Sunday, November 20, 2016

NXT Takeover Toronto Recap #NXTTakeOverToronto

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE brings you the NXT Takeover: Toronto Recap.

NXT Takeover took place at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and kicked off WWE's huge four nights of wrestling weekend that runs from NXT Takeover, through WWE Survivor Series and into RAW and Smackdown Live, concluding on Tuesday night. Last night's show brought us two plus hours of NXT action. The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament came to an end as the Authors of Pain battled TM-61 in the Finals. The AOP's manager, the legendary Paul Ellering, was locked in a shark cage and hung from the ceiling to avoid any interference from Ellering. "Mr. Perfect Ten" Tye Dillinger looked for revenge on "GLORIOUS" Bobby Roode as they met one on one. The NXT World Tag Team Championship was on the line as the champions, The Revival, aka Dawson and Wilder, defended against DIY, aka Ciampa and Gargano, in a 2 Out of 3 Falls Match. NXT Women's Champion Asuka defended her title against former WWE Women's and Divas Champion Mickie James. In the main event, NXT World Champion Shinsuke Nakamura defended his title against former champion Samoa Joe.

NXT Takeover: Toronto featured Parkway Drive's "Devil's Calling" as one of the theme songs for the event. All that know me know that it's all about the Rock and Metal music! Enjoy and thanks for reading my recap!

** NXT Takeover: Toronto **

- NXT Takeover: Toronto kicks off with a video package highlighting the son of a plumber himself, The late great "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes. The Finals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament, that was created last year to honor Dusty, will take place at Takeover.

- Bobby Roode vs. Tye Dillinger: Talk about a great entrance, Bobby Roode's "Glorious" theme song was sung by a choir on the NXT stage. The match closes out with Dillinger going for the Tye Breaker, but Roode sees it coming and runs. Dillinger chases Roode, but walks right into a Roode spinebuster. Roode drops Dillinger off the ropes with a superplex for a near fall and then taunts Dillinger. Roode pulls down his knee pad, goes for Dillinger's own Tye Breaker finisher, but Dillinger counters. Roode counters back and tries to cheat by rolling up Dillinger with his feet on the ropes for leverage, but gets busted by the referee. Dillinger with a near fall super kick on Roode and then both men trade punches. Roode counters the Tye Breaker, Dillinger counters the Roode DDT and then traps Roode in the Sharpshooter submission. Roode reaches the ropes and then small packages Dillinger, but Dillinger reverses into a near fall package of his own. Roode shoves Dillinger shoulder first into the ring post and finally hits the Roode DDT to score the pinfall. After the match, the fans give Dillinger a "Standing 10 Chant" and Dillinger says he's sorry for not winning.
Winner: Bobby Roode, by pinfall.

- "Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament Finals": Authors of Pain vs. TM-61: The Authors of Pain's manager Paul Ellering was locked inside a shark cage and suspended above the ring to keep any outside shenanigans from happening from the legendary manager. The match closes out with Miller making the hot tag, slams Rahzar, suplexes Akum and then comes back and suplexes Rahzar. Miller hits a perfect moonsault for a near fall. Thorne and Miller set up Rahzar and Akum in seperate corners for ten punches, but the AOP counter both and try to drop TM-61 with power bombs. TM-61 counter that and put down AOP with double hurracanranas. TM-61 double team Rahzar and hit the Thunder Valley, but Akum breaks up the pinfall. Rahzar gets tossed outside and TM-61 hit double team suicide dives.
It's raining weapons, as Paul Ellering drops a chain down from his cage to Akum. Akum swings at Miller, misses and the chain goes flying. Akum scoops up Miller and plants him with a spinebuster. AOP hit the Last Chapter on Thorne and score the pinfall, to take the tournament. After the match, Triple H, NXT GM William Regal and Dustin Rhodes present the Authors of Pain with the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Trophy.
Winners: Authors of Pain, by pinfall, to win the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament.

- "NXT World Tag Team Championship, 2 Out of 3 Falls Match": The Revival (c) vs. DIY:
** First Fall: Gargano and Dawson both tag in, Gargano plants a kick to the face on Dawson and then takes Dawson over with a belly to belly. Gargano drops both Dawson and Wilder with a bulldog and running clothesline combo. Gargano goes for a slingshot spear, but Dawson catches and holds Gargano in mid-air. Dawson and Wilder hit the Shatter Machine on Gargano, score the pinfall and take the 1-0 lead.

** Second Fall: Gargano hot tags Ciampa in and Ciampa unloads on The Revival. Dawson misses a clothesline and Ciampa goes Brock Lesnar on Dawson with three straight German suplexes. Ciampa hits the knee trembler on Dawson for a near fall. The Revival set up Gargano for a spike piledriver, but Ciampa flies in and makes the save with a cross body block. DIY set up and drop Dawson with the running knee, super kick combo, score the pinfall and tie things at 1-1.

** Final Fall: The Revival mock and go for DIY's double team finisher, but DIY counter and they hit The Revival's own Shatter Machine finisher on Wilder. The referee gets distracted by Ciampa, but he still catches Dawson coming in illegally. Wilder tosses Ciampa into the ring post and then chop blocks Gargano. Wilder goes for a backslide pinfall, but Gargano counters it into a modified cross face submission. Dawson tries to make the save, but Ciampa catches Dawson and locks him in a modified Rings of Saturn submission. Dawson and Wilder both tap out and we have new NXT World Tag Team Champions
Winners: DIY, 2 Falls to 1, to win the NXT World Tag Team Championship.

- "NXT Women's Championship Match": Asuka (c) vs. Mickie James: The match closes out with Asuka missing a hip attack, but unloads on Mickie with kicks. Mickie smiles and begs for more. Asuka misses a kick to the head and Mickie traps Asuka in a single leg crab submission. Asuka tries to escape, but Mickie counters her submission into the Muta Lock submission. Asuka finally escapes and trades strikes with Mickie. Asuka misses a spinning back fist and Mickie connects with a smack across the face. Asuka misses another strike and Mickie hits a neck breaker on the champ. Mickie hits a flap jack and then a whoopie cushion on Asuka for a near fall. Asuka locks in a cross arm breaker submission, but Mickie reaches the ropes.
Mickie connects with the Mickie Kick, but Asuka gets the foot on the ropes to stop the pinfall. Mickie goes for a jumping DDT, but Asuka counters it into the Asuka Lock submission. Mickie escapes and turns it into a near fall roll up. Asuka reapplies the Asuka Lock submission on Mickie and is able to lock it in tight on the second try. Mickie fights, but finally taps out. After the match, Mickie goes to shake Asuka's hand, but Asuka snubs Mickie and raises up her title in victory.
Winner: Asuka, by submission, to retain the NXT Women's Championship.

- "NXT World Championship Match": Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Samoa Joe: The match closes out with Joe and Nakamura trading elbow strikes with each other, until Nakamura finally drops Joe with a huge elbow strike to the face. Joe counters out of an inverted exploder, but Nakamura is able to go behind Joe and hit a german suplex. Joe counters the Kinshasa, takes out Nakamura’s knees and picks Nakamura up for the Muscle Buster. Nakamura counters out, hits the Kinshasa and gets a near fall. Nakamura tries a second Kinshasa, but Joe counters and traps Nakamura in the Coquina Clutch submission.
Nakamura escapes, but gets dropped by a Joe Chimera-plex and barely kicks out at two and a half. Joe misses a punch on Nakamura, gets cracked with another Kinshasa to the back of the head and it sends Joe crashing outside. Nakamura goes after Joe outside, but Joe kicks Nakamura below the belt and then Uranage suplexes Nakamura into the steel steps. The referee completely missed the low blow, as Joe hits Nakamura with the Muscle Buster, scores the pinfall and becomes a 2 time NXT World Champion.
Winner: Samoa Joe, by pinfall, to win the NXT World Championship.

And with that, that closed out another great NXT Takeover.

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