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NXT TakeOver Brooklyn 4 recap: Ciampa stands last, Ricochet and Kairi Sane win gold

NXT TakeOver returns to Brooklyn for the next chapter in the Gargano-Ciampa saga, the first encounter between Adam Cole and Ricochet and a big title defense for Shayna Baszler, who faces Kairi Sane.

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"The trick is to make it NOT look easy. Because if you make it look easy, it doesn't look right. Ya know? It's supposed to look like a fight, not a dance or gymnastics." Paul "Triple H" Levesque talking about the performance of Ricochet.

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This is what my house looks like after a really good party!

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SummerSlam predictions: Will it finally be Roman Reigns' night? Will Ronda Rousey be the next champ?

SummerSlam weekend has finally arrived. For some, Sunday night represents the end of the a long story arc, while others are just getting started. So how will it all play out?

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Anatomy of a rivalry: AJ Styles-Samoa Joe

Sunday's WWE championship match at SummerSlam between AJ Styles and Samoa Joe is a dream 17 years in the making. They share memories of friendship and rivalry, along with two other key figures in their careers -- Christopher Daniels and Jeff Jarrett.

SummerSlam's greatest moments

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Wrestling isn't the same for Daniel Bryan in 2018 ... it's better

As expectations for him continue to soar, Daniel Bryan is just thankful to be back in the WWE ring and doing what he loves once again.

A lapsed WWE fan's guide to SummerSlam

If you've stepped away from watching WWE on a regular basis, you might be a bit lost before SummerSlam. This guide will get you caught up.

The five craziest SummerSlam moments

Behind-the-scenes contract issues, an iconic tour bus and a heated backstage argument are some of the most memorable SummerSlam moments.

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As has been the case at many NXT TakeOver events, WWE showed off their newest acquisition sitting in the crowd - and this time around it's former UFC fighter and independent standout Matt Riddle.

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TakeOver: Brooklyn 4

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Just a few hours before the start of NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn 4, Michael Collins goes one-on-one with Paul "Triple H" Levesque, who reflects on the special night that came together for the first TakeOver event at the Barclays Center in 2015.

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Michael Collins asks Paul "Triple H" Levesque, given the chance, what one thing he would do differently along the way with NXT over the last four years.

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When comparing NXT to Raw and SmackDown, Paul "Triple H" Levesque compares it to how fans view college football and the NFL.

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"The trick is to make it NOT look easy. Because if you make it look easy, it doesn't look right. Ya know? It's supposed to look like a fight, not a dance or gymnastics." Paul "Triple H" Levesque talking about the performance of Ricochet.

Michael Collins, ESPN Senior Writer13h ago

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That look you give the stupid reporter who asks how you feel right after your favorite wrestler loses the final match of the night.

Michael Collins, ESPN Senior Writer13h ago

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Instant reaction from the young fan sitting behind me at the end of NXT Takeover Brooklyn4! Sometimes life (and wrestling) throw hard lessons at us!

Michael Collins, ESPN Senior Writer13h ago

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This is what my house looks like after a really good party!

Michael Collins, ESPN Senior Writer14h ago

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"Last Man Standing" must be the final match of the night cause there's no broadcast tables left for the announcers!!

Michael Collins, ESPN Senior Writer14h ago

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When the crowd anticipates a huge move coming...

Michael Collins, ESPN Senior Writer14h ago

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Ricochet just did a DOUBLE FLIP off the top rope and the Barclay's Center food almost blew off from the crowd eruption!!!

Michael Collins, ESPN Senior Writer15h ago

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As has been the case at many NXT TakeOver events, WWE showed off their newest acquisition sitting in the crowd - and this time around it's former UFC fighter and independent standout Matt Riddle.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com15h ago

WWE

When comparing NXT to Raw and SmackDown, Paul "Triple H" Levesque compares it to how fans view college football and the NFL.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com19h ago

WWE

Michael Collins asks Paul "Triple H" Levesque, given the chance, what one thing he would do differently along the way with NXT over the last four years.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com20h ago

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Just a few hours before the start of NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn 4, Michael Collins goes one-on-one with Paul "Triple H" Levesque, who reflects on the special night that came together for the first TakeOver event at the Barclays Center in 2015.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com20h ago

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On Saturday, at the Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York, eight WWE superstars — Big Show, Becky Lynch, Andrade "Cien" Almas, Kevin Owens, Mark Henry, Jinder Mahal, Billie Kay and Peyton Royce — participated in the Special Olympics Unified Bocce tournament. The event was hosted by Dana Warrior, the wife of late WWE legend The Ultimate Warrior.

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