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NXT TakeOver Philadelphia Live Results & Discussion (1/27)

NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia aired live from the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia, PA.

WWE NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia Results

– The show opens up with a video package hosted by Paul Heyman. We see footage of Heyman in the empty arena cutting a promo for tonight’s show, and he references the history of wrestling in Philadelphia. Heyman says tonight they take over, overthrow the system, and will give you a reason to join the NXT revolution.

– Maruo Ranallo welcomes us to the Wells Fargo Arena, and he’s joined by Percy Watson. Nigel Guinness is out with a cold.

NXT Tag Team Title Match: The Authors of Pain vs. The Undisputed Era: Paul Ellering is out with Akam and Rezar. This one starts off with Akam and Rezar in control. The fight spills out to ringside where Bobby gets dropped hard on the floor. Back in the ring, they double team Kyle, and Akam seems to injure his knee in the process. Fish hits a superkick cheap shot on Rezar, then Kyle throws him outside. Fish tags in and beats on Akam in the corner, then exchanges frequent tags with O’Reilly to keep the advantage over Akam. O’Reilly is the legal man now and he works on Akam’s bad knee. Akam reaches the ropes, and Fish tags in to continue the beat down. They hit a double team kick on Akam, then continue working on the knee. Fish hits a springboard senton on Akam for a two count, then hits more kicks to the bad knee. Fish goes to punch Rezar off the apron, but Rezar no-sells it. Fish turns around into a back body drop from Akam, then Rezar and O’Reilly get the tags. Rezar runs in and cleans house with big boots. He throws O’Reilly outside, then hits a gorilla press slam on Fish. Spinebuster to O’Reilly, then Rezar pummels on him. Rezar goes for a fallaway slam on O’Reilly, but Fish jumps up on his back for a sleeper. Rezar hits the fallaway slam anyway, and crushes Fish behind him on the mat. Rezar looks for a powerbomb, but Kyle reverses into a front face lock. Rezar throws him off, and Kyle comes back with a kick and a knee to the face. Kyle tags in and they double team Rezar with repeated kicks. Fish tags in and hits a suplex for a two count. They go to double team Rezar again, but this time he fights them off. He boots Kyle down and hits a lariat on Bobby. Everyones in the ring now, and Fish hits a running knee to the face on Rezar, and O’Reilly locks Akam in a knee bar on his bad knee. Rezar throws Fish off of him onto O’Reilly, breaking up the knee bar. It comes down to Akam an O’Reilly, and O’Reilly hits a series of kicks. Akam fires up and hits a suplex, then some knee strikes. He clotheslines Fish off the apron, then powerbombs kyle into the turnbuckle. He hits a series of knees to the face on O’Reilly, then Rezar hits a big boot on Fish. The Authors go for the Super Collider, but Akam loses his balance due to the bad knee and O’Reilly hits a hurricanrana on him. The hurricanrana sends Akam bumping into Rezar and knocking him outside, then O’Reilly rolls up Akam from behind for the three count.

Winners: The Undisputed Era

– Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly celebrate up the ramp with the NXT Tag Titles. Paul Ellering gets in the ring, and he’s not happy.

– War Machine is shown in the crowd at ringside.

Velveteen Dream vs. Kassius Ohno: They circle each other and Ohno goes to take down Dream with a single-leg, but Dream stays up. They fight into the corner, and Dream hits a right hand to Ohno that knocks him down. Dream starts celebrating and jumping up and down because he dropped Ohno, but Ohno gets back up. Ohno hits an elbow to the face, then boots Dream to the outside. They fight back into the ring, and Dream comes back with a spinebuster. Dream hits a series of punches on Ohno and throws him down in the corner. Dream continues to beat on Ohno and keep him grounded. Dream starts hitting some kicks but Ohno no-sells them. Dream takes Ohno down with a double axe handle off the top, then stomps on him. Ohno starts fighting back, and they start trading uppercuts and forearm chops. Ohno hits a chop, a kick, an elbow, and running big boot, then a running senton splash. Ohno hits a cyclone kick for a two count. Dream comes back with a superkick and a DDT for a two count. Dream comes flying off the top rope, but Ohno stops him with a kick. Dream barely hits a Death Valley Driver, after appearing to almost accidentally drop Ohno. They get up and Ohno fires back with an elbow to the face for two. Ohno misses an elbow and Dream hits a rolling Death Valley Driver. Dream goes up top and hits the flying elbow for the win.

Winner: Velveteen Dream

– We see a shot of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, and then a shot of Maria Menounos sitting at ringside.

– Johnny Gargano is shown backstage in his locker room with his family.

NXT Women’s Championship: Ember Moon (c) vs. Shayna Baszler: They trade holds and strikes in the opening moments until the referee separates them. Baszler kicks out Moon’s leg and beats her down on the mat. Moon comes back with some dropkicks as fans rally behind her. Shayna goes outside for a breather, and Moon hits a dive on her on the floor. Back in the ring, Shayna comes back with some knees and a kick. Baszler controls the match now and works on Moon’s bad arm and shoulder. Moon comes back with the Eclipse off the top, but she lands on her bad arm and is selling an injury, so she doesn’t pin. Trainers come up on the ring apron to check on Moon, and Moon tells them she can continue. Moon gets up, but Baszler pulls her into an arm bar. Moon gets her leg to the rope. Shayna wrestles Moon away from the rope and re-applies the arm submission. Moon uses her legs and reverses the arm bar into a pin, and Moon scores the three count out of nowhere.

Winner & still Champion: Ember Moon

– After the match, Shayna attacks Ember on the ramp. Shayne puts Moon in a choke from behind and chokes her out on the ramp. She finally lets go and leaves, as referees check on Moon.

– Ricochet is shown sitting at ringside.

Extreme Rules: Aleister Black vs. Adam Cole: Black sends Cole out to ringside early on. Black backflips off the ropes in the ring and sits down, and Cole grabs a steel chair from ringside. Cole gets back in the ring and Black kicks the chair away from him. Cole rolls outside again to regroup. Black unfolds the chair and sits on it in the ring while Cole is at ringside. Black takes the fight to Cole at ringside and hits an elbow to the face. Cole comes back with a shot against the ring apron, then throws Black into the barricade. Cole takes some weapons out from under the ring and throws them in the ring. Black regroups and grabs a kendo stick, and Cold grabs a kendo stick too, as they both get back in the ring. Black drops his, and dares Cole to come at him. Cole swings and misses, and Cole hits a series of strikes to the face. Black goes for a Lionsault, but Cole hits him with the Kendo Stick in mid-air. Cole chokes him with the kendo stick, then hits a back stabber for a 2 count. Cole rolls outside and grabs a table from under the ring, then sets it up at ringside. Back in the ring, Cole takes Black up to the top rope. Black fights him off, and throws Cole into the ring. Black follows up with a running knee strike for a two count. Black rolls outside now and grabs a table, and he sets it up right next to the other one at ringside. Black grabs a ladder next, but Cole kicks it into Black. He sets up the ladder in the corner of the ring, then pummels on Black in the other corner. Black comes back with an electric chair drop into the ladder. The ref says something into his ear piece as trainers come check on Cole off-camera, and fans boo. They get up and Cole hits Black with a chair in the mid section. Black comes back with some strikes on Cole, then climbs to the top rope. Cole gets up and throws a chair at Black, and Black catches it, then Cole superkicks it into his face. Black falls off the top rope, down through the tables at ringside. Cole grabs Black and carries him back in the ring, then sets up some unfolded chairs. He sets up the chairs with the backs facing each other. Cole picks up Black, but Black grabs him and hits a Death Valley Driver onto the chairs. Black then knees a chair into Cole’s face and pins, but Fish and O’Reilly run in and interfere. They double team Black at ringside and leave him laying. Sanity runs in for the save and they start brawling with Fish and O’Reilly all over ringside. Cole rolls outside and picks up Black, and he goes to suplex him through the announce table off the fan barricade. Black fights Cole off and knocks him down, then hits the flying double knees on Cole through the table. Back in the ring, Cole hits a superkick on Black, and both men are down. Cole goes for a chair shot, but Black gets up and hits the Black Mass for the three count.

Winner: Aleister Black

– Fish and O’Reilly help Cole to the back as Black recovers in the ring.

– Mauro and Percy promote an appearance by Triple H on Facebook Live after the show tonight. WWE staffers are picking up the table pieces around them.

– EC3 is shown sitting at ringside.

WWE NXT Championship: Andre “Cien” Almas (c) vs. Johnny Gargano: Zelina Vega is at ringside with the Champion, and Mike Rome does the official ring introductions. Almas and Gargano lock up off the opening bell and Almas gets the upper hand early on. Gargano takes control and hits a dropkick. Almas gets up and grabs Gargano by the hair and drops him, then works on keeping him grounded. Gargano hits a boot on Almas, then clotheslines him outside. Gargano goes to follow up with a suicide dive, but the Champion dodges it and gargano crashes on the floor. The fight spills out to ringside where Almas stays in control. Back in the ring, Almas continues to control most of the action and he sets up Gargano in a Tree of Woe in the corner. Almas goes up top for a double foot stomp, but Gargano evades it and Almas crashes down. Gargano gets up and hits some elbows to the face. He drops Almas and is getting fired up. Almas tries to dump Gargano outside but he lands on the apron. Almas charges, and Gargano jumps through the ropes with a spear for a two count. They trade strikes and fight up to the top rope in the corner. Almas looks for a superplex, but Gargano slides out through the legs, then superkicks Almas. Gargano holds Almas up on the middle ropes, and he goes up for a sunset flip powerbomb, but Almas reverses it. Almas follows up with running double knees in the corner, then he goes for another shot but Gargano dodges. Almas ends up coming back with the inverted DDT and pins, but Gargano kicks out at two. Almas takes Gargano out to the apron and looks for the hammerlock DDT, but he can’t execute it. Gargano gets in the ring and kicks Almas in the head on the apron. Gargano follows up with a slingshot DDT onto the apron, and both men crash down to the ringside floor. Back in the ring, Almas comes back with a jawbreaker. They trade punches in the middle of the ring until Almas hits an elbow that stuns the challenger. Almas takes a breather then charges at Gargano but Gargano stops him with a boot. Gargano hits a DDT then drops Almas in the corner. Almas comes back with a dropkick and a small package pin for a two count. Gargano follows up with superkicks for a two count of his own. Almas drops Gargano in the corner and puts him in the tree of woe, then hits the double foot stomp. Almas throws Gargano into the LED screen on the side of the ring, then back in the ring. Almas follows up with the running double knee strikes in the corner for a two count. Almas and Gargano both slowly get up and trade punches. Gargano hits a superkick out of nowhere, and then a reverse hurricanrana. Gargano catches Almas in the crossface on the mat. Zelina distracts the ref, and Almas uses the distraction to rake Gargano’s eyes and break the hold. Gargano dumps Almas out to ringside and follows up with a suicide dive. Gargano throws Almas back in the ring and Almas distracts the ref, while Zelina Vega hits a hurricanrana on Gargano that sends him into the ring steps. Almas rolls outside and drags Gargano back in the ring, then hits the hammerlock DDT. Almas pins but Gargano gets the shoulder up at two, and the crowd goes nuts. Zelina goes to attack Gargano again, but Gargano’s wife hops the barricade and beats down Zelina, then chases her out of the arena through the crowd. Gargano crawls back up on the apron and Almas walks over to him. Gargano kicks him in the head, then hits a slingshot DDT in the ring for a two count. Gargano immediately locks in the Gargano Escape on the Champion, but Almas gets his foot on the rope. They roll out to the apron, and Almas shoves Gargano into the ring post. Almas follows up with the running knees to the face on Gargano up against the ring post on the apron. Almas pulls Gargano up over the turnbuckle and hits the draping hammerlock DDT for the three count.

Winner & still NXT Champion:

– After the match, Zelina Vega re-appears and celebrates the win with Alma before they head to the back. Gargano’s wife comes back and walks him to the back. Before they make it back, Tommaso Ciampa comes out and nails Gargano in the back with a crutch. Ciampa walks off as referees come to check on Gargano, and NXT goes off the air.


  • MrDr3w

    Compared to others in the past, the tag match was just meh, and the women’s match wasn’t really that great either.

  • ROB-1.

    I laugh, 3 refs and 2 doctors could not pull apart that woman beating Amber Moon. Bunch of weaklings.

  • Jon Poyser

    And as always when it comes to PPV nXt delivers amazing from start to finish

  • what?

    All i got to say after watching take over that was totally awesome
    the royal rumble better be off the hook