We see the usual intro, then go to the opening match.
Alexa Bliss vs. NXT Women’s Champion “The Dirtiest Diva in the Game” Charlotte
Charlotte with a side headlock takeover. Bliss counters out with a headscissors, but Charlotte kips up. Bliss with a side headlock, then goes to the middle rope, 450s off and hits a armdrag. Spinning headscissors by Bliss, but then Charlotte with a gutbuster. Charlotte chokes Bliss with her knee in the ropes. Gut shot and a back club by Charlotte. Bliss fights back with a series of forearms, followed by a dropkick for a 1 count. Charlotte misses a clothesline, but hits a gut kick. Charlotte goes for a powerbomb, but Bliss counters with a Sunset flip for a nearfall.
Charlotte comes back with a back club, followed by Bow Down to the Queen for the win.
Winner: NXT Women’s Champion “The Dirtiest Diva in the Game” Charlotte by pinfall (Bow Down to the Queen)
Charlotte celebrates her win afterwards, but then the music of Bayley hits as she makes her way to the ring. “Bayley’s gonna hug you” chants by the crowd as she grabs a mic. Bayley says that Charlotte refused to shake her hand last week, but I earned this opportunity, I beat your former BFF, Sasha Banks, twice. Its time that you start taking me serious because at NXT Takeover, I am seriously taking your title. Bayley extends her hand and Charlotte asks if this is what Bayley wants. Charlotte then piefaces Bayley, but misses a clothesline and Bayley hits Charlotte with the Belly-to-Bayley. Charlotte leaves the ring as Bayley stands tall, holding up the NXT Women’s Title belt.
We go to a promo from Tyler Breeze. Breeze says that its very simple as to why he will win the NXT Title at Takeover. How did Sami Zayn do at the last Takeover show? Not very well. Look at Neville & Kidd, do they look like me? They’re not “Prince Pretty” they’re not the “King of Cuteville”, the “Definition of Dellish”, they’re not the super good-looking piece of gorgeousness that you are ever going to see and you are gonna ask me why I think I’m going to win? Let me think about it, maybe its because I’m better looking than every single person in every single room that I’ve walked into in my entire life. Or, maybe its because that every single time I step into the ring, I get the job done, take your pick.
Back from commercial, we go backstage as Devin Taylor interviews Sin Cara & Kalisto. Cara speaks in Spanish and Kalisto translates, saying that they have a great challenge in front of us tonight. Even though we have been teaming for a short period of time, we are confident that we can beat any tag-team in NXT. Cara again speaks in Spanish and Kalisto translates by saying that even though the Ascension is a strong tag-team, we are also a strong tag-team. We are skillful and we have that determination to become the new NXT Tag Team Champions. Cara says we look forward to the challenge.
Tyle Dillinger vs. “Prince Pretty” Tyler Breeze
Breeze works over Dillinger’s arm early. Dillinger counters out with a side headlock. Dillinger avoids a charge in the corner and hits a shoulder tackle. Dillinger then counters a leapfrog by Breeze with an inverted atomic drop. Chop, a snapmare and a leaping stomp by Dillinger for a nearfall. Breeze sidesteps a backdrop attempt and stomps away at Dillinger in the corner. Breeze chokes Dillinger with his boot. Breeze with a stomp to the ribs of Dillinger for a 1 count. Front chancery applied by Breeze, crowd wills on Dillinger. Dillinger drives Breeze into the corner to get free. Dillinger with a forearm and a chop in the corner, then avoids another corner charge.
Breeze misses a clothesline, but catches Dillinger with the Beauty Shot for the win.
Winner: “Prince Pretty” Tyler Breeze by pinfall (The Beauty Shot)
Breeze checks himself in his iPhone afterwards.
We go to a promo from Tyson Kidd. Kidd says at Takeover, it will be a Fatal 4-Way match for the NXT Title. One of the competitors is one of the greatest highfliers ever, something that he developed while competing in the UK. One individual as the most heart, a greatest innovator in that ring, something that he honed while in Japan. One individual in this match, some say is arrogant, self-absorbed and cocky, but he looks like a million bucks and can get away with it. One individual in this match is hungry, determined, cold, callous, ruthless and is probably the most dangerous person in this match, something he learned in the Dungeon. And then there’s Sami Zayn, Adrian Neville and Tyler Breeze, they’re in the match too, that’s how I feel about my opponents at Takeover.
Back from commercial, we go to video sent in by Enzo Amore. We go to Enzo & Big Cass, who are at a hair salon entitled “Hair.” Enzo says they got someone on the inside named Carmella, who got that Victoria Secret weapon, hair removal cream, for that sweet boy, Sylvester LeFort. Cass makes a joke about if Enzo’s mother uses this cream for her back and Enzo says Cass’s mother needs to use it for her mustache. They head into the hair salon and run into Carmella. Cass shoots at Carmella’s “assets” as she greets Enzo. Enzo asks Carmella for the bucket of hair removal cream. She comes back with the cream, then a guy walks in, asking if Carmella can take care of his dog while he goes to get a wax, something these two nethandrals know nothing about. Enzo scares off the guy, then he & Cass go back-and-forth, saying the other should try out the cream to remove their chest hair. They begin arguing and the bucket of cream accidentally goes all over the dog. Enzo apologizes to Carmella, but then takes a lump of hair off the dog, showing that the cream actually works. Enzo & Cass leave as Carmella yells that she is going to get fired, then the video cuts out.
Tyson Kidd vs. Adam Rose
Crowd chants for Rose as the bell sounds. Rose with a side headlock and a shoulder tackle for a 1 count. Rose with a side headlock takeover, Kidd counters out with a headscissors, Rose kips up. Kidd with a gut kick, followed by a series of right hands in the corner. Rose fights back with right hands of his own. Rose then with the series of mule kicks in the corner and an elbow drop for a 1 count. Rose catches Kidd with a back elbow for a 1 count. Kidd goes onto the apron and nails Rose with an enziguri. Kidd with a running boot, followed by a neckbreaker for a nearfall. Elbow to the top of Rose’s head by Kidd, followed by a Victim Kick for a nearfall. Kidd chokes Rose in the corner with his boot and trash talks him. Kidd with knees to the face of Rose, followed by a snap suplex for a nearfall. Chinlock applied, crowd wills on Rose. Rose counters out with a jawbreaker, but Kidd holds onto him. Rose gets free with a series of back elbows, Kidd misses a clothesline and Rose with 2 flying forearms, followed by a spinebuster. Rose charges in, but Kidd catches him with a dropkick to the knee.
Sharpshooter applied by Kidd, Rose taps.
Winner: Tyson Kidd by submission (Sharpshooter)
Kidd celebrates his win afterward.
We go to a promo from Sami Zayn. Zayn says that the advantage of being a challenger in this Fatal 4-Way match at Takeover is that you don’t have to pin the champion. Now, I’ll win and pin anyone if the opportunity is there and there is the chance to win, but I’d be lying if I wouldn’t want to pin Neville because he is the champion. I don’t want there to be any excuses, I don’t want there to be any doubt, I want to beat the best man in the ring and the best man in the ring is the champion. That just so happens to be Adrian Neville, my friend, but he’s the guy I’d like to beat.
Back from commercial, we go backstage as Veronica Lane interviews the Vaudevillains. Aiden English says that tonight, we prove that we a cut above Sin Cara and Kalisto and any other tag-team in NXT or WWE. Take me for instance, I am a man of artistic caliber and sophistication, as well as a physical specimen. And then there’s my partner, Simon Gotch, the strongest strongman in all of WWE. Where some men climb mountains, Simon Gotch is the only man that can actually move them. And so we take tonight to prove once again that we are superior.
Sami Zayn vs. Marcus Louis w/Sylvester LeFort
Louis works over Zayn’s arm early. Zayn reverses out, but Louis regains control. “OLE” chant for Zayn. Zayn reverses out again, but Louis then hits a slam. Louis with a series of gut shots, right hands and stomps to Zayn in the corner. Backbreaker by Louis for a nearfall. Chinlock applied, crowd wills on Zayn. Zayn gets to his feet, but Louis takes him back down. Zayn drives Louis into the corner to get free, but Louis with a back club. Zayn sidesteps a backdrop attempt, hits 2 clotheslines, then counters a flapjack with a dropkick.
Flatliner into the Koji Clutch, Louis taps.
Winner: Sami Zayn by submission (Koji Clutch)
Zayn celebrates his win afterward. Zayn leaves as LeFort checks on Louis, then the Jersey Boys attack the Legionaires from behind. Enzo grabs LeFort as the Jersey Boys have the bucket of hair removal cream. Cass holds LeFort as Enzo goes to dump the bucket on LeFort, but LeFort is able to escape and runs to the back. The Jersey Boys stand tall with the bucket of cream.
We go to a promo from Adrian Neville. Neville says that the obvious disadvantage with the Fatal 4-Way is that I don’t have to be pinned to lose my title and that’s a fact and its a risk, but I chose this match for a reason and if you haven’t noticed, I like to take risks and all three of these guys, I have beaten individually and now all I gotta do is beat them at the same time. Come September 11, its a challenge I’m more than ready for and its a challenge I look forward to.
We see video highlighting next week’s Takeover live special, noting that it will also be the debut of international star, KENTA.
“The Eco-Warrior” CJ Parker vs. NXT Champion “The Man That Gravity Forgot” Adrian Neville
Parker comes out with a sign that reads “Fossil Fuels Fools.” Parker backs Neville into the corner, but Neville goes up & over and does 2 front kip-ups. Neville goes to the apron to avoid a corner charge by Parker. Neville leaps over Parker off a springboard, then hits a flying forearm. Side headlock takeover by Neville. Neville slides under Parker’s legs, but Parker catches him with a side kick for a nearfall. Parker unloads with left hands from the mount on Neville. Parker runs into a boot by Neville, but catches him coming in with a tilt-a-whirl slam for a nearfall. Parker heads up top, but Neville avoids a flying headbutt. Neville with 2 spinning back kicks, a front kick and a running dropkick to the side of Parker’s head. Neville with 2 running uppercuts in the corner on Parker, then goes to the middle rope and hits a missile dropkick.
Neville heads up top and hits Red Arrow for the win.
Winner: NXT Champion “The Man That Gravity Forgot” Adrian Neville (Red Arrow)
Neville celebrates his win afterward.
Main Event in the Finals of the NXT Tag Team Title #1 Contenders Tournament: Sin Cara & Kalisto vs. The Vaudevillains (“The Artiste” Aiden English & Simon Gotch)
Kalisto & English start. They shake hands. English with a side headlock, then switches to a cravate. Kalisto uses his agility to reverse out, then rolls up English for a 1 count. Kalisto does a “Lucha” chant. English goes back to the side headlock. Kalisto takes down English to get free, then hits a side headlock takeover, but English counters with a pinning predicament for a 1 count. English motions to Kalisto that he almost had him. Kalisto slips out of a slam and locks in a side headlock. English gets free, but runs into a boot by Kalisto. Kalisto heads up top and hits a corkscrew into an armdrag. Cara in, double snapmare, sandwich kick and an assisted moonsault by Cara & Kalisto on English for a nearfall. English with a back club to Cara, Gotch tags in. Cara with a hiptoss, a dropkick and a Monkey flip. Gotch avoids a charge in the corner by Cara and dropkicks Cara to the outside.
Gotch brings Cara back in and gets a 1 count. English in as Gotch with an uppercut to the back of Cara’s head. English with a running neckbreaker for a nearfall. Front chancery applied by English, crowd wills on Cara. Cara drives English into the corne, but English with a back club and an elbow to the back of the head. English places Cara in a Tree of Woe, but Cara avoids a charge, sending English shoulder-first into the ringpost. Cara heads up top and hits English with a crossbody, both men down.
Kalisto & Gotch tag in. Gotch misses a clothesline and Kalisto with a springboard corkscrew body press. Kalisto with a spinning headscissors, a dropkick to the knees and a Spike Rana to Gotch, English breaks up the pin attempt. Cara in, clotheslines English to the outside, then wipes him out with a slingshot plancha. Kalisto with a series of kicks to Gotch, but Gotch catches him off the back handspring. Kalisto slips out of a Gorilla Press and hits a savate kick to the ribs. Solida Del Sol by Kalisto, then tags in Cara, who heads up top as Kalisto wipes out English on the outside with a tope con hijo.
Cara hits the Falling Star on Gotch for the win.
Winners and #1 Contenders to the NXT Tag Team Titles: Sin Cara & Kalisto by pinfall (Falling Star)
Kalisto & Cara celebrate their win afterward, then the music of the Ascension hits as they make their way onto the rampway. The two teams stare each other down as the show closes.