Hey there Fight Fans, we hope your Wrestlemania Week is going well, and you'll enjoy NXT Takeover: New York headlined by a two out of three falls match between Johnny Gargano and Adam Cole!
-We open the show with a video package for all of the matches on tonight's show.
NXT Tag Team Championship Match
War Raiders (c) Ricochet & Aleister Black
Rowe and Aleister start the match off, the two locking up and counter each other until Rowe takes Aleister down. Aleister gets to his feet when Rowe backs off before Hanson and Ricochet come in. Ricochet hits a huricanrrana into a dropkick that sends Hanson out of the ring before Aleister sends rise out of the ring and he and Ricochet sit in the center of the ring. War Raiders get back in the ring and Hanson hits two slams before Rowe uses him as a weapon and slams him on top of Ricochet. Hanson puts Aleister in a straight armbar before Aleister sweeps the legs out from under Rowe and makes him slam Hanson.
Ricochet comes in and hits a springboard lariat into a standing shooting star press for a two count before Black drops Rowe with a flurry of punches and kicks. Aleister backs Rowe into the corner and inadvertently knocks Ricochet from the apron before Rowe rocks Aleister with a knee and tags Hanson in. Hanson hits a high angle body drop into a slam and a running cross body before hitting limitless clotheslines to Aleister and Ricochet in opposite corners. Ricochet hits a fall away slam to Hanson and tags in Aleister as Rowe becomes legal on the opposite side. Rowe and Aleister exchange strikes in the center of the ring until Aleister hits a bridging German suplex for a near fall.
Ricochet and Hanson come in and do several flips before Hanson hits a hand spring back elbow for a near fall and counters a tornado DDT. WR double up on Ricochet before hitting a springboard lariat German suplex for a near fall that Aleister breaks up with a diving stomp. Aleister hits a pop-up meteora into an Asai moonsault before Rowe hits a suicide dive and Ricochet a corkscrew moonsault. Hanson hits a flipping senton to everyone at ringside before Ricochet and Rowe get back in the ring at the count of nine. Ricochet rocks Rowe with a superkick and tags in Black who sends Hanson from the apron before he hits Rowe with the Black Mass and Ricochet hits a 630 for a very close near fall that Hanson breaks up by pushing Black into them.
Ricochet then misses a 450 before Hanson takes out Aleister at ringside and hit Ricochet with Thor's Hammer before finishing with Fallout for the pin and the win.
Winner: War Raiders defend their NXT Tag Team Championship by defeating Ricochet and Aleister Black when they pin Ricochet with Fallout.
-After the match two four men exchange gestures of respect before War Raiders leave and Aleister and Ricochet hug in the ring to a standing ovation, seemingly signaling the official end of their time on the NXT brand.
NXT North American Championship Match
Velveteen Dream (c) vs Matt Riddle
They start the match off by trying to garner as much reaction from the NXT Universe as possible with dueling chants before Matt takes Dream down with a waist lock takedown before going for a kimura, but Dream quickly gets to the ropes for the break. Matt hits a monkey flip into an armbar, but Dream rolls over and get his foot on the bottom rope before Dream stomps on his foot. Dream gets a series of two counts off of roll ups before he rakes the back of Matt and Matt hits several gut wrench suplexes. Dream dropkicks Matt and rocks him with a back elbow before hitting a diving ax handle and Matt hits a German suplex onto the floor when he comes off of the top after sending Matt out of the ring. Matt rolls Dream in the ring and chops him in the corner before hitting the Final Flash and a flurry of open hand palm strikes into a wheel kick.
Matt hits an exploder suplex and a senton into a PK for a near fall before he gets Dream belly down and goes for the Bromission before transitioning into an armbar. Dream gets to the ropes and holds onto the ropes when Matt tries to lift him before he pops right up when Dream hits a release German suplex. Matt hits a running knee and a fisherman's buster for a near fall before hitting a senton and beating on Dream with elbows in the ropes in mount. Dream locks in a sleeper that Matt counters and locks in a triangle armbar, Dream lifting Matt to his feet before Matt hits several rip cord knees and a bridging German suplex for a near fall. Matt kicks Dream in the chest before Dream fires up and comes back with punches and a boot into a slam and a PK before clotheslining Matt over the top rope and down onto the floor.
Dream hits a diving ax handle and rolls Matt back into the ring before hitting a famouser for a near fall before Matt catches him in midair with a knee. Dream hits a code breaker for a near fall and goes for a running knee that Matt counters into an ankle lock. Dream hits a hammer lock DDT and a Dream Valley Driver before he goes for the Purple Rain Maker, but Matt counters it into the Bromission. Dream gets free before Matt hits a dead lift German suplex into the Floating Bro for a very close near fall before they counter each other and Matt hits a powerbomb into a Final Flash. Dream then counters the Bromission by rolling backwards and pinning Matt's shoulders to the mat for the win.
Winner: Velveteen Dream retains his NXT North American Championship by defeating Matt Riddle via pinfall.
NXT UK Championship Match
Pete Dunne (c) vs WALTER
Pete tries to back WALTER into the corner, but he easily turns him around and backs him into the ropes for a clean break before Pete goes for a single leg, but WALTER stops him in his tracks. WALTER goes for a standing rear chin lock, but Pete bends his fingers to get free before tossing Pete across the ring. Pete dodges a chop by WALTER before WALTER drops him and starts focusing on his arm. Pete rocks WALTER with a forearm before WALTER knocks him down several times with a single chop and drops Pete with a boot when they run the ropes. WALTER lies Pete on the top turnbuckle and chops him before standing on top of him, Pete falling down into the floor before WALTER slams him onto the apron.
WALTER cranks the ankle of Pete before Pete locks in a heel hook, WALTER chopping his way free before locking in a Boston crab. Pete gets to the bottom rope for the break before WALTER ties him up in the ropes and chops him before Pete catches him and bends his fingers. WALTER boots Pete off of the apron and down to the floor before Pete gets back in the ring and WALTER drops him with a knee to the face before kicking him. Pete comes back with a flurry of strikes before hitting an enzuigiri and counters a German suplex into a PK that sends WALTER rolling out of the ring to regroup. Pete hits a triangle moonsault and rolls WALTER back in the ring before WALTER meets him on the top turnbuckle and Pete hits a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall.
WALTER rolls back out of the ring and Pete hits a diving stomp onto WALTER who's lying on the floor before he rolls him back into the ring and WALTER hits a shotgun dropkick. WALTER locks in a sleeper before hitting a German suplex and a powerbomb for a near fall before they exchange chops until they have a test of strength and WALTER pins Pete to the mat before stomping on him. Pete hits an enzuigiri before both men collapse and Pete stomps the fingers of WALTER before hitting an enzuigiri, but WALTER grabs him from behind when he goes up top. WALTER hits an avalanche sleeper suplex for a very close near fall before Pete snaps both of his fingers and hits a snap German suplex into a crucifix bomb for another near fall. Pete stomps the face of WALTER before WALTER does the same to him, the two going back and forth until Pete bends the fingers of WALTER who gets to the ropes right before tapping.
WALTER goes out onto the apron and clotheslines Pete off of the top before he goes for a diving splash and Pete locks in a triangle before WALTER chops him to break free. WALTER stomps Pete before WALTER counters the Bitter End into a lariat, Pete hitting it on the second try for a very close near fall before they get to their feet and meet in the center. Pete hits WALTER with forearms who hits him with chops until WALTER drops Pete with a boot. WALTER gets caught up top by Pete who snaps his fingers before Pete goes for a submission, but WALTER hits a powerbomb from the top to break free. WALTER then hits a diving splash for the pin and the win.
Winner: WALTER defeats Pete Dunne via pinfall with a diving splash to become the new NXT UK champion.
NXT Women's Championship Fatal Four Way Match
Shayna Baszler (c) vs Io Shirai vs Kairi Sane vs Bianca Belair
Bianca and Shayna send the Sky Pirates out of the ring before Bianca takes Shayna down before countering a choke by Shayna. Everyone gets a quick two count and breaks up pin attempts until the Sky Pirates double dropkick Bianca out of the ring. SP double team Shayna with forearms and kicks before it's just former rivals Kairi and Io in the ring. Io counters every move by Kairi before Shayna and Bianca trip and drag them out of the ring. Shayna sends Bianca into the corner and stomps her arm when she bends it down to the mat before Bianca comes back with a dropkick that sends Shayna out of the ring. Shayna grabs Bianca's hair before Bianca uses it to send her into the ring post and gets a two count once they're back in the ring.
Kairi hits a flying elbow off of the top for a quick two count before countering a dropkick and hits an ax kick before Kairi hits a baseball slide to Shayna at ringside and Io hits a springboard dropkick to Bianca in the ring. Bianca uses Io as a weapon against Kairi and hits a fall away slam for a near fall that Shayna breaks up before Shayna hits Io with a pump handle suplex and a running knee in the corner to Kairi. Shayna tries to choke Bianca up top before they hit a tower of doom and Kairi hits an assisted diving elbow over the top rope before Io hits a triangle moonsault. Back in the ring everyone hits a move before collapsing and Shayna rolls out of the ring before Kairi and Io take out Bianca. Shayna drags Kairi out of the ring and Bianca gets a near fall off of a roll up on Io before tossing her over the top rope and onto Kairi and Shayna at ringside.
Bianca rolls Shayna into the ring and goes for her finisher before Shayna locks in the Kirifuda Clutch, Bianca getting to her feet before throwing Shayna off and hitting the KOD for a near fall that Io breaks up. Io hits a sit-out facebuster into a standing moonsault before hitting a moonsault off of the top for a near fall that Kairi breaks up. Kairi hits an Alabama slam with Io onto Shayna before hitting the Insane Elbow for a near fall that Io breaks up. Io dropkicks Kairi and hits her with a flurry of forearms before Kairi counters a slam into a tornado DDT. Kairi then gets whipped by Bianca when she's up top before hitting a double KOD to the Sky Pirates for a near fall that Shayna breaks up before locking in the Kirifuda Clutch for the tap and the win.
Winner: Shayna Baszler retains her NXT Women's Championship by defeating Bianca Belair, Io Shirai and Kairi Sane when she submits Bianca Belair with the Kirifuda Clutch.
NXT Championship Two out of Three Falls Match
Johnny Gargano vs Adam Cole
Johnny and Adam get off to a slow and methodical start, trying to conserve energy for what they expect to be a long, arduous match. They counter each other and exchange deep arm drags before Johnny hits a jawbreaker and Adam rocks him with a stiff forearm. Adam beats Johnny down with forearms in the corner before they run the ropes and Johnny hits a huricanrrana into a dropkick and a clothesline before rolling him back into the ring. Adam rolls right back out of the ring before he attacks Johnny from behind and chops him in the corner. Adam grounds Johnny with a rear chin lock before Johnny makes his way up to his feet and Adam drops him with a back elbow.
Adam gets a one count and locks in a modified dragon sleeper before they hit each other with a running cross body. Johnny hits an overhead belly to back suplex before hitting a slingshot spear for a two count, Johnny following up with a tornado DDT for another two count. Adam comes back with a draping lung blower for a two count before following up with an enzuigiri and the Last Shot for the pin and the first fall. Adam hits another Last Shot for a near fall before Johnny spears him off of the apron and down onto the floor before following up with a blockbuster off of the apron. Adam catches Johnny when he goes for a slingshot spear and hits an ushigaroshi for a near fall before Johnny hits an avalanche air raid crash for a near fall.
Johnny sends Adam out onto the apron before hitting a slingshot DDT onto the apron and Adam sends him into the ring post. Adam rolls Johnny back into the ring and Johnny goes to snap his arm before locking in the Gargano Escape for the tap and the second fall. They exchange strikes until Johnny turns Adam inside out with a lariat and hits a buzzsaw kick before Adam hits an ushigaroshi for a near fall. Johnny catches Adam up top and lawn darts him into the corner before hitting a full nelson flat liner for a near fall. They counter each other before they clothesline and superkick each other before Adam superkicks the back of Johnny's head and hits a bridging straight jacket German suplex for a near fall.
Adam hits a high angle back drop driver before Johnny superkicks him and hits a spike huricanrrana into a superkick that sends Adam out of the ring. Adam hits a German suplex into the apron before they get back in the ring and Johnny hits a draping DDT into a slingshot DDT for a near fall before Adam hits a Panama Sunrise for a near fall. Johnny tosses Adam over the announce table before Adam hits an angels wings onto the announce table. Johnny gets back into the ring at the count of nine before Adam superkicks him for a near fall and Johnny locks in the Gargano Escape before UE distract him and Kyle and Bobby hit Johnny with their finisher for a very close near fall. Johnny takes out all of UE before Adam hits a series of superkicks and the Last Shot for a very close near fall. Johnny then ducks another Last Shot and locks in the Gargano Escape for the tap and the win.
Winner: Johnny Gargano defeats Adam Cole via submission with the Gargano Escape to become the new NXT champion.
-After the match Johnny and Candice celebrate with Johnny's father before Tommaso Ciampa comes out and celebrates with them and he and Johnny hug as we go off the air.