Good evening Fight Fans and welcome to our coverage for WWE NXT Takeover: Portland! Please enjoy the show and be sure to stick around afterwards for the post-show podcast!
-We open the show with a video package for tonight's show before Poppy plays a song on the stage.
NXT North American Championship Match
Keith Lee (c) vs Dominik Dijakovic
They lock up and Dom puts Lee in a headlock before Keith knocks Dom over and hits a huricanrrana before Dom hits a discus kick that sends Lee out of the ring. Dom goes for a Fosbury flop, but Lee catches him in midair before Dom gets free and suplexes Lee onto the apron before rolling him back into the ring. Dom hits Keith with forearms and elbows before hitting him with an open hand palm strike across the chest. Lee comes back and hits an inside out German suplex for two before Dom drops him with a cyclone kick coming out of the corner. Dom hits a corkscrew moonsault for two and they exchange clubbing blows and clotheslines before Dom clotheslines Lee.
Dom hits an avalanche DVD for two and Keith nearly knocks him out of the ring with a shoulder tackle before chopping him at ringside. Dom comes back with a superkick and hits a springboard flipping senton onto Keith who's sat on a chair at ringside. Back in the ring Dom superkicks Lee before they back flip when each tries to hit each other with a choke slam. Dom then lands on his feet when Keith hits the Spirit Bomb before hitting another spirit bomb for a near fall. Dom then sets Lee on the top turnbuckle before hitting a Spanish fly off of the top for a near fall before Keith hits a jack hammer for the pin and the win.
Winner: Keith Lee retains his NXT North American Championship by defeating Dominik Dijakovic via pinfall with a jack hammer.
-After the match Dom and Keith hug before Lee gets Dom onto the top turnbuckle and we go backstage to Tommaso Ciampa and Bianca Belair preparing backstage.
Street Fight Match
Tegan Nox vs Dakota Kai
Kai attacks Nox when she comes out to the ring before Nox spears Kai through the barricade and Kai hits a DDT onto the floor before tossing Nox into the ring and the match officially starts. Kai gets an early near fall before Kai tosses chairs and a trash can into the ring and misses when she traps Nox in the steps and tries to hit her with a cricket bat. Nox comes off of the steps and puts a trashcan over Kai before hitting an inverted senton for two once they're back in the ring. Nox gets a table out from under the ring and sets it up at ringside before Kai hits her with a trashcan lid and chokes her in the ring.
Kai gets caught in the ropes before Nox hits her with a trash can and a German suplex onto a trash can for two. Kai dodges the Shiniest Wizard before catching Nox on the top turnbuckle and Nox hits a choke slam off of the top. Nox hits a flipping senton for two and sets up a chair before trapping Kai's head in it, but she dodges a kick and kicks the chair into Nox's face. Kai tapes Nox's hands around the fixture holding the turnbuckle on before kicking her and Nox hits Kai with a laptop computer. Nox grabs a chair and hits Kai with it before trapping her knee in it and stomping it before hitting The Shiniest Wizard, but she's not finished.
Nox brings the table into the ring and sets Kai on the table before putting the chair around her neck. Nox is stopped and attacked by Raquel Gonzalez who shoves Nox off of the top turnbuckle and onto the table which doesn't break and falls over. Kai then crawls over and pins an incapacitated Nox for the pin and the win.
Winner: Dakota Kai defeats Tegan Nox via pinfall.
-After the match Raquel comes into the ring and raises Kai's arm, showing that they're seemingly aligned as we go to commercial.
-We come back to Rhea Ripley getting ready backstage before NXT UK Takeover: Dublin is announced for April 26th before we get a video package for our next match with a video package for Johnny Gargano and Finn Bálor.
Johnny Gargano vs Finn Bálor
Finn tries to lock up, but Johnny rolls away before they exchange wrist locks and headlocks and head scissors. Finn does push-ups with Johnny in a head scissors before Johnny gets free and takes Finn down with a side headlock takeover before Johnny hits an arm drag into a dropkick. Johnny hits a rolling roundhouse kick before Finn comes back with a back elbow for two and hits him with forearms and shoulders thrusts in the corner. Finn hits Johnny with forearms in the kidneys before hitting running chops in the corner and Johnny comes back with chops in the corner. Johnny beats Finn down in the corner until the referee pulls him off and they spill over the top rope and down onto the floor when Johnny spears Finn on the apron.
Johnny chops Finn at ringside before tossing him back into the ring and Finn rolls back out of the ring as Johnny stalks him. Johnny rushes Finn, but gets hit with a sling blade before tossing him back into the ring and elbowing him in the side of the neck and head while holding on a straight armbar. Johnny comes back with an arm breaker before focusing on Finn's left arm and Finn comes back with a dragon screw leg whip and focuses on the right knee of Gargano. Johnny gets a near fall off of a small package before Finn catches a kick and locks in a variation of a figure four leg lock. Johnny comes back with a roundhouse into a clothesline and goes for a suicide dive before Finn catches him, but Johnny counters a 1916 and sends Finn into the steps.
Johnny hits a cannonball off of the apron and tosses him back into the ring before hitting a slingshot spear for two. Finn comes back with a slam for two before stomping Johnny across the neck until he rolls out of the ring and Johnny comes back with a superkick. Johnny lawn darts Finn for a near fall before they exchange forearms with Johnny on the apron and Finn hits Johnny with knees with him trapped in the ropes. Finn misses a diving stomp before Johnny hits a slingshot DDT for a near fall before they run the ropes and Johnny hits a discus clothesline. Finn comes back with a sling blade and gets caught with a superkick before Finn hits another sling blade into a shotgun dropkick and Johnny dodges a Coup de Grace. Johnny locks in the Gargano Escape Finn counters into a jumping stomp and Johnny counters the 1916 into the Gargano escape.
Finn gets to the ropes before tapping before Johnny hits a running shotgun dropkick and Finn drops Johnny across the announce table. Finn runs across two announce tables and hits a shotgun dropkick that sends Johnny into the barricade before hitting the Coup de Grace and 1916 for the pin and the win.
Winner: Finn Bálor defeats Johnny Gargano via pinfall with 1916.
-Roderick Strong is interviewed backstage about his match against Velveteen Dream Wednesday night before he talks about how undisputed Era will be victorious tonight before we get a video package for the NXT Women's Championship match.
NXT Women's Championship Match
Rhea Ripley (c) vs Bianca Belair
They lock up for a stalemate before Rhea takes Bianca down with a straight armbar before Bianca takes her down with a waist lock. Rhea backs Bianca into the corner and hits several wrist locks lariats into a dropkick and stomps Bianca in the corner before dropping her with open hand palm strikes. Bianca comes back with a cravat and slams Rhea to the mat before hitting a standing moonsault for two and a delayed suplex for two. Bianca locks in a camel clutch full nelson combo before Rhea gets to her feet and drives Bianca into the corner when she transitions to a normal full nelson. Rhea comes back with clotheslines and knees into a basement dropkick before hitting an electric chair face buster for two.
Rhea locks in a cloverleaf before Bianca gets free and rolls her up for two before hitting a huge spinebuster for two. Bianca backs Rhea into the corner and hits her with shoulder thrusts before setting her on the top turnbuckle and they exchange slaps until Bianca hits Rhea with her ponytail. Bianca hits a military press slam and they counter each other Rhea boots Bianca and Bianca spears her before they exchange strikes. Rhea rocks Bianca with a roundhouse kick and gets sent over the top rope and down onto the floor before Bianca hits a flipping senton. Rhea then sends Bianca face first into the steps before Bianca sends her back out of the ring and they counter each other on the top turnbuckle before Rhea hits the Riptide for the pin and the win.
Winner: Rhea Ripley retains her NXT Women's Championship by defeating Bianca Belair via pinfall with the Riptide.
-After the match Charlotte attacks Rhea from behind before telling her that she will see her at Wrestlemania before holding up the title and dropping it on Rhea before sending Bianca into the steps and leaving as we go to commercial.
NXT Tag Team Championship Match
Undisputed Era (c) vs The Broserweights
They brawl on the ramp before Kyle and Matt start in the ring by grappling and Fish comes in and lays into Matt with knees before Matt hits a gut wrench suplex. Pete hits Fish with a basement dropkick before trapping Kyle's arm to the mat and stomping on it. Pete hits Bobby with an x-plex onto the edge of the apron before focusing on joint manipulation once they're back in the ring. Kyle drops Pete with kicks before UE cut the ring in half and take turns beating on Pete until he comes back with an enzuigiri and tags in Matt. Matt drops UE with a flurry of moves before hitting a GTS into a bridging German suplex for two before Pete and Matt double up on Kyle for two. Pete and Matt hit stereo topes in the ring and at ringside respectively before Kyle counters a Final Flash and they exchange until Matt drops Kyle with a knee.
Matt takes out Bobby at ringside before spearing Kyle in the ring and Bobby chop blokes Matt before hitting a release German suplex for two. Pete and Kyle go at it before they exchange submissions and Matt and Pete lock in stereo ankle locks before the Bros break up submissions by UE. Pete hits Bobby with a snap German suplex before stomping his hand and dropping him with a roundhouse kick before Bobby hits a superplex and Kyle hits a diving knee before locking in a kneebar. Pete stomps the hand of Kyle to break the hold before Kyle sends Pete into Matt and Pete snaps the fingers of Kyle. Kyle counters the Bitter End before Matt accidentally spears Pete and is dumped out of the ring before UE hit Chasing the Dragon for a near fall.
Pete counters UE before Matt gets the blind tag and the Bros take out UE before hitting Fish with their finisher for the pin and the win.
Winner: The Broserweights defeat the Undisputed Era via pinfall to become the new NXT Tag Team champions.
NXT Championship Match
Adam Cole (c) vs Tommaso Ciampa
Tommaso backs Adam into the ropes for a clean break before they exchange headlocks and hammer locks and Tommaso drops Adam with a shoulder block. Tommaso takes Adam down with a side headlock takeover before dropping Adam with a right hand and counters a back stabber before they end up at ringside. Ciampa sends Adam into the steps and over the announce table before they kick each other and Ciampa hangs Adam over the barricade. Ciampa hits a running knee and plays to the crowd before Adam comes back with a German suplex onto the edge of the announce table. Back in the ring Adam counters an air raid crash before hitting a back stabber for two before Ciampa gets two on a back slide and Adam counters a draping DDT.
Ciampa dropkicks Adam in midair before Adam hits an enzuigiri and Ciampa comes back with a series of clotheslines into a German suplex. Ciampa hits a running knee into a variation of a blue thunder bomb for two before Adam counters a Fujiwara armbar for two. Adam hits a shining wizard into an ushigaroshi for two before trapping Ciampa in the corner and Ciampa counters a sunset flip powerbomb into an air raid crash off of the top for a near fall. Adam counters the Willows Bell and superkicks Ciampa before Ciampa powerbombs him onto the announce table and takes the top off before powerbombing him through it. Ciampa puts Adam back in the ring and hits a running knee before Adam comes back with a superkick and Ciampa hits Project Ciampa for a near fall.
They exchange strikes until Adam boots Ciampa out of the ring and Ciampa hits him with an enzuigiri when he goes for a suicide dive. Adam rolls back into the ring before hitting Ciampa with a draping piledriver in the ropes and an ushigaroshi for a near fall before they exchange strikes until Adam drops Ciampa with a flurry of kicks and hits The Last Shot, but Ciampa smartly rolls out of the ring and onto the apron. Ciampa hits an air raid crash onto the apron before Adam hits a Panama Sunrise off of the announce table and onto the floor before rolling Ciampa back into the ring and Ciampa hits the Willows Bell into the Fairytale Ending for a very close near fall. They exchange submissions before Adam gets to the ropes for the break and Roderick Strong distracts the referee before Fish and O'Reilly hit Ciampa with the High Low for a near fall. Ciampa sends Adam out of the ring and onto the rest of UE before taking out Strong and Adam hits several superkicks into the Last Shot for a near fall.
Kyle hands Adam the belt and Ciampa is ready before Adam sends Ciampa into the referee and out of the ring before Ciampa takes out Kyle and hits Adam with the Fairytale Ending, but there's no referee. Johnny shows up and takes the belt from Ciampa before hitting him with it and Adam covers him with it for the pin and the win.
Winner: Adam Cole retains his NXT Championship by defeating Tommaso Ciampa via pinfall.