WWE NXT TakeOver New Orleans
April 7, 2018
Smoothie King Center
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Ethan Carter III vs. Killian Dain vs. Adam Cole vs. The Velveteen Dream vs. Lars Sullivan vs. Ricochet In A Ladder Match For The Inaugural WWE NXT North American Championship
Dain and Sullivan clears the ring. Dain starts talking smack to Sullivan. Dream with a Body Avalanche to the back of Sullivan. Sullivan drops Dream with a Forearm Smash. Ricochet lands a SpringBoard Shooting Star Press. Ricochet brings a ladder into the ring. Dream with a Big Haymaker to Ricochet. Dream is having a hard time balancing the ladder. Ricochet with a HeadScissors TakeOver to Dream. Ricochet follows that with a dropkick. Ricochet creates distance with a forearm. Dream trips Ricochet in mid-air. Cole ducks a clothesline from Dream. Cole delivers a series of forearm shivers. Cole repeatedly stomps on Dream. Cole knocks Dain off the ring apron with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Cole hits The Last Shot.
EC3 with a Jumping Jaw Breaker to Cole. EC3 fires off a Stinger Splash. EC3 with a Running Neck Snap. Sullivan clotheslines EC3. Sullivan follows that with a Tilt-A-Whirl PowerSlam to Cole. Sullivan with a Standard PowerSlam to EC3. Dain throws Sullivan out of the ring. Dain lands a Suicide Dive. Dain goes for a Double Fallaway Slam, but Cole counters with a Bicycle Kick. Cole and Ricochet are trading back and forth shots. Dain bounces Cole’s head on the top turnbuckle. Dream with an axe handle strike across the back of Ricochet. Sullivan starts attacking everyone with a ladder.
Sullivan whips Dain back first to the ladder. Sullivan dumps Dream sternum first on the ladder. Sullivan blocks The Sunset Flip PowerBomb. EC3, Dream and Ricochet connects with a Triple PowerBomb. Cole is left alone on the top of the ladder. Cole calls Dain a punk. Dain responds with a HeadButt. Dain with a Back Body Drop which sends Ricochet crashing into the ladder. EC3 connects with a Flying Bulldog off the ladder. EC3 and Cole forms an alliance. They place a ladder in between the ring apron and announce table.
EC3 mocks Cole. Cole responds with The Last Shot. Cole fires up with a SuperKick Party. Sullivan launches Cole off the ladder. Dream delivers multiple Purple Rain Makers. Dream throws a ladder at Sullivan. Dream lands an Avalanche Purple Rain Maker off the top of the ladder. EC3 PowerBombs Dream on a ladder. EC3 with Twisting Neck Snaps to Dain and Sullivan. Cole starts scaling the ladder. EC3 connects with a Flying TK3. Dain with a Bicycle Kick to EC3. Dain throws Cole back first across the turnbuckles. Dain drops EC3 with a Fireman’s Carry Slam. Dain with a Running Senton to EC3 who’s buried under a ladder. Dain follows that with a Vader Bomb with Cole on his back.
Ricochet starts dishing out a series of Bicycle Kicks. Dain and Sullivan throws Richochet around the ring like a football. This leads us to a long forearm exchange in the center of the ring. Dain uppercuts Sullivan. Dain puts down Sullivan with a Massive Lariat. Dain goes for a Running Crossbody Block, but Sullivan counters with The World’s Strongest Slam. Ricochet knocks Sullivan off the ladder. Ricochet decks Sullivan with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ricochet wipes out Cole and Dain with a Flying Corkscrew Plancha.
Ricochet with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick to Sullivan. EC3 places Ricochet on the top turnbuckle. EC3 with a series of knife edge chops to Ricochet. Ricochet drops EC3 with a High Knee Strike. Ricochet hits a Shooting Star Press on the ladder. Dream and Ricochet unloads clubbing haymakers. Dream sets up a ladder contraption in the corner. Richochet with a double leg takedown to Dream. Ricochet goes for a Shooting Star Press, but Dream blocks it. Dream connects with a Rolling Death Valley Driver on the ladder.
Sullivan with an Inside Out Lariat to Dream on the floor. Sullivan puts EC3 and Dream through a ladder with The Freak Accident. Not to be outdone, Dain puts Ricochet and Cole through a ladder with The Michinoku Driver. All six men are trying to procure the title in between three ladders. Cole with a Flying Russian Leg Sweep to EC3. Ricochet delivers an Avalanche Neck Breaker. Sullivan knocks Dain off the ladder with The Freak Accident. Cole sends Ricochet crashing to the outside. Cole finally grabs the NXT North American Title to pickup the victory.
Winner: New WWE NXT North American Champion, Adam Cole
Second Match: Ember Moon (c) vs. Shayna Baszler For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship
Moon goes for a dropkick, but Baszler ducks out of the way. Baszler clocks Moon with a big haymaker. Moon drags Baszler out of the ring. Moon dropkicks Baszler into the steel ring steps. Moon rolls Baszler back into the ring. Moon ducks a clothesline from Baszler. Moon lands a Flying CodeBreaker for a two count. Moon locks in the STF. Baszler heads to the bottom rope to create separation. Baszler is trying to regain her composure on the outside. Baszler blocks The PK. Baszler knocks Moon off the ring apron. Baszler whips Moon back first to the steel guard rail.
Baszler with the cover for a one count. Baszler decks Moon with a Jumping Knee Strike. Baszler follows that with a Gut Wrench Suplex. Baszler with a MDK for a two count. Baszler applies a modified Bow nd Arrow Stretch. Moon creates distance with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Moon with a HandSpring Palm Strike to Baszler. Baszler responds with a Jumping Knee Strike. Moon rolls Baszler over for a two count. Baszler with her second MDK for a two count. Following a snap mare takeover, Moon dropkicks Baszler. Baszler applies a Sleeper Hold. Moon breaks the hold with a Back Pack Stunner.
Moon side steps Baszler into the turnbuckles. Moon with a Snap Vertical Suplex to Baszler. Moon follows that with a Sliding FlatLiner for a two count. Moon avoids a nasty foot stomp from Bazler. Moon takes down Baszler with a leg sweep. Moon attacks the left shoulder of Baszler. Baszler trips Moon on the top turnbuckle. Baszler dropkicks the back of Moon. Baszler tries to pop in her injured shoulder. Moon connects with The Eclipse on the outside. Both ladies avoid the referee’s ten count. Baszler locks in the Kirifuda Clutch. Moon transitions into a ground and pound attack. Baszler applies a Triangle Choke. Moon PowerBombs Baszler for a two count. Moon goes for The Eclipse, but Baszler counters with The Kirifuda Clutch. Moon passes out which forces the referee to call for the bell.
Winner: New WWE NXT Women’s Champion, Shayna Baszler via Referee Stoppage
Third Match: Undisputed Era (c) vs. The Authors Of Pain w/Paul Ellering vs. Roderick Strong & Pete Dunne In A Triple Threat Match For The WWE NXT Tag Team Championship/2018 Dusty Classic Trophy
AOP attacks Undisputed Era before the bell rings. Akam with a ground and pound attack to Dune. Rezar with a Hip Toss to Strong. Rezar drops O’Reilly with a Big Boot. Akam launches Dunne out of the ring. AOP with a Neck Breaker/Sit Out PowerBomb Combination for a two count. AOP with Stereo Boots to Dunne and Strong. AOP PowerBombs Cole through the Spanish Announce Table. O’Reilly lands a Flying Double Knee Strike off the ring apron. Strong blasts O’Reilly with a knife edge chop. O’Reilly responds with a Jumping Knee Strike. Dunne applies a Guillotine Choke. O’Reilly transitions into the Cross Arm Breaker.
O’Reilly brings his lighting quick offense to Dunne. Strong drops O’Reilly with a Back Breaker. Strong knocks Akam off the ring apron. Strong dropkicks Rezar. Strong unloads a series of forearm shivers. Strong with a Cradle Back Breaker for a two count. O’Reilly fights out of the fireman’s carry position. O’Reilly with a Triangle Choke/Ankle Lock Combination to Strong and Akam. Rezar breaks the submission with a PowerBomb. AOP is mauling Strong in the corner. Rezar applies a Cobra Clutch. Rezar with an Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex to Strong. O’Reilly is trying to cut Rezar down to size.
O’Reilly goes for a Big Boot, but Rezar counters with a German Suplex. O’Reilly tumbles to the outside. AOP are currently cutting the ring in half. Rezar knocks Dunne off the ring apron. O’Reilly applies Sleeper Hold. Rezar SuperKicks O’Reilly. Strong responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Strong tags in Dunne. Dunne clocks Akam with a Running Enzuigiri in the corner. Dunne dives over O’Reilly. Following a standing switch exchange, Dunne kicks O’Reilly in the back. Rezar goes for a PowerSlam, but Dunne counters with a Tornado DDT for a two count. Dunne and O’Reilly are trading back and forth shots.
Akam delivers a Double Clothesline. AOP connects with The Super Collider. AOP with The Last Chapter for a two count. Strong drops Akam with a Jumping Knee Strike. Rezar throws Strong out of the ring. Dunne snaps the fingers of Rezar. Dunne tags in Strong. Rezar shoves Strong into Dunne. Strong side steps Rezar into the turnbuckles. Strong with another High Knee Strike to Rezar. Strong follows that with an Olympic Slam fro a two count.
Strong tags in Dunne. Strong dumps O’Reilly back first on the ring apron. Dunne lands a Flying Double Foot Stomp. Strong and Dunne hits their End of Heartache/Bitter End Combination. Strong lowers the top rope which sends Akam crashing to the outside. Akam avoids The Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Strong whips Akam shoulder first to the steel ring steps. O’Reilly goes for Ax and Smash, but Dunne counters with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Dunne connects with The Bitter End. Strong for some reason breaks up the cover. Strong plants Dunne with The End of Heartache which allows The Undisputed Era to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE NXT Tag Team Champions, The Undisputed Era via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Andrade Cien Almas (c) w/Zelina Vega vs. Aleister Black For The WWE NXT Championship
Almas avoids a Helluva Kick after the bell rings. Almas and Black are engaging in rockers punches. Black bring his lighting quick offense to Almas. Black decks Almas with a Jumping Enzuigiri. Black landsa MoonSault off the second turnbuckle. Almas blasts Black with a knife edge chop. Black applies a Modified Octopus Stretch. Black rolls Almas over for a two count. Black delivers multiple strikes on the outside. Zelina Vega sends Black crashing into the steel guard rail with a Flying Hurricanrana. Almas with the cover for a two count. Almas transitions into a ground and pound attack. Almas whips Black shoulder first to the steel ring post.
Almas repeatedly stomps on Black’s chest. Almas gets Black tied in the tree of woe. Almas with a Draping Lariat for a two count. Almas locks in a Draping Arm-Bar. Almas lands a SpringBoard Dropkick for a two count. Almas applies a rear chin lock. Almas is wrenching the left shoulder of Black. Black gets back to a vertical base. Black drives Almas into the turnbuckles. Black blocks The Sleeper Hold. Black with a Back Elbow Smash to Almas. Almas responds with a Big Boot. Almas applies a Draping Arm-Bar. Almas goes for a SpringBoard Dropkick, but Black counters with a Bicycle Kick. Almas and Black are trading back and forth shots.
Black sweeps the legs of Almas. Black with a Sliding Dropkick. Black whips Almas sternum first into the turnbuckles. Black connects with The Quebrada for a two count. Almas has Black perched on the top turnbuckle. Almas with a knife edge chop. Black goes for a Sunset Flip PowerBomb, but Almas lands back on his feet. Black avoids The Core Knee Smash from Almas. Black goes for a Clothesline, but Almas counters with a Snap German Suplex. Almas with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Following a long striking exchange, Almas drops Black with a Spinning Back Fist for a one count. Black responds with a Running Bicycle Kick for a two count. Both men are knocked after a double leg lariat.
Almas hip tosses Black into the turnbuckles. Almas goes for a Big Boot, but Black counters with a RoundHouse Kick. Almas knocks Black off the top rope. Almas with a SpringBoard Corkscrew Plancha for a two count. Vega gives Almas the NXT Title. The referee snatches the title away from Almas. Vega drops Black with a Spike Hurricanrana. Almas with the lateral press for a two count. Almas goes for a HammerLock DDT, but Black counters with an Inside Cradle for a two count. Black hits The Black Mass for a two count as Vega puts Black’s boot on the bottom rope. Vega continues to interfere from the outside.
Almas gets Black tied in the tree of woe. Almas delivers a Flying Double Foot Stomp. Almas follows that with The Running Meteora for a two count. Almas fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Almas dropkicks the back of Black’s head. Both men are exchanging blows on the ring apron. Almas decks Black with another Running Meteora. Almas goes for a Draping HammerLock DDT, but Black counters with a Back Body Drop. Black lands a SomerSault Plancha. Black rolls Almas back into the ring. Almas connects with The HammerLock DDT for a two count. Vega goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Almas catchers her in mid-air. That allowed Black to deliver The Black Mass to pickup the victory.
Winner: New WWE NXT Champion, Aleister Black via Pinfall
Fifth Match: Johnny Gargano vs. Tomasso Ciampa In A Unsanctioned Match
Garganao and Ciampa immediately engages in rockers punches. Gargano with a Lou Thez Press to Ciampa. Gargano transitions into a ground and pound attack. Ciampa kicks Gargano in the gut. Gargano drops Ciampa with a SlingShot Spear. Ciampa creates distance with a big haymaker. Gargano ducks a clothesline from Ciampa. Gargano repeatedly stomps on Ciampa’s chest. Garagno whips Ciampa sternum first across the turnbuckles. Gargano clotheslines Ciampa over the top rope. Gargano lands a Suicide Dive. Gargano and Ciampa are exchanging blows on the floor. Gargano launches Ciampa over the steel guard rail.
Gargano delivers a Lunging Crossbody Block. Gargano goes back to the ground and pound attack. Ciampa throws Gargano back first to the guard rail. Ciampa with clubbing strikes across the back of Gargano. Ciampa connects with a Back Breaker. Ciampa starts ripping off the ringside mats. Ciampa drops Gargano with a Big Boot. Ciampa unloads a right hand to Gargano. Ciampa goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Gargano lands back on his feet. Gargano SuperKicks Ciampa from the ring apron. Gargano launches Ciampa over the announce table. Gargano goes for a PileDriver, but Ciampa blocks it. Ciampa hits Gargano with the TV Monitor. Ciampa with a Vertical Suplex off the announce table.
Ciampa drives Gargano through the announcer’s table hood with a Belly to Back Suplex. Ciampa kicks Gargano in the back. Ciampa rolls Gargano back into the ring. Ciampa bounces Gargano’s head on the ring apron. Ciampa is absolutely demolishing Gargano right now. Ciampa whips Gargano back first across the turnbuckles. Gargano is showing his fighting spirit. Ciampa with a Big Boot to Gargano. Gargano goes for a Discus Forearm Smash, but Ciampa counters with another Belly to Back Suplex for a one count. Ciampa locks in a Modified CloverLeaf Submission Hold. Gargano forgets that there’s no rope break in this match.
Ciampa repeatedly stomps on the back of Gargano’s head. Ciampa blasts Gargano with a Running Knee Lift. Ciampa steals crutches from a Gargano fan. Ciampa swings and misses with the crutch. Gargano with a Rolling Kick to Ciampa. Gargano follows that with southpaw haymakers. Garagno staggers Ciampa with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Gargano goes for a SlingShot DDT, but Ciampa blocks it. Gargano PowerBombs on the exposed concrete. Gargano wins the tug of war. Gargano repeatedly whips Ciampa with the crutch. Ciampa deposits Garango over the top rope. Gargano hits The SlingShot DDT for a two count. Gargano exposes the middle turnbuckle.
Gargano goes for a Lawn Dart, but Ciampa lands back on his feet. Ciampa negates the Apron Enzuigiri. Ciampa drops Gargano with a Back Elbow Smash. Ciampa connects with a Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count. Ciampa mocks Gargano. Ciampa with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Gargano fires back with clubbing lariats. Gargano delivers a series of open hand chops. Gargano goes for the Gargano Escape, but Ciampa counters with an Inside Out Lariat. Gargano ducks a clothesline from Ciampa. Gargano connects with a Reverse Hurricanrana. Gargano follows that with The Gargano Escape. Ciampa rakes the eyes of Gargano. Ciampa starts ripping off his wrist tape.
Following a long forearm exchange, Ciampa nails Gargano with a low blow. Ciampa delivers a stiff crutch shot. Ciampa with The Project Ciampa for a two count. Ciampa talks smack to Gargano. Gargano SuperKicks Ciampa. Gargano lawn darts Ciampa into the exposed turnbuckle. Gargano follows that with more SuperKicks. Gargano with the cover for a two count. Gargano ascends to the top turnbuckle. Ciampa HeadButts Gargano. Ciampa connects with an Avalanche Project Ciampa for a two count. Ciampa takes off his knee brace. Gargano uses Ciampa’s knee brace as a weapon. Gargano grabs the crutch. Ciampa begs for mercy. Garagno locks in the Knee Braced STF which forces Ciampa to tap out.
Winner: Johnny Gargano via Submission
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