WWE NXT TakeOver: Chicago 2
June 16, 2018
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: The Undisputed Era (c) w/Adam Cole vs. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch For The WWE NXT Tag Team Championship
Strong and Lorcan will start things off. Strong floats over into a front facelock. After a quick stalemate, Strong applies a side headlock. Strong leapfrogs over Lorcan. Lorcan drops Strong with a Back Elbow Smash. Burch tags himself in. Burch applies a wrist lock. Strong responds with a front facelock. Strong brings Burch to the corner. Strong tags in O’Reilly. O’Reilly with a side headlock takeover to Burch. O’Reilly with palm strikes across Burch’s forehead. O’Reilly somersaults over Burch. O’Reilly delivers a Big Boot. Burch responds with an Ankle Pick. Burch and O’Reilly are trading back and forth shots.
Burch tags in Lorcan. Lorcan and Burch suplexes Strong on top of O’Reilly. The Undisputed Era are trying to regain their composure on the outside. Lorcan is distracted by Strong. O’Reilly with Muay Thai Knee Strikes to Lorcan. Lorcan fires back with stiff knife edge chops. O’Reilly applies a side headlock. O’Reilly drops Lorcan with a shoulder tackle. Lorcan with a Running Knee Lift to O’Reilly. Lorcan tags in Burch. Lorcan and Burch are double teaming O’Reilly. Burch rocks Strong with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Burch follows that with a Missile Dropkick. Strong tosses Burch out of the ring. Burch blocks The PK. Burch goes for a PowerBomb, but Strong counters with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Strong whips Burch rib first to the LED Board. Strong tags in O’Reilly.
Undisputed Era are cutting the ring in half. O’Reilly with an arm-ringer to Burch. O’Reilly applies a Knee Bar. O’Reilly tags in Strong. Strong transitions into a ground and pound attack. Strong with a Back Breaker for a two count. Strong whips Burch into the turnbuckles. Strong tags in O’Reilly. Strong with a Running Forearm Smash to Burch. O’Reilly follows that with a Helluva Kick. Burch starts lighting up O’Reilly’s chest. O’Reilly with a double leg takedown to Burch. O’Reilly is smothering Burch in the center of the ring. O’Reilly goes for The Cross Arm Breaker, but Burch heads to the bottom rope to create separation.
O’Reilly bounces Burch head on the top turnbuckle. O’Reilly tags in Strong. Strong dropkicks Burch for a two count. Strong is targeting the left shoulder of Burch. Burch avoids a Jumping Knee Strike from Strong. Burch with a Back Body Drop. Strong tags in O’Reilly. O’Reilly knocks Lorcan off the ring apron. Burch HeadButts O’Reilly. Strong and Lorcan are tagged in. Lorcan dishing out multiple haymakers. Lorcan with an Inside Out Lariat to Strong. Lorcan follows that with a Running European Uppercut. Lorcan dropkicks O’Reilly. Lorcan lands a SomerSault Plancha.
Lorcan rolls Strong back into the ring. Lorcan ducks a clothesline from Strong. Lorcan hits The Release Exploder Suplex. Lorcan with another Running European Uppercut for a two count. Lorcan shoves Strong into O’Reilly. Lorcan continues this sequence with a Double BlockBuster. Lorcan tags in Burch. Burch with a DDT to Strong for a two count. Burch gets Strong in a Electric Chair Position. O’Reilly sends Lorcan crashing to the outside. Strong decks Burch with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Strong tags in O’Reilly. O’Reilly unloads vicious strikes. O’Reilly with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. O’Reilly locks in The Cross Arm Breaker. Strong with a Jumping Knee Strike to Burch. O’Reilly follows that with The PK for a two count. More frequent tags from Undisputed Era.
Burch HeadButts the midsection of Strong. Burch launches O’Reilly over the top rope. Burch tags in Lorcan. Lorcan with a Double BlockBuster off the ring apron. Lorcan rolls O’Reilly back into the ring. Lorcan and Burch with a Modified Doomsday Device for a two count as Adam Cole drags O’Reilly out of the ring. The referee ejects Cole from the ringside area. Strong whips Burch back first to the announce table. O’Reilly applies a Guillotine Choke. Lorcan breaks the hold with a Vertical Suplex. O’Reilly with a Big Boot to Lorcan. O’Reilly tags in Strong.
Lorcan delivers two uppercuts. Strong responds with a Running Knee Lift. Lorcan blocks The Olympic Slam. Lorcan ChopBlocks Strong. Lorcan PowerBombs Strong for a two count. Lorcan applies a Single Leg Boston Crab. Lorcan refuses to let go of the hold. Burch has O’Reilly trapped in the Crippler Cross Face. O’Reilly uses his leg to break the submissions. Lorcan and Burch tells Undisputed Era to bring it. Lorcan levels O’Reilly with Clubbing Palm Strikes. Strong with a Jumping Knee Strike to Lorcan. O’Reilly connects with Ax and Smash. Undisputed Era plants Lorcan with Total Elimination to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still NXT Tag Team Champions, The Undisputed Era via Pinfall
Second Match: Ricochet vs. The Velveteen Dream
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Dream backs Ricochet into the turnbuckles. Dream shows off his deltoids. Dream with an arm-drag takeover to Ricochet. Ricochet responds with a HeadScissors Neck Lock. The early grappling exchange continues in the center of the ring. Ricochet with a cover for a one count. Ricochet applies a side headlock. Dream reverses the hold. Dream drops Ricochet with a shoulder tackle. Ricochet leapfrogs over Dream. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Dream. Dream goes for a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. Ricochet slips over Dream’s back. Ricochet is playing mind games with Dream.
Dream slaps Ricochet in the face. Ricochet fires back with a slap of his own. Ricochet rolls Dream over for a one count. Ricochet applies a wrist lock. Ricochet with a HeadScissors TakeOver to Dream. Ricochet follows that with a dropkick. Dream sends Ricochet crashing to the outside. Dream rolls Ricochet back into the ring. Dream repeatedly stomps on Ricochet’s chest. Dream is mauling Ricochet in the corner. Dream yells at the referee. Dream delivers a Clubbing Axe Handle Strike. Dream deposits Ricochet on the top rope. Dream with a SlingShot Senton to Ricochet. Dream with a NeckBreaker for a two count.
Ricochet reverses out of the irish whip. Ricochet decks Dream with a Back Elbow Smash. Dream shoves Ricochet to the floor. Dream lands a SlingShot Plancha for a two count. Dream applies a rear chin lock. Ricochet kicks Dream in the chest. Ricochet is trying to create separation. Dream avoids the Step Up Enzuigiri. Ricochet with a Roll Through Dropkick to Dream. Ricochet follows that with a Suicide Dive. Ricochet with a Running European Uppercut to Dream. Ricochet drives Dream face first into the middle turnbuckle. Ricochet connects with a 619. Ricochet with a Flying European Uppercut for a two count. Dream kicks Ricochet in the chest. Ricochet responds with a Jumping NeckBreaker. Ricochet with a Standing Shooting Star Press for a two count.
Dream fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Dream has Ricochet perched on the top turnbuckle. Ricochet goes for a SpringBoard FrankenSteiner, but Dream counters with an Avalanche Rolling Death Valley Driver for a two count. Ricochet blasts Dream with a Palm Strike. Dream with a Vertical Suplex off the ring apron. Ricochet goes for a Haymaker, but Dream counters with another Rolling Death Valley Driver for a two count. Dream and Ricochet are trading back and forth shots. Ricochet blocks The Swinging Reverse DDT. Ricochet with a Northern Lights Suplex to Dream. Ricochet’s back starts giving out. Dream SuperKicks Ricochet. Ricochet responds with a Bicycle Kick.
Ricochet avoids a Flying Clothesline from Dream. Ricochet delivers an Inside Out Lariat. Dream connects with The Swinging Reverse DDT for a two count. Dream talks smack to Ricochet. Dream says that Ricochet belongs in a bingo hall. Ricochet with a Rolling Death Valley Driver to Dream. Ricochet follows that with a Purple Rain Maker for a two count. Ricochet drags Dream to the corner. Ricochet goes for a Shooting Star Press, but Dream gets his knees up in the air. Dream with the lateral press for a two count. Ricochet avoids The Super Purple Rain Maker. Ricochet plants Dream with The 630 Senton to pickup the victory.
Winner: Ricochet via Pinfall
Third Match: Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Nikki Cross For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship
Baszler with a leg sweep to Cross. Cross is playing mind games with Baszler. Baszler backs herself in between the ropes. Cross ducks a clothesline from Baszler. Cross applies a sleeper hold. Baszler dumps Cross on the canvas. Cross blocks The Kirifuda Clutch. Baszler is trying to regain her composure on the outside. Baszler swings and misses on The PK. Cross gets Baszler trapped in the ring skirt. Cross jumps on Baszler back. Baszler with a Back Pack Senton on the ramp.
Baszler rolls Cross back into the ring. Baszler with a High Knee Strike for a two count. Baszler transitions into a ground and pound attack. Baszler is mauling Cross in the center of the ring. Baszler with a Running Knee Lift to Cross. Cross is displaying her fighting spirit. Baszler goes for another Running Knee Lift, but Cross counters with multiple forearm shivers. Cross with a Belly to Back Suplex to Baszler.
Cross dishes out her own ground and pound attack. Cross repeatedly stomps on Baszler’s chest. Cross with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Cross follows that with a Reverse DDT on the apron for a two count. Baszler regains momentum with a Clubbing Knee Strike. Cross with a Draping Swinging NeckBreaker for a two count. Cross goes for The Rolling Crucifix, but Baszler counters with The Kirifuda Clutch. Cross passes out.
Winner: Still WWE NXT Women’s Champion, Shayna Baszler via Submission
Fourth Match: Aleister Black (c) vs. Lars Sullivan For The WWE NXT Championship
Black starts things off with clubbing strikes. Sullivan goes for Freak Accident, but Black lands back on his feet. Sullivan negates The Black Mass. Black rocks Sullivan with a Leg Lariat. Black with a Running Haymaker to Sullivan. Sullivan sends Black to the ring apron. Black with a Flying Meteora. Sullivan unloads multiple haymakers. Black responds with a High Knee Strike for a one count. Black applies an arm-bar. Black with a Big Boot to Sullivan. Black side steps Sullivan into the turnbuckles. Sullivan goes for a PowerSam, but Black lands back on his feet.
Sullivan drops Black with a Body Avalanche. Black whips Sullivan shoulder first across the steel ring post. Black goes for a MoonSault, but Sullivan catches him in mid-air. Sullivan sends Black crashing into the ringside barricade. Sullivan delivers another Body Avalanche. Sullivan with Clubbing Forearm across the jaw of Black for a two count. Sullivan applies a rear chin lock. Sullivan drives his knee into the midsection of Black. Sullivan PowerSlams Black for a two count. Black shoves Sullivan. Black is trying to build momentum.
Sullivan ducks a clothesline from Black. Sullivan with a Pop Up PowerSlam for a two count. Sullivan ascends to the top turnbuckle. Black rocks Sullivan with a Helluva Kick. Black rams his elbow across the back of Sullivan. Sullivan hits a Top Rope Lariat. Sullivan goes for a Flying Splash, but Black gets his knees up in the air. Black with a Leg Sweep to Sullivan. Black follows that with a Sliding Dropkick. Black decks Sullivan with a Leg Lariat. Black with a SpringBoard MoonSault for a two count. Sullivan ChopBlocks Black.
Black with Buzzsaw Kicks to Sullivan. Sullivan gets Black trapped in The Stretch Muffler. Black rolls Sullivan over for a two count. Sullivan stomps on Black’s foot. Sullivan goes for Freak Accident, but Black counters with a DDT. Black and Sullivan are trading back and forth shots. Sullivan PowerSlams Black on the apron. Sullivan with a Diving HeadButt for a two count. Black leapfrogs over Sullivan. Black hits Black Mass for a two count. Sullivan with an Inside Out Lariat to Black. Black fires back with a Jumping Knee Strike. It takes Two More Black Masses to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE NXT Champion, Aleister Black via Pinfall
Fifth Match: Johnny Gargano vs. Tomasso Ciampa in a Chicago Street Fight
Gargano and Ciampa starts things off with dueling crutch shots. Gargano tackles Ciampa. Gargano transitions into a ground and pound attack. Gargano clotheslines Ciampa over the top rope. Gargano SuperKicks Ciampa from the ring apron. Gargano follows that with a Cannonball Senton. Gargano launches Ciampa over the announce table. Gargano and Ciampa are brawling in the crowd. Ciampa stomps on Gargano’s back. Gargano attacks Ciampa with a Stop Sign. Gargano with a Flying Crossbody Block off a production crate. Gargano goes back to the ground and pound attack. Gargano brings Ciampa back to the ringside area.
Gargano goes for a Trash Can Lid Shot, but Ciampa counters with a German Suplex. Gargano unloads clubbing haymakers. Ciampa ducks a clothesline from Gargano. Gargano enters Suplex City. Gargano lands a Suicide Dive. Gargano whips Ciampa back first across the steel ring steps. Ciampa blasts Gargano with a Running Knee Strike. Ciampa sends Gargano crashing into the ringside barricade. Ciampa repositions the steel ring steps. Ciampa hits Gargano with a steel chair. Ciampa wraps the chair around Gargano’s neck. Ciampa drives Gargano neck first into the ring steps. Gargano is getting mollywhopped.
Ciampa throws a garbage can at Gargano. Ciampa rolls Gargano back into the ring. Ciampa chokes Gargano with his t-shirt. Ciampa catapults Gargano into the bottom turnbuckle. Gargano avoids getting handcuffed. Ciampa with a Back Elbow Smash to Gargano. Gargano responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Gargano with a SlingShot Spear to Ciampa. Gargano whips Ciampa with a leather strap. Gargano with a Garbage Can Assisted SuperKick. Gargano goes for The Lawn Dart, but Ciampa lands back on his feet. Ciampa rakes the eyes of Gargano. Ciampa hits Project Ciampa. Ciampa follows that with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Gargano is unloading vicious elbow strikes. Ciampa with a Death Valley Driver on the ring steps for a two count.
Ciampa starts ripping off the canvas. Ciampa bites Gargano’s ear. Ciampa goes for an Avalanche Death Valley Driver, but Gargano lands back on his feet. Gargano delivers a Cheeky Nandos Kick. Gargano and Ciampa are trading back and forth shots. Gargano with another Step Up Enzuigiri. Gargano SuperKicks Ciampa. Gargano blasts Ciampa with the trash can lid for a two count. Ciampa negates The SlingShot Crossbody Block. Ciampa goes for a Running Knee Strike, but Gargano ducks out of the way.
Gargano targets the injured knee of Ciampa. Ciampa shoves Gargano into a trash can. Ciampa locks in The Gargano Escape. Ciampa with forearm shivers across the back of Gargano’s neck. Ciampa drops Gargano with another Running Knee Strike. Ciampa drives the crutch into Gargano’s neck for a two count. Ciampa talks smack to Gargano. Ciampa whips Gargano face first across the LED Board. Ciampa says it’s not enough.
Ciampa takes off Gargano’s wedding ring. Gargano puts Ciampa through a table with a Flying Death Valley Driver. The medical team is taking a look at Ciampa. Gargano has lost his mind. Gargano brings Ciampa back into the ring. Gargano applies The Gargano Escape. Gargano lays out the security team. Gargano puts Ciampa in handcuffs. Gargano repeatedly SuperKicks Ciampa. Gargano goes back to The Gargano Escape. Gargano goes for a SlingShot Spear, but Ciampa counters with a IEDDT on the exposed canvas to pickup the victory.
Winner: Tomasso Ciampa via Pinfall
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