NXT Takeover Stand & Ship outcomes: Moore’s stay evaluation of night time one with Io Shirai vs. Raquel Gonzalez for the NXT Ladies’s Championship, Walter vs. Tommaso Ciampa for the NXT UK Championship, MSK vs. Grizzled Younger Veterans vs. Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde for the vacant NXT Tag Titles – Professional Wrestling Dot Web


By John Moore, ProWrestling.web Staffer (@liljohnm)

NXT Takeover: Stand & Ship Night time One
Simulcast stay on April 7, 2021 on Peacock and USA Community
Orlando, Florida at Capitol Wrestling Middle (WWE PC)

Pre-show notes

Sam Roberts was joined by former skilled MMA fighter Jimmy Smith because the hosts of the Takeover pre-show. The panel ran by way of the Night time 1 card to start out off the present. The cameras from “earlier as we speak” caught Io Shirai and Zoey Stark getting into the WWE Efficiency Middle collectively and in addition caught Raquel Gonzalez and Dakota Kai getting into the WWE PC…

The present reduce to a hype package deal for Walter vs. Tommaso Ciampa…

The panel despatched the present over to a Samoa Joe and Tommaso Ciampa sitodown interview. Joe requested Ciampa for his ideas on Ciampa’s upcoming match in opposition to Ciampa. Ciampa mentioned that is probably the most excited match he’s been excited for since his match in opposition to Johnny Gargano at Takeover: New Orleans. Joe then requested Ciampa about his confidence going into this match.

Ciampa talked about how all his robust instances have constructed him to as we speak, his accidents, matches and setbacks. Ciampa mentioned he’s in the most effective situation of his profession. Ciampa additionally talked about how a lot being a father has ready him in direction of being a extra harmful fighter. The interview ended after Ciampa talked about going after the UK title and attempting to get his new “goldie”…

A break up display video confirmed Tommaso Ciampa hanging out with Timothy Thatcher backstage. Ciampa handed Thatcher his necklace to maintain secure. The present then reduce to a story of the tape which leaned within the favor of Walter…

The present then reduce to Joe interviewing Walter. Walter talked about how though he has a protracted title reign, he seems like he has to place in somewhat extra work resulting from being pressured to cease wrestling resulting from quarantine. Joe talked about Ciampa being on the high of NXT just a few years in the past, having to drop the title resulting from a neck harm. Walter mentioned that he seems like an analogous man to the Ciampa from two years in the past, making wrestling the #1 factor of their lives.

Walter mentioned Ciampa is a special man now with completely different priorities. Joe questioned if Walter’s match in opposition to Ciampa will add to Walter’s legacy. Walter mentioned he sees Ciampa as one other one in all his opponents and he sees Ciampa as one other one in all his nice challengers. Joe requested Walter if he has any ideas on going after the NXT Championship someday. Walter mentioned everybody “takes the subsequent step” sometime, however proper now Walter doesn’t know when that’s going to occur. The present then reduce to the panel…

Sports activities Journalist Arash Markazi joined the panel through Skype to offer extra ideas on Takeover. Sam Roberts then overvalued the pre-show match of Toni Storm vs. Zoey Stark. Roberts reiterated my remark in saying that Zoey Stark is on NXT TV nearly each week…

Roberts thanked Rob Zombie for offering the tune “The Triumph of King Freak” because the theme tune for NXT Takeover: Stand and Ship. Footage aired of Triple H and Shawn Michaels hyping NXT Takeover: Stand and Ship on WWE’s The Bump present…

McKenzie Mitchell interviewed LA Knight, who’s going to be the ultimate wrestler to return out within the Gauntlet Eliminator. Knight reduce one in all his higher promos since returning to WWE as a result of he truly talked about attempting to win the Gauntlet Eliminator whereas additionally weaving in his catchphrases (versus being on autopilot in itemizing off his Eli Drake catchphrases). Sam Roberts then ran by way of the Gauntlet Eliminator guidelines…

Vic Joseph and Mickie James checked in from the commentary desk to name the pre-show match…

John’s Ideas: Very cool to see Mickie James on NXT not to mention WWE tv once more (resulting from her showing hardly ever as of late regardless of being on the energetic roster). Hey, if WWE goes to drive James to take a seat on the bench, why not simply transfer her over to NXT to spice up that present whereas additionally permitting the legend to indicate the world why she is so good. Bear in mind how scorching that James vs. Asuka match was just a few years in the past in James’s return to WWE?

Pre Present Match: Toni Storm vs. Zoey Stark. The followers traded “Let’s go Zoey” and “Let’s go Toni” chants. Each girls traded aspect headlocks and chain wrestling to start out off the match. Stark landed a pleasant slingshot dropkick, however was slowed down by Storm shortly after who labored on Zoey with methodical offense. Stark ended up rallying again with each girls buying and selling punches. Stark hit Storm with a pleasant Half-and-half suplex and basement knee for just a few nearfalls.

Storm got here again with an Electrical Chair slam for a nearfall. Stark reversed Storm with a excessive again kick. Storm hit Stark with a sequence of German suplexes. Storm went for Storm Zero, however Stark rolled up Storm (the rollup was a bit awkward). Stark ended up selecting up the win (it was a bit tough wanting).

Zoey Stark defeated Toni Storm through pinfall in 9:52.

John’s Ideas: A shocking end, although the closing minutes have been a bit tough. Poor Storm, who’s in want of one other reboot. She in all probability wants a mid-card run to acclimate herself to the NXT viewers however I nonetheless imagine she has it in her to be a face-of-the-company kind of wrestler. Zoey Stark is clearly somebody WWE may be very very excessive on they usually’re even acknowledging that they’re giving her extra TV time than different wrestlers. Once more, she’s very tough, and you’ll’t blame her as a result of they threw her proper into the fireplace; however on the identical time she hasn’t floundered. She’s positively due for an enormous NXT or essential roster push one in all these weeks.

McKenzie interviewed Wes Lee and Nash Carter about their upcoming title match. Lee bragged about being medically cleared from his hand harm. Carter mentioned he must be speaking about his opponents, however it’s all about MSK who’re going to shine the brightest. MSK left after doing their hand indicators…

Sam Roberts reiterated WWE’s common plug that NXT has the most effective girls’s division within the enterprise as he went on to hype the Ladies’s Championship match. After the match hype package deal, Mickie James joined the pre-show panel and gave her ideas on the Shirai vs. Gonzalez match. They then reduce to Samoa Joe interviewing Raquel Gonzalez. After that interview they aired Joe interviewing Io Shirai (which included subtitles)…

Principal Present

[Hour One] Alicia Taylor launched Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Straus to open the present. Strauss performed the Star Spangled banner on her electrical guitar (You understand Triple H is reserving this when you might have heavy steel Star Spangled Banner opening a “sporting” occasion). There additionally appeared to be extra followers than common packed into the WWE Efficiency Middle. After some sound results, the WWE Narrator launched NXT Takeover: Stand and Ship…

Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett, and Beth Phoenix have been on commentary…

Entrances for the opening match passed off. Pete Dunne had new entrance music. There was additionally a large Triple H signature cranium arrange on the high of the ramp. Kushida nonetheless comes out dressed up in Denim and cosplaying as Marty McFly…

1. Pete Dunne vs. Kushida. Each males instantly went for arm submissions which each males shortly eluded. Each males then went for heel hooks on one another. Kushida was sporting cup remedy bruises. Kushida and Dunne saved countering every others’ submissions. Dunne dragged Kushida to ringside after which hit Kushida with an X-Plex on the apron. Dunne hit Kushida with a Sacrifice Arm Breaker on the underside rope, mixed together with his wishbone finger break. Dunne and Kushida traded chest chops. Dunne blocked it for a bit, however Kushida ended up hitting Dunne together with his signature cartwheel dropkick.

Kushida and Dunne brawled to the elevated ramp which additionally seemed to be made out of plastic. Kushida reversed a Guillotine Choke into the Hoverboard Lock, however Dunne saved his palms clasped. Kushida went for a again elbow, however Dunne countered right into a finger break spot. Kushida rolled up Dunne for the 2 rely. The present then reduce to picture-in-picture for USA, however continued for Peacock.

Dunne stomped on Kushida’s elbow and adopted up with a diving elbow for a two rely. Kushida got here again with a entrance kick and a Falcon Arrow right into a crossarmbreaker. Dunne escaped and slammed Kushida to the mat. Dunne knocked down Kushida however was additionally knocked down himself by Kushida’s haymaker. Kushida caught Dunne within the arm with a shotgun dropkick. Dunne was knocked off the highest rope with Kushida’s handstand boots. Kushida locked Dunne in a Hoverboard Lock proper after a Spanish Fly.

Dunne managed to search out the underside rope, however Kushida pulled the arm again with a armbar. Dunne broke the maintain by getting his toe on the underside rope. Kushida locked within the hoverboard lock just a few extra instances, however Dunne saved getting a limb on the rope for the break. Kushida went for the Haymaker once more, however Dunne caught the punch and did his finger break spot. Dunne stomped on Kushida’s palms just a few time and adopted up with a Buzzsaw Kick. Dunne hit Kushida with the Bitter Finish for the win.

Pete Dunne defeated Kushida through pinfall in 10:39.

Vic Joseph mentioned that Dunne is the most effective technical wrestler on this planet after successful that match (I imply, Daniel Bryan continues to be wrestling although. And Timothy Thatcher isn’t dangerous both). Highlights from the match aired…

John’s Ideas: Nice stuff which acquired uninterrupted in case you have been watching through the Peacock feed. That is precisely the way in which it ought to have gone, with Dunne getting the clear win over the very-protected Kushida. As protected as Kushida is, he nonetheless seems like he’s in an analogous spot as Toni Storm in that he wants just a few significant midcard tales earlier than we will take him severely in the principle occasion. Dunne is doing that now when it comes to his rebuild and it is a good step in direction of him being a NXT champion if that’s the route they wish to head six months from now or so. Ideas apart, this was a enjoyable, quick paced, and technical matchup to start out the present. Good Takeover opener..

Io Shirai was proven getting into the WWE Efficiency Middle with Zoey Stark whereas Raquel Gonzalez was getting into the PC with Dakota Kai…

A WrestleMania advert aired…

Vic Joseph, Beth Phoenix, and Wade Barrett checked in on commentary the place they ran by way of the principles of the Gauntlet Eliminator. Leon Ruff was purported to make his entrance for the eliminator, however he was beat up and dragged to the ramp by Isaiah Scott…

2. The Gauntlet Eliminator Match for a North American Championship Title Shot on Night time 2 of Takeover. Ruff recovered and managed to commerce blows with Scott after the bell. Ruff hit Scott with a pleasant twisting cutter from the announce desk to ringside. Scott recovered and tried to hit Ruff with a Tremendous Energy Bomb, however Ruff reversed it with a Frankensteiner. Bronson Reed made his entrance on the 3 minute mark. Reed energy slammed Scott again within the ring. Reed gave Ruff a splash within the nook. Ruff and Reed hit Scott with a double workforce superplex.

Ruff tried to baseball slide below Reed, however Reed sat down and squashed Ruff. Ruff German Suplexed each Ruff and Scott on the identical time. Cameron Grimes made his entrance and took out Reed with a springboard moonsault. Grimes took out a stack of money after which paid Scott to workforce up with him. Scott accepted the money. Ruff used his quickness to keep away from Grimes, however Scott caught Ruff with a Energy Slam on the buckle.

John’s Ideas: Even in terms of comedy, Influence actually dropped the ball when it comes to their dangerous reserving of Trevor Lee. This man is cash! He wrestles like Daniel Bryan and with good writing he will be hilarious as hell. Large Cash Trevor should be making his North Carolinian Senpai Large Cash Matt Hardy very proud. I’m positive Jeff’s proud too, however he by no means had the Large Cash character like Matt did and does.

Whereas Dexter Lumis was making his entrance, Scott eradicated Ruff through pinfall in 9:45. Lumis entered the ring and gave out suplexes to Scott and Grimes. Beth Phoenix made the Oprah Winfrey You get a Automobile joke for these suplexes. Lumis and Reed traded punches within the ring. Each males struggled to elevate up one another and have been at a stalemate. Grimes dumped Reed to ringside. Lumis and Grimes took one another to ringside with a lariat (wtih Lumis touchdown awkwardly on the apron).

LA Knight made his entrance on the 12 minute mark. Knight reduce a promo to the ring. He mentioned he was going to punt Grimes to deep area. Grimes mentioned he was going to drop Grimes to his head. Knight was about to chop a promo about Scott, however he was dragged into the ring by Bronson Reed. The present then went to picture-in-picture for the USA feed.

The present reduce with Knight hitting Reed with a cutter and hitting Grimes with an influence slam. Knight hit Scott with a Superplex after a pleasant pounce on the highest rope. Lumis tossed Knight apart after which locked Grimes within the Kata Gatame. Knight elminated Lumis wtih a jackknife pin at round 15:50. Reed slammed Knight to the mat. Reed eradicated Knight through pinfall at round 16:00. Lumis put Knight within the Kata Gatame at ringside earlier than each males have been despatched to the again.

Grimes, Reed, and Scott traded signature strikes Grimes and Scott took one another out with Reed falling on high of them whereas he was in a daze. Reed took out Scott with a lariat and Grimes took out Reed together with his good Spanish Fly energy slam. Scott and Reed traded rollups with a hand filled with tights with Scott getting the final palms on the tights. Scott eradicated Grimes through pinfall at about 19:45. 

Reed went excessive threat, however was taken off with a dropkick and a sick wanting energy slam on the apron. Scott caught Reed with a 450 for a extremely shut nearfall. Scott labored on Reed with just a few kicks and a home name kick for a two rely. Reed recovered and hit Scott with a Samoan Drop. Reed hit Scott with a Tsunami Splash to get rid of Scott and win the eliminator.

Bronson Reed received the Gauntlet Eliminator Match in 23:14 to earn a North American Championship title shot for night time 2 of Takeover Stand and Ship. 

Johnny Gargano posed with the North American Championship on the high of the stage to face off with Reed. The present then reduce to a hype package deal for Walter vs. Ciampa…

John’s Ideas: A enjoyable, well-paced match and one of many higher gauntlet matches I’ve seen on WWE tv. This match was given loads of time and didn’t have any of these BS fast eliminations. In my view, this was a star making second (in NXT) for Isaiah Scott and LA Knight. Knight stumbled out of the gate in previous couple of NXT appearances with miscible in-ring matches and bland promos. Knight acquired to chop actually good promos on this present and lots of people actually sleep on his very plucky in-ring means. I really feel like a part of the issue is Knight tends to crap throughout “workrate” and whatnot, however on the identical time he’s one of many higher workrate guys I’ve seen in fashionable wrestling (And I all the time return to his match in opposition to Alberto El Patron for the GFW championship for instance that Knight can inform a tremendous in-ring story). Scott acquired to indicate that he actually shines in 10+ minute matches resulting from his means to inform lengthy tales. Scott acquired 23 minutes right here and acquired to actually shine. Reed was the fitting man to go over right here and his match with Gargano can actually steal the present tomorrow, particularly if we get “Takeover Gargano”.

Entrances for the NXT UK Championship match passed off. Vic Joseph famous that WALTER’s over 2 yr reign as UK Champion makes him the longest reigning main champion in WWE for the reason that Nineteen Eighties. Wade Barrett famous that Tommaso Ciampa was carrying wrestling tights for the primary time shortly. Alicia Taylor dealt with the formal in-ring introductions for the Championship match…

3. WALTER vs. Tommaso Ciampa for the NXT United Kingdom Championship. Ciampa used his quickness to keep away from Walter’s devastating strikes. Walter backed down Ciampa to a nook, however Ciampa fought his manner out of the nook with fast hearth strikes. Ciampa threw in a little bit of trash speak. Walter shortly ended Ciampa’s momentum with a knife edge chop. Walter tangled Ciampa within the turnbuckles and gave Ciampa a lethal chop and some stomps. Walter tried to cut Ciampa on the announce desk, however Ciampa averted it and he ended up karate chopping the Takeover brand show in half.

Walter suplexed Ciampa on the apron. Walter gave Ciampa just a few lighter chops. Ciampa used strikes to struggle Walter again. Walter adjusted his weight to dam a suplex. Ciampa got here again with shortarm kicks to Walter’s arm. Walter acquired a second of respite after slowing down Ciampa with a Yakuza Kick. Walter dug in on Ciampa’s again with a Half Crab right into a STO. Joseph famous that Ciampa’s kicks prevented Walter from locking within the submission. Ciampa escaped and rolled to ringside, with Walter promoting his arm.

[Hour Two] Walter dragged Ciampa again within the ring with a suplex. Walter toyed with Ciampa with mild kicks. Walter planted Ciampa again to the mat with a excessive knee to the top. Walter saved Ciampa to the mat with shortarm punches and boots. Ciampa acquired up and hit Walter with a sequence of fast clotheslines, however couldn’t get Walter off his toes. Ciampa acquired Walter in opposition to the ropes with a leaping lariat, however not off his toes. USA went to industrial.

Ciampa continued to run at Walter with operating strikes, however couldn’t get Walter off his toes. Walter got here again at Ciampa with a chop, however Ciampa no offered it and took Walter off his toes with a deal with. Ciampa hit Walter with an air raid crash for a two rely. The present then reduce from industrial with Walter persevering with to promote his arm. Walter reversed a Fairy Story Ending right into a pin try. Ciampa kicked out and hit Walter with the Fairy Story Ending. Walter kicked out at two. Joseph mentioned he doesn’t suppose anybody has gotten that near beating Walter.

Ciampa hit Walter with a operating knee. Walter sloawed down Ciampa with a sleeper. Ciampa acquired to the rope for the break, however Walter broke the maintain with a German Suplex and lariat for a two rely. Ciampa escaped an influence bomb with a chunk to the hand. Walter shortly got here again with a kick to the backbone and forearm. Ciampa took down Walter with a armbar. Ciampa twisted Walter’s digits within the submission. Walter acquired a toe on the underside rope for the break, with Ciampa milking the 5 rely.

Ciampa got here at Walter with fast punches. Walter dropped off the apron to keep away from the Willow’s Bell. Barrett famous that Ciampa has to decelerate to keep away from disqualification. Walter tried to hit Ciampa with clubbing blows, however Ciampa hammered Walter’s hand into the highest buckle with hammer blows. Walter and Ciampa made their option to the highest rope. Ciampa adjusted himself and hit Walter with a Tremendous Air Raid Crash for a two rely. Walter and Ciampa traded preventing spirit chops.

Walter caught a chop and gave Ciampa a aspect sweep. Walter used a take a look at of power to result in stomping Ciampa neck first into the mat. Walter hit Ciampa with a sequence of energy bombs for a two rely. A “that is superior” chant ensued. Walter turned Ciampa inside-out with a Half Nelson Suplex and a knife edge chop for the pinfall win.

WALTER defeated Tommaso Ciampa through pinfall in 16:59 to retain the NXT United Kingdom Championship. 

Highlights from the UK Championship match aired. Walter posed on the high of the ramp alongside Marcel Barthel, Fabien Aichner, and Alexander Wolfe. Walter continued to promote the injured arm after posing with the title, together with his Imperium stablemates wanting a bit involved…

John’s Ideas: Palms down, WALTER is my favourite wrestler to observe in fashionable professional wrestling and that’s resulting from his brutality and really sensible wrestling model.  Walter matches are the closest manner that you could get a visible online game boss battle in actual life with all of it being very reasonable and brutal. Credit score to his promoting of the hand that Ciampa injured in the course of the match. The match final result was no manner in query however each males made this compelling nonetheless, inflicting you to droop your disbelief for the nice nearfalls. Ciampa confirmed that he can nonetheless wrestle that essential occasion stage right here and hopefully they

The cool canine from this previous week’s NXT was proven climbing up the ring steps to hitch it’s grasp within the ring. The LED confirmed that “Franky Monet” might be debuting on Tuesday (that is presumably the WWE title for Taya Valkyrie)…

Vic Joseph overvalued the Peacock low cost QR code for membership (hey, and you probably have Comcast as an Web Supplier, you may get Peacock without spending a dime)…

McKenzie Mitchell interviewed Bronson Reed about successful the Gauntlet Eliminator. Reed mentioned he put in 14 years of onerous work and he’s beating Johnny Gargano tomorrow. Gargano confirmed up and mentioned that Actuality will hit Reed when Reed faces the best Takeover performer of all time. Gargano mentioned he’s contemporary. Gargano mentioned Reed ought to get pleasure from tonight as a result of tomorrow is about to be a special story…

Entrance for the NXT Tag Group Championship match aired. Oddly sufficient, no Zack Gibson promo earlier than the match on his option to the ring…

4. “MSK” Nash Carter and Wes Lee vs. “Legado Del Fantasma” Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza vs. “The Grizzled Younger Veterans” Zack Gibson and James Drake for the vacant NXT Tag Group Championships. The match began out quick paced till Drake and Carter slowed the motion down with methodical wrestling. Drake hit Carter with a physique slam for a two rely. Wes Lee hit everybody at ringside with a Poetry in Movement dive at ringside. Legado Del Fantasma hit everybody at ringside with stereo dives.

Legado hit Lee and Carter with stereo coast-to-coast dropkicks. GYV broke up Legado’s pin. Wilde and Mendoza put the boots to Gibson and tossed him to ringside. The present then reduce to picture-in-picture for USA Community (I’m watching through Peacock by the way in which).

Mendoza hit Carter with a lionsault for a two rely. Drake rolled up Mendoza with a rollup for a two rely. Lee got here in and cleaned home with kicks and punches. Lee took out Gibson with a dive. Lee took out Mendoza and Wilde with a Tope Con Hilo. Lee hit Drake with a Eddy Gordo Waterfall Kick. Carter tagged in and MSK hit Gibson with Sizzling Fireplace Flame to offer Carter a two rely. The GYV went for a Doomsday Machine at ringside on Lee, however Carter took out Drake with a operating knee. Lee took out Legado with a double hit toss. Lee gave Drake a suplex.

Gibson saved Lee from escalating the highest rope. Gibson tangled Lee’s injured hand within the high buckle pad and Drake gave the hand a dropkick. Gibson locked Lee within the Shankly Gates. Drake put Carter in a crossface, however Carter held on to Lee’s hand to stop him from tapping. Mendoza broke up each submissions. Wilde jumped off Mendoza’s again to hit Gibson with a splash. Legado hit Lee with the Legsweep Leg Lariat combo for a two rely on Lee.

Drake dove from the elevate ramp to hit Wilde with a Doomsday Machine with the assistance of Gibson. MSK took out Mendoza with a double stomp slam. MSK and GYV had a slugfest within the middle of the ring. Carter hit GYVs with a cutter and DDT combo. MSK hit Gibson with a Corkscrew Blockbuster to offer Lee the pinfall win.

MSK defeated The Grizzled Younger Veterans and Legado Del Fantasma through pinfall in 15:24 to grow to be the brand new NXT Tag Group Champions.

John’s Ideas: For me personally, this was a buffer match, however on the identical time this was a stellar spotfest model match with nonstop motion and acrobatics. This was enjoyable, particularly in case you like that basically quick confronted indie model. The end was a bit shocking as a result of I believed that both of the heel groups might have benefited from selecting up the title belts. Legado might have achieved the “draped in gold” factor with Escobar, and the GYVs have to get a constant push with out the beginning and stops. That mentioned, I don’t thoughts MSK selecting up the titles as a result of lastly a reliable tag workforce with buzz has the straps in NXT for the primary time in a protracted whereas. Hopefully some good matchups can come out from this. I simply thought it will have been good to have the babyfaces chasing they usually had the out with the Lee storyline hand harm.

The commentary workforce ran by way of the cardboard for NXT Takeover: Stand and Ship Night time 2. Vic Joseph introduced that Poppy might be acting on Night time 2 of Takeover…

A hype video aired to advertise the NXT Ladies’s Championship match…

Stephanie McMahon and new NXT signing Surray have been proven cheering within the crowd…

The ladies’s championship acquired the World Championship match introductions, the place you might have the digital camera following the fighters by way of the corridors. Entrances for the match passed off. Shirai had inexperienced and glittered ring gear this time (undecided if that is some new Kamen Rider gear. I’m not following KR Saber till the present finally ends up). Alicia Taylor dealt with the formal in-ring introductions. The introductions included the Story of the Tape graphics accompanying the intros…

5. Io Shirai vs. Raquel Gonzalez for the NXT Ladies’s Championship. Gonzalez took out Shirai with an enormous boot early on. Shirai convered a huracanrana right into a double boot to achieve management. Shirai cornered Gonzalez with a huracanrana and a nook crossbody. Shirai took down Gonzalez with boots. Gonzalez blocked Shirai’s slingshot meteora. SHirai dumped Gonzalez to ringside. Shirai hit Gonzalez with a crossbody dive in opposition to the barricade. The referee caught Dakota Kai attempting to get entangled, which prompted her to get ejected. Kai did handle to get palms on Shirai earlier than being ejected.

Shirai hit Gonzalez with a moonsault right into a DDT in opposition to the barricade. Gonzalez then garden darted Shirai into the ringpost (there’s a Mysterio ode for Shirai). Gonzalez reversed a DDT right into a flapjack into the highest rope for a two rely. Shirai tried to return again with chops, however was taken down by Gonzalez shoulder deal with. Gonzalez locked Shirai in a modified Gory Particular. Shirai countered an influence bomb with a victory roll right into a double stomp. Gonzalez averted a 619 initially, however Shirai gave Gonzalez an armdrag and 619. Shirai hit Gonzalez with a slingshot dropkick.

Shirai hit Gonzalez with a Code Pink for a two rely. Gonzalez virtually landed her ending Uranage however Shirai rolled up Gonzalez right into a Crippler’s Crossface. Gonzalez acquired to the underside rope for the break. Shirai caught Gonzalez at ringside on the elevated ramp with a Triangle Moonsault. Shirai took out Gonzalez at ringside with a operating meteora. Shirai climbed on high of the Triple H cranium after which gave Gonzalez a diving crossbody. WWE had 6 or so cameras set as much as present this dive.

[Overrun] At this level we’re 10 minutes into the match. Shirai hit Gonzalez together with her finisher, the moonsault. Gonzalez kicked out at two with Shirai promoting shock. Gonzalez recovered and gave Shirai an influence bomb at ringside. After buying and selling phrases, Gonzalez took out Shirai with a Clothesline from Hell. Gonzalez then hit Shirai together with her elevated Uranage for the victory.

Raquel Gonzalez defeated Io Shirai through pinfall in 12:56 to grow to be the brand new NXT Ladies’s Champion.  

Highlights from the match aired. The commentators talked about Gonzalez ending a historic championship reign. Gonzalez was emotional and cheering on the high of the ramp as she was given fog machine and sparkler pyro to comemmerate the second. Gonzalez held up her new title belt to shut the present…

John’s Ideas: That was an excellent match. Enjoyable half about it, it was shorter than your common Takeover essential occasion, but had as a lot motion as any Takeover essential occasion. This was a enjoyable essential occasion with numerous US and Lucha Libre mixed affect in it. Io performed the function of Rey Mysterio very effectively in attempting to grow to be the enormous killer, even using most her idol Rey’s moveset in opposition to Raquel. Raquel by no means disappoints as effectively and it was additionally good to see her implement among the Gory Guerrero offense into her moveset right here. Kudos to WWE for increase Gonzalez like a monster within the final episode of NXT and never losing that construct on this week’s present.  Great things and you already know Shirai was shedding when Gonzalez kicked out of the finisher.

Let the hypothesis start as to climate Io Shirai is getting known as up (particularly with WWE introducing a brand new Japanese sensation wrestler in Surray earlier than the match). As common, you by no means want for anybody to get known as up as a result of WWE essential  roster has a foul observe report with NXT callups. The observe report is even worse when it entails an individual of coloration. Take a look at what occurred to Andrade not too long ago. Worries apart, Shirai and Gonzalez placed on a Takeover worthy essential occasion on this Takeover themed present. Sporting the Takeover theme, this match was at that Takeover stage which units the desk to one thing very superb and particular the next night time. I’ll have extra of my ideas in a bit with my member’s unique audio evaluation of this present.


 



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