Samoa Joe vs. Baron Corbin
Two of NXT’s most destructive competitors will collide at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn, when Samoa Joe locks horns with Baron Corbin.
For months, Corbin has been wreaking havoc throughout NXT, demolishing nearly everyone in his path in mere seconds with the devastating End of Days. Seemingly tired of the quick bouts, Corbin finally stood over another one of his fallen foes and brazenly declared that no one could get up from his impactful finisher.
Taking that statement as a challenge, Samoa Joe strode to the ring and got in The Lone Wolf’s face, saying that there’s no chance Corbin could connect with End of Days on him. When Corbin disagreed, Joe dared the monster to try right then and there. Corbin said he’d be happy to, but not then. Joe tried to halt The Lone Wolf, but set off a brawl instead! Corbin appeared to have the upper hand on Joe as he pummeled him into the canvas. The Lone Wolf picked Joe up and threw him into the ropes, looking to hit End of Days, but Joe ducked under Corbin’s arm and locked on the Coquina Clutch.
The NXT Universe was stunned as Joe’s submission maneuver brought Corbin to his knees. They were shocked beyond belief as the hold quickly put the near-unstoppable Superstar to sleep. Full Sail University erupted in cheers as Joe stood over the fallen Corbin. NXT General Manager William Regal, perhaps sensing that more carnage was to come, almost immediately sanctioned a match between the two bruisers for TakeOver: Brooklyn.
Who will stand tall when NXT’s hardest-hitting competitors clash: Samoa Joe or Baron Corbin? Watch the chaos unfold at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn and find out! It all goes down Saturday, Aug. 22 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.