Gargano vs Almas NXT Takeover Philadelphia or Zayn vs Neville NXT Takeover R-Evolution: Which match was better? - Wrestling Forum: WWE, AEW, New Japan, Indy Wrestling, Women of Wrestling Forums

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Gargano vs Almas NXT Takeover Philadelphia or Zayn vs Neville NXT Takeover R-Evolution: Which match was better?

Both Zayn vs Neville and Gargano vs Almas were two of the greatest matches NXT has ever produced. Which one is better in your eyes?
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Re: Gargano vs Almas NXT Takeover Philadelphia or Zayn vs Neville NXT Takeover R-Evolution: Which match was better?

Gargano vs Almas was perfect except for the winner -Candace coming out of the audience for the spear on Zelina was right up there with Elizabeth making the save on Macho when Sherri turned on him.

Zayn vs Nak was better than Zayn vs Neville for atmosphere alone.
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Gargano vs Almas was better match but Zayn vs Neville had stronger better story going in
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Re: Gargano vs Almas NXT Takeover Philadelphia or Zayn vs Neville NXT Takeover R-Evolution: Which match was better?

Zayn vs Neville I don't know if I just wasn't as invested but I am nowhere near as high on Gargano vs Almas as most others here so this is a fairly easy choice between my favourite NXT match of all time vs a match I rate pretty highly but not nearly to the level of one of the best NXT has to offer like most I've seen rate it.
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Re: Gargano vs Almas NXT Takeover Philadelphia or Zayn vs Neville NXT Takeover R-Evolution: Which match was better?

Zayn vs Neville had the better story going into it but in between those ropes Gargano and Almas had a perfect match. I dont think its even close
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Re: Gargano vs Almas NXT Takeover Philadelphia or Zayn vs Neville NXT Takeover R-Evolution: Which match was better?

Im biased as a Gargano fan, so obviously gonna say Gargano/Almas
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Re: Gargano vs Almas NXT Takeover Philadelphia or Zayn vs Neville NXT Takeover R-Evolution: Which match was better?

As others have said, Zayn had such a great storyline going into his match with Neville. Always trying to win the big one but always coming up just short. Having to go on a road to redemption. Neville going half heel for the end of the story. It made an amazing in ring match a classic because of that story.

Gargano vs. Almas is a classic too, but that match was really the beginning of Gargano's journey. Where as Zayn's match was the end of his journey to win the title and the beginning of the next journey to feud with Owens.

Both classics, but I can't pick against Zayn vs. Neville.
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Better storytelling in Zayn/Neville by far, Gargano/Almas was the workrate match filled with cool spots and the like so it's really up to fan preference.

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Re: Gargano vs Almas NXT Takeover Philadelphia or Zayn vs Neville NXT Takeover R-Evolution: Which match was better?

Gargano/Almas was just perfect, such an amazing match!

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Re: Gargano vs Almas NXT Takeover Philadelphia or Zayn vs Neville NXT Takeover R-Evolution: Which match was better?

Zayn vs Nevile was far superior. Flowed better, had much better selling, better moments in the match, the match was much shorter and direct, less recycled offence, it felt more fulfilling once finished, superior character work with Nevile being ultra aggressive in his offence than both Gargano/Almas combined, a great build to the finish. Just an overall better match. Gargano vs Almas was a great match but it was awkward in places and too long. And it was simply nowwhere near the level of Zayn/Nevile, in my opinion. The only thing I can see an argument for is the atmosphere which is more to NXT being a bigger brand in 2018 than it was on 2014.
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