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.
Winner: Bobby Roode, by pinfall.
Winners: Authors of Pain, by pinfall, to win the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament.
** 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.
Winners: DIY, 2 Falls to 1, to win the NXT World Tag Team Championship.
Winner: Asuka, by submission, to retain the NXT Women's Championship.
Winner: Samoa Joe, by pinfall, to win the NXT World Championship.
And with that, that closed out another great NXT Takeover.