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.
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