NXT: The Future is Now - 9/16/15 Aug 29, 2015 23:45:06 GMT -5
Post by Tyler Black on Aug 29, 2015 23:45:06 GMT -5
NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN
The show starts with Triple H in the ring giving a monologue about how NXT became what it is today.
Our commentators for this historic night are, former NXT talent Corey Graves, Rich Brennan, and Byron Saxton.
Jushin “Thunder” Liger vs “Prince Pretty” Tyler Breeze
A bunch of models dressed like NYC landmarks come out as part of Tyler Breeze's entrance. Breeze gets a great response from the crowd. Jushin Thunder Liger makes his entrance much to the delight of this raucous sold out Brooklyn crowd. Liger hits a shoulder block to take down Liger and then he lounges in the corner to celebrate. Liger takes him down with a drop toe hold and then mocks Breeze by celebrating the same way. Liger rolls Breeze into a modified surfboard stretch, but Prince Pretty counters and escapes. Liger takes him down again and puts him in a standard surfboard. Liger monkey flips Breeze out of his boots and then uses his selfie stick to mock Breeze some more. Dueling chants break out as Breeze slows down the pace and starts to beat on Liger. Breeze hits a modified back stabber for a two count. Liger hit a rolling kick in the corner followed by a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. He heads to the top rope, but he jumps off into a pair of knees. Breeze uses a crucifix to make a cover, but Liger kicks out. Liger connects with a palm strike that turns Breeze inside out. Liger pauses to again pander to the crowd, not the smartest move by the veteran Liger. Liger puts Breeze into position for the running Liger Bomb, but Breeze floats over the head of Liger, who turns straight into a Beauty Shot! 1...2...3! This one's over! Tyler Breeze has beaten the Japanese legend, Jushin “Thunder” Liger!
Winner: Tyler Breeze
Breeze is now 2-4 at Takeover events. As Breeze is celebrating his victory while walking to the back, he turns to the camera and shouts “This gorgeous face is the new face, of the land of the rising sun!”
The camera pans and we see that “The Kliq”(Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and X-Pac) are in attendance tonight.
BAMF(Blake, Murphy, and Alexa Bliss)(c) vs The Vaudevillans – NXT Tag Team Championship Match
Pre-match, Alexa Bliss cuts a promo on The Vaudevillans, calling them worthless. She tells Gotch and English that no one is willing to help them even the odds. Which cues the music of Blue Pants! Leva “Blue Pants” Bates joins Gotch and English to help even the odds against Bliss on the outside. Gotch and Blake starts things off. Blue Pants City chants start up and Leva Bates soaks it in. Gotch uses some unusual offense to put Blake in an armbar, but Blake turns it into a cover for a two count. English and Murphy are both tagged and English keeps control for his team. He flexes a bit as he wrenches the arm of Murphy around. Blake and Murphy take control of English with some double team offense. Murphy picks English up and runs him into the corner to prevent him from making a tag. Blake tags back in and drops an elbow for a two count. Blake rips Gotch off the apron to prevent a tag and then he hits a double neckbreaker with Murphy to score another near fall. English kicks Blake into Murphy and then crawls to make the tag, finally reaching Gotch. He goes nuts on both Blake and Murphy as the crowd goes wild. All four men end up performing a tower of doom in the corner, and English hits a flying senton to follow up for a close near fall. Bliss gets on the apron, but Blue Pants rips her down and chases her around the ring. They end up in the ring and Blue Pants takes her down and out of the ring. Murphy uses the confusion to his advantage and rolls Gotch up for a two count. Gotch and English hit their finisher, The Rolling Durvish for the pin to become the new tag team champions!
Winners and NEW NXT Tag Team Champions: The Vaudevillans!
A video package plays for the newest NXT women's wrestler Nia Jax.
Tye Dillinger vs. Apollo Crews
Dillinger does a little fancy footwork to escape Crews and then celebreates like he won the match. Crews reverses a headlock and then does a few flips to get a Yes chant going. He takes Dillinger down with a nice dropkick, but Dillinger returns the favor by dropkicking Crews as he tries to springboard into the ring. Crews blocks a superkick, but Dillinger goes right back to it and hits him in the mouth. Dillinger gets hit with a standing enzuigiri and Crews starts to go to work. Crews presses Dillinger, drops him and hits a standing moonsault for the pin and the win.
Winner: Apollo Crews
Crews obviously has a very bright future here in NXT. This was only a small display of Crews obvious talent.
Samoa Joe vs. Baron Corbin
They lock up and struggle for control. Joe goes after the arm before putting Corbin in a front facelock. He tries for the coquina clutch, but Corbin escapes. Joe hits a big kick and then he dropkicks Corbin over the top rope to the floor. Joe tries for a suicide dive, but Corbin lays him out with a bit elbow to the face. Joe locks in a single leg crab after a few nice counters, and then he rolls over into a crossface. Corbin tries to reach for the ropes, but Joe grabs his arm and pulls it back. Corbin finally breaks the hold by getting his foot on the ropes. Corbin tries to follow Joe to the outside, but he gets tripped on the apron and then thrown into the barricade. Corbin surprises Joe and trips him so he can lock in a heel hook. Joe makes it to the ropes to break the hold after a few excruciating seconds. Corbin hits a spinning side slam, but Joe manages to kick out. Corbin hits a kick to the face, but Joe immediately responds with an enzuigiri. Joe and Corbin start trading punches back and forth. Corbin avoids the Muscle buster and hits a big boot followed by a half suplex for a two count. Both men counter each others finishers, ending with Corbin slamming Joe down with a sitout chokeslam! Corbin goes for the pin, but Joe kicks out at 2 and flips it into the Coquina Clutch! The ref calls for the bell Corbin's out cold!
Winner: Samoa Joe
Corbin stirs back to his feet immediately after the bell rings. He grabs the official, Drake Wuertz, by the collar and insists he didn't pass out. Corbin demands to know why his arm wasn't raised and lowered to determine the TKO. Official Drake Wuertz tells Corbin that he saw the glazed look in Baron's eye and decided to call the match. Corbin obviously frustrated lets go of Official Drake Wuertz collar, only to grab him by the arm and drop him with the End of Days! “Baron Corbin has just layed his hands on an NXT official, surely there will be repercussions for his actions.” Says announcer Byron Saxton. “Official Drake Wuertz was a world traveled superstar prior to becoming an NXT referee, he knows emotions run high in matches like these, and he should have known better than to cross a man like Corbin.” Responds fellow announcer Corey Graves. “That still gives Corbin no right to put his hands on an NXT official, Graves.” Rich Brennan remarks. Security escort Corbin to the back as he continues to berate Referee Drake Wuertz for “blowing” the match in Corbin's eyes.
We pan out to this incredible sold out crowd and see some of the big names in attendance. In attendance are Tamina Snuka and Naiomi, members of Sasha Bank's Team B.A.D. As well as Legends Ric Flair and Sargent Slaughter. To their right are Kana, Japanese women's wrestling sensation, and indy superstars, Johnny Gargano and Tomasso Ciampa!
We then pan over to the tron. NXT General Manager William Regal announces that starting next week, NXT will be holding the Dusty Rhodes Memorial Tag Team Classic Tournament! The tournament will culminate at the next NXT Takeover event on October 7th, but that's not all. The first team announced for the tournament will be the tag team of Johnny Gargano and Tomasso Ciamapa!
The entrance music of Stephanie McMahon hits, and she makes her way down to the ring. Stephanie mentions the current movement in female sports around the world. She reminds everyone that that movement started right here in NXT! So therefore it is her pleasure to announce the first female co-main event, in NXT history, Sasha Banks vs Bayley!
Sasha Banks(c) vs Bayley – NXT Women's Championship Match
Bayley comes down to the ring with her signature wacky-arm inflatable floating tube men. As well as Dusty Rhodes inspired polka-dot head and wrist bands. Sasha Banks comes into the arena in an Escalade with four big security guards flanking her. They square off and Banks laughs at Bayley's outfit. Bayley takes her down and hits her in the face. They rolls all over the ring fighting each other, ending with Bayley hitting a low elbow and a running clothesline. Duelling chants start up as Banks slams Bayley into the turnbuckle. Bayley sets Sasha up in the tree of woe and hits a running springboard elbow drop for a two count. Bayley hits a springboard armdrag that sends Banks out of the ring to recover. Bayley follows her and dropkicks her through the corner of the apron. Banks hits a knee and then sets up Bayley for the double knee drop in the corner. Bayley counters and they end up on the top rope. Banks goes for a superplex, but she has to settle for kicking Bayley's leg and forcing her out to the floor. Banks fakes a suicide dive and then beats Bayley down into the mat. She slaps the taste out of Bayley's mouth for a two count. Banks locks Bayley in a submission, but the Hugger fights out of it. Bayley begins to fight back in the corner. She catches Banks when she goes for the double knee drop, but Banks is able to send her head into the turnbuckle and then she puts Bayley on the top rope for a double knee drop. Banks starts talking trash to Bayley, and Bayley responds with a kick to the face and several shots to the head. Banks puts a stop to her rampage by stretching her arm against the middle rope. Banks removes Bayley's protective hand cast and then slams the injured hand into the steel steps. She puts Bayley's hand between the steps and apron and kicks the steps to crush it. Banks leaps over the referee to the outside for a big flip onto Bayley. This is awesome chants start up as Bayley kicks out of a pin. Banks rips Bayley's arm down across the top rope, but she injured herself when she lands on the floor. She beats the count and starts trading punches and elbows with Bayley. Bayley gets the upper hand and starts hitting double axe handles. She suplexes Banks into the corner and then goes for the Bayley to Belly. Banks blocks and puts Bayley in the Banks Statement. Bayley reaches for the bottom rope with her injured hand. Only for the Boss to stomp on Bayley's hand repeatedly, preventing the rpe break. Bayley manages to reverse the hold, into a Banks Statement of her own! but Banks is able to make it to the bottom rope. Bayley nails the Bayley to Belly, but Sasha is able to kick out. Banks counters a top rope hurricanrana and lands on Bayley, but she only gets a two count. They end up back on the turnbuckle and Bayley hits a backwards hurricanrana followed by her Bayley to Belly for the pin! Bayley is your new NXT Women's Champion!
Winner and NEW NXT Women's Champion: Bayley!
Becky Lynch and Charlotte come out to celebrate with Bayley, and then Sasha Banks embraces her before all four women end up embracing. Emotions running high and tears flowing. They all raise their hands and hold up four fingers to signify the Four Horsewomen of the WWE. Congrats to Bayley on this special moment, the girlhood dream has come true.
We cut to footage from a Tripe H announcement earlier in the night. Hunter announces that come early December 2015, NXT will undertake its first tour of the United Kingdom!
Finn Balor(c) vs Kevin Owens – NXT Championship Match
Balor's entrance is a show all by itself. The Demon again spreading it's wings tonight. Owens shoves Balor, but the Demon grabs him and throws him into the corner. Owens runs right into a dropkick and Balor follows up with some chops in the corner. Owens lays Balor out and then drops all his weight with a senton. Balor goes to get a ladder, but Owens hits a hard right hand and then crushes him with a cannonball in the corner. Owens goes for a popup powerbomb, but Balor counters with a swing blade. Owens heads out of the ring to get the ladder, but Balor knocks him down before he can get it to the ring. Owens uses the ladder to attack Balor against the apron. He acts like he is going to run up the ladder as it is set up against the apron, but he changes direction and nails Balor with a right hand.
Balor and Owens end up fighting into the crowd where Owens tosses Balor into the barricade. He tries to powerbomb Balor, but he gets back dropped over the wall to the ringside area. Balor springboards off the apron, but Owens catches him and slams him into the barricade before throwing him right over the announce table. Owens uses the cover to the table as a weapon and then poses for the crowd. Balor comes out of nowhere and dropkicks the ladder right into Owens. Owens pulls the ladder away from Balor, so the Demon flips over the top rope and lands on him. Owens stops Balor from climbing the ladder and whips him into it before tossing him out of the ring. Owens sets up the ladder so he can climb it, but Balor comes back in with another ladder. Owens is set up against a ladder, but he explodes out of it with a clothesline. Owens picks up a ladder and uses it as a weapon before slamming Balor onto it and hitting a senton. Owens tries to powerbomb Balor onto a ladder, but Balor back drops him and he hits the side of the ladder in what looked like a very painful spot. Owens tries a cannonball against the ladder, but Balor moves. Balor hits the double foot stomp from the top rope and then sets up a ladder. Owens pulls him off the ladder into a powerbomb. Balor tips over the ladder and Owens crashes into the corner, eventually rolling out to the floor. Owens ends up powerbombing Balor into the apron, but he is too injured to get back in the ring to capitalize. Balor makes it to stop Owens from climbing the ladder, but he still gets taken out by the former champion. Owens hits a superkick to keep Balor down. Owens tries to suplex Balor off one ladder into another, but Balor fights back and blocks. Owens falls off and lands on a ladder. Balor climbs to reach the title, but he is too far away. He ends up jumping off the ladder with a double foot stomp to Owens. He sets up the ladder and climbs it to retrieve his title.
Winner And STILL NXT Champion: Finn Balor
“Folks, thanks for joining us for NXT Takeover: Brooklyn. Make sure to tune into NXT this Wednesday, and make sure to join us October 7th for Takeover, both exclusively on the WWE Network.” Says Byron Saxton as the show fades to black.