What a treat NXT takeover it was
Adam Cole defeated EC3, Killian Dain, Lars Sullivan, Ricochet and Velveteen Dream
The first match was the ladder match for the North American Championship hard hitting and very good match from Dain and Lars’s brute strength to EC3 and Cole’s smarts this match was entertaining as hell. Ricochet flew from the beginning and Dain took it to the air as well, a purple rainmaker from the Dream from top of a ladder, an unlikely alliance between EC3 and Adam Cole. Dain and Lars looked to one-up each other in power.
Adam Cole had a superkick party, this was fulled of holy shit moments, what a way to kick off Takeover the match was absolutely brilliant. Velveteen Dream was absolutely amazing from dishing out punishment to taking it, this young man proved why he is one of the fan favorite. What an impressive performance by the Takeover rookies EC3 and Ricochet, in the end, Adam Cole shocking the system and became the first-ever North American Champion. ADAM COLE BAY BAY.
Shayna Baszler defeated Ember Moon (c) by submission
Ember Moon vs Shayna Baszler for the women’s Championship, the moon came out with Lizzy Hale perform live and encounter between this two ladies was better than their first one, and we saw Rousey and Duke in the crowd cheering their fellow horsewomen.
Moon was great as always and Baszler was brutal, to say the least. Moon played submission game with Shayna but the submission magician escaped every time. Ember giving everything she had even using Baszler’s tactics against her.
In the end, Baszler said you tap snap or nap and Ember took a nap we have new women’s Champion, the queen of spades wins the NXT women’s Championship. The crowd wasn’t happy but Baszler doesn’t care.
The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly) (c) defeated The Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar) and Roderick Strong and Pete Dunne
Tag team triple threat Cole had to do double duty but Adam wasn’t sure if he can compete after the brutal ladder match, tag team championship and the Dusty Rhodes cup in the balance, crowd waited in anticipation to see if Cole comes out, and to no surprise Cole looked to defend the tag titles with Dustin Rhodes and Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett looking.
This triple threat between Authors of pain, Strong and Dunne and The undisputed era was hard hitting with AOP dominating. Kyle O’Reilly showed amazing submission skills. Adam Cole was taken out early and O’Reilly tried to keep up without a partner. Roderick Strong sold AOP’s offense like a champ and the cruiserweight was amazing.
The U.K Champion Pete Dunne showed his technical skills, with finishers and near fall this match was amazing in the end after a bitter end to Kyle O’Reilly it was all over but Strong turned on his partner and joined The Undisputed Era and helped Cole and O’Reilly retain and win the Dusty cup. The Undisputed Era shocked the system all the way tonight.
Aleister Black defeated Andrade “Cien” Almas (c) (with Zelina Vega)
Black vs Almas for the NXT Championship, two of best technicians on the NXT roster. Black exploded right out the gate, took the fight to the champion. Vega interfered and sent Black into the steel steps, the crowd was split. Almas took Black to his limits, both competitors took it to the sky and multiple interferences by Vega made it difficult for Black to take control. But against all odds after second black mass Black became the new NXT Champion. Almas era is over it’s Black’s era.
Johnny Gargano defeated Tommaso Ciampa
Tommaso Ciampa vs Johnny Gargano, the crowd was against Ciampa and had Gargano’s back in this unsanctioned match. A stare down after the bell and the former best friends exploded with Gargano getting better of Chiampa early on, a back and forth match, with no rules Gargano and Chiampa used everything as a weapon. The former best friends put their bodies on the line to inflict pain on each other.
The crowd showed their feeling against Chiampa with harsh chants.A brutal and hard-hitting match, Chiampa with true heel antics digs into Gargano’s eyes and using the stipulations to his advantage Chiampa low blew Gargano when everyone thought it’s over for Gargano, he kicks out somehow. The amount of punishment these two soaked and ditched was unreal. This can easily be considered a match of the night, Gargano was hesitant to his former teammate but Chiampa wasn’t.
In the end, Gargano uses Chiampa’s knee brace to make Chiampa tap. Gargano won and got his NXT job back in a brutal match.
An amazing night of action with amazing matches and storytelling NXT takeover New Orleans was amazing, it was full of awesome moments.
NXT did it again putting an amazing show. Gargano vs Chiampa can easily be the match of the night on a card with so many eyes catching match Gargano vs Chiampa told the story of a fan favorite underdog vs a bully and man did it worked what a spectacle NXT takeover New Orleans was.