WWE NXT Takeover: Rival Results
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
From Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida
Report by CJ Blaze of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
The show starts with a video package highlighting all of NXT's current top stars. Tonight, Charlotte will defend the NXT Women's Title in a four-way against Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks, and Bayley. Kevin Owens will challenge Sami Zayn for the NXT Championship in the main event. Welcome to WWE NXT Takeover: Rival!
Rich Brennan welcomes us to the show as he joins Corey Graves and Jason Albert on commentary tonight.
Hideo Itami makes his way to the ring for the opening match. We see a clip on Tyler Breeze attacking Itami following a loss to Finn Balor in the main event of last week's show. Tyler Breeze makes his way to the ring. A girl jumps from the crowd and jumps on Breeze.
Hideo Itami vs. Tyler Breeze
Itami tries to kick Breeze several times. Breeze kicks Itami and punches him in the corner. Itami runs at Breeze in the corner. Itami catches Breeze with a knee to the midsection and a kick to the chest. Breeze rolls out of the ring. Itami chases him back in the ring. Itami hits a dropkick. Itami kicks Breeze three times before trying for a dropkick in the corner. Breeze is on the apron, Itami kicks him twice in the chest. Breeze tries dragging Itami out, slams his leg against the apron. Itami is down, favoring his leg. Breeze continues to work the leg. Itami is tripped into the corner.
Breeze goes out of the ring and rams Itami's leg against the ring post. Breeze locks in the figure four on the outside on the post for a few seconds. Back in the ring, Breeze locks in a leg submission, much like the Sharpshooter. Itami crawls to the ropes and makes it. Breeze drops the hold before the five-count. Breeze stomps on Itami by the ropes. Itami lifts Breeze up for the GTS, but Breeze rolls him up, nearfall. Breeze hits a superkick, another nearfall follows.
Let's Go Hideo, Let's Go Tyler dueling chants start as Breeze and Itami work their way up. Breeze punches Itami a few times, kick follows. Itami gets up and unloads with lots of strikes and kicks. Itami kicks Breeze several times in the corner. Breeze drops to his knees as the kicks continue. Itami hits a big dropkick in the corner. Itami hits the running kick and pins Breeze for the win.
Winner: Hideo Itami - by pinfall (8:13)
We see the highlights of the match shown in several replays as Itami celebrates in the ring.
Kevin Owens, William Regal, and a referee are shown talking to each other backstage. Owens faces Zayn for the NXT Title later tonight.
Bull Dempsey makes his way to the ring. Last week, Bull interfered in Baron Corbin's match against Adrian Neville in the #1 Contender tournament. Corbin suffered his first loss. Baron Corbin enters and charges the ring.
No Disqualification Match: Bull Dempsey vs. Baron Corbin
Corbin takes Bull right out of the ring. Back in the ring, Bull is thrown into the corner. Bull rolls out and Corbin chases him up the ramp. Corbin is tossed into the apron and Bull suplexes Corbin onto the steel ramp. Corbin is thrown into the steel post. Bull looks under the ring and then continues to beat Corbin down after not grabbing anything. Back in the ring, Corbin hits Bull with a spinebuster, cover. Corbin tries clotheslining Bull out of the ring and they both fall over. Bull runs over Corbin. Bull goes up top and hits the diving headbutt, nearfall! Bull looks shocked and is angered. Corbin is rolled back out of the ring.
Corbin is whipped into the steel steps. Bull throws him back in the ring. Bull grabs a chair that's at ringside. Baron counters with End of Days for the win.
Winner: Baron Corbin - by pinfall (4:10)
Baron Corbin picks up the chair and sits in it as he stares at Bull, who is laying on the mat.
Sami Zayn, William Regal, and a referee are shown talking backstage. Becky Lynch is shown doing push-ups on the stairs. Bayley is doing breathing exercises.
The Lucha Dragons make their way to the ring. Blake and Murphy make their way to the ring.
NXT Tag Team Championship Match: Blake & Murphy (c) vs. The Lucha Dragons
Murphy and Sin Cara start with a lock up. Headlock on Murphy, tag to Blake. Sin Cara dropkicks both of them. Sin Cara hits a crossbody on Blake. Chops to the chest from Sin Cara. Blake stomps on Sin Cara by the ropes. Sin Cara puts Blake in a hold on his back. Chop to the chest and an elbow in the corner from Sin Cara. Head scissors takedown from Sin Cara. Kalisto jumps out on to Murphy. Sin Cara kicks Blake in the corner. Roll up bomb off the top, nearfall. Murphy gets the tag, as does Kalisto. Kalisto hits an arm drag and a dropkick.
Sin Cara comes back in. They double team with a wheel barrel senton, nearfall. Sin Cara puts in a chin lock on Murphy. Murphy tags out and the champions double team Sin Cara with a back drop, two. Blake slams Sin Cara in their corner as Murphy flips into the ring for the cover. Sin Cara kicks away and tags Kalisto. Kalisto with a corkscrew crossbody on Murphy. Kalisto drills Murphy's head into the mat. Kalisto tries for SDS, Murphy counters, Kalisto counters. Murphy is flipped after a powerbomb reversal. Murphy with a quick pin, Kalisto pins and they are pinning each other at the same time. Sin Cara and Blake break the pins. Sin Cara and Blake with the tag and pin. Sin Cara rolls up Blake. Sin Cara slams Blake, pin. Sin Cara gets rolled up after attempting a powerbomb. Cara hits the bomb on Blake.
Kalisto gets kicked to the outside. Murphy slams Cara, Blake hits the frog splash from the top for the win.
Winners: Blake & Murphy - by pinfall (7:33)
We see an "interruption" message saying the Takeover isn't over... from Solomon Crowe. Adrian Neville vs. Finn Balor is next.
A video package highlighting the semi-finals matches for the number one contender's tournament airs. Adrian Neville makes his way to the ring first. Finn Balor makes his way to the ring with his epic face and body paint on.
#1 Cont. Tournament Finals: Adrian Neville vs. Finn Balor
Neville takes Balor down with a headlock after he Neville sidesteps him. Shoulderblock to Balor, headlock back in on the mat. Balor works his way up and Neville flips him back down. They get up and Balor hits a shoulderblock. The stare at each other before Neville hits a dropkick following a quick pin. Neville rolls back in the ring and Balor hits a dropkick. Neville hits a spring board dropkick, cover and kickout. Headlock on Balor. Balor works his way out, Neville takes him back down with a cover. Neville kicks Balor and holds him in the corner with his foot. Neville drops an elbow to Balor's head, headlock back in.
Balor works his way out again and they trade blows. Balor is dropkicked on the apron. Neville suplexes Balor back into the ring. Neville drops more elbows to Balor's head. Headlock back in on Balor. They trade shots in the middle, Balor kicks Neville off of the top and Neville falls out of the ring. Balor flips out of the ring onto Neville. Neville crawls in and out of the ring to break the count. Balor crawls around the ring and super dropkicks Neville into the barricade!
Back in the ring, Balor goes up top and connects with the double foot stomp to the back of Neville's head, nearfall. Balor tries for his finisher, Neville counters with several kicks. Balor hits the pelee kick and Neville follows it right up with a big kick of his own. Both men are down on their backs. Neville is up to his feet first. Neville hits a German suplex. Neville hits another German, a close two count follows. Neville goes up top and hits a corkscrew, nearfall.
Neville hits an uppercut in the corner. Neville with a big elbow to the head. Balor hits the swing blade. Balor gets to his feet and hits a big lariat. Balor hits the reverse DDT finisher, Neville kicks out! Balor goes up top and Neville stops him with a kick to the head. Neville throws Balor down to the mat. Neville goes up top, Balor gets up really quick. Kick to the head to Balor, Neville hits Red Arrow on to his knees. Balor with a quick pin, two! Balor dropkicks Neville into the corner. Balor goes up top and hits the double foot stomp for the win!
Winner & New #1 Contender: Finn Balor - by pinfall (13:35)
Balor and Neville shake hands after the match. Sasha Banks and Charlotte are shown warming up backstage.
We see a video package highlight the four-way divas match that is next. Sasha Banks has pinned Charlotte, Bayley doesn't have any friends in the match, and Becky Lynch is unstoppable. Charlotte says she will retain.
Bayley makes her way to the ring first. Sasha Banks enters. Becky Lynch enters. Charlotte makes her way to the ring.
NXT Women's Championship Match: Charlotte (c) vs. Bayley, Sasha Banks, & Becky Lynch
Sasha kicks Charlotte. Bayley and Becky team up on Charlotte. Sasha and Becky get clotheslined by the champ. Bayley rolls Charlotte up. Charlotte is taken to the outside by Sasha and Becky. They get back in the ring and team up on Bayley. Bayley gets picked up and swung into the corner. Sasha and Becky try pinning Bayley at the same time. They get in a fight and Becky suplexes Becky. Becky hits a few leg drops on Bayley. Becky holds Bayley in the corner and hits a dragon screw. Becky puts in a leg lock. Sasha Banks breaks the hold. Becky is taken to the corner as Sasha unloads on her.
Becky goes up top and hits a missile dropkick on Sasha. Charlotte gets back in the ring and breaks the pin. Charlotte hits the neckbreaker on Sasha. Becky breaks the pin. Charlotte takes Becky down with a neckbreaker, Sasha breaks the pin. Charlotte and Sasha trade blows. Charlotte spears Becky after Sasha side steps her. Bayley and Charlotte double team Sasha with a big combo slam. Charlotte runs into the post. Sasha sends Becky into Charlotte. Sasha hits the knee drop on both of them, cover on Charlotte. Sasha pins Becky, and then Charlotte again. Bayley gets in and suplexes Sasha.
Bayley runs into Charlotte in the corner with lots of elbows. Bayley hits a hurricanrana on Charlotte from the top. Bayley hits the belly to belly slam. Becky breaks the pin. Becky is tossed into the apron. Bayley dropkicks Becky through the bottom turnbuckle. Sasha flies out onto them. Charlotte gets up and hits a big cross body on all three of them!
Charlotte throws Becky Lynch back in the ring. Becky hits a suplex, two. Becky hits several uppercuts. Sasha is taken down by Bayley. Becky and Bayley are in the corner with Charlotte. Bayley hits a German. Bayley hits a belly to belly from the top. Sasha throws her out and pins Charlotte. Sasha locks in the cross face until Becky gets on the apron. Sasha locks in back in. Charlotte tries to reach the ropes. Sasha rolls her up instead for the win!
Winner and NEW NXT Women's Champion: Sasha Banks - by pinfall (11:52)
We see several replays from the match. Sasha Banks celebrates in the ring. Charlotte holds out her hand and Sasha hugs her instead. They push each other and Sasha walks away holding the title up.
Up next is the main event. We see a video package highlighting Kevin Owens' debut at Takeover: R Evolution. Sami Zayn beat Adrian Neville to win the NXT Championship. Owens attacked Zayn after the big win. And here we are.
Kevin Owens makes his way to the ring. NXT Champion Sami Zayn makes his way to the ring. JoJo formally introduces them.
NXT Championship Match: Sami Zayn (c) vs. Kevin Owens
Owens leaves the ring after thirty seconds of staring at each other. Owens starts to get back in the ring, but backs up. Owens gets on the apron and then leaves when Zayn approaches him. Zayn flips out of the ring over the ref and onto Owens. Zayn throws a few right hands before tossing Owens back in the ring. Zayn punches him again and throws kicks and strikes in the corner. Owens drops Zayn into the turnbuckle. Owens hits a big clothesline in the corner, followed by another one. Owens viciously whips Zayn into the opposite corner. Owens clubs Zayn and hits a loud chop to the chest in the middle of the ring, cover.
Owens punches Zayn several more times. Owens body slams Zayn, cover and kickout at one. Chin lock on Zayn. Owens drives his knee into Zayn's back. Owens continues to apply the chin lock. Zayn works his way out before Owens runs Zayn over with a shoulderblock, cover. Zayn throws punches, Owens tosses Zayn right across the top rope, pinfall. Headlock back in on Zayn. Zayn powers out, Owens hits a back drop, cover for a two. Owens and Zayn go out of the ring. Owens chops Zayn on the barricade. Owens poses like Zayn on the steel steps. Owens throws more punches and rolls in the ring to break the count.
Back in the ring, Owens pins Zayn again, kickout. Owens stomps on Zayn and drops Zayn to his knee with a gut buster. Owens hits a senton, nearfall. Owens punches Zayn again and again. Zayn comes back with a couple clotheslines. Zayn clotheslines Owens out of the ring. They go out of the ring and Zayn throws Owens into the steps. Zayn rolls in and out of the ring to break the count. Owens gains control, Zayn counters with a clothesline. Back in the ring, Owens hits Zayn with a back elbow. Zayn manages to hit the Blue Thunder Bomb, pinfall for two. Owens kicks Zayn and rolls into the corner with the Cannon Ball, nearfall.
Owens wraps Zayn up and drops him to his knee with the brainbuster driver, nearfall. Zayn hits a dropkick. Zayn hits the half and half suplex, two. Zayn is down, Owens goes up top. Zayn gets up there and tries for a suplex. Zayn falls. Owens flips into Zayn's knees. Zayn hits the exploder suplex. Owens dodges the Helluva Kick. Owens tries for the powerbomb outside the ring, Zayn counters and lands on the ramp. Zayn hits a moonsault off the ropes, Zayn and Owens whack their heads against the steel floor. Both men get back in the ring. Owens hits a pop up powerbomb in the middle of the ring. The ref checks up on Zayn. Owens goes right after Sami with forearms to the head.
Owens continues the assault on the ropes. Owens continues to assault him after the ref pulls him off a couple times. Owens hits a big powerbomb in the middle of the ring, followed by another. Owens pins and Zayn barely kicks out. Medical trainers are checking up on Zayn now. Owens pulls him away and hits two suplexes. The ref pulls Owens away and calls for the bell. The ref awards the NXT Championship to Kevin Owens!
Winner and NEW NXT Champion: Kevin Owens - by forfeit (22:44)
Owens celebrates by kissing the title. We see several replays from the match. The medical trainers and referee are checking up on Zayn still as Owens holds the title up once again.