March 27, 2019
Full Sail University
Winter Park, Florida
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Johnny Gargano & Adam Cole In-Ring Segment:
Last week Adam Cole outlasted four of NXT’s best when he pinned Ricochet for the right to go to New York to challenge for the vacant NXT Championship against Johnny Gargano. He can go on for hours why he will walk out of Barclays Center as the champion, but he wants Johnny Gargano to come to the ring and face him like a man to see what’s in store for when they meet in New York. Johnny Gargano makes his way to the ring. Cole doesn’t need full sails support because he knows he can win on his own. Gargano loves the Johnny Wrestling chants. Cole had a million reasons why he will win, so Gargano wants to hear some of them. We’ve made history because Adam Cole is at a loss for words. Now with Tommaso out, Gargano’s path to the NXT Championship goes through Cole. Gargano will show the world why they call him Johnny Takeover, Bay Bay.
Is that supposed to scare Cole? Is that supposed to intimidate him? Gargano hasn’t been in the winner’s circle when it comes to Takeover. That nickname might be more appropriate if it was Johnny Participation. The fact is that Johnny Participation cannot beat Adam Cole two out of three falls. Cole became the first ever North American Champion at Takeover: New Orleans. Cole won the first War Games at Takeover: Houston. Adam Cole beat down Drew McIntyre and held the title over his head at Takeover: Brooklyn III. How fitting is it that we return to the Barclays Center for him to reach the pinnacle of his career and beat Gargano for the title in the process. Cole earned all of his success. What has Johnny Takeover done to earn this match?
Gargano didn’t have the red carper rolled out for him. He wasn’t allowed to debut in New York. His time started at his tryout in June 2015, when he was told no. Gargano was told he was not good enough to be here. He’s heard it for 15 years and he fought for a chance and that chance came at the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. He was put in a makeshift tag team against a guy he didn’t know in Tommaso Ciampa. They were unsigned and they were told to prove themselves. DIY fought for their freaking lives. When it was said and done, they left with no contract and no promise for the future. A month later, he was invited back. He was asked back again and again. He was asked back because every time, he poured his heart out in the ring. The people chanted Johnny Wrestling. The louder they chanted, the harder he fought for a spot. He was not fighting for himself. He was fighting for everyone who was told no and that their dreams wouldn’t come true.
Gargano earned his contract in NXT. He earned his spot on Takeover. He earned the NXT Tag Titles at TakeOver: Toronto. He earned his career back from Tommaso Ciampa at TakeOver: NewOrleans. He earned the North American Championship at TakeOver: Phoenix. This place is his life. Gargano wasn’t handed a top spot and a group of cronies to fight his battles since day one. He wouldn’t change a thing about where he came from or the last four years because they showed where he’s going and that’s the main event of Takeover: New York. He will fight to fulfill his destiny and Johnny Wrestling will finally become NXT Champion. Cole thought about everything that Gargano said. It’s a Lifetime movie right before his eyes. Gargano can fight and scratch and claw all he wants, but when they leave the Barclays Center, Adam Cole will be the NXT Champion. The Undisputed Era appears on the stage. Triple H said the match would be definitive. He was wrong because this match will be Undisputed.
First Match: Vanessa Borne & Aliyah vs. Kacy Catanzaro & Lacey Lane
— WWE (@WWE) March 28, 2019
Aliyah and Lane will start things off. Aliyah drives her knee into the midsection of Lane. Aliyah with a straight right hand. Aliyah tags in Borne. Aliyah and Borne dumps Lane face first on the canvas for a two count. Borne with a greco roman knuckle lock. Lane transitions into a wrist lock. Lane kicks Borne in the chest. Lane with a Beautiful Lucha Libre Arm-Drag. Borne is regaining her composure on the outside. Lane chases Borne around the ringside area. Borne tags in Aliyah. Aliyah drops Lane with a Big Boot. Aliyah rolls Lane back into the ring.
Aliyah delivers a series of forearms smashes. Aliyah is mauling Lane in the corner. Borne gets Lane tied in the ropes. Borne repeatedly kicks Lane in the back. Borne HeadButts Lane. Aliyah and Borne are cutting the ring in half. Borne with a Running Seated Senton. Shayna Baslzer, Marina Shafir, and Jessamyn Duke make their way down to the ring. Aliyah and Borne heads to the backstaage area. Duke knocks Catanzaro off the ring apron which cause the disqualification. After the match, Baszler hits The PK. Catanzaro escapes The Kirifuda Clutch. Catanzaro dropkicks Baszler. Catanzaro knocks Duke and Shafir off the apron. Baszler finally makes Catanzaro pass out to The Kirifuda Clutch.
Match Result: No-Contest
Second Match: Matt Riddle vs. Kona Reeves
— WWE (@WWE) March 28, 2019
Reeves slaps Riddle in the face. Reeves talks smack to Riddle. Riddle backs Reeves into the turnbuckles. Reeves with a straight right hand. Reeves with clubbing bodyshots. Reeves punches Riddle in the jaw. Reeves drives his knee into the midsection of Riddle. Reeves applies a wrist lock. Riddle fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Riddle goes for a sunset flip, but Reeves lands back on his feet. Riddle with a leg sweep. Reeves dodges The PK. Riddle goes for a Standing MoonSault, but Reeves ducks out of the way. Riddle hits The BROTon. Riddle with a GutWrench Suplex.
The Velveteen Dream appears on the stage. Reeves attacks Riddle from behind. Reeves with a T-Bone Suplex for a two count. Reeves argues with the referee. Reeves rams his elbow into Riddle’s neck. Reeves applies the cobra clutch. Dream wants Riddle to tap. Riddle with The European Clutch for . two count. Riddle is lighting up Reeves chest. Riddle kicks Reeves in the chest. Riddle with an OverHead Kick. Reeves goes for an Inside Out Lariat, but Riddle lands back on his feet. Riddle with a Rip Cord Knee Strike. Riddle with clubbing elbow smashes. Riddle makes Reeves tap out to The BROMission.
Winner: Matt Riddle via Submission
Updated WWE NXT TakeOver: New York Match Card
1.) The War Raiders (c) vs. Ricochet & Aleister Black For The WWE NXT Tag Team Championship
2.) Pete Dunne (c) vs. WALTER For The WWE United Kingdom Championship
3.) The Velveteen Dream (c) vs. Matt Riddle For The WWE NXT North American Championship
4.) Shayna Baszler (c) w/Jessamyn Duke & Marina Shafir vs. Bianca BelAir vs. Kairi Sane vs. Io Shirai in a Fatal Four Way Match For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship
5.) Adam Cole vs. Johnny Gargano in a Two Out Of Three Falls Match For The Vacated WWE NXT Championship
Third Match: Aleister Black & Ricochet vs. The Forgotten Sons in The Finals Of The 2019 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament
— WWE (@WWE) March 28, 2019
Black and Blake starts things off with rockers punches. Ricochet uppercuts Cutler. The Forgotten Sons heads to the outside. Blake kicks Black in the gut. Blake applies a side headlock. Blake drops Black with a shoulder tackle for a one count. Blake goes back to the side headlock. Blake tags in Cutler. Cutler applies a wrist lock. Cutler punches Black in the ribs. Black ducks a clothesline from Cutler. Black kicks Cutler in the face. Black tags in Ricochet. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Dropkick. Black and Ricochet are playing mind games with The Forgotten Sons. Ricochet with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Black dumps Blake out of the ring. Ricochet dropkicks Cutler. Black hits The PK. Ricochet follows that with a Wrap Around Tiger Feint Kick. Ricochet lands The Fosbury Flop. Black and Ricochet are fired up. Ricochet with a straight right hand. Ricochet unloads two knife edge chops. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Blake. Ricochet with a chop/forearm combination. Ryker attacks Ricochet behind the referee’s back. Blake is putting the boots to Ricochet. Blake with a SlingShot Knee Drop. Blake with a BackBreaker for a two count. The Forgotten Sons are cutting the ring in half.
Double BackBreaker for a two count. Cutler drives his knee into Ricochet’s back. Cutler whips Ricochet back first across the turnbuckles. Cutler with a forearm shiver across the back of Ricochet for a two count. Cutler applies a rear chin lock. Ricochet gets back to a vertical base. Ricochet is throwing haymakers at Cutler. Ricochet is finger tips away from Black. Cutler with a SlingShot BackBreaker for a two count. Cutler tags in Blake. Double Uranage BackBreaker for a two count. Gazillion in and out tags. Cutler with an elbow drop. Cutler goes back to the rear chin lock. Ricochet decks Cutler with a back elbow smash. Ricochet with a double boot to the chest of Cutler. Ricochet with a Roll Through Dropkick. Cutler goes for a Back Body Drop, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. Blake pulls Black off the ring apron. Black is pissed. The Forgotten Sons goes for another Double BackBreaker, but Ricochet blocks it. Ricochet kicks Cutler in the jaw. Ricochet with a double boot to the chest of Blake. Ricochet goes for a roll through dropkick, but Blake blocks it. Blake unwisely catapults Ricochet to the other side of the ring.
Ricochet makes the hot tag to Black. Black with a series of running forearm smashes. Black unloads a flurry of kicks. Black with a Sliding Dropkick. Black hits The Double Quebrada for a two count. Blake is running interference. Black dives over Cutler. Cutler kicks Black. Cutler with a Tiger BackBreaker for a two count. Cutler tags in Blake. Ricochet shoves Blake off the top turnbuckle. Ricochet with a Massive Hurricanrana. Black with a waist lock go-behind. Cutler rocks Black with a back elbow smash. Black nearly hits Ricochet with The Big Boot. Cutler with a forearm smash. Ricochet responds with a Pump Kick. Blake dodges The Pump Kick from Ricochet. Cutler drops Ricochet with an Inside Out Lariat. Black with a SpringBoard Meteora. Ricochet with three forearm smashes. Quick uppercut exchange. Blake goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Ricochet counters with a high knee strike. Ricochet with a Twisting Vertical Suplex. Ricochet goes for The Phoenix Splash, but Blake ducks out of the way. Ricochet launches Blake out of the ring. Ricochet is distracted by Cutler.
Blake goes for an Avalanche Reverse Hurricanrana, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. Blake is shocked. Ricochet uppercuts Blake. Blake fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Ricochet tags in Black. Black delivers a RoundHouse Kick. Ricochet follows that with a Fireman’s Carry Knee Lift. Black drops Blake with a Big Boot for a two count. Ricochet and Cutler are brawling on the outside. Cutler sends Ricochet crashing into the steel ring steps. Blake with an O’Connor Roll for a two count. Blake tags in Cutler. Blake with a BackStabber. Cutler with a Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Cutler rolls Ricochet out of the ring. Cutler drags Black to the corner. Cutler tags in Blake. Blake BuckleBombs Black. The Forgotten Sons goes for their Reverse DDT/Flying Double Foot Stomp, but Black counters with a Jumping Knee Strike in mid-air. Black nails Blake with a High Head Kick. Black drops Cutler with a Spinning Knee Strike. Blake responds with a High Angle GutBuster for a two count. The referee ejects Jaxson Ryker from the ringside area. Blake goes for a PowerBomb, but Black lands back on his feet. Black applies a waist lock. Blake with a back elbow smash. Black tags in Ricochet. Black connects with The Black Mass. Blake takes out Cutler with a Triangle MoonSault. Ricochet lands The 630 Senton Splash to pickup the victory.
Winner: Aleister Black & Ricochet via Pinfall
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) March 28, 2019
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