WWE NXT TakeOver: Dallas Results (4/1/16)
Friday, April 1st, 2016
From the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX
Report by CJ Blaze of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
The show starts with a video package of iconic wrestlers from Texas. Tonight, a revolution emerges. Will strong style become the new trend in NXT? Will a lovable Women's Champion be beaten? Will an unstoppable beast upset the NXT Champion? A new chapter is written tonight as NXT takes over Dallas.
Tom Phillips welcomes us to the show as we are sold out. Corey Graves is also on commentary. Greg Hamilton is the ring announcer.
Jason Jordan and Chad Gable make their way out for the opening match. Champions Dash & Dawson enter next.
NXT Tag Team Championship Match: American Alpha vs. The Revival (c)
Gable and Dawson start the match with a lock up. Gable is taken to the corner and Dawson smacks his face a couple times. They go to their own corners and then meet up again with a lock up. Gable takes Dawson down a couple times, going into a cover. They get back to their feet to a pop. Gable smacks Dawson and the two teams meet in the center of the ring. Dawson and Gable lock up again, Dawson locks up the left arm. Dawson does a couple shoulderblocks and a hip toss.
Gable gets to his feet for a couple deep arm drags and a tag to Jordan. Jason dropkicks Dawson, who rolls out of the ring. Dash is tagged in, but the ref doesn't allow it because Dawson was outside. Dawson gets the upperhand and Dash is tagged. Jordan and Gable both flip Dash and Dawson over their shoulders. Jordan covers Dash. Gable comes back in to work the left arm and cover for a one. Dawson tags in and works Gable in a corner.
Gable breaks free and rolls Dawson up. A crossbody follows, cover. Gable does an another beautiful arm drag and dropkick. Dash dodges a dropkick and they double suplex Gable, but Jordan catches him and they double dropkick and suplex The Revival! American Alpha rolls out of the ring. They toss Dash & Dawson into each other. Dawson and Gable are back in the ring. Dash slips in a tag but Gable punches him out. Gable runs into a clothesline from Dash outside the ring.
Dash tags Dawson and they double team Gable. Dawson nails an elbow and covers for two. Dash is tagged again as they both throw punches in the corner. Dash puts Gable in a half nelson on the mat. Gable tries to get out, but Dash keeps it intact. Dawson tags in, cover. Dawson puts Gable in a stretch literally on his back. Gable rolls him up out of it. The Revival try to stop Gable, but Chad nails a double DDT.
Dash slips under the ring and grabs Jordan off the apron as Gable goes for the tag. Dash tries to cover Gable after a failed move but the ref won't allow it. Dawson is ticked but gets back in the ring anyways. Dash is legally tagged in and Gable dodges out of the corner. Dawson stops Gable short once.
Jordan comes in with a dropkick to Dawson and a slam to Dash. Suplex to Dawson and the straps come down. Jordan spears Dash and Dawson eats another suplex, nearfall. Jordan places Dawson up top and Dawson slaps him. Dash holds Dawson in place. Dawson covers Jordan, dirty, but Jordan kicks out. Jordan rolls Dawson up. Gable breaks the next pin. Jordan pins Dawson, another nearfall.
Jordan belly to belly suplexes Dawson across the ring and Jordan spears an empty corner. Gable tags in and is rolled up. Gable flips Dawson over after trading covers. Gable rolls Dawson up again, no luck. Gable does another unique cover. Bridging cover, Dawson gets up. Jordan spears Dawson and is tagged. Gable nails the back body drop on Dawson for the win!
Winners & NEW NXT Tag Team Champions - American Alpha - by pinfall (15:11)
Jordan and Gable emotionally celebrate in the ring. Jim Ross and Kota Ibushi are shown in the audience.
Phillips and Graves are shown on camera. Phillips says we are just getting started. NXT will return to the UK in June.
We see a video package on Austin Aries vs. Baron Corbin. Corbin attacked Aries when Austin was making his debut last month.
Baron Corbin makes his way out to the ring first. Austin Aries enters to a pop.
Baron Corbin vs. Austin Aries
Aries starts the match by taking Corbin to the corner with punches. Corbin pushed him across the ring. Aries dodges a clothesline and dropkicks the knee. Aries elbows the neck and Corbin flips Austin off of him. Aries keeps himself in the ring before connecting with a rolling forearm. Corbin rolls out of the ring as Aries jumps out from the turnbuckle onto him. Aries chases Corbin around with elbows. Back in the ring, Corbin flapjacks Aries into the ropes. Corbin stomps on Aries and poses to get heat.
Corbin holds Aries in the ropes with his knee. Aries takes shots at the gut of Corbin before Baron sends Austin into the post shoulder-first. Corbin clamps down on Austin's left shoulder. Aries tries to get up but is forced back down. Aries arm drags Corbin off of him but ends up getting smashed in the corner with lots of elbows. Corbin twists the right arm until Aries throws a punch to get out. They trade a few shots until Aries unloads with chops in the corner. Aries nails one across the back of the head in the ropes.
Aries nails a missile dropkick from the top, followed by a dropkick in the corner. Aries flies out of the ring with an elbow. While outside, Corbin connects with Deep Six on the floor. Aries slips back in the ring at the last second. Corbin is furious. Aries motions for him to keep on coming. Corbin goes to him and Aries throws punches. Corbin takes Aries right back down with several right hands to the face. Aries counters End of Days and rolls him up for the three.
Winner: Austin Aries - by pinfall (10:06)
The commentators hype tonight being a night of debuts. Up next, it's time for Shinsuke Nakamura. We see a video package on Zayn and Nakamura with voice over work by Mauro Ranallo.
Sami Zayn enters first, followed by Nakamura. (I'm having streaming issues at this point.)
Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
The crowd is on fire as the two stand on opposite sides of the ring. Nakamura smiles and winks at the camera. They circle the ring and lock up. Zayn grabs the left arm quickly to twist it. Nakamura reverses the left arm hold. Zayn manages to reverse it again, taking Nakamura to the mat. Zayn nails a few arm drags. Nakamura smiles in the corner. Nakamura delivers a few kicks and a knee drop, cover. They trade waist locks before Nakamura drags Zayn to the mat with an arm bar. Zayn is tossed into the corner. Nakamura nails a swift kick across the face, cover.
Nakamura slips in headlock, but Zayn counters with a suplex, cover. Zayn connects with a dropkick, cover. They trade blows until Zayn knocks Nakamura out of the ring. Nakamura nails a kick from the apron, followed by a running knee. They get back in the ring where Nakamura knees Sami in the corner, cover. Zayn pulls the ropes down, allowing Nakamura to fall out. Zayn front flips out onto him. Zayn nails a crossbody from the top, cover.
Nakamura knees his way out of a suplex. Sami plants Nakamura with a driver. They trade several quick shots until they grow tired. Nakamura's nose is busted open at this point. They speed up again with the punches. Nakamura nails a few in a row, followed by a couple knees in the ropes. The ref tries to get Nakamura off of him to check on his nose. Zayn gains control with clotheslines. Nakamura takes Sami down into another arm bar. The move goes into a triangle. Zayn steps on Nakamura's face to get out.
Zayn kicks the crap out of Nakamura's face in the ropes. Zayn drags Nakamura down into the Koji Clutch. Nakamura cradles Sami into a cover while still in the hold. Nakamura lands an enziguri to get some space. Both men are down. Zayn elbows Nakamura away from him, but Nakamura fires back with a one legged dropkick. Nakamura dodges the Helluva Kick. Nakamura connects with an inverted exploder. Zayn dodges a kick and nails a Blue Thunder Bomb. Zayn knows he's done everything he can.
Nakamura rolls out of the ring. Zayn goes to run throw the bottom turnbuckle but Nakamura kicks him in the head. Nakamura goes up top and Zayn follows him. Nakamura elbows his way out of the exploder suplex. Nakamura leaps from the top with a kick to the back of the head. Nakamura connects with the running knee to the face for the win.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura - by pinfall (18:16)
Nakamura celebrates afterwards by hugging Zayn and raising his hand. The crowd sings "Ole" for Zayn when he's standing alone in the ring. Sami looks emotional as we just witnessed what is most likely his final NXT match.
Up next is the Women's Championship match. A video package airs.
Asuka is the first to enter. NXT Women's Champion Bayley makes her way out next.
NXT Women's Championship Match: Asuka vs. Bayley (c)
Asuka goes for a kick right out the gate. They lock up, Bayley locks up the left arm until Asuka reverses it. Bayley takes Asuka down briefly with the arm lock. Asuka takes a straight right hand shot to the nose. Bayley applies a headlock until Asuka bucks her off. Asuka runs Bayley over with shoulderblock. Bayley does a hip toss and dodges a couple kicks from Asuka. Asuka kicks the hand of Bayley before unloading with a couple more. Asuka connects with a flying hip attack and another kick. Bayley rolls to the apron.
Bayley does an elbow from the top, cover. Bayley is sent to the apron and then goes to the top for a successful crossbody, cover. Bayley drops a few knees until Asuka grabs her with an arm bar on the mat. Bayley reaches the bottom rope to break it. Asuka unloads with kicks and strikes in the corner. Bayley dodges one of the kicks and she places Asuka upside down for an elbow drop, cover. Bayley elbows Asuka in the corner to stop her. Bayley nails the hurricanrana into a cover. Bayley applies the choke that put away Nia Jax in London. Bayley sinks the sleeper in, taking Asuka down.
Asuka pops out of it with an ankle lock. Bayley rolls through, sending Asuka out of the ring. Bayley does a hurricanrana through the ropes and landing outside the ring. Back in the ring, Bayley covers for a two. Once they get to their feet, Bayley throws a couple punches and Asuka does some kicking. Asuka pops out of the corner with a dropkick. Asuka does several more kicks until Bayley comes back with a forearm. Asuka nails a couple more kicks, cover.
Bayley goes for the jack knife cover. Bayley catches Asuka mid-hip attack for a suplex. Asuka turns around for an enziguri. Both women are down. They finally get to their feet and double dropkick each other. Bayley grabs Asuka's leg in midair, dropping into an leg bar. Bayley gets up into an ankle lock and slams the knee down. Bayley catches a kick and elbows the leg. Bayley with a dragon screw leg whip. Asuka catches Bayley with an arm bar. Bayley manages to roll her up out of it. Bayley ducks a kick and rolls her up again. Bayley nails a suplex and a low clothesline, cover.
Bayley tries to grab the left arm of Asuka on the mat. They end up in a cover, kickout. Asuka catches Bayley with a spinning kick. A suplex follows and Asuka applies an arm bar. Asuka gets the Asuka Lock in. Bayley struggles to her feet somehow but falls right back in. Bayley passes out and the ref calls for the bell.
Winner & NEW NXT Women's Champion: Asuka - by knockout (14:58)
Asuka celebrates with the title as refs check up on Bayley outside the ring. Asuka limps to the back and raises the title on the stage.
A video package airs on the main event.
Bobby Roode is shown in attendance!
Samoa Joe makes his way out first. Demon Balor makes his way out with a chainsaw in tow.
NXT Championship Match: Samoa Joe vs. Finn Balor (c)
Joe runs at Balor and they unload with punches. Joe throws Balor out of the ring.
(My feed has froze now. Thanks, Roode. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
Joe has Balor up top for the Muscle Buster. Balor kicks out of it. Balor manages to use the clutch to flip off the turnbuckle and pin Joe to retain.
Winner & STILL NXT Champion: Finn Balor - by pinfall
Joe teases going back to the ring but he decides to walk away. Balor celebrates in the ring to end the show.