NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II was a professional wrestling show in the NXT TakeOver series that took place on August 20, 2016. The NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II event was produced by WWE, showcasing its NXT developmental brand, and streaming live on the WWE Network. The event took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
NXT TakeOver: Back to Brooklyn featured professional wrestling matches involving different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines that play out on the NXT television program prior to the TakeOver show itself. Wrestlers portray faces or heels as they follow a series of events that built tension and culminated in a match or a series of matches.
At NXT TakeOver: Dallas, Asuka defeated Bayley for the NXT Women's Championship by submission when Bayley passed out. On the May 18 episode of NXT, Nia Jax defeated Bayley and kayfabe injured the former. At NXT TakeOver: The End, Jax, who was replacing Bayley, was defeated by Asuka. Bayley returned on the June 22 episode of NXT, where she defeated Deonna Purrazzo. In the following weeks, tensions between Asuka and Bayley escalated before a match was scheduled between the two at NXT TakeOver Brooklyn II. On the August 3 episode of NXT, after Asuka defeated Aliyah, Bayley, who was sitting at ringside after being offered a chair by Asuka, got in the ring after Asuka kept Aliyah in her signature Asuka Lock.
On the August 3 episode of NXT, a vignette aired of Ember Moon's upcoming debut at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II.
On the August 3 episode of NXT, Bobby Roode made his NXT TV debut. The following week, after Andrade Almas defeated Angelo Dawkins, Roode informed Almas that General Manager William Regal scheduled a match between the two at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II.
|No Way Jose vs. Austin Aries||Preview|
|Ember Moon vs. Billie Kaye||Preview|
|Andrade Almas vs. Bobby Roode||Preview|
|The Revival vs. Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa||Preview|
|Asuka vs. Bayley||Preview|
|Samoa Joe vs. Shinsuke Nakamura||Preview|
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- Austin Aries defeated No Way Jose by submission (10:40)
- Ember Moon defeated Billie Kaye (4:33)
- Bobby Roode defeated Andrade Almas (10:23)
- The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) (c) defeated Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa to retain the NXT Tag Team Championship (19:10)
- Asuka (c) defeated Bayley to retain the NXT Women's Championship (14:05)
- Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Samoa Joe (c) to win the NXT Championship (21:14)
Other on-screen talent
- TakeOver: Back to Brooklyn results at WWE.com
- TakeOver: Back to Brooklyn results at CAGEMATCH.net
- TakeOver: Back to Brooklyn pre-show on WWE Network
- TakeOver: Back to Brooklyn on WWE Network
|2016 World Wrestling Entertainment NXT pay-per-views|
|2016 World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-views|
Royal Rumble • Fast Lane • Roadblock • Takeover IX • WrestleMania • Payback • Extreme Rules • TakeOver: The End • Money in the Bank • Battleground • Back to Brooklyn • SummerSlam • Backlash • Clash of Champions • No Mercy • Hell in a Cell • TakeOver: Toronto • Survivor Series • TLC: Tables, Ladders, & Chairs