That got some time. NXT Takeover: 31 has come and gone and the show was quite the event. There were several title matches on the line but the biggest match of the show came in the main event with Kyle O’Reilly challenging Finn Balor for the NXT Title. It was a violent and hard hitting match with Balor coming out on top, but it might not have gone the way they planned.
The match between Balor and O’Reilly was based entirely on strikes and submission holds with both wrestlers working on a part of the body in an attempt to break their opponent down. They beat the living daylights out of each other with Balor mainly working on O’Reilly’s midsection and O’Reilly going after his leg. The damage was certainly done, but it might have been done a little too well.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, the match was ended early as Balor suffered a jaw injury at some point. It is not clear how much longer the match was going to go, though the match ran over twenty eight minutes on the show. There is no word on when Balor was injured or how long he might be out of action, if he is going to be at all. In the post show media call, Triple H announced that Balor was being taken to the hospital for x-rays on his jaw.
These guys beat the fire out of each other. Check out how the match went down:
Opinion: I’m kind of curious to know how long the match was going to go as it was already a pay per view main event length match. They beat each other up in a brutal match which went incredibly well, though it could be interesting to see what the full plan was going to be. It certainly didn’t feel like anything was missing, but more of a good thing is a nice concept to imagine.
What did you think of the match? How long should it have gone? Let us know in the comments below.
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