WWE taped three episodes of NXT set to air next month and in September on the WWE Network on Thursday night from the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Wrestling News World’s Scott Brooks was in attendance and filed the following report:
Solomon Crowe defeated Buddy Murphy
Natalya defeated Carmella via Sharpshooter.
Episode 1 (August 21, 2014)
Match 1) In a semifinal tag of the tournament, The Vaudevillains defeated Colin Cassidy & Enzo Amore following a Finlay roll by Gotch and a Swanton from Aiden on Enzo.
After, The Legionaries attacked Enzo and Colin. They particularly went after his hair.
Match 2) In a non-title match, Charlotte defeated Becky Lynch.
Enzo came out to the stage with Colin and said he would put his hair on the line at Takeover with Colin against The Legionaries.
Please Note: I assume they are making the Takeover name the equivalent of their Saturday Night’s Main Event.
Match 3) Mojo Rawley defeated Steve Cutler.
Mojo cut a promo on Bull Dempsey after.
Match 4) In a semifinal match, Sin Cara and Kalisto defeated Sami Zayn and Adam Rose following an Asai DDT and a Senton Bomb by Kalisto/Sin Cara on Adam Rose.
Triple H came to the ring. He took a mic and said it is an exciting time in WWE right now and said NXT has become *the* brand on the WWE Network. He said it is time for NXT to take over again. In three weeks on September 11th, Triple H will takeover the WWE network unlike anything you have seen before. The NXT World and Women’s titles will be defended and The Ascension will defend the tag titles. On that night at NXT Takeover, it will be overseen by the brand new NXT General Manager who will be here next week.
Match 5) Tyson Kidd defeated Tyler Breeze via countout when Tyler walked out on the match.
Episode 2 (August 28, 2014)
Match 1) In a non-title match, The Ascension defeated two unknowns.
After Victor said in one week the #1 contenders will be decided and questioned if they are even competition. Konor said the ascension will rise.
William Regal came out as the new General Manager of NXT. He said he would like to announce the main event for NXT Takeover and introduces Adrian Neville to the ring. Neville congratulates him on his new position and asks who’s next for him. Regal goes to say who it is and Tyson Kidd interrupts and comes to the ring. Kidd says he accepts and says he is honored. On September 11th, he will leave with the NXT Title around his waist. Tyler Breeze interrupts and said everyone deserves a title shot against Kidd including his wide. Sami Zayn then comes out. He said Tyler isn’t always right but he is right about a lot of things but he is right about Tyson. Sami says he is more deserving than Tyler. Neville says he has an opinion and says he would like to face all three. Regal makes the match official.
Match 2) Bayley defeated Sasha Banks.
After, Renee Young interviewed Bayley about her upcoming match with Charlotte at Takeover. Charlotte interrupts and the two exchange words. Notably Charlotte refused to shake Bayley’s hand.
Match 3) Bull Dempsey squashed Angelo Dawkins.
Match 4) Tyson Kidd and Tyler Breeze defeated Sami Zayn and Adrian Neville. Neville was on the top turnbuckle with breeze in the corner. Sami charged and accidentally booted Zayn. Breeze and Kidd got into words and Breeze shoved him into a Blue Thunder Bomb. Kidd dumped Zayn to the outside and covered Neville. Zayn came in and booted Kidd. He then took the NXT title and held it before handing it off to Neville who was still laid out on the mat.
Episode 3 (September 4, 2014)
Match 1) In a non title match, Charlotte defeated Alexa Bliss.
After Bayley came out and said she would take the title at Takeover. She said she has beaten Charlotte’s BFF twice and wants to shake her hand. Charlotte slapped her. Bayley hit the belly to belly suplex on Charlotte and held up the title.
Match 2) Tyler Breeze defeated Tye Dillinger.
Match 3) Tyson Kidd defeated Adam Rose via Sharpshooter.
Match 4) Sami Zayn defeated Marcus Louis w/Sylvester LeFort via Koji Klutch for the submission win.
Colin Cassidy and Enzo came out and attacked Sylvester.
Match 5) Adrian Neville defeated CJ Parker via Red Arrow in a non-title match.
Match 6) In the finals for the tag team tournament, Sin Cara and Kalisto defeated The Vaudevillians. Kalisto hit an Asai DDT on Gotch and took out Aiden with a tope con hilo. Sin Cara hit a Senton Bomb on Gotch for the win.
The Ascension came to the stage and stared down Kalisto and Sin Cara.
Big Show defeated Cesaro with the Chokeslam.
The next NXT Takeover special will be on September 11th, 2014. They will also be taping TV the day after on September 12th, 2014. The card for the show will be:
NXT Title Match
Adrian Neville (c) vs. Tyler Breeze vs. Sami Zayn vs. Tyson Kidd
NXT Women’s Title Match
Charlotte (c) vs Bayley
NXT Tag Team Title Match
The Ascension (C) vs. Sin Cara & Kalisto
Hair vs. Hair
There’s a possibility this could be a tag match.
Enzo Amore w/Colin Cassidy vs Sylvester LeFort w/Marcus Louis
Bull Dempsey vs Mojo Rawley