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WWE NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day title match went shorter than planned

WWE NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day was a big success for the company as there was a lot of positive feedback about the show among fans on social media. From top to bottom, most people would agree that all of the matches delivered in quality.

However, some fans picked up on how a top title match seemed to not go as long as expected. It turns out that the match had more time, but the performers involved decided to go “go-home” early.

That match was the Triple Threat bout, which featured Io Shirai retain her NXT Women’s Title over challengers Mercedes Martinez and Toni Storm. Triple H talked about this on the post-TakeOver conference call. Originally, the match had 20 minutes, but they went a couple of minutes short.

“First of all, it was a spectacular performance by all three. As far as the time goes, they had all the time they wanted, they had a window that was much bigger than that. I think bell-to-bell it went somewhere in the neighborhood of 12-13, I don’t remember precisely, but I think that’s where they went to. They had what they wanted, I think it was laid out at 20 just as a window. But they had what they wanted.”

Triple H continued by noting how there were things that didn’t go according to plan but weren’t mistakes on the part of the talent. Instead, it was things like the announce table breaking before they did a spot.

“The Game” put over Shirai for her performance as well as Storm and Martinez.

You can listen to the entire interview by clicking on the player below (quotes can be found at the 6:00 mark):


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