrestling was off the charts. We got to see a couple of in-ring classics and a few great moments. However, NXT TakeOver 36 was not without its faults. This was a fantastic moment, especially considering Joe was a part of the WWE releases a few months ago.
Fortunately, the in-ring veteran very quickly returned to NXT and is back competing. His presence at the top of the card is a good sign, thanks to his expertise in the ring and on the mic, despite the uncertainty around the brand set to follow.
Already one of the greatest stars in NXT history, Joe's experience could be absolutely massive for the brand in the future from NXT TakeOver 36. The NXT TakeOver 36 match was originally supposed to take place on July 22, but WALTER suffered an injury to his hand after a vicious attack from Dragunov, and the match had to be postponed to TakeOver instead.