Thursday, February 12, 2015

NXT Takeover: Rival #NXT #NXTTakeoveRival

By @cleeverizon

Welcome back wrestling fans to another special pay per view edition of Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE. Today it's all about NXT and their phenomenal roster of talent. One good thing WWE has going for them? It's their NXT roster. So many potential rising stars and future faces of the WWE can be found on the NXT roster. Alright enough talk, let's get to last night's recap, live at Full Sail University in Orlando,  Florida, it's NXT Takeover: Rival.

- Hideo Itami vs. Tyler Breeze: Breeze made his way to the ring and had a random female fan jump on his back. Security pulls off the fan and drags her away. Itami unloads with a drop kick and hard kicks on Breeze, early. Breeze takes control and goes to work on Itami's knee. Breeze drops elbows on Itami's leg, applies a figure four around the ring post, and applies a modified "Sharpshooter" on Itami. Itami is back on offense and teases us with a "Go 2 Sleep" attempt on Breeze, but Breeze escapes, hits a super kick on Itami and gets a near fall. Breeze lands punches on Itami, but Itami starts to "Hulk Up". Itami hits more stiff kicks on Breeze, lands the corner drop kick and hits the running kick. Itami covers Breeze and scores the pinfall.

- "No DQ Match": Baron Corbin vs. Bull Dempsey: Corbin rushes the ring and we have a brawl to kick off the match. Bull tosses Corbin into the outside apron, suplexes Corbin on the ramp then tosses Corbin into the ring post. Back in the ring, Corbin hits a spine buster, then clotheslines Bull and himself over the ropes. Bull hits the top rope diving head butt for a near fall. Bull grabs a steel chair but walks right into Corbin and the "End of Days". Corbin covers and has the pinfall. After the match, Corbin sits on the steel chair and puts his feet on Bull.

- "NXT World Tag Team Championship Match": Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy (c) vs. The Lucha Dragons: Murphy and Blake double team Sin Cara early, but Sin Cara regains control. Kalisto is in, hits a kick, botches a leap over the ropes, regains himself and hits the cross body leap over the ropes on Murphy. Sin Cara hits a victory roll driver off the second rope on Blake for a near fall. Sin Cara and Kalisto with a double team senton on Murphy for a near fall. Murphy and Blake hit a double team neck breaker on Sin Cara for a near fall. Kalisto hits a corkscrew cross body and then spikes Murphy's head into the canvas for a near fall. Murphy with a power bomb reversal on Kalisto for a near fall. Both teams trade quick pin attempts and pin reversals. Sin Cara hits a power bomb on Murphy for a near fall. Murphy hits a suplex on Sin Cara and Blake follows with a big frog splash off the top rope to score the pinfall. Murphy and Blake retain the NXT World Tag Team Championship.

- "#1 Contenders Match For The NXT World Heavyweight Championship": Adrian Neville vs. Finn Balor: Neville ground wrestles early with headlock take downs on Balor. Balor hits a shoulder and a drop kick sending Neville to the floor. Balor goes for a suicide dive but Neville blocks it. Neville hits a springboard drop kick for a near fall. Back and forth action, until Neville hits a suplex for a near fall. Balor hits an enziguri, forcing Neville to the floor. Balor hits a running drop kick, launching Neville right through the barricade. Balor lands a double stomp on the back of Neville's head off the top rope for a near fall. Neville with stiff kicks, Balor with the "Pele Kick", Neville with another kick and both men are down and out. Neville with two german suplexes for a near fall. Neville hits a second rope corkscrew splash for another near fall on Balor. Balor finally gets back in the match with a huge lariat, turning Neville inside out. Balor with a reverse DDT but Neville kicks out at two. Neville crotches Balor, hits an enziguri and goes for "Red Arrow". Balor gets the knees up and small packages Neville for a near fall. Balor hits a huge drop kick on Neville then lands the top rope double stomp on Neville. Balor covers and scores the pinfall. After the match, Balor and Neville shake hands.

- "NXT Women's Championship, Fatal 4-Way Match": Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Bayley vs. Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch: All four ladies go back and forth to start the match and manage to bust an LED board at ringside. Becky locks Bayley in a submission but Sasha breaks it up. Becky blocks a Sasha double knee, hits a drop kick and gets a near fall after Charlotte breaks it up. Charlotte with a neck breaker on Sasha for a near fall. Charlotte covers Becky but Sasha breaks it up. Charlotte spears Becky and sends Bayley to the floor. Charlotte gets sent into the ring post. Sasha hits a double knee on Charlotte and Becky and scores near falls on both. Bayley hits a hurricanrana on Charlotte, followed by a belly to belly for a near fall as Becky breaks it up. Sasha cross body blocks both Bayley and Becky on the floor. Charlotte dives out next and takes out her three opponents.
Becky with a suplex on Charlotte for a near fall. Bayley hits the belly to belly on Charlotte from the top rope. Sasha tries to steal the pin but it's a two count. Becky and Bayley are sent to the floor and Sasha applies a crossface submission on Charlotte. Charlotte fights to reach the ropes as Sasha applies the pressure. Sasha reverses her own crossface submission into a back slide and scores the pinfall on Charlotte. Sasha is the NEW NXT Women's Champion. After the match, Charlotte hugs Sasha but Sasha pushes Charlotte away and gloats with her newly won title.

- "NXT World Heavyweight Championship Match": Sami Zayn (c) vs. Kevin Owens: Owens stalls, and stands on the floor. Zayn leaps over the referee and the ropes and takes out Owens on the floor. Zayn lands kicks and corner punches on Owens. Owens hits a clothesline, stomps, kicks, forearm shots, whips Zayn into the corner, lands a chop and covers for a two count. Owens grounds Zayn with mat wrestling. Owens hits a back suplex for a near fall. Out to the floor, Owens slams Zayn into the apron. Owens with a gutbuster and a senton for a near fall. Zayn sends Owens to the floor and then sends Owens into the steel steps. Zayn unloads on the floor with punches and a clothesline. Back in the ring, Zayn lifts Owens and plants him with the blue thunder power bomb for a near fall. Owens catches Zayn with a super kick, then hits the corner cannonball for a near fall. Zayn with a half and half suplex for a near fall. Zayn goes for a superplex, Owens counters and hits a head butt, then goes for the top rope swanton, but Zayn blocks by getting the knees up. Zayn goes for the "Helluva Kick" but Owens rolls to the floor. Zayn follows to the floor, where Owens goes for the apron power bomb.
Zayn counters and hits a springboard moonsault. Zayn cracks his head hard on the ramp on the landing. Back in the ring, Zayn is still dazed and misses the "Helluva Kick" as Owens counters with a power bomb for a near fall. Owens unloads on Zayn's head with punches and uppercuts, as Zayn is half conscious. The referee backs Owens off, but Owens goes right back in, unloading punches to Zayn's head. NXT medics try to check on Zayn, but Owens plants Zayn with two more power bombs. Owens covers and Zayn half consciously rolls over at two. NXT medics are in the ring checking on Zayn now. Owens chases them off and plants Zayn with two more power bombs. Zayn is unconscious as the NXT medics yell at the referee to stop the match. Owens goes for another power bomb on Zayn as the referee finally steps in and stops the match. Due to Zayn being unable to continue, Kevin Owens, is crowned the NEW NXT World Heavyweight Champion. Takeover closes out as Owens celebrates behind Zayn's unconscious body, with NXT medics working on Zayn.

And there you have it, another good NXT pay per view. The only match I was disappointed with was Bull Dempsey vs. Baron Corbin. The match was supposed to be no DQ, but they made no attempt at using the no DQ stipulation, as I felt it was just a normal match. Other than that and the few botched moves Sin Cara and Kalisto made in their match, I think it was another successful pay per view.

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