NXT TakeOver 36
- Date: August 22, 2021
- Location: Capitol Wrestling Center in Orlando, Florida
- Samoa Joe reintroduced the Muscle Buster finishing move, which he used to defeat Karrion Kross for the NXT title. Scarlett’s absence was not explained.
- Ilja Dragunov ended the near 3 year NXT UK title reign of Walter by making him tap out. This came as a shock to many because of Walter’s dominance over the brand since 2019.
- Adam Cole tapping out to Kyle O’Reilly could signal the end of his WWE career. It remains to be seen whether he’ll move to the main roster, or is set to leave the company.
- Ted DiBiase helped Cameron Grimes in his match by locking in the Million Dollar Dream on LA Knight.
NXT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:
Samoa Joe defeated Karrion Kross to become the new champion
NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:
Raquel Gonzalez (c) retained against Dakota Kai
2-OUT-OF-3 FALLS MATCH:
Kyle O’Reilly defeated Adam Cole (2-1)
* First fall is a regular match. Second fall is a Street Fight. Third fall is a steel cage match.*
NXT UK CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:
Ilja Dragunov defeated WALTER by submission to become the new champion
MILLION DOLLAR CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:
Cameron Grimes defeated LA Knight to become the new champion
* If Cameron Grimes loses, Ted DiBiase becomes LA Knight’s butler *
Ridge Holland defeated Trey Baxter