NXT has taped it’s final episodes before the biggest Takeover of the year, taking place on April 5th in New York. They did have their hands full, as NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa has undergone neck surgery and will miss the Takeover, depriving NXT of their top storyline heading into the biggest show of the year. While it does suck, the show must go on – that’s the business.
As always, however, the black-and-gold brand did a fantastic job. If spoilers are your cup of tea – find out why below. If it’s not, how did you get here?
Let’s find out what the Takeover: New York card is going to look like, shall we? I’m Parker Love– here with your Spoilers from March 13th’s tapings!
This should go without saying but read ahead at your own risk.
Results from the Tapings
- Chelsea Green over Jessie Elaban in what’s likely to be the dark match. Unfortunately, the injury bug continued to bite, as Green broke her wrist & underwent surgery on the 14th.
- Triple H enters, holding the NXT Championship. He says he was originally going to announce Gargano vs Ciampa for the belt – but instead announces a Fatal Five-Way! Velveteen Dream, Adam Cole, Aleister Black, Ricochet & Matt Riddle are the participants, with the winner facing Johnny Gargano in a 2-out-of-3 falls match for the NXT Championship at TakeOver!
- Adam Cole over Aleister Black, Matt Riddle, Ricochet, and Velveteen Dream. Adam Cole vs Johnny Gargano will main event TakeOver: New York. After the match, The Forgotten Sons hit the ring and attack Aleister & Ricochet.
- Punishment Martinez over Riddick Moss.
- Humberto Carrillo over Albert Hardie, Jr. – better known as ACH!
- War Raiders (Hanson & Ray Rowe) over enhancement. Post-match, Rowe demands another set of opponents. Out come Adrian Joude and Cezar Bononi, who are billed as Eh Nois – and also lose to the War Raiders. They want to send a message to whoever their opponent is in New York.
- Jaxson Ryker over Oney Lorcan. Boo.
- Bianca Belair vs Kairi Sane ends in a no-contest when the Horsewomen (Shayna Baszler, Marina Shafir & Jessamyn Duke) attack the two. Io Shirai makes the save, with Shirai hitting a moonsault on them all and holding the title up afterwards.
- Raul Mendoza over Brennan Williams.
- Johnny Gargano and Adam Cole have a promo segment talking about their fan support, their journey to NXT Takeover, and success in NXT. The highlight? Cole calls Johnny “Johnny Participant” when it comes to TakeOver matches. Cole also promises he’ll win with the help of the Undisputed Era.
- Aliyah & Vanessa Borne vs. Kacy Catanzaro & Lacey Lane doesn’t happen when the Horsewomen attack. The only difference is that Borne and Aliyah run off, leaving Kacy and Lacey to take a beating.
- Matt Riddle over. Kona Reeves.
- Mid-match, Veleveen Dream comes down to the ring, carried by on a palanquin (Yes, I had to Google the name). After the match, Dream informs Riddle that they will wrestle at Takeover.
- Aleister Black & Ricochet over Forgotten Sons (Steve Cutler & Wesley Blake) to win the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Championships. Black & Ricochet will challenge the War Raiders in New York. This brings out the Raiders for a face to face.
- After this, Ricochet mentions that this might be the last time he & Aleister will be in Full Sail (really shows what they think of their chances, hey?). This feels like a goodbye promo.
TakeOver: New York – Official Match Card (after Spoilers)
- Adam Cole vs. Johnny Gargano – 2-out-of-3 falls match for the vacant NXT Championship
- Matt Riddle vs Velveteen Dream (C) – NXT North American Championship Match
- Ricochet & Aleister Black vs War Raiders (C) – NXT Tag Team Championship Match
- WALTER vs Pete Dunne (C) – NXT UK Championship Match
Yet to be announced is the Women’s Championship match, which will likely feature a fatal four way between Shanya Baszler – Kairi Sane – Io Shirai – Bianca Belair. As well, we may see Keith Lee vs Dominik Dijakovic. This card can only be described as stacked, and this author is PUMPED. But I want to know your thoughts! Comment below, or tweet me @Parkman15Love! Thanks for reading!
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