Results by Richard Trionfo of pwinsider.com
August 1, 2018
Orlando, FL – Full Sail University
Heavy Machinery vs. The Mighty
Miller and Thorne throw their jackets at Heavy Machinery and Heavy Machinery fight back.
The match starts and Thorne punches Dozovic but Otis punches back and then he spins around before slamming Miller. Thorne with a drop kick followed by a second one to Otis and then he kicks Otis. Thorne with punches and then he tags in Miller. Miller with punches in the corner. Miller rakes at the face and the referee warns Miller. Miller with a chop but Otis chops back. Miller with a back elbow and Thorne tags in and they hit a double belly-to-back suplex and Thorne gets a near fall.
Thorne with a wrist lock and he kicks Otis in the neck. Thorne with punches and kicks. Thorne chokes Otis in the ropes. Miller tags in and he connects with a double sledge to the back followed by a reverse chin lock. Otis gets back to his feet and he connects with elbows but Thorne with a side head lock. Otis with a belly-to-back suplex and both men are down. Knight tags in and he punches Miller. Thorne is hip tossed back in and then he hits a double clothesline and double side slam. Knight with an arm trapped overhead belly-to-belly suplex on Miller but Thorne pulls him to the floor. Knight with a cannonball onto Thorne and Miller.
Thorne grabs the leg but Knight kicks him away. Miller clips Knight as he comes back into the ring.
The music for the Street Profits play and they are in the crowd so that means that Miller and Thorne lose focus on the match. Meanwhile, Otis is able to tag in and Otis with a back drop to Thorne followed by Compactor to Miller for the three count.
Winners: Otis Dozovic and Tucker Knight
Trent Seven and Tyler Bate vs. Matt Knox and Bradley Taylor
#MoustacheMountain @Tyler_Bate & @TrentSeven are invoking their rematch clause, and they’re ready to see #UndisputedERA @KORcombat & @roderickstrong in Brooklyn! #WWENXT #NXTTakeOver pic.twitter.com/Q92uHEjOIf
— WWE (@WWE) August 2, 2018
Bate and Knox start things off and Knox pushes Bate away, using his size advantage. Bate goes through the legs and then connects with a punch. Seven tags in and he hits a slam followed by a splash from Bate for a near fall. Seven with a chop but Knox kicks Seven in the knee. Taylor tags in and he runs into a knee. Seven with chops and forearms to Taylor. Seven with a Dragon suplex and clothesline into the corner. Bate tags in and he knocks Knox off the apron. Bate with an Exploder followed by a shooting star press. Seven tags in and he gets Taylor on his shoulders and Bate with a double knee strike off the turnbuckles followed by a burning hammer for the three count.
Winners: Trent Seven and Tyler Bate
After the match, Seven says that they are back and the last time they were here, things did not go as they thought. Trent apologizes to everyone for what happened. Trent says he spoke with Mr. Regal and Mustache Mountain has a plan. Tyler says the Undisputed Era went after them to get back their tag titles and they tried to take out Trent. Tyler says he threw in the towel because Trent’s well-being means the world to him. Tyler says they are on a mission to get back those NXT Tag Titles. They are re-invoking their rematch at Takeover Brooklyn.
EC3 vs. Kona Reeves
Reeves tells EC3 he had a chance and then he tells EC3 that he is NXT’s finest. They lock up and Reeves with a side head lock into a hammer lock and side head lock take down. EC3 with a side head lock and he holds on as Reeves tries to send him off the ropes. EC3 with a shoulder tackle and he blocks a hip toss and gives Reeves a hip toss and follows with a slam. EC3 with a leaping elbow drop and Reeves rolls to the apron. Reeves hits EC3 in the throat and then hits a running boot and gets a near fall.
Reeves with kicks and punches in the corner. Reeves with a suplex and then he applies a Cobra Clutch on EC3. Reeves with a back elbow and he returns to the Cobra Clutch. EC3 with an arm drag to escape. Reeves is sent to the floor and EC3 with jabs and a clothesline. EC3 with a running forearm into the corner followed by a running swinging neck breaker.
Velveteen Dream’s music plays and he comes to the stage so EC3 stops his match.
Dream says he wants to get something straight. There is someone in the building who cannot get over Royal Albert Hall. EC3, do you want to talk about it? They can talk about it and you may be able to bask in the experience. Dream leaves. Reeves hits a Samoan Drop but he can only get a near fall. Reeves says something to EC3 and that allows EC3 to hit the One Percenter for the three count.
After commercials, EC3 is asked about Velveteen Dream’s challenge. EC3 says he just beat the finest and he will join Dream in his experience. That conversation will turn into a fight.
Candice LeRae vs. Shayna Baszler in a Non Title Match
Baszler laughs at Candice before locking up. She offers Candice the chance to walk out without being hurt. Candice drop kicks Shayna through the ropes and to the floor. Candice with a baseball slide that sends Shayna into the guardrails. They return to the ring and Candice with a shoulder and slingshot jaw breaker. Candice with arm drags and a drop kick for a near fall. Candice goes for an arm drag using the ropes but Shayna drops Candice on the top rope and Candice falls to the floor.
Shayna with a hammer lock and she sends Candice shoulder first into the ring steps. The referee starts her count and Candice is able to get back into the ring before the ten count. Shayna gets a near fall. Shayna with an arm bar and then goes for a wrist lock and works on the elbow and shoulder as well. Shayna with a hammer lock and she sends Candice shoulder first into the turnbuckles. Shayna with punches to Candice and then she stomps on the elbow. Baszler kicks Candice in the head. Candice slaps Shayna but Shayna kicks Candice in the shoulder. Shayna with a hammer lock. Candice sends Shayna into the turnbuckles shoulder first but Shayna with a kick.
Candice with an enzuigiri and follows with a flurry of forearms and a running back elbow. Candice with a snap mare and Candice struggles to get to the turnbuckles but she is able to hit a downward spiral for a near fall. LeRae with a suicide dive to Baszler and then Candice goes up top and hits a tornado DDT for a near fall. Candice tries to get some feeling back into her arm and she goes back to the turnbuckles. Baszler with a forearm and she goes for a gutwrench superplex. Candice with forearms to stop Shayna. Candice goes for a swinging neck breaker off the turnbuckles but Shayna with the Kirifuda Clutch. LeRae gets to the ropes to force a break.
Candice with an inside cradle for a near fall. Candice misses a kick and Shayna with a Dragon suplex but Candice with a double stomp and Unprettier. Candice misses the quebrada and Shayna with a kick and she applies the Kirifuda Clutch. Candice taps out.
Winner: Shayna Baszler
After the match, Baszler applies the Kirifuda Clutch and the referee cannot pull Shayna off Candice. Other officials come to the ring and then Kairi Sane comes to the ring but she is held back from Shayna Baszler.
Sane checks on LeRae and that allows Baszler to kick Sane from behind. Sane has to be held back as Baszler leaves the ring.
Outside: Mustache Mountain, The War Raiders
Mustache Mountain is outside and they are asked if they have any tricks up their sleeves. Tyler says they don’t need any tricks. Trent says what happened at Royal Albert Hall will happen at the Barclay Center.
The War Raiders show up and Hanson says it does not matter who leaves Takeover as the tag team champions because they are taking the titles and they will destroy anyone in their way.
Backstage: William Regal
William Regal says that he did not know if EC3 will accept Velveteen Dream’s invitation, but they will meet at Takeover. And because of what happened recently between Ricochet and Adam Cole, Adam will defend his title against Ricochet at Takeover.
Ricochet will be in action next week and Keith Lee will make his NXT debut.
In-Ring: Tommaso Ciampa, Aleister Black, Johnny Gargano
The NXT Men’s Champion Tommaso Ciampa makes his way to the ring and the crowd is still not happy about what Ciampa has done during his time in NXT.
Ciampa asks Mr. Belt and he says the belt says yes. Ciampa says that the belt thinks Ciampa deserves him and Ciampa agrees. He says they make a beautiful couple. Ciampa says this is his NXT now. Ciampa said all he needed was one moment and one opportunity. Ciampa says he is a man of his word. Ciampa says he wants everyone to take a deep breath. Ciampa says he looks so good with this title. He says he deserves it. No one has ever deserved it the way he does. He wants everyone to enjoy this because this is what it feels like when the Most Dangerous Man in NXT takes his rightful place at the head of the table.
Ciampa goes to the floor and he goes up to a fan who had issues with him in the past. Ciampa says he remembers her and he says that this is his moment and he is her NXT Champion. Ciampa returns to the ring and he says the icing on the cake is that not only did he beat Aleister Black but Johnny Gargano proved that he is a failure once again. Johnny Gargano loses and Ciampa wins. Ciampa says something to the belt. He tells everyone to think that Gargano and Black are two of the top talents in the world but Ciampa was the one who ended the Gargano fairy tale. He beat Gargano with his hands tied behind his back. He is the man who ended the mystique of Aleister Black. Gargano and Black can bicker about who is 2A and 2B.
There has never been such a gap between number one and number two. Ciampa says that this is proof that HE is YOUR NXT Champion. This proves that NXT is the A Show. Tommaso Ciampa is the greatest sports entertainer of all time.
Aleister Black’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring and he is dressed for a fight.
Johnny Gargano rushes past Black and takes Ciampa down in the ring. Gargano forces Ciampa out of the ring but Ciampa has his title belt.
Gargano tells Ciampa this is not his NXT as long as Gargano is breathing. You are champ because of him. Gargano turns around into Black Mass.
Black takes the mic and he sit down next to Gargano. Black says Johnny is right. Ciampa is champion because of YOU.