NXT Takeover Portland was a resounding success, with yet another Takeover delivering from top to bottom, with a stacked card and fantastic encounters overall. The show took place from the Moda Center in Portland and was held on a Sunday night, moving on from the usual Saturday night spot.
The move to Sunday could be a reason behind a major achievement for the show, as it became the highest-grossing WWE event in the state of Oregon, since No Mercy 2008. Triple H revealed this record in his traditional post-show conference call with the media.
NXT Takeover: Portland was the first NXT Takeover of this decade, as they decided to move away from the regular Saturday night before WWE PPVs spot. There was no Takeover during the Rumble weekend, as WWE is looking to place Takeover on Sunday nights to make it a bigger deal going forward.
The show featured Tommaso Ciampa facing Adam Cole in the main event, which saw Ciampa lose after his good friend Johnny Gargano turned on him in the final moments of the match.
This record, along with the hot crowd throughout, is surely going to make WWE visit this city once again, pretty soon.
NXT Takeovers aren’t the only Takeover events in the calendar year, as NXT’s sister brand, NXT UK have had a pretty solid run with their own Takeover events so far. The location for the next NXT Takeover UK event has been revealed, and the party will move to Ireland, with the show taking place from Dublin on April 26.
This will be the fourth event in the NXT UK chronology, with two taking place from Blackpool while one was held in Cardiff, Wales. Irish superstar Jordan Devlin is currently the holder of the NXT Cruiserweight Championship, which he won at the Worlds Collide event last month.
Finn Balor and RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch could make appearances in their home country, and that would be a fantastic moment for the WWE Universe.