NXT Takeover: Portland
February 16, 2020
The show begins with a live performance from Jushin “Poppy” Liger, aka Poppy with big Jushin Thunder Liger shoulders on her outfit.
First Match: WWE NXT North American Championship Match: Keith Lee (c) vs. Dominick Dijakovic
They stare each other down to start. They lock up. They trade holds. Dijakovic locks in a headlock. Dijakovic dodges a Pounce. Lee blocks a Discus Big Boot. Lee fights through a lariat and hits a Hurricanrana. Dijakovic is shocked.
Dijakovic blocks Mongolian Chops. They trade shoulder tackles. Lee manipulates Dijakovic’s arm and lifts him by the shoulder. Dijakovic chops the chest. Leapfrog spot and Dijakovic hits a Discus Big Boot. Lee retreats from the ring. Lee blocks a Space Flying Tiger Drop with a powerbomb, but Dijakovic jumps out of it. They brawl at ringside. Dijakovic hits a huge suplex on Lee. Dijakovic rolls him back in the ring and stomps away at him.
Dijakovic hits a series of forearm blows. Both men trade blows. Lee fights back and sends Dijakovic to his knees. Dijakovic fights out of Big Bang Catastrophe. Dijakovic sends Lee to the canvas with a Big Boot. Dijakovic heads to the top rope. Dijakovic hits a Corkscrew Moonsault for a nearfall.
They trade chops and forearms. They trade lariats. Both men collapse to their knees. Lee blocks a back elbow. Dijakovic blocks a Mongolian Chop. Dijakovic hits a huge lariat. Lee retreats to the apron.
Lee climbs to the top rope, but Dijakovic meets him and slams Lee’s head into the turnbuckle. Dijakovic hits an Avalanche Death Valley Driver for a nearfall.
Dijakovic hits a series of elbows, backing Lee into the corner. Lee pounces Dijakovic across the ring, into the opposite turnbuckle. Dijakovic retreats from the ring, Lee gives chase. Lee quiets the crowd and chops Dijakovic on the barricade. Lee chops Dijakovic, as Dijakovic breaks the referee’s count. Both men return to brawling at ringside. Dijakovic sits Lee in one of the announcer’s chairs and hits a huge superkick. Dijakovic then hits a springboard cannonball to the floor.
Back in the ring, Dijakovic fights out of Big Bang Catastrophe and hits a Superkick. Lee fights out of a Chokeslam. Dijakovic and Lee trade chokeslams. Lee hits Spirit Bomb. Dijakovic pops to his feet. Lee rolls up Dijakovic and hits a Deadlift Spirit Bomb for a nearfall.
Lee takes Dijakovic to the corner. Lee climbs to the top rope. Dijakovic shoves Lee to the floor. Lee fights back to the apron. Lee climbs to the top rope again. Dijakovic hits a big boot. Dijakovic joins Lee on the top rope. Dijakovic hits an Avalanche Spanish Fly for a nearfall. Dijakovic can’t get Lee up for Feast Your Eyes. Lee hits Big Bang Catastrophe for the pinfall in 20:19.
WINNER AND STILL CHAMP: Keith Lee
Backstage, Tommaso Ciampa, and Biance Belair are both shown preparing for their title matches. A video package hypes up Tegan Nox vs. Dakota Kai.
Second Match: Street Fight: Tegan Nox vs. Dakota Kai
Kai attacks Nox during her entrance and throws her around. They fight through the crowd. Nox spears Kai through a barricade. Now at ringside, Kai counters a Samoan Drop with a DDT onto the fallen barricade.
Kai rolls Nox into the ring, and the bell rings. Kai covers for a nearfall. Kai leaves the ring and grabs a bunch of chairs. Back outside the ring, Kai attacks Nox with a Cricket Bat, but Nox counters. Nox puts a trash can on Kai’s head and hits a huge boot. Nox rolls Kai back in the ring for a nearfall.
Nox gets out of the ring and sets up a table. Kai counters a suplex to the outside. Kai dominates Nox. Kai sends Nox to the apron. Nox dodges a Yakuza Kick and hits a series of Superkicks to a hung up Kai. Nox wails on Kai with a trash can. Nox hits a German Suplex into the trash can for a nearfall. Kai fights back and hits a Back Cracker for a nearfall. Nox dodges an dive attack. Kai counters a chokeslam. Kai sends Nox to the outside. Nox counters an apron run kick with a slam on the apron. Nox rolls Kai back in the ring and climbs the top rope.
Kai hits a big boot and joins Nox on the top rope. They trade blows on the top rope. Nox hits a Chokeslam to the floor. Nox hits a Molly Go Round for a nearfall. Kai counters a chair-assisted Curb Stomp with a Superkick. They fight to the outside.
Dakota Kai tapes Tegan Nox’s wrist to the ringpost. Kai hits a bicycle kick to the face. Kai hits a second, breaking the tape, and sending Nox to the floor. Dakota Kai grabs a laptop, but Nox fights back. Nox hits Kai in the injured knee with the laptop. Nox goes under the ring and grabs a chain.
Back in the ring, Nox trips Kai with the chain. Nox attacks the injured leg, tearing at Kai’s brace. Nox wraps a chair around Kai’s knee and crushes Kai’s knee. Nox hits a Shiniest Wizard. Nox grabs the table and slides it into the ring.
Nox puts Kai on the table and wraps a chair around Kai’s neck. Nox climbs to the top rope. Michelle Gonzalez runs in and knocks out Nox. She rolls Kai off the table. Gonzalez slams Nox into the table but not through it. Kai cover for the pinfall in 13:27.
WINNER: Dakota Kai
After the match, Gonzalez helps Kai up and raises her hand in victory.
Backstage, Rhea Ripley warms up for her title defense. NXT UK Takeover is announced for April 26th in Dublin, Ireland.
Third Match: Finn Balor vs. Johnny Gargano
They circle each other to start. They lock up. They trade holds. They break. Test of strength ends in Gargano taking Balor to the mat. They trade holds on the canvas. Balor locks in a headscissors. Gargano fights out.
Gargano hits a series of armdrags. Gargano hits a series of rollups, followed by vicious kicks. Balor fights back and hits a back elbow for a one count. Balor pummels Gargano in the corner. Gargano comes back with corner chops of his own. Balor and Gargano battle more in the corner. They fight to the apron. Gargano hits an apron spear. Gargano chops Balor on the barricade. Gargano rolls Balor back in the ring, and Balor immediately escapes. Gargano charges Balor but eats a Slingblade to the floor. Balor throws Gargano back in the ring.
Balor stretches Gargano, and runs his elbow across Gargano’s face repeatedly. Balor hits a dropkick. Balor goes back to stretching Gargano’s neck and shoulder. Gargano fights out. Gargano targets Balor’s arm. Gargano locks in Rings of Saturn, and turns it into a rollup for two. Gargano sends Balor into the corner. Balor hits a Dragon Screw on the middle rope. Balor kicks Gargano’s legs out from under him.
Balor attacks Gargano’s leg, stretching it in a leg scissors. Gargano tries to counter with a Cross Armbreaker but Gargano fights out. Balor wraps Gargano’s leg around the rope and twists. They trade small packages. Balor locks in a Leg Grapevine. Gargano punches his way out of the hold. Gargano hits an Enzuigiri. Gargano hits a Backbreaker/Gourdbuster combo. Balor retreats from the ring and counters a tope. Gargano sends Balor into the ringsteps. Gargano gets on the apron. Gargano hits an Apron Run Cannonball. They brawl around ringside.
Gargano rolls Balor into the ring. Gargano hits a Slingshot Spear for a nearfall. Gargano kicks away on Balor in the corner. Balor counters a Lawn Dart. Gargano counters 1916. Balor hits a Slingblade for a nearfall. They fight back to the outside, where Gargano hits a Superkick. Balor gets back in the ring and counters a slingshot DDT. Gargano fights back and hits a Lawn Dart. Gargano hits a Superkick for a nearfall.
Gargano goes to the apron. Both men trade elbows. Balor hangs Gargano on the second rope. Gargano counters a Coup De Grace. Gargano hits a Slingshot DDT for a nearfall.
Gargano dodges a forearm and hits a Discus Lariat. Balor counters a Superkick with Slingblade. Gargano hits a Superkick. Balor hits Slingblade. Balor hits a Shotgun Dropkick. Gargano counters Coup De Grace. Gargano hits La Mistica into Gargano Escape. Balor fights out and hits a Standing Double Stomp. Gargano locks Gargano Escape back in. Balor fights to the ropes. They fight out of the ring.
Gargano hits a Shotgun Dropkick into the barricade. Gargano clears off an announce table. Balor fights back and slams Gargano onto the table. Balor runs across both tables and hits a Shotgun Dropkick. Balor rolls Gargano back in the ring. Balor hits Coup De Grace. Balor hits 1916 for the pinfall in 27:23.
WINNER: Finn Balor
After the match, Balor clutches Gargano’s jaw, as he sends more verbal abuse his way.
A commercial hyping up next week’s NXT plays. Backstage, Cathy Kelley interviews Roderick Strong about Velveteen Dream’s personal attacks.
Fourth Match: WWE NXT Women’s Championship Match: Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Bianca Belair
They circle each other to start. They lock up. They break. They lock up. Ripley attacks Belair’s arm. Ripley grounder her. Bianca fights back by grabbing the hair. Ripley fights back with a stiff back elbow. Belair corners Ripley. Ripley fights back and sends her to the canvas.
Ripley dominates Belair. Belair fights back and slams Ripley to the canvas. Bianca stomps away on Ripley. Bianca covers for a nearfall. Belair locks in a cravate. Belair hits another slam and covers for a nearfall.
Bianca locks in a Full Nelson Camel Clutch. Ripley fights out and corners Belair. Ripley hits a back body drop. Ripley hits a lariat. Ripley hits a series of cravate knee strikes. Ripley hits a dropkick. Ripley hits an Electric Chair Facebuster. Ripley locks in the Figure Four Stretch Muffler, spanking Belair in the process. Belair fights out. Belair rolls up Ripley for a nearfall. Belair hits a huge Spinebuster, followed by a series of nearfalls.
Belair puts Ripley on the top rope. They trade blows. Belair hits a Gorilla Press Slam. Ripley counters a Handspring Moonsault. Belair counters Riptide. Ripley counters Kiss of Death. Ripley hits a big boot. Belair hits a spear. Both women are down.
Both women fight to their feet. They trade heavy blows. Ripley counters a Chickenwing. Ripley hits a Brazilian Kick. Belair back body drops Ripley out of the ring and to the floor. Belair hits a somersault tope. They brawl on the outside. Ripley slams Belair into the steps and rolls Belair back in the ring.
Belair fights back and sends Ripley to the outside again. Ripley gets on the apron and slams Belair into the top turnbuckle. They battle on the top rope. Both women fight out of superplex attempts. Belair counters a Sunset Bomb. Ripley hits a Second Rope Riptide for the pinfall in 13:32.
WINNER AND STILL CHAMP: Rhea Ripley
After the match, Charlotte Flair attacks Rhea Ripley and tells her “I’ll see you at WrestleMania.” Charlotte hits Natural Selection and then holds the NXT Women’s Title over her head. Charlotte then attacks Bianca Belair for good measure.
Fifth Match: WWE NXT Tag Team Championship Match: The Undisputed Era (c) vs. The Broserweights.
Undisputed Era attacks Broserweights during the “How Much Fish Could Bobby Fish Fry” bit. Riddle and Dunne dominate both men, but get overwhelmed as the match moves to ringside. Kyle and Riddle trade blows in the ring to start the match.ADVERTISING
Fish tags in. Fish dominates with swift kicks, while the crowd chant the “Bobby Fish Fish Fry” song. Riddle fights out and tags in Dunne. Riddle hits an assisted Standing Moonsault. Dunne hits a basement dropkick. Fish fights back and knocks Riddle off the apron. Dunne drops Fish with a lariat. Kyle runs in, and gets his hand stomped on.
Dunne dominates both members of the Era outside the ring. Dunne hits an X-Plex on the apron. Back in the ring, Dunne stretches Fish’s arm. Fish sends Dunne to the top rope, and then kicks him to the canvas. Kyle tags in and hits a series of knees and a leg sweep. Fish tags back in.
Fish punches Dunne in the kidney. Dunne clears the apron but eats a Samoan Drop. Kyle tags in and gets locked in an Ankle Lock. Era take turns tagging in and out, tenderizing Dunne in the corner. Kyle hits a Dragon Screw on the second rope and Fish sends him to the floor. Fish gets Dunne back in the ring for a nearfall. Kyle tags in but accidentally hits Fish with a Yakuza Kick. Dunne hits an enzuigiri and tags in Riddle. Riddle takes out both men with kicks. Riddle hits an Exploder Suplex on both men. Riddle hits a Bro 2 Sleep and a German Suplex for a nearfall.
Kyle fights back with a knee. Dunne tags in. Dunne and Riddle hit stereo knee strikes. Riddle tags in and takes out Kyle. Dunne steps on Fish’s hands outside the ring. Kyle hits a German Suplex on Riddle. Riddle hits Final Flash. Riddle hits a German Suplex. Riddle absorbs a rolling elbow and hits another Final Flash. Riddle spears Fish on the outside. Riddle runs back in the ring and spears Kyle. Fish breaks up a Jackhammer. Undisputed Era hit a double knee/wheelbarrow suplex combo.
Dunne tags in and locks in a Double Wristlock. Kyle hits a rebound lariat. The two men trade ankle locks. Dunne & Riddle lock in stereo Ankle Locks. Fish fights out. Kyle transitions to a Sharpshooter. Fish locks Riddle in a Rear Naked Choke. Riddle breaks up both holds with a knee strike and a backdrop respectively.
Fish tags in. Dunne hits a German Suplex. Dunne hits a kick to the head. Riddle tags in and climbs the top rope. Dunne puts Fish into the Electric Chair, but Fish sends Dunne smashing into Riddle. Fish hits an Avalanche Suplex. Kyle tags in and hits a King Kong Knee Strike. Kyle locks in a kneebar. Dunne snaps Fish’s fingers, and then breaks up Kyle’s submission. Dunne tags in.
Kyle and Dunne trade chops. Dunne snaps the fingers. Kyle counters Bitter End. Riddle spears Dunne by accident. Fish tags in. UE hits Chasing The Dragon for a nearfall. Dunne fights out of High Low. Riddle tags in.
Dunne and Riddle hit an X-Plex/Powerbomb combination, followed by stereo knees. Riddle & Dunne hit Bro 2 Sleep/Enzuigiri combo for the pinfall in 16:55.
WINNER AND NEW CHAMPS: The Broserweights
MAIN EVENT: WWE NXT Championship Match: Adam Cole (c) vs. Tommaso Ciampa
They stare each other down to start to dueling chants from the crowd. They lock up. Ciampa gets Cole on the ropes and breaks. Cole and Ciampa trade holds. Ciampa locks in a tight headlock. Cole conters with a Hammerlock. They continue to trade holds. Cole retreats from the ring.
Ciampa chases Cole and dodges an elbow drop. Ciampa locks in a grounded side headlock. Cole fishhooks Ciampa to break the hold. Cole counters Fairy Tale Ending. Ciampa takes Cole back to the canvas. Ciampa takes Cole to the corner. Cimapa chops away on Cole’s chest. Cole fights back. Ciampa counters a Rope Hung Backcracker. They retreat from the ring. Cole hits a superkick on Ciampa. Cole breaks the count. Ciampa throws him over the announce table. Ciampa rolls Cole back in the ring, and Cole immediately rolls out.
Ciampa dominates at ringside. Ciampa sits cole in the Timekeeper area and chops away on him. Ciampa hits a running leg lariat, taking out a seated Cole. Ciampa celebrates by kissing the head of a bald fan. Cole avoids being put through the commentary table. Cole hits a Wheelbarrow Suplex into the announce table. Cole rolled him back into the ring. Cole hits a neckbreaker.
Cole attacks the back of Ciampa. Cole locks in a headscissors. Cole breaks the hold. Cole climbs to the top rope, and Ciampa joins him. They battle on the top rope. Cole counters an Air Raid Crash. Ciampa counters Sunset Bomb. Cole hits a Superkick and a backcracker. Cole gets a nearfall and locks in a headlock.
Ciampa gets an nearfall off a backroll. Cole counters Willow’s Bell. Cole hits an Enzuigiri. Ciampa counters Panama Sunrise with a jumping knee. They trade blows. Ciampa hits a German Suplex. Ciampa hits V-Trigger. Ciampa hits a Torture Rack Bomb for a nearfall.
Cole counters Fairy Tale Ending. They trade nearfalls. Ciampa hits a back elbow. Cole hits a leg lariat. Cole hits Ushiguroshi for a nearfall. Cole takes Ciampa to the top rope. Ciampa counters Panama Sunrise. Ciampa hits an Avalanche Air Raid Crash for a nearfall.
Cole counters Willow’s Bell and pulls Ciampa to the apron. Cole hits a Superkick. Ciampa counters a powerbomb. Ciampa powerbombs Cole onto the announce table. Ciampa powerbombs Cole through the table. Ciampa rolls Cole back into the ring. Ciampa hits a running knee strike. Cole hits a superkick. Ciampa hits a lariat. Ciampa hits Project Ciampa.
Ciampa pummels Cole. Cole hits a series of bicycle kicks. Ciampa rolls out of the ring. Ciampa counters a Tope Suicida with an enzuigiri. Ciampa rolls Cole back in the ring. Cole hits a Ropehung Piledriver. Cole hits a Brainbuster onto knee for a nearfall.
They trade blows. Ciampa unleashes a series of chops. Cole hits a superkick. Cole hits Last Shot. Ciampa rolls to the apron. Cole goes to the apron. Cole gets to the top rope. Ciampa counters Panama Sunrise with an Air Raid Crash on the apron. Ciampa breaks the count. Cole counters a Fairy Tale Ending with a back body drop. Cole climbs the announce table and hits Panama Sunrise to the floor. Cole rolls Ciampa back in the ring. Ciampa recovers and hits Willow’s Bell. Ciampa hits Fairy Tale Ending for a nearfall.
Cole locks in Gargano Escape. Ciampa counters with Gargano Escape. Cole fights to the ropes. Roderick Strong distracts the referee. Kyle & Fish pull Ciampa out of the ring and hit High Low on the outside. They roll Ciampa back in the ring, where Cole covers for a nearfall.
Ciampa ducks Last Shot and tosses Cole into the Undisputed Era. Ciampa hits Willow’s Bell on Strong. Ciampa hits a Tope onto The Undisputed Era. Ciampa rolls Cole back in the ring. Cole hits a series of Superkicks. Cole hits The Last Shot for a nearfall. Ciampa blocks a shot with the title. Cole sends Ciampa into the referee. Cole hits Ciampa with a low blow. Ciampa counters Panama Sunrise with a low blow. Ciampa hits Fairy Tale Ending for an 11 count. The referee is knocked out.
Johnny Gargano comes out to cheer on his buddy. Gargano stops Ciampa from grabbing the title belt. Gargano hits Ciampa with the NXT Title. Cole covers, the referee slides back in the ring, and the fall is counted at 33:24.
WINNER AND STILL CHAMP: Adam Cole.
Undisputed Era celebrate with Adam Cole, while Johnny Gargano stares from the entry way.