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The Grapevine (8/24/15): The TakeOver: Brooklyn Curtain Call Edition




Good morning, everyone! Welcome to the Grapevine, and for those who need to catch up, here's our round-up of the (technically unconfirmed) dirt and rumors from the cartoon world of pro wrestling that you may have missed over the evening.

While you're out watching SummerSlam, here's the latest to come out from TakeOver:



  • In a match you might never see, Emma awkwardly won the advertised four-way women's match taped at the Barclays Center. Apparently, Becky Lynch did not kick out of a pin attempt, and referee Drake Wuertz inadvertently counted three. The bell rang after four seconds, and everyone was said to look confused. NXT usually re-tapes botched spots, but since this was the slot before TakeOver aired, they didn't redo it. It's yet unsure if the match will be taped again, scrapped altogether, or be left intact. (Source: WrestlingInc)

We say: How unfortunate, but if it isn't that bad and they need to maintain some continuity, the best course of action might just be to leave it in. It seems like there are no particular stakes in the match, as far as we know.


  • Looks like the "curtain call" segment with the Four Horsewomen of NXT (Bayley, Sasha Banks, Charlotte, and Becky Lynch) was part of the show. Or, at the very least, the WWE is fine with it. It's already referred to on YouTube as the curtain call, a reference to the incident involving the Kliq back in the '90s. (Source: YouTube)

We say: It was definitely a great moment, although it's interesting to note that the WWE's okay with allowing NXT to disregard kayfabe a lot more than the main show.


  • For anyone wondering about what got the crowd so distracted during the main event, it was a couple of fans who tried to throw streamers into the ring. They tried but couldn't throw them far enough to land in the ring. They were escorted out by security, but after the crowd chanted to let them back in, they were eventually brought back. (Source: WrestlingInc)

We say: The crowd getting distracted was kinda distracting, but we guess it's good that they actively tried to get the kicked-out fans back into the audience. Let's hope Owens and Balor weren't really offended by everything.

What do you think? What was your favorite match of TakeOver? Let us know in the comments!

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