NXT TakeOver Dallas Results – 4/1/16 (Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe for NXT Title, Shinsuke Nakamura debuts)

WWE NXT TakeOver Dallas Results 4/1/16

NXT TakeOver: Dallas Results
April 1, 2016
Dallas, Texas (Kay Bailey Hutchinson Center)
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves

Report by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com

Video package highlighting the big matches on tonight’s show opens things up.

NXT Tag Team Championships Match
The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) (c’s) vs. American Alpha (Jason Jordan & Chad Gable)

American Alpha come out with new track suits. LOUD chants for American Alpha. Gable & Dawson start. Dawsion pats Gable on the face and taunts him. Chain wrestling, Gable with a roll-up for 2 and Dawson begs off. Gable now with pats to Dawson and both teams square off. Dawson with shots to Gable, controlling him in a top wristlock. Dawson with a shoulder tackle and a hiptoss, then taunts Jordan. Gable comes back with an armdrag and a Ricky Steamboat-like headscissors. Jordan in, big dropkick to Dawson and the Revival has to regroup. Wilder distracts the ref, allowing Dawson to rake the eyes of Jordan. Wilder in, but Jordan comes back with clotheslines. Gable in, stereo backdrops by American Alpha. Jordan gets a 1 count. Gable in, works over the arm of Wilder. Wilder fights back, Dawson tagged in. Dawson places Gable up top facing the crowd. Gable spins over Dawson, O’Connor Roll for 2. 2nd Rope Crossbody by Gable for 2. Judo Throws by Gable, followed by a dropkick. Wilder blocks a dropkick, but Jordan stops a Revival double-team and hit a RNR-style double dropkick, followed by Stereo Release Germans that send the Revival back outside. Loud reaction for American Alpha. Outside, American Alpha sends the Revival into one another. Back in, Wilder blind tags in as Dawson begs off Gable outside, allowing Wilder to DRILL Gable with a clothesline.

Champions begin taking control on Gable. Crowd wills Gable on. Gable tries to spin out of a Cobra Clutch, but Wilder holds on. Commentary talks about the video package showcasing that Jordan & Gable always failed on the big stage in their amateur careers. Dawson locks Gable in the Gory Special, with a Hangman’s Neck Vise also included. Gable counters out into a Sunset Flip for 2. Revival stop Gable from making a tag, but he counters with a double DDT. Gable goes to make the tag, but Wilder slid under the ring and pulls Jordan off the apron. Dominator/Top Rope Knee Drop combo by Revival graces Gable for no pin attempt. “You F’d Up” chants by the crowd. Revival taunts the crowd and continues the attack on Gable. Dawson in and again stops Gable from making the tag. Gable slides under, finally tags in Jordan.

Dropkick to Dawson, Flapjack to Wilder, T-Bone to Dawson and the straps come down! Running shoulder to the ribs in the corner to Wilder, Exploder to Dawson for a close 2. Dawson placed up top, Jordan knocked off, then Wilder holds onto Dawson to prevent a Belly-to-Belly! Dawson pins Jordan while Wilder holds his legs with a towel, but Jordan kicks out! Jordan slips out of a Slingshot Suplex, O’Connor Roll for 2, but his momentum sends him into a big right hand by Wilder. Gable breaks up the pin. Gable sent outside, but he comes back and stops a Revival double team, Jordan pins Dawson for a close 2. “This is Awesome” chants. Belly-to-Belly by Jordan to Dawson. Wilder has Dawson avoid the running shoulder, Gable tagged in. Roll-up with the tights by Dawson by 2. Exchange of pin attempts by both for nearfalls. Inside cradle by Gable for 2. Rolling Prawn Hold by Gable for 2. Jackknife Pin by Gable for 2. Dawson powers up and they fight for a backslide. Jordan tags as Gable is sent to the apron, running shoulder in the corner by Jordan!


Winners and NEW NXT Tag Team Champions: American Alpha by pinfall (Grand Amplitiude)

American Alpha celebrate their title retention after.

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross, ESPN’s Michelle Beadle and former New Japan star Kota Ibushi are shown sitting in the front row.

Video package highlights NXT’s upcoming tour of the UK in June.

Bayley & Asuka are shown preparing for their title match tonight.

Video package on the Austin Aries-Baron Corbin rivalry.

Austin Aries vs. Baron Corbin

Corbin comes out with a new entrance vest. Aries goes right after Corbin in the corner, but Corbin shoves him back. Aries with more shots in the corner, followed by leg kicks. Corbin misses a clothesline, dropkick to the knees by Aries. Aries with clubbing blows, but Corbin throws him down. Rolling forearm sends Corbin outside. Aries heads up top, double sledge takes out Corbin! They brawl around ringside. Back in, Corbin comes back by hot-shotting Aries throat-first across the top rope, followed by a running forearm to the back of the head.

Corbin stomps away at Aries, taking control. Corbin stomps on Aries’ hand, then chokes him in the ropes, taunting the crowd. Corbin sends Aries shoulder-first into the ringpost, gets 2. Nerve hold applied, crowd wills on Aries. Corbin continues to wear down Aries, but Aries gets free. Corbin comes back with avalanches in the corner, followed by elbows to the neck. Corbin gets another 2 and begins yelling at the ref. Corbin badmouths Aries, but Aries fights back. Corbin continues to pour it on, but Aries with hard chops.

Aries slides to avoid a whip and hits a dropkick. Aries unloads with shots to Corbin in the ropes, followed by a slingshot double sledge to the neck and a Hangman’s Neckbreaker in the ropes. Aries heads up top, missile dropkick to Corbin. IED dropkick by Aries in the corner sends Corbin outside. Aries with a head of steam, Heat Seeking Missile wipes out Corbin! Aries charges at Corbin outside, but Corbin catches him with Deep Six on the floor! Corbin rolls back in and yells at the ref to start his count. Aries just barely gets back in before the count of 10. Aries dares Corbin to bring it.

Corbin unloads on Aries, then goes for End of Days, but Aries spins out and rolls up Corbin for the win.

Winner: Austin Aries by pinfall (Roll-Up)

Aries celebrates his win after as Corbin is in disbelief over losing.

Video package on how we got to Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Sami Zayn.

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Sami Zayn

BIG reaction for Zayn in Dallas, crowd singing along with his music. HUGE reaction for Nakamura. Dueling chants for both men as the bell sounds, along with “YES” chants. Nakamura avoids Zayn early. Nakamura does his rubbing the face in Zayn’s pecs and tells him to bring it. Nakamura goes for a looping stomp and a head kick, but Zayn avoids it. Chain wrestling, series of armdrags by Zayn, then he motions right back to Nakamura to bring it. Knees to the ribs by Nakamura, followed by a knee drop for 2. Armbar by Nakamura, followed by a back heel enziguri, sending Zayn into the corner. Zayn stops the Vibration Boot, but Nakamura with a back heel kick for a 1 count. Zayn comes back with a suplex for 2. Leg Lariat by Zayn for another 2. Zayn with a big forearm that sends Nakamura outside. Nakamura comes back with a kick from the apron, then drapes Zayn across the apron and hits a running knee to the face, followed by a knee drop off the apron across the back of Zayn’s head. More dueling chants by the crowd. Back in, Nakamura does the Vibration Boot to Zayn, but Zayn avoids a charge. Nakamura places Zayn across the top rope and hits another running knee to the ribs for 2. Zayn slips out of the Reverse Powerslam and sends Nakamura outside. Zayn with a head of steam, FLIP DIVE WIPES OUT NAKAMURA! Back in, Zayn with a Top Rope Crossbody to Nakamura for 2. Nakamura with a knee to counter a suplex, followed by the Pride-style knees. Zayn then comes back with a Michinoku Driver. Strike exchange, “YES” chants by the crowd and both men are exhausted, but continue on. Nakamura’s nose is busted open as they continue slugging it out. They continue on, Nakamura with more shots, followed by the Superman Forearm and knee strikes in the ropes. Facewashes by Nakamura in the ropes, followed by a stiff kick to the chest. “King of Strong Style” chants for Nakamura. Nakamura kicks at Zayn, but Zayn TURNS HIM INSIDE OUT WITH A LARIAT!!! Another clothesline by Zayn, but Nakamura with another knee strike, then counters another clothesline with a FLYING ARMBAR!! Zayn clasps his hands to block it. Nakamura switches to a Triangle, but Zayn stomps his way out of the hold. Zayn with right hands to Nakamura in the ropes, followed by his own facewash stomps! Zayn catches a clothesline, Flatliner into the Koji Clutch! Nakamura counters out with a roll-up for 2. Nakamura comes back with a big enziguri. “Fight Forever” chants by the crowd. Zayn again blocks the Reverse Powerslam, but Nakamura with a single-leg dropkick. Nakamura avoids the Helluva Kick and this time hits the Reverse Powerslam! Nakmaura sets for the Boma-Ye, but Zayn avoids it and hits the Blue Thunder Bomb for a close 2. “NXT” chants by the crowd. Nakamura rolls outside, Zayn rolls out after him. Zayn goes for the Tope Suicida DDT through the turnbuckles, but Nakamura counters with a head kick while Zayn was in mid-air! Zayn goes up top with Nakamura and goes for the Top Rope Brainbuster, but Nakamura stops it with a headbutt. Nakamura charges, but blocks the Corner Exploder with elbows to the neck. Nakamura goes to the 2nd Rope, 2ND ROPE BOMA-YE!!!

Nakamura gets set, BOMA-YE!!!! 1-2-3! HOLY HELL!!

Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura by pinfall (Boma-Ye)

Nakamura celebrates his win after with a “YEAOH.” Nakamura extends his hand to a seated Zayn in the corner as the crowd chants “Thank you Sami.” Zayn gets up and they shake hands and embrace. Nakamura leaves as the crowd does the “OLE” chant to bid farewell to Zayn from NXT as he heads full-time to the WWE main roster.

Video package on how we got to Bayley vs. Asuka.

NXT Women’s Championship Match
Bayley (c) vs. Asuka

Asuka comes out with cherry blossoms falling from the ceiling on the rampway. Bayley comes out with a new ring jacket. Crowd starts their serenading for Bayley. Asuka goes for a kick early and Bayley avoids it. Chain wrestling early, Asuka with a big right hand. Asuka with a shoulder tackle, but Bayley with a hiptoss. Asuka avoids a sliding clothesline, Bayley avoids a sliding kick and we have a stalemate. Asuka with leg kicks, but Bayley with a big forearm. Asuka comes back with one of her own, followed by the running hip attack. Delayed axe kick to the back of Bayley’s head sends her onto the apron. Bayley avoids another hip attack, 2nd Rope Back Elbow by Bayley for 2. Bayley with shoulders to the ribs and a running back elbow. Bayley heads up top, crossbody gets 2. Running knee drop and a sliding back elbow, but then Asuka locks Bayley in a Fujiwara Armbar, but Bayley quickly gets to the ropes. Asuka with chest kicks and open-hand strikes in the corner. Bayley avoids one and places Asuka in the Tree of Woe. Bayley hits the running springboard elbow drop to Asuka for 2. Asuka kicks away Bayley, but Bayley nails her on the top. Dueling chants by the crowd as Bayley heads up with Asuka and hits a Super Rana for 2. Bayley with a Neck Lock and locks Asuka in the Front Gulliotine Choke, but Asuka spins free and locks Bayley in an Ankle Lock. Bayley gets free and sends Asuka outside. Bayley then with a through-the-ropes rana wiping out Asuka outside! Back in, Bayley gets 2. Bayley with shots, but each one fires Asuka up. Asuka with a running dropkick, a spin kick, a leg kick, a chest kick, then springs to the 2nd rope and hits a missile dropkick. More chest kicks by Asuka, but Bayley blocks one and hits a forearm. Asuka comes back with an Alarm Clock Kick, followed by the Sliding Kick for 2. Jackknife Pin by Bayley for 2. Asuka with forearms, but Bayley catches the Hip Attack and hits a German. Asuka misses a head kick, but doesn’t miss on the second try. Asuka with a series of slaps, then goes for an enziguri, but Bayley catches her in mid-air with a kneebar into an Ankle Lock! Asuka tries for the ropes, but Bayley pulls her back and drives her knee into the mat. More shots to the leg by Bayley, followed by a kneebreaker and a Dragon Screw. Another Dragon Screw, but Asuka catches her off a charge with a Flying Armbar! Bayley tries to block, but Asuka switches to a Fujiwara, but Bayley counters out with a roll-up for 2. Bayley avoids two head kicks, inside cradle for 2. Asuka goes for the Asuka Lock, but Bayley avoids it. Bayley with a suplex and a sliding clothesline for 2. Bayley goes for the Ode to Breaks armbar, but Asuka blocks it. Bayley with a pin attempt for 2. Asuka blocks the Belly-to-Bayley, then DRILLS her with a spin kick! Neck Lock Suplex by Asuka into the Cross Armbreaker, then switches into the Asuka Lock. Bayley tries to block it by reaching the ropes, but Asuka scissors her down to the mat! Bayley tries to fight out as the crowd chants for her. Bayley gets to her feet, but Asuka takes her back down in the Asuka Lock, cinching it in on more.

Bayley begins to fade and is out, referee calls for the bell, NEW CHAMPION!!

Winner and NEW NXT Women’s Champion: Asuka by referee stoppage (Asuka Lock)

Asuka celebrates her title win as Bayley comes to, while the crowd is in shock by what they saw. Referees check on Bayley outside as Asuka leaves the ring and stares her down before walking off. Commentary notes constantly that Bayley didn’t tap out and passed out.

Video package on the Finn Balor-Samoa Joe rivalry.

Former TNA star Bobby Roode is shown in the front row prior to the main event.

NXT Championship Match
Finn Balor (c) vs. Samoa Joe

Balor comes out dressed as the Demon, but brandishing a chainsaw, in the spirit of the classic horror film “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” Dueling chants as the bell sounds. They brawl early, Joe sends Balor outside. Balor right back in, but Joe throws him back outside. Balor back in as Joe is busted open already. Joe sent outside, Balor wipes him out with a flip dive! Joe comes right back and throws Balor over the barricade, wiping out security in the front row! Joe has a big cut around his left eye and is GUSHING blood. Joe refuses medicial help for the cut as Balor slowly rises from the crowd and wipes out Joe with a forearm from the barricade! Back in, Joe UNLOADS with shots on Balor in the corner, trash talking him. Balor misses a kick, enziguri by Joe sends him outside. Joe with a head of steam, ELBOW SUICIDA WIPES OUT BALOR!!! More medicial staff coming out to tend to Joe, who is obviously perturbed and so is the crowd. Balor sent back in as the medicial staff continues to attempt to work on Joe’s cut. “PG Sucks” chant by the crowd. They stop working on Joe and he goes right after Balor, hitting him with ST-Joe! Seated surfboard applied as Joe continues to gush blood from his eye. Back elbow/enziguri combo by Joe for 2. Medicial staff back in to attend to Joe’s cut. “BS” chants by the crowd. Joe comes back, running facewashes to Balor in the corner. Balor blocks the Muscle Buster, but Joe with the big boot/back chop/FK/leaping knee drop combo for 2. Joe with Kawada Kicks, but Balor with a dropkick. Medicial staff back out again to attend to Joe. Balor with forearms, followed by a sit-out clothesline. Balor with running chops and an enziguri that sends Joe outside. Finn with a through-the-ropes dropkick and a running apron PK wiping out Joe! Back in, Joe counters the Slingblade with a T-Bone for 2. Joe goes for another Facewash, but Balor counters with a Slingblade. Joe then counters the Shotgun Dropkick with a back senton for 2. Joe with a powerbomb for 2, then switches into his variation of the Boston Crab, then switches into a Crossface. Balor spins free and hits a double stomp. Balor with another Slingblade, followed by the Shotgun Dropkick into the corner. Balor heads up top, but Joe stops him. Balor blocks the Muscle Buster, but Joe with an enziguri. MUSCLE BUSTER!!! 1-2…BALOR KICKS OUT!! JOE CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!! Crowd wants another one. Balor fights back with forearms, but Joe with open-hand slaps. Joe with a discus forearm, but Balor hits a Pele. Balor fires up like a Demon and hits another Shotgun Dropkick, followed by heading up top and hitting the Coup de Grace! Balor goes for Bloody Sunday, but Joe counters into the Coquina Clutch! 

Balor runs up the ropes and counters the Clutch with a pin attempt to retain the title.

Winner and STILL NXT Champion: Finn Balor by pinfall

Balor celebrates his title retention as Joe can’t believe he lost. Balor & Joe have another staredown before Joe walks off. Balor continues to celebrate as the show closes.

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