Results by Richard Trionfo of PWInsider.com
Winter Park, FL – Full Sail Live
Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson
Quick Match Results
- Aliyah & Vanessa Borne defeated Taynara Conti & Xia Li via double team neckbreaker on Li
- Dominik Dijakovic vs. Keith Lee was a double count out
- Shayna Baszler defeated Mia Yim via Kirifuda Clutch
In-Ring: Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa
Johnny says this has been a pretty interesting past couple of weeks. Not only has he shown the WWE Universe what NXT is all about as one of the newest members of Raw and Smackdown, but last Wednesday he had one of the toughest matches of his career against Velveteen Dream. After winning the North American Championship, he said that Johnny Wrestling was back. He was back. He was on top of the world. We climbed to the top of the mountain together and we showed everyone Johnny Champion. When he had his first test, he failed. Johnny says he failed himself and he failed all of you. He says he likes when you chant Johnny Champion a little more. He still feels like a champion but the harsh reality is that he does not have a championship. Johnny says he has realized the only reason he had any success around here . . .
Johnny is interrupted by NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa. Tommaso says this is about them. Over the last week and a half, we learned that Johnny Gargano is at his best with Tommaso Ciampa in his life. When we are together on Raw, we win. When we are together on Smackdown, we win. When we step into that ring together, the outcome is determined. We win. Last week, when you had to defend your title against Velveteen Dream and he offered to help, but you decided to go at it alone. You lost.
Ciampa says it does not have to be a bad thing. It took you a year and a half but you finally realized that WE need each other. This is destiny. Now, he is standing here holding the NXT Title and you are not holding a title. Tommaso says we know it doesn’t have to be that way. Last week, they announced the return of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Think about it Johnny. That is where this all began. They have been through a lot together. The Dusty Classic is where this all started. This year, the winner of that tournament gets a tag title match at Takeover in New York. The big stage and bright lights, where they do their best work. That is when they can have their moment. Takeover New York can end the same way as Takeover Phoenix. If we are on the same page, Takeover New York ends with them side by side and champions.
Ciampa offers his hand and Johnny thinks about it and he shakes Ciampa’s hand.
We go to Cathy Kelley with Ricochet. Ricochet is asked about the Undisputed Era. He says that while he has been making noise with Aleister, they have not forgotten what the Undisputed Era did. He knows if you want to fight one, you are fighting all four. With Aleister by his side, he is ready for any fight. Ricochet is asked how will he deal with Undisputed Era. He says he will go to William Regal to see if him and Aleister Black can get into the Dusty Rhodes Classic to face Kyle and Bobby.
Backstage: Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa, Candice LeRae
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 28, 2019
Johnny and Tommaso walk outside and Candice LeRae is there and she is not happy. She asks Johnny ‘again’? She says she hopes Johnny knows what he is doing. Johnny says he has got it and she walks away.
Aliyah & Vanessa Borne vs. Taynara Conti & Xia Li
— WWE (@WWE) February 28, 2019
Conti and Borne start things off and Conti with a waist lock and judo throw. Borne with a waist lock and Conti with a standing switch. Borne with an elbow but Conti with a bicycle kick and knee in the corner. Conti with a monkey flip and she gets a near fall on Borne. Conti goes to the apron and Borne misses a boot. Conti with a leg lock in the ropes. Conti pulls Aliyah off the apron. Aliyah grabs Conti’s boot adn Borne pulls Conti to the mat. Borne with kicks in the corner and the referee warns Borne. Borne with slaps to Conti and then Borne with a Bronco Buster and punches.
Aliyah tags in and they hit a double suplex and Aliyah gets a near fall. Aliyah with a Japanese Stranglehold. Conti backs Aliyah into the corner to get out of the hold and she snap mares Aliyah. Conti kicks Aliyah away and Li tags in. Li with a thrust kick and a boot to the chest. Li with a spinning back heel kick and a round kick for a near fall. Aliyah with an Irish wihp and Li leaps over Aliyah and Borne with a tag when Li goes for an O’Connor Roll. Borne with a forearm to Li and she takes care of Conti. Borne with a knee and Aliyah with a neck breaker onto Borne’s knee for the three count.
Winners: Aliyah and Vanessa Borne
Outside: Velveteen Dream, Undisputed Era
We see Velveteen Dream arriving at Full Sail and he is asked about his experience. He wants to know about the North American Championship’s experience.
Undisputed Era shows up and Adam Cole says the only experience you are going to feel is Adam Cole winning the North American Championship from Dream. Cole says you should be talking to Bobby FIsh and Kyle O’Reilly, the future Tag Team Champions and Dusty Rhodes Classic winners.
Dream says what a big mouth from a little man. What would happen when your entourage is not around. Dream says he is the North American champion and he does not have time for you.
Backstage: Bianca Belair, Io Shirai
— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) February 28, 2019
There is a ruckus in the back and we see Bianca Belair and Io Shirai being separated.
Dominik Dijakovic vs. Keith Lee
They lock up and Dijakovic with a side head lock. Lee with a shoulder tackle and Dominik does not move. Lee with a hip toss and Dijakovic lands on his feet. Lee offers his hand and Dominik pushes Lee instead. Lee picks up Dijakovic but Dominik gets to the turnbuckles and he monkey flips Lee but Lee lands on his feet. Dominik chops Lee and Lee chops back. Lee runs into a boot and Dominik goes to the turnbuckles and hits an elbow to the top of the head. Dominik with a kick and forearm. Dijakovic with a forearm to the back. Dominik with forearms to Lee and then he hits a forearm to the back. Lee with punches. Lee blocks a punch and connects with a forearm. Lee with forearms in the corner and he hits a POUNCE.
Lee goes for a belly-to-back suplex but Dominik lands on his feet. Dominik with a super kick and he goes for a sit out choke slam and gets a near fall. Dominik comes off the turnbuckles and Lee with a chop and a spinebuster for a near fall. Lee is sent to the apron and Lee blocks a punch. Dominik with kicks to Lee followed by a back elbow. Dominik with a cyclone kick to knock Lee off the apron. Dominik with an Asai Moonsault onto Lee on the ramp.
The referee makes his count and neither can get back into the ring before the ten count.
Double Count Out
Lee and Dijakovic are in the ring and referees have to separate them.
Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic
The final four teams are Moustache Mountain, Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch, Ricochet and Aleister Black, and Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano.
The First Round matches are: Moustache Mountain vs. The Street Profits. Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch vs. The Forgotten Sons. DIY vs. Undisputed Era. Aleister Black and Ricochet vs. Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel.
We are also told that in two weeks, Bianca Belair will face Io Shirai to see who will face Shayna Baszler at Takeover.
In-Ring: Bayley & Sasha Banks
The WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks and Bayley make their way to the ring.
Sasha says it feels good to be back and you don’t forget where you came from. She says the journey to become WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions started in NXT. Bayley asks if you remember what happened the last time they were in a ring together in this building and it was the first Women’s Iron Man Match. Bayley says it was important for them to come back to share these titles with you. Their journey has just begun. They want these to be the most sought about titles in WWE. Sasha wants you to take a good look at these titles. They are taking these all over the world. From Raw, to Smackdown, to NXT.
Bayley says to all of the ladies in the back, you better step up and maybe they will defend these titles the next time they are in this ring.
Shayna Baszler vs. Mia Yim
They lock up and Shayna with a leg sweep. They lock up again and Shayna with a double leg take down. Mia goes after Shayna but Shayna with another double leg take down. Shayna misses a punch and hits the mat. Mia with a rollup for a near fall. Mia with a double leg take down and punches. Mia with a suicide dive onto Shayna. Mia sends Shayna back into the ring but Shayna goes to the floor again. Mia with a boot to Shayna and Mia sends Shayna into the ring steps. Mia stomps on the hand on the ring steps. Mia misses a kick and hits the ring steps. Shayna with a leg sweep and she breaks the count.
Mia is sent back into the ring and Shayna stomps on the injured knee and ankle. Shayna gets a near fall. Shayna continues to work on the ankle and twists it in directions that are not expected to turn. Shayna stomps on the ankle. Mia misses a punch and Shayna tries to apply the Kirifuda Clutch but Mia grabs the wrist and she goes for the wrist but Shayna with a knee bar. Mia gets to the ropes to force a break.
Mia drops Shayna on the top rope and hits a slingshot tornado DDT on Baszler. Mia struggles to get back to her feet and her ankle gives out when she tries to charge into the corner. Mia tells Shayna to do it. Mia avoids a kick and gets a near fall with a rollup. Miz with strikes to Shayna followed by a knee and back heel kick. Mia with a Pele Kick for a near fall. Shayna with forearms and a kick to the leg followed by a gutwrench gourdbuster for a near fall. Shayna with kicks but MIa blocks one and she goes for a power bomb and hits it. Mia gets a near fall. Shayna with a knee and the Kirifuda Clutch but Mia pulls at the fingers. Shayna traps the hands and reapplies the hold and Mia taps out.
Winner: Shayna Baszler