Welcome to the Fightful.com live viewing party for WWE NXT TakeOver: Toronto! Tonight is the culmination of a long road that has birthed what is arguably the most heated rivalry in NXT history between Shinsuke Nakamura and Samoa Joe, the return of a former WWE Women's champion, the second annual Dusty Tag Classic and much more. Tonight we will get the rematch that everyone has been waiting for as in the main event Shinsuke Nakamura puts his NXT World title on the line against the former champion Samoa Joe and in our co-main event Asuka will defend her NXT Women's title against former WWE Women's champion Mickie James. #DIY get their hands on The Revival and hope to finally dethrone what are arguably the most dominant tag team in NXT history and we will see who is the better man as The Perfect 10 Tye Dillinger takes on fellow Canadian Glorious Bobby Roode! We also see the finals of the Dusty Classic as the Australian force that have dominated the global tag scene TM61 take on the destructive combo of Razar and Akum led by Paul Ellering making up The Authors of Pain so be sure to come back here at 8PM EST as history will be made at the very first TakeOver event in the Six!
Check out our full preview at this link, and the post-show podcast right after the event!
-We open with a video package of the history of WWE in Canada and their major events and superstars who are from there. We get a video package for how we got to TakeOver and how it is NXT's turn to make history in Canada.
Bobby Roode vs Tye Dillinger
Bobby comes out to a choir singing his song before the match. They exchange right hands then Tye sends Roode out of the ring repeatedly. Roode begs Tye to stop his assault, but Tye doesn't and does his signature ten finger pose then hits Roode with a right hand ten times in the corner. Roode sends Dillinger over the top rope and to the floor as he tries to recover then comes around the other side and knocks Tye down from behind into the barricade. Roode is in control as he gets Tye back into the ring and hits an elbow drop off the top rope, playing to the crowd then goes for a neckbreaker, but Tye gets a quick 2 count off of a back slide. Roode hits a neckbreaker for a quick 2 count then Roode hits Tye with right hands in the corner. Tye drops Roode repeatedly then stomps on him in the corner ten times. Tye teases the Tye Breaker, but Roode rolls out of the ring and acts like he's leaving, but Tye puts him back in and Roode uses the opportunity to hit a spinebuster for a close 2 count. Roode sits Tye on the top rope then hits a superplex off the top rope for another very close 2 count. Roode mocks Tye then goes for the Tye Breaker, but Dillinger dodges it then Roode rolls up Dillinger for a quick 2 then Tye rolls him up. Tye hits a superkick for a close 2 count as they both fall to the mat exhausted. They exchange right hands and forearms in the center of the ring then Tye goes for the Tye Breaker, but Roode counters it, going for a DDT, but Bobby counters it then Tye puts on a sharpshooter, but Roode gets to the ropes. Roode tosses Tye into the post then hits a DDT for the pin and the win.
Winner: Bobby Roode via pinfall
-We have Asuka getting ready backstage and a plug for The Authors of Pain and TM61 in the Dusty Classic finale.
Authors of Pain vs TM61 Dusty Classic Tag Tournament Finals Match
Before the match Paul Ellering is suspended over the ring in a shark cage that is slowly lowered like a tiny hell in a cell. Ellering reluctantly gets inside and the cage is then locked and he's raised up above the ring. Akum and Miller start it off and Nick hits Akum with a series of forearms, Thorne tagging himself in then they send Akum then Razar out of the ring, Miller diving out onto Akum as Razar tries to climb scaffolding with Thorne on his shoulders then Thorne hits a swanton bomb off the top of it and takes out both members of AOP. Thorne is yanked off the apron then Razar rolls him back into the ring for a quick 2 count. Akum gets a quick 2 count of his own then puts on a side headlock, AOP looking up at Ellering throughout the match for instructions. Akum tosses him across the ring for another quick 2 count then misses a splash, Razar getting tagged in then Thorne hits a shotgun dropkick, tagging in Miller who drops both members of AOP. Miller hits a sliding forearm to each of them then hits a moonsault onto Razar for a close 2 count. TM61 hit a double huricanrrana on Razar then hit Thunder Valley, but Akum breaks up the pin. Ellering drops a chain from the cage then Thorne gets a roll up for a quick 2 the chain flying into the crowd. Akum hits a spinebuster then Razar drops Miller with a boot. AOP hit The Last Chapter for the pin and the win.
Winner: Authors of Pain via pinfall with The Last Chapter