Welcome to our exclusive NXT TakeOver: Orlando "Open Thread" featuring streaming live results and your discussion from the Amway Center in Orlando.
WWE NXT Results
Wednesday, April 1, 2017
From the Amway Center in Orlando, FL
Report by CJ Blaze of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
The show starts with a voice-over by Triple H about returning home to Orlando. A video package on NXT's history and tonight's show airs.
Tom Phillips, Percy Watson, and Nigel McGuinness welcome us to the show from commentary. We see footage of Sanity attacking No Way Jose at Axxess, resulting in Jose not being cleared to compete in this next match. The babyfaces come out and await the entrance for... Kassius Ohno!
1) Sanity def. Tye Dillinger, Roderick Strong, Ruby Riot & Kassius Ohno via pinfall in 12:21.
An all-out brawl breaks before the bell rings. Things get under way with Cross and Riot going right at it. Wolfe tags in and eats a big right hand from Ohno. Strong comes in with quick action to take Wolfe out. Dain comes in to squash Strong's momentum. EY comes in and continues to the beat down on Strong. Tye breaks up EY's pin on Strong, but no big brawl breaks out surprisingly.
Dillinger gets the hot tag and takes out all the male Sanity members. Ruby and Cross brawl out of the ring. Tye hits a huge crossbody before flying through the ropes onto EY. Ohno does an impressive landing somersault over the ropes! Riot gets cut off by Cross and the two continue to brawl out of the ring again. Strong nails EY with a Sick Kick to save Tye. Strong gets up to face Dain, but Cross hops on him. Ruby then hops on Dain! Ruby tosses Cross out while EY flattens Strong on the outside. Dain hits Tye with a big slam for the win.
Hall of Famers Edge and Beth Phoenix are shown sitting in the crowd.
2) Aleister Black def. Andrade "Cien" Almas via Black Mass in 9:35.
The two start off with back and forth action. Almas leaves the ring as Black does a cool backflip off the ropes, landing in a meditating position. Almas wraps Black up in the ropes with a hanging arm bar. Aleister comes back with a big moonsault off the turnbuckle and out of the ring. Almas and Black trade nearfalls and major blows. Black kicks out of a snap German. Black nails Almas with his spinning heel kick, Black Mass, for the win.
3) NXT Tag Team Championship Elimination Match: The Authors of Pain (c) def. The Revival and #DIY via pinfall in 23:38.
All three teams brawl like crazy once the bell rings. DIY take out Akam as Revival work on Rezar. DIY grabs a table! Akam takes control and rams them into the guard rail, only to be tossed into the steel steps. DIY and Revival meet in the ring as the Authors have been taken out. Akam tags in and runs through DIY. Rezar comes in to work on Ciampa. During a distracting, Dawson nails Akam with a DDT, allowing Ciampa to make the cover. Dawson ends up stuck with Akam when neither of DIY will let him tag them. Gargano goes flying all over the place on AoP. Johnny leaps back in the ring with a DDT on Dawson.
The Authors toss Johnny into Dawson and then Dash as if he was dead weight. The champs go on to double team Johnny in the ring. Ciampa gets the hot tag to take Akam down with a snap German suplex, and then another. Ciampa hits a running knee for a 2 count. DIY pulls Rezar off the ropes as Revival assists with a clotheslines to send him into the table! Akam stops DIY once again. Wilder tags in on Ciampa to topple the monster. Dawson locks Akam in the leg submission as Johnny applies the cross face. Rezar breaks through Ciampa & Wilder to break it up!
The Revival work on Rezar before Gargano nails him with a super kick. Johnny and Dawson do DIY's finisher as Ciampa and Wilder hit the Shatter Machine on the other guy! The teams regroup and have a face-off before brawling again. Wilder & Gargano fly out of the ring onto the Authors. Ciampa goes up top, as does Dawson. They spill with a suplex out onto the other four. Dawson sends Ciampa back in the ring, but Rezar tags in. The Authors nail Ciampa with the Last Chapter to eliminate them. #DIY eliminated via pinfall in 18:53
The Authors turn their focus to Wilder. Dawson foils their plan as The Revival hit double team maneuvers on both Authors. Rezar nails Dawson with a chokeslam. Wilder prevents The Last Chapter from being hit. The Revival get double power-bombed. Rezar takes Wilder outside of the ring as Akam and Dawson remain in the ring. Akam gets rolled up, nearfall. Back in the ring, The Authors nail the Super Collider to retain. Revival eliminated in 23:38.
4) NXT Women's Championship Match: Asuka (c) def. Ember Moon via pinfall in 12:11.
The ladies start with a lock up into the ropes. Asuka offers a handshake but pulls it back. They pull off some crazy counters and reversals. Asuka nails a hip attack, but Ember gets right back up and takes Asuka down with kicks. Asuka hip-attacks Ember off the apron and into the guard rail. Ember knocks Asuka out of the ring with a forearm before leaping out with a sick crossbody. Back in the ring, Asuka nails a Shining Wizard. Asuka hops on Ember's back with a sleeper. Moon drops Asuka on her back to break it up. Asuka misses a hip attack and eats a super kick.
Moon nails Asuka with a fall-away slam. Ember is stopped standing in the ropes, literally, allowing Asuka to nail a German suplex. They trade wicked forearms before Moon slams Asuka again, nearfall. Ember goes up top, but Asuka cuts her off. Asuka ends up getting knocked off, but she pulls the ref into the ropes to knock Ember off. Asuka nails a kick to the head to retain.
Drew McIntyre is shown sitting in the crowd!
5) NXT Championship Match: Bobby Roode (c) def. Shinsuke Nakamura via Glorious DDT in 28:24.
They taunt each other after a little bit of back and forth to start. Nakamura unloads with knees and kicks. After a few minutes, Roode gains control again by working Nakamura in the corner with kicks to the gut. Roode clamps down on Shinsuke's left shoulder in the middle of the ring. The fight gets taken out of the ring as Nakamura knees Roode in the head a couple times. Back in the ring, Roode dodges a Kinshasa and wipes out the previously injured knee. Roode slams the knee against the ring post.
Roode applies a figure four in the middle of the ring. Nakamura gets out and manages to apply a cross arm breaker into a triangle. Roode is weary as Nakamura places him on the top rope. Roode dodges the running knee, leading to Nakamura, of course, hitting his knee. Nakamura manages to kick out. The two trade several blows before Nakamura knees Roode in the side of the face, nearfall. Roode manages to nail the Glorious DDT only for a kickout. Roode grabs the bell from ringside but has it taken away.
Nakamura kicks Roode in the head and nails a reverse exploder. Roode catches Nakamura with a big spinebuster, nearfall. After a little bit more battling, Roode nails Nakamura with a tornado Glorious DDT off the turnbuckle to retain.
Roode celebrates with the new NXT title to cap off another successful TakeOver.