All the way back in 2009, WWE was testing out some new ideas for PPV events. One of these was Breaking Point, which was held on September 13th, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The gimmick for this show was that most matches on the card would work around submission matches.
We saw a Submissions Count Anywhere match between Legacy (Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase) and D-Generation X (Shawn Michaels & Triple H). An I Quit Match between John Cena & Randy Orton over the WWE Championship. Even the main event, between CM Punk & Undertaker was a submission match.
The event only happened once, but the concept was better than something like Fatal Four Way or Bragging Rights. Could it work better as a special episode of NXT?
Modern WWE Has More Submission Specialists Who Would Do Breaking Point Proud
When you look at the NXT roster, and some NXT alumni, you’ll find a lot more submission specialists. Off the top of my head, we have Marcel Barthel of Imperium, Kyle O’Reilly of Undisputed Era, former two time NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler, current RAW Superstar Matt Riddle and Timothy Thatcher, just to name a few. The NXT UK roster alone would have the skills to make a submission match focused show work perfectly.
There’s also some extra potential that wasn’t seen with the original PPV. They had three submission based matches, and it’s hard to deny the quality of an I-Quit match. However, NXT could bring both the Fight Pit to the event, as well as bring back the Ultimate Submission match. That being just an Ironman Match, but every fall needs to be a tap out. We haven’t seen many of them, but the match between Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit at Backlash 2001 is a well known classic.
This would make for a perfect gimmick for a big episode of NXT, one to bridge the often long gap between NXT Takeover events. It would give a chance for everyone on the roster to show their submission skills off.
What matches would you put on an NXT edition of Breaking Point? Would you watch if WWE tried this concept again? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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