Results by Richard Trionfo of pwinsider.com
San Jose, CA – San Jose State University
Commentary: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson
Quick Match Results
- Matt Riddle defeated Punishment Martinez via Bromission submission
- Steve Cutler & Wesley Blake defeated Raul Mendoza & Humberto Carrillo via reverse DDT combo
- Shayna Baszler defeated Dakota Kai via Kirifuda Clutch submission
Matt Riddle vs. Punishment Martinez
They lock up and go around the ring. Martinez pushes Riddle on the break and Riddle is ready for a fight. Martinez misses a series of kicks and Riddle with a sleeper and he gets on Martinez’ back. Martinez drops back to escape the hold. Riddle with a choke but Martinez with a punch. Martinez misses a splash into the corner and Riddle with kicks in the corner. Riddle with a forearm but Martinez with a kick for a near fall. Martinez with punches in the corner. Riddle with a chop but Martinez with a clothesline.
Riddle with punches and strikes but Martinez goes for a choke slam. Riddle with a chop and kick to escape. Riddle with a round kick to the temple. Riddle with elbows to the chest and then he applies the Bromission and Martinez taps out.
Winner: Matt Riddle
Kassius Ohno appears on the stage behind Riddle when Matt has his back to the entrance. Ohno with a rolling elbow to knock Riddle off the ramp.
We take a look at Ricochet with a video feature. Ricochet has been asked about being the highlight reel in NXT. Ricochet says it feels great, but he did not come here to be the highlight reel. He came to NXT to win and he has the North American Title. Ricochet says he has not lost at Takeover. Ricochet says he will defend the North American Title next week.
Announcement: William Regal
William Regal announces that there will be a Fatal Four Way Match to determine the Number One Contender for the NXT Women’s Title in three weeks. We are told that Bianca Belair has qualified for the match.
Raul Mendoza & Humberto Carrillo vs. Steve Cutler & Wesley Blake
— WWE (@WWE) December 6, 2018
Cutler and Mendoza start things off and Cutler with a side head lock. Mendoza lands on his feet and chops Cutler. Mendoza with an enzuigiri and Carrillo tags in and they hit a double hip toss and Mendoza sends Carrillo onto Cutler with a victory bomb for a near fall. Blake tags in and he punches Carrillo and chops him. Blake chokes Carrillo in the corner. Carrillo floats over and does a back flip. Carrillo misses a round kick but hits a jumping round kick. Mendoza tags in and hits a rana on Cutler. Blake catches Mendoza and hits a back breaker followed by kicks.
Cutler tags in and they hit a double back breaker. Cutler with kicks to the back. Cutler with a slingshot back breaker for a near fall. Cutler with a rear chin lock. Mendoza tries to escape but Cutler hold son. Mendoza with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Blake and Carrillo tag in and Carrillo with punches and a handspring back elbow. Carrillo with a springboard double arm drag. Carrillo goes up top and hits a missile drop kick on Blake. Carrillo with a rolling standing moonsault for a near fall. Mendoza sends Cutler to the floor and Cutler blocks the suicide dive. Blake with a power bomb in the ropes and then they hit a boot off the turnbuckles and reverse DDT combination for the three count.
Winners: Steve Cutler and Wesley Blake
Backstage: Velveteen Dream
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) December 6, 2018
Velveteen Dream is in the interview area and he stops the interview when asked about his loss to Tommaso Ciampa. He wants better lighting and he asks for the next question. He is asked what is next for him. Dream says the people are still talking about the Dream. The internet is talking about him. The locker room is talking about him. Dream says people have been asking Triple H about him. The Dream sees it that he wins. He says Dream over. Dream says leaving Cathy is the next thing for the Dream.
Backstage: Undisputed Era
Roderick Strong says he is looking forward to next week. Cole asks if they have checked all of the doors to make sure they are locked. Bobby Fish says EC3 is under the impression that he is another guy, but he is the guy you are warned about. How far are you willing to step into the deep end when you know they are infested with sharks. They bit him once before and they are happy to do it again. Roderick says they injured the War Raiders. Who are left? The Street Profits or the Mighty? Kyle mentions Heavy Machinery. They might be undefeated over the last six months, but they have never faced anyone like the Undisputed Era. Adam says everyone has to remember that it is their era.
We are given an update on Hanson of War Raiders and he has broken ribs, a ruptured spleen, and torn ligaments.
Dakota Kai vs. Shayna Baszler in a Non-Title Match
Baszler was accompanied by Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke. They lock up and Baszler backs Kai into the corner and gives a clean break. Baszler with a waist lock and Kai with a leg trip and kick but Baszler gets to the floor. Kai has a kick blocked from the apron and Shayna sends Kai into the ring post. Kai returns to the ring and Baszler works on the wrist and arm. Shayna puts the arm on the mat Baszler tries to stomp on the arm but Kai pulls her arm out of the way. Baszler hyper-extends the left arm. Baszler kicks Kai in the head and then in the leg. Kai with a scorpion kick and a series of kicks to the head. Kai with a running face wash and then she sets for a Yakuza kick from second and hits it. Kai misses a boot and Baszler with a knee and a running kick for a near fall.
Kai sends Baszler into the turnbuckles and hits a bicycle kick. Kai goes up top and hits a double stomp but Baszler kicks out at two. Baszler with a wrist lock and she twists the arm and puts Kai on the turnbuckles. Baszler sets for a gutwrench superplex but Kai blocks it. Kai with a head butt and Baszler falls to the mat. Baszler with a kick to Kai to stop her. Baszler with a gutwrench superplex and both women are down. Kai with kicks to the head. Kai with a boot to the back. Baszler trips Kai and applies the Kirifuda Clutch. Kai taps out
Winner: Shayna Baszler
After the match, Shafir and Duke kick Kai and Baszler joins in the attack. Io Shirai makes her way to the ring to help Kai and she sends Baszler to the floor and then she hits a double drop kick on Duke and Shafir. Shirai with an uppercut to Baszler and Kai sets for the facewash from second base but Baszler is pulled to safety.
Video: Dominik Dijakovic
We have a video package for Dominik Dijakovic.
Next week Bobby Fish will face EC3. Ricochet will also defend the North American Championship.
In-Ring: Tommaso Ciampa, Aleister Black, Johnny Gargano
NXT Men’s Champion Tommaso Ciampa makes his way to the ring with Goldie.
Tommaso says another Takeover is in the books and Tommaso Ciampa is NXT’s MVP. Time and time again, he has proved to be a man of his word. He ended the fairy tale, he exposed the mystique, and turned the Dream into a nightmare. Still, you people refuse to accept him as your NXT Champion. Still, you refuse to believe in him. You don’t believe in him. Ciampa says the voice of NXT does not believe in him, but MAMA MIA, here he stands.
When everything is said and done, this title reign will go down as the single greatest title reign in the history of NXT. Children will grow up and study his work. You must understand that he is not the flavor of the week or flavor of the month. He is 2018’s Sports Entertainer of the Year. He will be 2019’s . . .
Aleister Black’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Black says he stood toe to toe with Johnny Gargano and he absolved him from his sins. Sins that you created, puppetmaster. You are not really the NXT Champion? He says he sees original sin, sin that he will absolve. Black invokes his right to challenge Ciampa for the NXT Title. At Takeover Phoenix . . .
Johnny Gargano’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Gargano says Al is getting ahead of himself because they are not finished. Thank you for absolving him of his sins. This is over when he says it is over.
Ciampa says he loves when you leave Johnny Wrestling in the back and become Johnny Badass. Ciampa says Aleister hears that and the people and champ know that when Johnny gets fixated on something, he does not let it go. Johnny Gargano is fixated on you. The champ gets it and he saw both of you fight at War Games. You nearly tore each other’s heads off. It should have been the two of you in that steel structure. There is some unfinished business. Ciampa says this is just his opinion, but if it were him, he would want to finish this the right way. He would want to finish this inside of a steel cage.
Ciampa says he is looking at Aleister and he knows that he likes how that sounds. He knows Johnny likes how that sounds. Full Sail wants to see you two fight inside a steel cage.
Johnny asks if that is what the people want. Johnny says let’s do it inside a steel cage. Johnny says he is not afraid of Black.
Black says Johnny Wrestling is dead and he showed Johnny mercy. He will fight Johnny in the parking lot.
Johnny asks how did the parking lot work the last time. He was out of action for three months. What will he do to Black inside a steel cage.
Black tries for Black Mass on Gargano but Gargano gets out of the ring and to safety. Black gives Ciampa Black Mass.