Sunday, April 2, 2017

NXT Takeover: Orlando #NXTTakeOverOrlando #NXTOrlando

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Twas the night before Wrestlemania 33 and what a GLORIOUS night it was! NXT Takeover: Orlando was live at the Amway Center, in Orlando, Florida! NXT World Champion "The Glorious One" Bobby Roode defended his title against former 2 time NXT World Champion, the King of Strong Style, Shinsuke Nakamura. NXT Women's Champion Asuka, who one year ago tonight won the title, defended against Ember Moon. NXT World Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain defended their titles against The Revival and #DIY in a Triple Threat Elimination Match. Aleister Black made his NXT debut as he battled Andrade "Cien" Almas in a one on one match. Eric Young, Alexader Wolfe, Killian Dain and Nikki Cross aka SAnitY battled "The Perfect Ten" Tye Dillinger, Roderick Strong, No Way Jose and Ruby Riot in an Eight Person Tag Team Match.

** NXT Takeover: Orlando **

- Triple H is in the ring under a spotlight to kick off the show. Triple H says that tonight is our night, we make history, we show the world why we're NXT and tonight we are home!

- It was announced on the Takeover: Orlando Pre-Show that No Way Jose was viciously attacked earlier in the day by Eric Young at the Wrestlemania Axxess event and has not been cleared to wrestle tonight. William Regal gives Tye Dillinger, Roderick Strong and Ruby Riot the chance to find a new partner for their Eight Person Tag Team Match tonight.

- "Eight Person Tag Team Match": SAnitY vs. Tye Dillinger, Roderick Strong, Ruby Riot and ????: Kassius Ohno is chosen as the mystery partner at the very last minute. The match closes out with Dillinger making the hot tag and unloads on everyone. Dillinger with a big DDT on Wolfe, hits a crossbody on Wolfe off the top rope and then suicide dives outside, taking out Eric Young. Dain attacks Dillinger, Strong makes the save, but Strong gets attacked by Wolfe. Ohno takes out Wolfe on the floor, but Ohno gets dropped by Dain on the floor. Ruby tries a suicide dive, but gets stopped by Nikki, so Ruby unloads on Nikki instead and both fall outside.
Dillinger corner mounts Young, unloads ten punches, drops Young and then super kicks Dain for a near fall. Ohno hits an elbow on Wolfe, but gets attacked by Young. Strong gets involved and plants a kick on Young, knocking Young out. Nikki jumps onto Strong's back as Ruby jumps on Dain's back. Nikki goes after Ruby, but gets tossed outside. Nikki hits a dropkick on Ruby, as Ruby followed Nikki outside. Dain stops Dillinger from hitting the Tye Breaker on Wolfe, drills Dillinger into the mat and scores the pinfall.
Winners: SAnitY, by pinfall.

- Aleister Black vs. Andrade "Cien" Almas: The match closes out with Almas in control of Black, taking him to the corner and unloading. Almas goes for a charge, but Black moves, Almas hits the turnbuckle and Black gets a near fall. Almas and Black trade shots back and forth and then they plant kicks on each other at the same time, dropping both men to the mat. Both men are up, trade offense until Almas plants a kick right to the back of Black's neck. Almas tosses Black into the corner, charges and hits double knees on Black. Black counters a DDT, but Almas counters back with a snapping german suplex for a near fall. Black is up, connects with jumping knees on Almas and then drills Almas with a boot. Almas and Black trade more offense until Black puts Almas down face first to the mat. Black hits a spinning kick to the face of Almas and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Aleister Black, by pinfall.

- "NXT World Tag Team Championship, Triple Threat Elimination Match": Authors of Pain (c) vs. The Revival vs. #DIY:

** First Elimination: The Revival hit the ring and double team Rezar. Gargano and Ciampa hit the ring next and join in on the 4 on 2 beat down on the AOP. The Revival and #DIY start trading blows back and forth now. Gargano and Wilder stop swinging on each other and both suicide dive onto Akam and Rezar outside. Wilder goes to the top rope and super plexes Gargano all the way out to the floor and on top of everyone, taking all six men out. Dawson tosses Ciampa into the ring, but Rezar comes in and decks Dawson. Akam and Rezar grab Ciampa and hit The Last Chapter for the pinfall, eliminating #DIY, and getting a bullshit chant from the crowd started.

** Final Elimination: AOP double team Wilder and go for a double team move. Dawson makes the save and The Revival hit german suplexes for a near fall. AOP go for The Last Chapter on Dawson, but Wilder makes the save and gets another near fall. AOP grab Dawson and Wilder and drill both men with power bombs. Dawson can barely stand, but somehow fights back and gets another near fall on Rezar. AOP hit the Super Collider on Wilder and Dawson, score the pinfall and retain the tag team titles.
Winners: The Authors of Pain, by pinfall, to retain the NXT World Tag Team Championship.

- "NXT Women's Championship Match": Asuka (c) vs. Ember Moon: The match closes out with Ember connecting with a drop kick on Asuka, follows that with a knee and then a fall away slam. Ember continues to unload on Asuka, until Asuka catches Ember with a german suplex for a near fall. Ember and Asuka trade shots back and forth until Ember drops Asuka with a forearm. Ember suplexes Asuka and gets a near fall. Ember sets up Asuka for the Eclipse Stunner, but Asuka meets Ember on the ropes and cuts off the finisher. Ember fights off Asuka and sends her flying off the ropes to the mat. Ember resets for the Eclipse Stunner, but Asuka shoves the referee into the ropes causing Ember to lose her balance and fall off the ropes. Asuka nails Ember with the Asuka Kick and scores the pinfall. Asuka remains undefeated and her title reign is over a year now.
Winner: Asuka, by pinfall, to retain the NXT Women's Championship.

- Drew Galloway, formally Drew McIntyre of the WWE is spotted sitting in the crowd.

- "NXT World Championship Match": Bobby Roode (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura: The match closes out with Roode and Nakamura trading offensive moves with each other. Nakamura drops Roode and goes for the Kinshasa, but Roode escapes to the floor. Roode comes back into the ring and catches Nakamura with the Glorious DDT for a near fall. Roode growing irritated, goes to the floor, grabs the ring bell and brings it into the ring. The referee steps in, warns Roode about having the bell and then takes it away from Roode. Nakamura drops Roode while he's distracted by the referee and then hits an exploder suplex on Roode. Roode counters the Kinshasa by planting Nakamura with a spinebuster and gets another near fall. Roode and Nakamura trade shots and more offense until Nakamura blasts Roode in the face with a knee for a near fall. Nakamura takes Roode into the corner where Roode suddenly drills Nakamura with the Glorious DDT right out of the corner to score the pinfall and retain the title.
Winner: Bobby Roode, by pinfall, to retain the NXT World Championship.

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