WWE NXT TakeOver XXV
June 1, 2019
Webster Bank Arena
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Roderick Strong vs. Matt Riddle
Chain grappling exchange after the bell rings. Riddle with a waist lock takedown. Riddle has the amateur wrestling advantage. Strong escapes The BROMission. Strong backs Riddle into the ropes. Strong drives his knee into the midsection of Riddle. Strong blasts Riddle with a knife edge chop. Strong with clubbing shoulder blocks. Riddle fires back with Three GutWrench Suplex’s. Strong heads to the outside. Riddle with a forearm smash. Riddle delivers an open palm strike. Riddle with a Flying Forearm Smash off the steel ring steps. Riddle slaps Strong in the chest. Riddle follows that with a mid-kick. Strong is trying to create separation. Strong and Riddle are trading back and forth shots on the ring apron. Riddle with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Strong rakes the eyes of Riddle. Strong dumps Riddle back first on the apron. Strong is lighting up Riddle’s chest. Strong dumps Riddle chest first on the top rope for a two count. Riddle is displaying his fighting spirit. Riddle goes for a Running Forearm Smash, but Strong counters with a Uranage BackBreaker for a two count.
Strong transitions into a ground and pound attack. Strong drives his knee into the back of Riddle. Strong applies a rear chin lock. Riddle gets back to a vertical base. Strong drops Riddle with a knee lift. Strong with a Ring Post Stretch. Strong is raining down haymakers for a two count. Strong applies a front face lock. Riddle fires up with open palm strikes. Riddle with a cradle cover for a two count. Strong kicks Riddle in the gut. Strong hits The Olympic Slam for a two count. Strong goes for The Canadian BackBreaker Rack, but Riddle blocks it. Strong negates The BROMission. Riddle with a Fisherman’s Buster. Riddle follows that with a Jumping Forearm Smash. Riddle with an OverHead Kick. Riddle nips up. Riddle with an Exploder Suplex. Riddle goes for a Standing MoonSault, but Strong ducks out of the way. Riddle delivers The BroTon. Riddle hits The PK for a two count. Strong crawls under Riddle. Riddle unloads a flurry of mid-kicks. Strong dodges The PK. Riddle fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Riddle with a Ripcord Knee Strike. Riddle decks Strong with The GTS. Riddle with a Bridging German Suplex for a two count.
Riddle bodyslams Strong. Strong kicks Riddle in the jaw. Strong with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Riddle is perched on the top turnbuckle. Strong with a SuperPlex for a two count. Forearm Exchange. Strong goes for a Lariat, but Riddle lands back on his feet. Strong kicks Riddle in the face. Strong delivers his combination offense. Strong with a Belly to Back FaceBuster for a two count. Strong goes for The Boston Crab, but Riddle blocks it. Riddle dumps Strong out of the ring. Riddle with a RoundHouse Kick. Riddle follows that with a Ripcord V-Trigger. Riddle PowerBombs Strong. Riddle lands The Final Flash for a two count. Riddle goes for a Twisting Senton Splash, but Strong gets his knees up in the air. Strong with a Jumping Knee Strike. Strong with a Fireman’s Carry GutBuster. Strong hits The Tiger Driver for a two count. Strong locks in The Boston Crab. Riddle refuses to quit. Riddle brutally kicks Strong in the face. Riddle with clubbing elbow smashes. Riddle plants Strong with The Cradle TombStone PileDriver to pickup the victory.
Winner: Matt Riddle via Pinfall
Second Match: The Undisputed Era vs. The Forgotten Sons vs. The Street Profits vs. Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan in a Fatal Four Way Tag Team Ladder Match For The Vacated WWE NXT Tag Team Championship
Pier six brawl after the bell rings. Fish with a forearm smash to Ford. UE with Stereo Mid-Kicks. O’Reilly ducks a clothesline from Cutler. O’Reilly delivers his combination offense. Fish drops Blake with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. O’Reilly with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Burch sends Cutler tumbling to the floor. Forearm Exchange. Lorcan chops Fish in the chest. Burch HeadButts O’Reilly. Lorcan unloads a flurry of knife edge chops. O’Reilly with a standing arm-bar. O’Reilly with a running soccer kicks. O’Reilly knocks Dawkins off the ring apron. Blake delivers a Suicide Dive. Lorcan with a Running European Uppercut to Cutler. Complete melee on the outside. Dawkins with a Flying Crossbody Block. Dawkins is fired up. The Street Profits scales up the ladder, but UE gets in the way. Blake knocks UE off the ladder. Forgotten Sons uses the ladder as a weapon. Burch and Lorcan with Stereo German Suplex’s. Dawkins with an Exploder Suplex to Lorcan. Dawkins hits The SpineBuster. Ford follows that with a Frog Splash.
Dawkins lays Blake flat on the ladder. Ford with a Leapfrog Seated Senton. The Street Profits with a Double FlapJack on the ladder. Fish drops Ford with a Running Elbow Strike. O’Reilly delivers a Missile Dropkick. Fish applies a front chancery. Double UnderHook DDT/German Suplex Combination across the ladder. Fish is attacking everything that moves. Cutler PowerBombs O’Reilly into the ladder. Loud mama mia chants. Blake bounces O’Reilly’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Cutler repositions the ladder. O’Reilly gets Cutler trapped in a Knee Bar. Blake repeatedly stomps on O’Reilly’s chest. Blake throws O’Reilly out of the ring. Fish with a RoundHouse Kick. The Forgotten Sons responds with their Reverse DDT/Flying Double Foot Stomp Combination. The Forgotten Sons are making their way up the ladder. Burch gets Cutler in The Electric Chair Position. Burch and Lorcan delivers The Doomsday Device. The Street Profits follows that with a BlockBuster/Electric Chair Drop Combination. Jaxson Ryker storms into the ring.
Ryker PowerBombs O’Reilly into a ladder. Ryker ChokeSlams Burch. Ryker sends Ford crashing to the outside. Ryker ChokeSlams Fish. Ryker is clearing the path for his brothers. Ryker repeatedly hits Dawkins with a ladder. Ryker with a Back Body Drop on the ladder. Ryker with a back elbow strike to Ford. Ryker finally gets his comeuppance. UE knocks Ryker off the ring apron with a ladder. How is Ryker on his feet? Ford lands a SomerSault Plancha. Lorcan follows that with The Pescado. Burch with a Double Missile Dropkick. Burch and Lorcan drives Fish shoulder first into the steel ring post. Burch with a corner clothesline. Burch with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Lorcan hits The Half and Half Suplex. Burch and Lorcan gets The Street Profits sandwiched in between two ladders. Burch and Lorcan throws a ladder at The Forgotten Sons. Fish drives his knee into the chest of Burch. Slugfest in the center of the ring. O’Reilly is finger tips away from the NXT Tag Team Titles. The Forgotten Sons sends both tag team crashing to the outside. Dawkins Spears Cutler. Ford springboards onto the ladder. Ford knocks Blake off the ladder. Ford grabs both titles to pickup the victory.
Winner: New WWE NXT Tag Team Champions, The Street Profits
Third Match: The Velveteen Dream (c) vs. Tyler Breeze For The WWE NXT North American Championship
Dream throws his gloves at Breeze before the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Dream applies a side wrist lock. Dream transitions into a hammerlock. Breeze reverses the hold. Breeze goes for The Unprettier, but Dream blocks it. Breeze with a straight right hand. Breeze drives his knee into the midsection of Dream. Breeze clotheslines Dream over the top rope. Breeze plays to the crowd. Breeze goes for a Suicide Dive, but Dream counters with a Haymaker. Dream decks Breeze with a back elbow smash. Dream follows that with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. Dream lands The Quebrada for a two count. Breeze regroups on the outside. Breeze slams the left leg of Dream on the steel ring post. Breeze with a Flying Forearm Smash off the ring apron. Dream punches Breeze in mid-air. Breeze fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Breeze dives over Dream. Breeze applies a single leg crab. Dream grabs the bottom rope to create separation.
Breeze repeatedly stomps on Dream’s chest. Breeze is throwing haymakers at Dream. Breeze dropkicks Dream over the top rope. Dream SuperKicks Breeze. Dream repeatedly slams Breeze head on the announce table. Dream argues with the referee. Dream takes a selfie. Breeze fires back with The Super Model Kick. Dream responds with The Dream Valley Driver for a two count. Breeze with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Breeze ascends to the top turnbuckle. Breeze goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Dream rolls him over fro a two count. Dream goes for another Dream Valley Driver, but Breeze lands back on his feet. Breeze shoves Dream to the corner. Dream negates The SuperModel Kick. Dream goes for The DreamDT, but Breeze blocks it. Breeze kicks Dream in the chest. Breeze delivers The SuperModel Kick for a two count. Dream goes for a Back Body Drop, but Breeze lands back on his feet. Dream drives Breeze back first into the turnbuckles. Dream with a vicious back elbow smash. Dream kicks Breeze in the face. Breeze dropkicks Dream in mid-air.
Breeze goes for The Unprettier, but Dream counters with The DreamDT for a two count. Breeze has Dream perched on the top turnbuckle. Breeze applies a front face lock. Dream dumps Breeze chest first on the canvas. Breeze with a Jumping Knee Strike. Dream goes for The TombStone PileDriver, but Breeze lands back on his feet. Breeze sends Dream chest first into the turnbuckles. Dream with a back elbow smash. Dream avoids The Step Up Enzuigiri. Dream drops Breeze with The Unprettier for a two count. Dream goes for The Purple Rain Maker, but Breeze gets his knees up in the air. Breeze drills Dream with The Cheeky Nando’s Kick. Breeze hits The Unprettier for a two count. Dream with a small package for a two count. Breeze responds with The Beauty Shot. Dream wisely rolls himself out of the ring. Breeze is trying to pickup the dead weight of Dream. Breeze doesn’t want a count-out victory. Dream uses the nxt north american title to distract the referee. Dream connects with The Dream Valley Driver. Dream lands The Purple Rain Maker to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE NXT North American Champion, The Velveteen Dream via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Io Shirai For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Following a snap mare takeover, Baszler kicks Shirai in the face. Shirai backs Baszler into the turnbuckles. Shirai avoids a vicious foot stomp. Shirai slaps Baszler in the face. Shirai dodges The RoundHouse Kick. Shirai with a Delayed Dropkick that sends Baszler to the floor. Shirai follows that with a baseball slide dropkick. Shirai rolls Baszler back into the ring. Shirai kicks Baszler in the face. Baszler pulls Shirai off the top turnbuckle. Baszler kicks the left shoulder of Shirai. Baszler delivers The Reality Check. Baszler applies a double wrist lock. Baszler works on her joint manipulation game. Shirai rolls Baszler over for a one count. Baszler drops Shirai with a Lethal Lariat for a two count. Baszler continues to target the left shoulder of Shirai.
Baszler with a calf kick. Baszler applies a double wrist lock. Baszler with a snap elbow drop. Baszler with a Modified Americana. Shirai ducks a clothesline from Baszler. Shirai with a waist lock go-behind. Baszler kicks Shirai in the back for a two count. Baszler bends the left shoulder of Shirai. Shirai dodges The PK. Shirai with shots to the midsection of Baszler. Baszler goes for a Jumping Knee Strike, but Shirai ducks out of the way. Shirai with a German Suplex. Shirai with three double axe handle strikes. Shirai hits The 619. Shirai with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick for a two count. Baszler is throwing forearms at Shirai. Shirai gets Baszler trapped in The Crippler CrossFace. Baszler creates distance with a Belly to Back Suplex.
Shirai with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Shirai follows that with a SpringBoard Dropkick that sends Baszler crashing to the outside. Shirai lands The Golden Triangle MoonSault. Shirai unloads another Missile Dropkick. Shirai hits The ShotGun Meteora. Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir starts running interference. Candice LeRae attacks The Horsewomen with a kendo stick. LeRae with a Flying Crossbody Block off the steel ring steps. Baszler with a small package for a two count. Shirai with two forearm smashes. Shirai negates The Kirifuda Clutch. Shirai drops Baszler with The Shotei. Shirai goes for a MoonSault, but Baszler ducks out of the way. Baszler with a forearm smash. Shirai rolls Baszler over for a two count. Shirai with a RoundHouse Kick. Shirai goes for The La Magistral, but Baszler counters with The Kirifuda Clutch to pickup the victory.
After the match, Shirai brutally attacks Baszler with a kendo stick. Shirai lands a MoonSault. Candice LeRae gives Shirai a steel chair. Shirai delivers a Chair MoonSault.
Winner: Still WWE NXT Women’s Champion, Shayna Baszler via Submission
Fifth Match: Johnny Gargano (c) vs. Adam Cole For The WWE NXT Championship
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Gargano backs Cole into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Gargano applies a side headlock. Gargano drops Cole with a shoulder tackle. Cole slips out of The Gargano Escape. Cole delivers his own shoulder tackle. Gargano drops down on the canvas. Gargano fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Gargano avoids The Last Shot. That leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring. Cole heads to the outside. Gargano tells Cole to bring it. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Cole applies a wrist lock. Gargano reverses the hold. Gargano with a wrist lock takedown. Gargano with a neck vice hold. Gargano follows that with a crucifix rollup. Forearm Exchange. Gargano is throwing haymakers at Cole. Cole drives his knee into the midsection of Gargano. Cole repeatedly stomps on Gargano’s chest. Cole with a forearm smash. Gargano dives over Cole. Cole ducks a clothesline Gargano. Gargano with a Hurricanrana. Cole side steps The PK. Cole goes for a Pump Kick, but Gargano ducks out of the way. Gargano ducks a clothesline from Cole. Gargano with a Flying Cannonball Strike off the ring apron.
Gargano dodges The Step Up Enzuigiri. Gargano brutally kicks the right shoulder of Cole. Gargano with a Flying Double Foot Stomp to the left shoulder. Gargano slams the left shoulder of Cole on the apron. Gargano with an arm-ringer. Gargano with a leg across the left shoulder of Cole for a two count. Gargano with a HammerLock/CloverLeaf Combination. Gargano with a splash on the injured left shoulder of Cole. Cole kicks Gargano in the gut. Gargano with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Gargano applies a standing arm-bar. Cole SuperKicks the right knee of Gargano. Cole wraps the right knee of Gargano around the middle rope. Now it’s Cole’s time to work on a body party. Cole with a DDT on the injured knee of Gargano. Cole applies a Kneeling Knee Bar. Cole delivers a Missile Dropkick. Cole bounces Gargano’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Cole is mauling Gargano in the corner. Cole goes for The Panama Sunrise, but Gargano counters with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count.
Cole and Gargano are trading back and forth shots. Gargano fires up with two clotheslines. Gargano with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Gargano with a Rolling Head Kick to Cole. Gargano with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Gargano drops Cole with a Tornado FlatLiner for a two count. Gargano hits The SlingShot Spear for a two count. Gargano with a knife edge chop. Gargano puts Cole on the top turnbuckle. Gargano goes for a SuperPlex, but Cole blocks it. Gargano with a Back Kick. Gargano goes for a Diving Back Elbow Strike, but Cole counters with The BackStabber for a two count. Cole goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Gargano counters with a High Knee Strike. Gargano leapfrogs over Cole. Cole drops Gargano with an Enzuigiri. Cole with a Burning Hammer/Knee Smash Combination for a two count. Cole kicks Gargano in the face. Cole dives over Gargano. Fake Out SuperKick Exchange. Gargano SuperKicks Cole in mid-air. Both men are knocked down after a Double SuperKick on the floor.
Gargano with a SlingShot DDT for a two count. Gargano kicks the left shoulder of Cole. Gargano with a Standing Double Foot Stomp. Cole with a Hesitation Enzuigiri on the injured knee of Gargano. Cole follows that with Two Ushigoroshi’s for a two count. Gargano pulls Cole off the top turnbuckle. Gargano locks in The Gargano Escape. Cole responds with The Figure Four Leg Lock. Gargano reverses the hold. Cole crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Vicious slugfest in the center of the ring. Cole slams the right knee of Gargano on the canvas. Cole stomps on the injured knee of Gargano. Gargano kicks Cole out of the ring. Gargano hits The IEDDT. Gargano goes for a Suicide Dive, but Cole counters with a SuperKick. Cole hits The Panama Sunrise on the floor for a two count. Cole talks smack to Gargano. Cole pulls down his right knee pad. Gargano dodges The Last Shot. Cole gets Gargano trapped in The Gargano Escape. Gargano delivers The Last Shot for a two count.
Second Forearm Exchange. Cole with Two Pump Kicks. Gargano responds with an Inside Out Lariat. SuperKick Exchange. Gargano goes for a Reverse Hurricanrana, but Cole lands back on his feet. Cole connects with The Last Shot for a two count. Cole argues with the referee. Cole brings out a steel chair from under the ring. The referee admonishes Cole. Gargano inadvertently clocks the referee with a Suicide Dive. Gargano SuperKicks the chair into Cole’s face. Gargano goes for the obvious cover, but the referee is still out of commission. Cole summons The Undisputed Era. Cole with a Draping PileDriver for a two count. Gargano suckers Cole into The Gargano Escape. Cole uses his elbow to break the hold. Cole thrust kicks the injured knee of Gargano. Cole goes for The Panama Sunrise, but Gargano rolls him over for a two count. Gargano starts favoring his injured knee. Cole delivers another Panama Sunrise. Cole plants Gargano with The Last Shot to pickup the victory.
Winner: New WWE NXT Champion, Adam Cole via Pinfall
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