This past weekend was a big one for WWE, as they not only presented their biggest show of the summer, the four-hour-long SummerSlam Pay-Per-View, they also put on the largest NXT special of the developmental league’s young existence, showcasing their future stars in front of thousands of fans at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Both shows were full of great wrestling, memorable moments, and shocking results, leaving all sorts of questions to be answered in the weeks ahead. But before we leave SummerSlam and Takeover behind, let’s look at some of the greatest individual performances done by the men and women of WWE and NXT during a very eventful weekend.
10. Jushin “Thunder” Liger
A true Japanese wrestling legend, known to North American audiences for his time in WCW and spectacular matches with the likes of Brian Pillman and Rey Mysterio, it was apparently always a dream of Liger to wrestle at least once in front of a WWE audience, and thanks to a phone call from good friend William Regal, at Takeover his dream was realized. Despite wrestling at the significantly advanced age of 50, Liger showed that while he may have lost a step from his prime, he is still every bit the fierce competitor that he was during his younger days. With a game opponent in the talented Tyler Breeze, Liger put on a match that would have been considered excellent if done by wrestlers half his age, making it all the more spectacular for being done by a man over two decades older than most of the NXT (and WWE) roster. While this was only set up as a one-time appearance by Liger, anyone who was impressed by his work last night should definitely dip into the archives of the WWE Network to check out some of the exemplary work Liger has done over the years.