NXT TakeOver: Orlando Recap
Charly Caruso, Nigel McGuiness, and Sam Roberts welcome us to the show and then we see shots of Asuka and Bobby Roode arriving to the arena earlier today. We then see Kayla Braxton outside with members of the WWE Universe.
We then see footage of SAnitY attacking No Way Jose at WrestleMania Axxess earlier today. They smash Jose’s ankle with the steel steps and we see him getting stretchered out. McGuinness says Jose will not compete tonight and says William Regal has given Tye Dillinger, Roderick Strong, and Ruby Riot the chance to find a partner, or they will have to compete in a handicap match.
We see the video hype package for the NXT Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Match, which will see The Authors of Pain defending their titles against #DIY and The Revival. McGuinness says two men will start the match and they can tag anyone on the apron and once one man is eliminated his whole team is eliminated. Roberts says he believes #DIY and The Revival will join together to eliminated The Authors of Pain and then settle it themselves. McGuinness says that will not happen.
We see the video hype package for the match between Andrade “Cien” Almas and the debuting Aleister Black. Roberts says most everyone knows Aleister Black as Tommy End. Roberts says since Black has shown up, it has been like a completely different man. McGuinness says he has known Black since 2005, but there was always something about him. He says the man that was in Black’s mind is now out in the open and he is a very dangerous man. Charly says we can’t sleep on Almas and he has been great in NXT as of late. Roberts says Almas seems entitled and full of himself. McGuinness says Almas has fun in the ring and takes it seriously and he will be ready to go tonight.
We see the video hype package for the match between Asuka and Ember Moon. Billie Kay and Peyton Royce have joined the panel. They mock Charly Caruso’s dress. She brings up that they want Ember Moon’s Eclipse banned. Billie says it’s a dangerous move and definitely should be banned. Roberts says there is no reason to ban a move just because Billie got hurt. McGuinness says Roberts has never been in the ring and he doesn’t know how dangerous it is. Charly says Asuka has been the champion for a year and Billie and Peyton mock her again. They mock Asuka and her choice of attire. Charly asks them who they would rather see win. They say it doesn’t matter who wins, because they are going to be the next women’s champion together.
We take a look at the video hype package for the match between Bobby Roode and Shinsuke Nakamura. We see the new championship belts being delivered to William Regal’s office and Roberts says the fans want the era of Shinsuke to continue and McGuinness says keep the Roode train going as the preshow comes to a close.
NXT TakeOver: Orlando opens with a voice over from Triple H saying NXT has come home. We see some clips of the early NXT years, which then transitions into focusing on the feuds for tonight’s show. Tom Phillips, Nigel McGuinness, and Percy Watson welcome us to the show.
Eight-Person Tag Team Match: Tye Dillinger, Roderick Strong, Ruby Riot, and Kassius Ohno vs. SAnitY (Eric Young, Alexander Wolfe, Killian Dain, and Nikki Cross)
An all-out brawl starts in the ring and Team Tye cleans house. Ruby and Nikki start the match. Ruby slams Nikki down to the mat and slams her head into the mat, but Nikki comes back and takes control. Nikki sends Ruby into the corner and charges, but Ruby counters and drives Nikki’s face into the turnbuckle. Nikki tags Wolfe in and Ohno gets into the match. Ohno clocks Wolfe with an elbow and goes for the cover, but Wolfe kicks out at two. Ohno applies a wrist-lock, but Wolfe counters and takes Ohno down and tags in Young. Young and Wolfe double-team Ohno for a bit and then Young slams Ohno face-first into the corner and tags Wolfe back in. Wolfe decks Ohno in the corner and then slams him down on the mat. Wolfe goes for an elbow drop, but Ohno moves and tags in Strong. Strong decks Wolfe with right hands and then slams him into Dain on the apron. Strong delivers a back-breaker to Young and then one to Wolfe. Strong connects with a knee to Dain, but Wolfe takes Strong down with a neck-breaker. Dain tags in and stomps away on Strong in the ring. Dain drops a few knees and elbows to strong. Dain sends Strong to the ropes, but Strong counters with an enzuiguri. Strong goes for a tag, but Dain cuts him off and drops him with a kick to the face. Young tags in and takes Strong to the corner. Young lifts Strong up in a choke hold and then drops him to the mat. Young drops a forearm on Strong and goes for the cover, but Strong kicks out at two. Wolfe tags in and kicks Strong in the midsection. Wolfe keeps Strong in the corner and tags in Dain, who drives his shoulder into Strong. Wolfe delivers an uppercut and tags back in. Wolfe takes Strong down and tags Young. Young drops an elbow on Strong’s neck and goes for the cover, but Dillinger breaks up the pin. Strong fights back, but Young keeps control and decks Dillinger with a right hand. Young knocks Ohno to the floor as well as Strong tries to fight back. Young backs Strong into the corner and charges with a running knee, but Strong moves and tags in Dillinger. Dillinger knocks Young down and gets Dain to the floor. Dillinger tosses Young to the floor and DDT’s Wolfe in the ring. Nikki gets into the ring, but Ruby cuts her off and they fall to the floor. Dillinger goes up top and takes Wolfe down with a cross-body. Dillinger flies to the outside and takes out Young. Dain slams into Dillinger, but Strong dropkicks Dain through the ropes. Wolfe takes Strong down on the outside and Ohno decks Wolfe with a right hand. Dain slams Ohno into the ring apron and everyone is down on the outside. Ruby gets into the ring and goes to launch onto Young, but Nikki cuts her off. Ruby and Nikki brawl in the ring na dhtye roll to the floor again. Dillinger and Young get back into the ring. Dillinger connects with a series of left hands in the corner and knocks Wolfe to the floor again. Dain tags in and gets a superkick from Dillinger. Wolfe breaks it up and Ohno kicks Wolfe in the face and drops him with an elbow shot. Young takes Ohno out with a neck-breaker and Strong connects with the Sick Kick to Young. Dain and Strong are in the ring and Nikki jumps on Strong back. Ruby jumps on Dain’s back and Nikki leavs Strong alone and Ruby throws Nikki to the floor. Young takes Strong out on the floor and Ruby delivers a dropkick to Nikki. Dillinger grabs Dain and goes for the Tye-breaker, but Wolfe interferes. Dain grabs Dillinger and slams him down to the mat and gets the pin fall.
We see Bobby Roode looking at hit NXT Championship backstage and then see Edge and Beth Phoenix checking out the show from ringside.
Aleister Black vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas
They tie up and Black applies a wrist-lock. Almas counters with a head-lock take down. Black sends Almas to the corner, but Almas escapes and goes for the low dropkick. Black dodges it and goes for a kick of his own, but Almas dodgers and poses on the ring as we have a stalemate. Black sends Almas to the ropes, but Almas holds on and poses in the ropes. Black elevates Almas over the top rope and to the floor. Black backflips off the ropes and sits in the ring as Almas watches from the outside. Almas gets into the ring and goes for a kick, but Black counters and then strikes Almas down to the mat. Black applies a headlock, but Almas gets free and backs Black into the corner. Almas chops Black into the corner and then slaps him across the face. Almas goes for a suplex, but Black counters and puts Almas on the apron. Almas wraps his legs around Black’s throat and then connects with a missile dropkick. Almas goes for the cover, but Black kicks out at two. Almas applies an arm-bar submission down on the mat, but Black kicks his way free. Almas stomps away on Black, but Black counters with knee strikes and a back elbow. Black connects with a few kicks and a knee to the midsection. Black sends Almas to the floor and connects with a springboard moonsault. Black tosses Almas back into the ring and then charges, but Almas counters. They exchange rolls ups and Black goes for the Black Mask, but Almas counters and kicks Black in the face. Black connects with a knee, but Almas comes back with an arm-bar over the top rope. Almas goes up top, but Black counters with a power bomb. Black goes for the cover, but Almas kicks out and locks in another arm-bar. Black gets to the ropes to break the hold, but Almas takes him to the corner and delivers a series of forearm shots. Almas backs away and charges, but Black moves and Almas crashes into the turnbuckles. Black goes for the cover, but Almas kicks out. Almas comes back with a cover of his own, but Black kicks out. Both men knock each other down with right hands. Almas gets to his feet first and goes for a cover, but Black kicks out at two. Almas tosses Black into the corner and delivers double-knees. Almas delivers a snap German suplex and goes for the cover, but Black kicks out at two. Almas charges again, but Black counters wiht a knee strike and a kick to the side of the face. Black drops Almas to the mat and then lifts him up to deliver the Black Mask and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Aleister Black.
We see Ember Moon getting focused for her match backstage. We then take a look at the video hype package for the Triple Threat Elimination Match between The Authors of Pain, #DIY, and The Revival.
NXT Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Elimination Match: The Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar) (c) (w/Paul Ellering) vs. DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa) vs. The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder)
All three teams brawl in the ring and #DIY and The Revival gain the advantage. Akam is sent into the guardrail by #DIY and #DIY grabs a table from under the ring. They set it up on the outside, but Akam backs them both into the barricade. #DIY come back and slam Akam into the steel steps. The Revival takes care of Rezar on the other side of the ring and then #DIY and The Revival brawl in the ring. Gargano sends Ciampa into Wilder in the corner and then Gargano kicks Wilder in the back of the next. Gargano goes for the cover, but Wilder kicks out at two. Gargano applies a wrist-lock and then hyper-extends Wilder’s arm. Akam gets into the ring and clotheslines Gargano and Ciampa after making a blind tag. Rezar tags in and kicks Ciampa in the midsection. Rezar clubs Ciampa in the face and sends him to the corner. Ciampa counters and goes for a cross-body, but Rezar catches him. Ciampa gets free and kicks Rezar in the face. Ciampa goes to tag Wilder or Dawson, but they back away. Rezar attacks Ciampa from behind and tags in Akam. Wilder trips up Ciampa and Dawson DDT’s Akam. Ciampa goes for the cover, but Akam kicks out and Wilder tags in. Wilder drops a leg on Akam and Dawson tags in. Dawson stomps away on Akam, but Akam clubs him in the midsection. Dawson tries to tag Gargano or Ciampa, but they back away. Dawson takes Akam down and Gargano tags in. Akam gets sent to the floor and Gargano spears Dawson through the ropes. Gargano kicks Dawson in the face and does the same to Rezar. Ciampa tags Rezar down on the floor and Gargano does the same to Akam. Gargano DDT’s Dawson in the ring and goes for the cover, but Dawson kicks out at two. Dawson rolls to the floor and Gargano goes to jump onto him, but The Authors catch Gargano. The Authors toss Gargano into Ciampa and then into Wilder. Rezar tags in and stomps away on Gargano in the ring. Rezar drives his forearm into Gargano’s face and tags in Akam. Akam stomps Gargano down to the mat and goes for the cover, but Gargano kicks out at two. Akam chokes Gargano with his boot and then picks him up in a Torture Rack-like submission. Gargano gets free and Akam goes for an elbow drop, but Gargano moves out of the way. Gargano connects with an enzuiguri and goes for the tag, but Akam cuts him off. Gargano shoves Akam into Dawson and tags in Ciampa. Ciampa clotheslines Akam and delivers a boot to Rezar. Ciampa goes for clotheslines on Akam and kicks Rezar to the floor again. Ciampa takes Akam down with a snap German suplex and knees him in the face. Ciampa delivers another suplex and connects wiht the running knee. Ciampa goes for the cover, but Akam kicks out at two. Ciampa chops Akam a few times and then connects with some forearms. Rezar gets into the ring, but Ciampa tries to power bomb him through the table on the outside. Gargano helps out, as do Dawson and Wilder, and Rezar crashes through the table. #DIY and The Revival surround Akam in the ring. He tries to fend off all four men and he does for a bit. He sends The Revival to the floor and clotheslines Ciampa. He goes for a power bomb on Ciampa, but Wilder tags in, and then tags in Dawson. They take Akam down and Dawson locks in the reverse figure-four. Gargano goes to break it up, but stops and then locks in the cross-face at the same time and Wilder and Ciampa try to hold Rezar off. Rezar shoves Ciampa and Wilder into Gargano and Dawson to break up the submissions and all six men are down. Rezar tags in and charges and takes out Ciampa, but #DIY and The Revival all go after Rezar in the ring. Dawson and Gargano double knee Rezar and Ciampa and Wilder hit the Shatter Machine on Rezar and The Authors are both down on the floor. #DIY and The Revival brawl in the ring and Dawson and Ciampa end up on the floor. Gargano and Wilder take The Authors down on the floor and all six men are down again. Dawson and Ciampa go up top and Dawson suplexes Ciampa onto The Authors, Gargano, and Wilder. Dawson tosses Ciampa back into the ring, but Rezar tags in and clotheslines Dawson. Akam tags in and they drop Ciampa with the Last Chapter get the pin fall.
#DIY has been eliminated.
The Authors double-team Wilder in the ring and Akam stomps him down to the mat. Rezar goes for the cover, but Wilder kicks out at two. Dawsom gets involved and they power Akam down to the mat and then do the same to Rezar. Dawson goes for the cover on Rezar, but Rezar kicks out at two. Wilder goes to the top as Dawson holds Rezar down. Rezar fights free and knocks Wilder down and chokeslams Dawson. Akam tags in and they go for the Last Chapter, but Wilder interferes. Dawson rolls over Akam and gets a two count, but Akam clubs him. The Authors power bomb The Revival down to the mat and then send Wilder to the outside. Akam grabs Dawson in the ring and Dawson cannot even stand up. Rezar slams Wilder into the barricade and Akam slams Dawson into the corner. The Authors slam The Revival into each other with the Super Collider and get the pin fall on Dawson.
Winners and still NXT Tag Team Champions: The Authors of Pain.
We see the video hype package for the match between Asuka and Ember Moon.
NXT Women’s Championship Match: Asuka (c) vs. Ember Moon
Ember takes Asuka down with an arm-drag and then applies a headlock, but Asuka gets out quickly. Asuka goes for arm-drags and a headlock of her own, but Ember gets free as well. Both women go for a dropkick at the same time and we have a stalemate. Ember takes Asuka down with a head-scissors take-down, but comes right back with a side headlock. Ember comes back and sends Asuka to the corner. Both women come off the ropes with shoulder blocks, but neither woman budges. Asuka outsmarts Ember and takes Ember down with the hip attack. Ember gets right back up and takes Asuka down and then kicks her in the midsection. Ember kicks Asuka in the face and Asuka rolls to the floor. Ember goes out after her, but Asuka rolls back into the ring. Ember gets on the apron, but Asuka delivers another hip attack that sends Ember into the barricade. Ember rolls back into the ring, bu Asuka keeps control. Asuka takes Ember down with spinning back fists and then a heel kick. Ember shoves Asuka away and blocks a kick. Ember slams Asuka down to the mat and connects with a couple right hands. Ember comes off the ropes, but Asuka connects with a hip attack again. Asuka stalks Ember and sets up for a suplex, but Ember elbows her way out of it. Asuka sets up for the Asuka Lock, but Ember counters with delivers a forearm to Asuka’s chest. Ember springboards out onto Asuka and both women are down on the floor. Ember tosses Asuka back into the ring and sets up for the Eclipse, but Asuka cuts her off and delivers a shining wizard. Asuka goes for the cover, but Ember kicks out at two. Asuka grabs Ember and goes for the Asuka Lock again, but Ember is able to fight it off. Asuka takes Ember down to the mat and has a choke locked in, but Ember fights to her feet. Asuka is able to get the body scissors applied, but Ember fights to her feet. Ember drops back to a knee and looks to be fading, but fights back to her feet once again and counters with a jaw-breaker to Asuka. Asuka goes for the hip attack again, but Ember moves and kicks Asuka in the back of the head. Ember and Asuka battle in the middle of the ring and Ember drops Asuka with a fall-away slam. Ember springboard clotheslines Asuka in the corner, but Asuka comes right back with a big German suplex. Asuka goes for the cover, but Ember kicks out at two. Asuka and Ember exchange slaps and Ember delivers a big forearm to Asuka. Asuka gets right back up and goes for a kick, but Ember catches her leg and suplexes her to the mat. Ember goes for the cover, but Asuka kicks out at two. Ember goes to the top rope, but Asuka cuts her off again. Asuka goes for a superplex, but Ember slams her down to the mat. Asuka grabs the referee and shoves him into the ropes. Asuka kicks Ember in the face and gets the pin fall.
Winner and still NXT Women’s Champion: Asuka.
We see that Shawn Michaels will be on Facebook Live immediately after NXT TakeOver: Orlando comes to a close.
We see “The Chosen One” Drew McIntyre sitting in the front row and then take a look at the video hype package for the match between Bobby Roode and Shinsuke Nakamura.
NXT Championship Match: Bobby Roode (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Nakamuta takes Roode down with a front face-lock and then turns it into a waist-lock. Roode counters into a side headlock. Nakamura tries to get free, but Roode keeps the headlock applied. Nakamura backs Roode against the ropes and taunts him a bit. Roode taunts back, but Nakamura kicks him against the ropes. Nakamura sends Roode off the ropes, but Roode comes back with a shoulder block. Nakamura drives his knee into Roode’s midsection and then drops a knee on Roode’s face. Nakamura backs Roode into the corner and delivers another knee shot. Nakamura goes for Good Vibrations, but Roode counters. Roode backs Nakamura away, but Nakamura kicks him in the head. Nakamura delivers Good Vibrations this time and Roode rolls to the floor. Nakamura follows Roode out and tosses him back into the ring. Nakamura drives a shoulder into Roode’s midsection and then goes for a suplex to the floor. Roode holds on and decks Nakamura with a right hand. Roode connects with a dropkick and then connects with a shoulder tackle that sends Nakamura to the floor. Roode joins Nakamura on the floor and drives an elbow into his neck. Roode slams Nakamura into the ring apron and then tosses him back into the ring. Roode stomps away on Nakamura and then chokes him over the middle rope. Roode backs Nakamura into the corner and stomps away on him. Roode presses his boot into Nakamura’s face and then chops him against the turnbuckles. Roode slams Nakamura down to the mat and goes for the cover, but Nakamura kicks out at two. Roode applies a clasp submission down on the mat and then slams Nakamura down again. Roode drops a knee and goes for the cover again, but Nakamura kicks out at two. Roode wrenches Nakamura’s neck down on the mat. Roode goes for another cover, but Nakamura kicks out again. Roode goes for a sleeper hold now, but Nakamura gets free and takes Roode down with a knee strike. Nakamura drops Roode with some right hands and then a right knee strike. Nakamura sends Roode to the corner and connects with another knee strike. Nakamura sets Roode up on the top rope and connects with the running knee lift. Nakamura connects with a baseball slide dropkick that sends Nakamura to the outside. Nakamura connects with a running knee on the apron and then drops a knee to Roode’s neck. Nakamura tosses Roode back into the ring and goes for the cover, but Roode kicks out at two. Nakamura applies a choke hold and goes for a suplex, but Roode elbows his way free. Roode comes off the ropes, but Nakamura connects with a boot. Roode recovers quickly and drops Nakamura with a clothesline. Roode backs Nakamura into the corner and charges, but Nakamura counters with boots to the face. Nakamura connects with a dropkick and sets up for the Kinshasa, but Roode ducks under and takes out Nakamura’s knee. Roode slams Nakamura’s knee around the ring post and stomps down onto Nakamura’s knee. Roode kicks Nakamura’s knee a few more times and then locks in the figure-four in the middle of the ring. Roode continues to work over Nakamura’s knee, but Nakamura counters and goes for an arm-bar submission. Nakamura gets it locked in and then transitions into a triangle submission. Roode picks Nakamura up and slams him down, but Nakamura keeps the hold on and turns it back into the arm-bar submission. Roode crawls to the ropes and gets his feet on the bottom rope to break the hold. Nakamura kicks Roode in the corner and then drives his knees into Roode’s midsection. Nakamura slams Roode into the corner and then puts him on the top. Nakamura goes for the running double knees, but Roode moves and Nakamura hits the turnbuckle. Roode stomps away on Nakamura’s knee and then delivers a back-stabber. Roode goes for the cover, but Nakamura kicks out at two. They stare down in the ring and exchange right hands. Roode goes for the Glorious DDT, but Nakamura counters with a knee strike. Nakamura slams Roode down and then knees Roode in the face. Nakamura goes for the cover, but Roode kicks out at two. Nakamura sets up for the Kinshasa, but Roode rolls to the floor. Nakamura grabs Roode and brings him back into the ring, but Roode counters and hits the Glorious DDT. Roode goes for the cover, but Nakamura kicks out at two. Roode leaves the ring and grabs the ring bell. The referee grabs it from him and Nakamura kicks Roode in the back of the head. Nakamura takes Roode down with a reverse exploder suplex and then goes for Kinshasa, but Roode counters with a big spine-buster. Roode goes for the cover, but Nakamura kicks out at two. Roode grabs Nakamura, but Nakamura backs Roode into the corner. Nakamura drives his shoulder into Roode a few times and then backs away. Nakamura charges, but Roode takes out his knee. Roode goes up top and delivers a Glorious DDT from the top rope and gets the pin fall.
Winner and still NXT Champion: Bobby Roode.
After the match, Roode grabs his title and holds it high overhead at the top of the entrance ramp as Nakamura is still down on the ring as NXT TakeOver: Orlando comes to a close.