WWE NXT TakeOver Brooklyn IV
August 18, 2018
Brooklyn, New York
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— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) August 18, 2018
WWE NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV Pre-Show
Cathy Kelly’s Interview With The Undisputed Era:
First Match: The Undisputed Era (c) vs. Mustache Mountain For The WWE NXT Tag Team Championship
Roderick Strong and Trent Seven will start things off. Strong knocks Bate off the ring apron. Strong drops Seven with a straight right hand. Strong blasts Seven with a knife edge chop. Strong tags in O’Reilly. Undisputed Era are double teaming Seven. Bate is throwing haymakers at Strong. We have a slugfest in the center of the ring. Mustache Mountain with Stereo Bop and Bangs that sends Undisputed Era to the floor. Seven uppercuts O’Reilly. Seven is lighting up O’Reilly’s chest. Seven tags in Bate. Seven with a Fireman’s Carry Slam. Bate follows that with a SomerSault Senton. Bate uppercuts Strong. Bate with the cover for a one count. O’Reilly kicks the right knee of Bate. O’Reilly tags in Strong. Bate bodyslams Strong. Bate tags in Seven. Seven with a Back Senton Splash for a one count. Seven is distracted by O’Reilly. Seven delivers a big haymaker. Strong slips over Seven’s back. Strong with a BackBreaker. Strong tags in O’Reilly. O’Reilly with a series of Muay Thai Knee Strikes. O’Reilly with a RoundHouse Kick to Seven. O’Reilly tags in Strong. Strong stomps on Seven’s hair. Undisputed Era are cutting the ring in half.
Following a snap mare takeover, O’Reilly with a Diving Knee Drop for a two count. O’Reilly unloads clubbing soccer kicks. Seven is trying to create separation with knife edge chops. Seven connects with a DDT. Seven tags in Bate. Bate with a Hurricanrana to Strong. Bate dropkicks Strong. Bate with a High Knee Strike to O’Reilly. Bate follows that with a Diving European Uppercut. Strong made the blind tag. Bate delivers his Air Plane Spin/Giant Swing Combination. Strong is putting the boots to Bate. O’Reilly applies a Sleeper Hold. Bate breaks the hold with a Back Senton/German Suplex Combination. Strong explodes out of the corner with an Inside Out Lariat. Strong tags in O’Reilly. O’Reilly works on the left arm of Bate. O’Reilly with Rapid Fire Palm Strikes. More frequent tags from Undisputed Era. Strong with a GutBuster to Bate. O’Reilly with a Flying Knee Strike for a two count. O’Reilly applies a bodyscissors hold. Bate is trapped in Undisputed Era’s corner.
Strong rocks Bate with a Running Boot. Strong tells Bate to bring it. Strong locks in The Gory Stretch. Bate sends Strong sternum first across the turnbuckles. O’Reilly tags himself in. O’Reilly with a ShinBuster to Bate. O’Reilly sweeps the legs of Bate. O’Reilly gets Bate trapped in a Heel Hook. Undisputed Era repeatedly attacks the right knee of Bate. Bate launches Strong over the top rope. O’Reilly prevents Bate from making the tag to Seven. Bate shoves Strong to the corner. Bate tags in Seven. Seven with a Back Body Drop. Seven lands a Suicide Dive. Seven with a series of Corner Clotheslines. O’Reilly inadvertently clocks Strong with a Helluva kick. Seven with a Dragon Release Suplex. Seven follows that with a Spin Out Side Slam for a two count.
Seven goes for a Seven Star Lariat, Strong counters with a Forearm Smash. Strong tags in O’Reilly. O’Reilly drops Seven with The PK. O’Reilly with a Brain Buster for a two count. O’Reilly with a Flying Forearm Smash to Seven. Strong with a Running Knee Strike. Strong connects with The Olympic Slam for a two count. Bate with a Rolling Kick to Strong. Seven takes out O’Reilly with a Spinning Back Fist. Strong locks in The Strong Hold. O’Reilly with a Leaping Triangle Choke to Bate. Bate breaks the submission with an Running One-Arm PowerBomb. Seven tags in Bate. Bate with a series of haymakers to Strong. Bate uppercuts Strong. Bate with an Exploder Suplex which sends O’Reilly crashing into Strong. Bate with a Top Rope Splash. Bate lands a Rebound Lariat on the floor. Bate with The Tyler Driver #97 for a two count.
Bate slowly ascends to the top turnbuckle. Strong goes for an Avalanche Belly to Back Suplex, but Bate blocks it. Bate sends Strong crashing to the canvas. O’Reilly attacks Bate behind the referee’s back. Strong drives Bate knee first into the turnbuckles. O’Reilly knocks Seven off the ring apron. O’Reilly goes back to The Heel Hook. Seven refuses to throw in the white towel. Bate is displaying his fighting spirit. Bate tags in Seven. O’Reilly and Seven are trading back and forth shots. Seven with The Seven Star Lariat for a two count. Seven tags in Bate. Strong is running interference. Mustache Mountain with an Burning Hammer/Flying Knee Strike Combination for a two count. Bate goes for a HandSpring Lariat, but Strong counters with a Jumping Knee Strike. Seven decks Strong with a Spinning Back Fist. O’Reilly ChopBlocks Seven. The Undisputed Era plants Seven with The Total Elimination to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE NXT Tag Team Champions, The Undisputed Era via Pinfall
— WWE (@WWE) August 18, 2018
Second Match: The Velveteen Dream vs. EC3
Dream throws his jacket at EC3 before the bell rings. EC3 is pissed. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. EC3 repeatedly shoves Dream to the corner. EC3 tosses Dream out of the ring. Dream applies a wrist lock. EC3 reverses the hold. EC3 transitions into a knuckle lock. EC3 is manhandling Dream. EC3 applies a top wrist lock. Dream drives his knee into the midsection of EC3. Dream with a clubbing blow to EC3’s back. Dream uppercuts EC3. EC3 launches Dream to the top turnbuckle. EC3 repeatedly kicks Dream in the ribs. EC3 sends Dream crotch first to the top rope. EC3 shakes the ropes. EC3 clotheslines Dream on the floor. Dream creates distance with a shoulder block. Dream goes for a Sunset Flip, but EC3 mocks him. Dream pulls down EC3’s tights. EC3 drops Dream with a knife edge chop. Dream kicks EC3 in the chest. EC3 bodyslams Dream. EC3 follows that with The Formula For Success. EC3 delivers The Cactus Clothesline.
EC3 goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Dream lands back on his feet. Dream connects with a Twisting DDT on the ramp. Dream whips EC3 face first to the steel ring post. Dream rolls EC3 back into the ring. Dream with the cover for a two count. Dream with a Flying Axe Handle Strike. Dream dumps EC3 sternum first on the top rope. Dream is throwing haymakers at EC3. The referee admonishes EC3. Dream snaps EC3’s neck off the top rope. Dream with a Swinging NeckBreaker for a one count. Dream locks in The Cravate. Dream with a forearm to the spine of EC3. Dream goes for The Rude Awakening, but EC3 blocks it. Test of Strength. Dream kicks EC3 in the gut. Dream hits The Rude Awakening for a two count. Dream talks smack to EC3. Dream sends EC3 crashing to the outside.
Dream repeatedly slams EC3’s head on the announce table. Dream throws water at EC3. Dream rolls EC3 back into the ring. EC3 fires back with an STO. EC3 and Dream are trading back and forth shots. EC3 with a Running Clothesline. EC3 unloads multiple jabs. EC3 lands a Stinger Splash. EC3 follows that with a Rolling Neck Snap. EC3 goes for The TK3, but Dream rolls him over for a two count. EC3 blocks a SuperKick from Dream. EC3 connects with The One Percenter for a two count. Dream slaps EC3 in the face. EC3 is mauling Dream in the corner. Dream decks EC3 with a throat punch.
EC3 launches Dream off the top turnbuckle. EC3 goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Dream rolls him over for a two count. This time EC3 slaps Dream in the face. EC3 PowerBombs Dream. EC3 with a DeadLift SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. EC3 places Dream on the top turnbuckle. EC3 is lighting up Dream’s chest. EC3 with a SuperPlex for a two count. The action spills to the ring apron. Dream negates The TK3. Dream SuperKicks EC3. Dream hits The Dream Valley Driver for a two count. Dream poses for the crowd. EC3 with a Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Dream responds with a Dream Valley Driver on the apron. Dream lands The Purple Rain Maker to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Velveteen Dream via Pinfall
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) August 18, 2018
Third Match: Adam Cole (c) vs. Ricochet For The WWE NXT North American Championship
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ricochet applies a wrist lock. Ricochet transitions into a hammer lock. Cole reverses the hold. Grappling exchange continues in the center of the ring. Cole backs Ricochet into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Ricochet slips over Cole’s back. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Cole. Ricochet dodges a SuperKick from Cole. Cole talks smack to Ricochet. Ricochet is regaining his composure. Cole says that Ricochet is not special. Cole applies a side headlock. Cole whips Ricochet to the corner. Cole goes back to the side headlock. Cole drops Ricochet. Cole plays to the crowd. Ricochet leapfrogs over Cole. Ricochet starts running the ropes. Ricochet dropkicks Cole. Ricochet is playing mind games with Cole.
Ricochet rams his shoulders into the midsection of Cole. Cole sends Ricochet crashing to the outside. Cole drives Ricochet back first to the ringside barricade. Cole rolls Ricochet back into the ring. Cole transitions into a ground and pound attack. Cole with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Cole paint brushes Ricochet. Ricochet with a Forearm Smash to Cole. Cole responds with a Knee Lift. Cole with The Ushigoroshi for a two count. Cole drives his knee into Ricochet’s back. Cole applies a rear chin lock. Ricochet gets back to a vertical base. Ricochet with shots to the midsection of Cole. Ricochet decks Cole with a Back Elbow Smash. Ricochet with a Roll Through Dropkick.
Ricochet with a Flying Fosbury Flop. Ricochet hits The 619. Ricochet with a SpringBoard European Uppercut for a two count. Cole fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Ricochet with a Shoulder Block to Cole. Ricochet rocks Cole with a Leaping RoundHouse Kick. Ricochet with a Running Shooting Star Press. Ricochet lands The Phoenix Splash for a two count. Ricochet with a Chop/Forearm Combination to Cole. Ricochet goes for a HandSpring Cutter, but Cole counters with The BackStabber for a two count. Cole with clubbing forearms to the back of Ricochet. Cole goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. Ricochet delivers a forearm shiver.
Ricochet blocks a SuperKick from Cole. Ricochet with a Discus Forearm Smash. Ricochet goes for a SpringBoard MoonSault, but Cole counters with The SuperKick. Cole connects with The Last Shot for a two count. Ricochet avoids The Shining Wizard. Ricochet is throwing forearms at Cole. Ricochet and Cole are trading back and forth shots. Cole with the lateral press for a two count. Cole goes for The Shining Wizard, but Ricochet counters with a Reverse FrankenSteiner. Ricochet ascends to the top turnbuckle. Cole keenly rolls himself to the ring apron. Ricochet with a Leaping Hurricanrana off the apron. Ricochet lands The 630 Splash to pickup the victory.
Winner: New WWE NXT North American Champion, Ricochet via Pinfall
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) August 19, 2018
Fourth Match: Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Kairi Sane For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship
Baszler applies a waist lock. Sane responds with a side headlock. Sane transitions into a waist lock. Sane applies a knee bar. Baszler easily escapes the hold. Baszler goes for a Gut Wrench Suplex, but Sane lands back on her feet. Sane with a single leg takedown. Sane with a jack knife cover for a one count. Sane rolls Baszler over for a two count. Sane locks in The Stretch Muffler. Intense stare down in the center of the ring. Baszler and Sane are trading back and forth forearms. Sane with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Sane dropkicks Baszler out of the ring. Sane with a Flying Forearm Smash off the ring apron.
Sane rolls Baszler back into the ring. Sane blasts Baszler with a knife edge chop. Sane follows that with a double axe handle strike. Baszler ChopBlocks Sane. Baszler repeatedly stomps on the right ankle of Sane. Sane with a low bridge which sends Baszler to the ring apron. Sane is throwing forearms at Baszler. Baszler kicks Sane in the chest. Baszler slams the injured knee of Sane on the second rope. Baszler transitions into a ground and pound attack. Baszler cranks on the right ankle of Sane. Sane is having a hard time creating separation.
Baszler mocks Sane. Baszler with a Running Boot to the right knee of Sane. Baszler is toying around with Sane. Sane is pissed. Sane walks into forearms from Baszler. Sane blasts Baszler with Clubbing Palm Strikes. Sane drops Baszler with a Spinning Back Fist. Sane follows that with Two Rolling NeckBreakers. Sane drives Baszler back first into the turnbuckles. Sane hits The Sliding D for a two count. Baszler responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Baszler with a GutWrench Suplex off the second rope. Following another forearm exchange, Baszler decks Sane with a Jumping Knee Strike for a two count.
Baszler goes for The Kirifuda Driver, but Sane lands back on her feet. Sane connects with The Intercepter. Sane lands The Insane Elbow on Baszler’s back. Baszler heads to the outside. Sane wipes out Baszler with a Flying Crossbody Block. Sane rolls Baszler back into the ring. Sane delivers another Insane Elbow for a two count. Sane locks in The Anchor. Baszler responds with The Kirifuda Clutch. Baszler gets Sane trapped in The Heel Hook. Sane transitions into The Anchor on the bottom rope. Sane with an Alabama Slam. Sane goes for her third Insane Elbow, but Baszler gets her knees up in the air. Baszler goes back to The Kirifuda Clutch. Sane gets Baszler’s shoulders pinned to the mat to pickup the victory.
Winner: New WWE NXT Women’s Champion, Kairi Sane via Pinfall
— WWE (@WWE) August 19, 2018
Fifth Match: Tommaso Ciampa (c) vs. Johnny Gargano in a Last Man Standing Match For The WWE NXT Championship
Gargano attacks Ciampa before the bell rings. Gargano repeatedly stomps on Ciampa’s chest. Gargano is throwing haymakers at Ciampa. Gargano with a Lou Thez Press. Garagano transitions into a ground and pound attack. Gargano with a Corner Mount to Ciampa. Ciampa goes for a Double UnderHook SitOut FaceBuster, but Gargano lands back on his feet. Gargano tosses Ciampa out of the ring. Ciampa shoves Gargano into the steel ring steps. Ciampa with clubbing blows to Gargano’s back. Gargano repeatedly drives Ciampa back first across the ringside barricade. Ciampa gets up at the count of four. Gargano is ripping off the ringside mats. Ciampa is digging at the eyes of Gargano. Gargano launches Ciampa over the english announce table. Ciampa with an Air Raid Crush through the spanish announce table.
Gargano gets up at the count six. Ciampa grabs a steel chair. Gargano unloads multiple haymakers. Ciampa with Two Running Knee Strikes. Gargano throws a chair at the injured knee of Ciampa. Gargano whips Ciampa with the chair. Gargano wedges a chair in the corner. Gargano goes for The Lawn Dart, but Ciampa lands back on his feet. Ciampa applies a Sleeper Hold. Ciampa is using the bottom rope for leverage. Gargano gets back to a vertical base. Gargano lawn darts Ciampa into the steel chair. Gargano brings out a table from under the ring. Gargano goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Ciampa desperately grabs the top rope. Ciampa with Three German Suplex’s. Ciampa with a High Knee Strike to Gargano. Ciampa repeatedly hits Gargano with the chair. Ciampa tells Gargano to stay down.
Ciampa with Three Project Ciampa’s. Ciampa takes a seat in the center of the ring. Gargano gets up at the count of nine. Gargano SuperKicks Ciampa. Ciampa and Gargano are trading back and forth shots. Ciampa with a Big Boot to Gargano. Gargano responds with a Rolling Kick. Gargano goes for a SlingShot Spear, but Ciampa counters with a Knee Lift. Ciampa goes for The Fairy Tale’s Ending, but Gargano counters with a Hurricanrana. Gargano decks Ciampa with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ciampa fires back with a German Suplex. Gargano quickly gets back on his feet. Gargano delivers a Leg Lariat. Gargano with a Release German Suplex. Both men are knocked down after a double clothesline. Gargano and Ciampa engages in rockers punches. Gargano thrust kicks the midsection of Ciampa. Ciampa with a Bicycle Kick to Gargano. Gargano SuperKicks Ciampa. Gargano drops Ciampa with an Inside Out Lariat.
Gargano avoids the referee’s ten count. Gargano SuperKicks Ciampa from the ring apron. Ciampa negates The Flying Cannonball Strike. Ciampa sends Gargano back first to the ringside barricade. Ciampa with The Fairy Tale’s Ending on the ring steps. Gargano continues to display his fighting spirit. Ciampa slams Gargano’s head on the ring steps. Ciampa starts exposing the ring canvas. Gargano blinds Ciampa with the fire extinguisher. Gargano breaks a crutch on Ciampa’s back. Gargano blocks the IEDDT. Ciampa with clubbing haymakers to Gargano. Gargano clocks Ciampa with a Leaping Enzuigiri. Gargano connects with The IEDDT on the exposed canvas. Ciampa rolls himself out of the ring. Gargano lands a Suicide Dive. Gargano rolls Ciampa back into the ring. Gargano delivers another Suicide Dive. Gargano inadvertently SuperKicks one of the ringside production members.
Ciampa puts Gargano through the ringside barricade. Ciampa buries Gargano in the time keepers area. Gargano drives Ciampa shoulder first to the steel ring post. Gargano brings the handcuffs into the ring. Ciampa spits at Gargano. Gargano fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Quick stalemate on the apron. Gargano SuperKicks Ciampa through the table on the floor. Ciampa refuses to quit. Gargano kicks the crutch out of Ciampa’s hands. Gargano goes back to the ground and pound attack. Gargano sends Ciampa face first to the LED Board. Gargano locks in The Gargano Escape. Gargano handcuffs Ciampa on the stage. Gargano is whipping Ciampa’s ass. Ciampa tells Gargano that he’s sorry. Gargano responds with Two SuperKicks. Ciampa begs for mercy. Gargano pulls down his knee pad. Gargano blasts Ciampa with a Running Knee Strike. Gargano tumbles off the stage. Ciampa somehow finds a way to get back on his feet to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE NXT Champion, Tommaso Ciampa
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