NXT’s latest special show, NXT Takeover: Unstoppable begins in just a few minutes!
Stay with Inside Pulse for full coverage of the event as it happens!
There was a pre-show with Renee Young, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves at the roundtable. Was mostly video packages, there was a promo with Stephanie McMahon playing her corporate babyface character putting over NXT.
Show proper begins with a video package previewing Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn.
Announcers are Rich Brennan, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton.
#1 Contenders Match
Tyler Breeze vs. Finn Balor
This was originally supposed to be a three way but Hideo Itami is injured. First a bunch of supermodels come out and do a faux catwalk. LOT of selfies going on here.
During his entrance we see the announcers who throw to clips of earlier tonight when Hideo Itami was taken out in the parking lot.
Back to the arena and Finn Balor does his full entrance, very cool. Crowd chants “That was Awesome” about the entrance. Settle down fans. Pretty slow to start with a number of restholds and stalls by Breeze. Back and forth. Breeze unties one corner’s turnbuckle pad. Knocks Balor into that corner head first, then covers but only gets 2. Balor cleared to the floor. Breeze goes to follow and Balor attacks, then goes to the entrance stage. Balor flies off the set onto Breeze to a “please don’t die” chant. After the move is an NXT chant. Back to the ring. Balor up top, Coup De Grace top rope double stomp for the pin.
Stephanie is in the crowd sitting next to a guy from Game of Thrones i don’t recognize.
Emma & Dana Brooke vs. Charlotte & Bayley
Bayley and Dana Brooke to start. Tag to Charlotte and double team monkey flip/clothesline. We want Emma chant and she is tagged in. Bayley goes to the top but Dana pulls her down and Emma pulls her into the ring and Bayley’s head hits the top turnbuckle, sick spot. Emma beat down on Bayley. Tag back and forth with heat on Bayley. Hot tag to Charlotte and she’s a HOUSE AFIRE. All her offense is getting WOOOOOs from this crowd. Double DDT on the heels. Charlotte locks the figure four on Emma. Partners come in and things break down. Natural Selection snap DDT by Charlotte on Emma for the pin.
Winners: Charlotte & Bayley
Charlotte and Bayley strut like the Nature Boy as they celebrate after the match.
Recap of Sami Zayn challenging John Cena in Raw Montreal.
The Man Beast Rhyno vs. Baron Corbin
Brawling in the ring, to the floor, back in. Dueling Chants for Rhyno and the Man Beast. Cor bin-sucks chants. Corbin locks in a rest hold, that has dueling Rhyno and Baron chants. Corbin beaten down. Rhyno sets up for the GORE but Corbin clotheslines him and hits End of Days for the pin.
“The Rhyno has just gone extinct” – Corey Graves
Backstage Kevin Owens does a promo about Raw and NXT house shows. Then talks about Sami Zayn tonight.
Enzo Amore & Colin Cassidy w/Carmella vs. Blake & Murphy
Enzo cuts his normal promo in the entrance, and then cuts additional promos in the ring with Big Cass. Back and forth and then the champs take control. Heat on Enzo. Finally a hot tag to Cass and he clears house for a bit. Alexa Bliss came down to cause a distraction allowing Blake and Murphy to retain.
Winners: Blake & Murphy
Eva Marie is shown in the crowd.
Video packages for Sasha/Becky
NXT Woman’s Title
Sasha Banks (c) vs. Becky Lynch
Big Sasha chant before the match starts. Becky Lynch now has neon orange hair. Eva in the crowd had red and Sasha is purple. Pretty cool. JoJo does the ring intros. Mat work to start. Slow back and forth work to start. Sasha in control to start. Cover for 2. Sasha working Lynch’s left arm. Becky fights back, goes up top for a seated missile dropkick. Cover for 2. Lynch controls. Great spot where she locks in an arm bar with her leg. Cover for 2 but Sasha kicks out. Brawling on the floor, and Lynch posts Sasha on the STEEEEEEL ringpost. Back into the ring, Becky has an arm bar but Sasha grabs her and puts on a submission for the tap out. Great match.
Nice post-match ovation for Becky Lynch.
Video packages for Kevin/Sami
Kevin Owens (c) vs. Sami Zayn
Owens takes a breather on the floor as the match begins, Sami follows and attacks. Brawling leads back into the ring. Sami clears Owens over the top. Sami follows and controls brawling on the floor. Sami back in, controlling and goes for the Luna-Kick running kick in the corner, but Owens dodges and rolls to the floor. Zayn follows and hits a suplex on the floor. Sami then runs at Owens, who catches him and hits a powerbomb from the floor onto the ring/apron. Awesome awesome spot. Trainers check on Sami. Owens attacks and refs pulling them apart. “Let them fight” chant. Sami selling injury on the floor and Owens is attacking. Owens brings Zayn back into the ring as four refs try to stop it. William Regal runs down and gets in Kevin’s face. Pointing at him. Owens backs off, but then goes back to work on Zayn. Regal then goes over and claws Kevin’s face but Owens beats him down. The beating continues until some music hits… IT’S SAMOA JOE!!! Crowd erupts. Joe is gonna kill you chant. Holy Shit chant as Joe and Kevin go face to face. Owens backs off and Joes gets back into his face. Owens leaves the ring. Joe stays in the ring. Crowd chants “Thank you Joe”. He has a shirt that says “Submission Specialist”. Owens comes back out. “Fight Owens Fight” chant breaks out. Joe is ready for a fight in the ring but Owens backs away from the ring again.
Great show, NXT lives up to its current hype.
Tags: Kevin Owens, NXT, NXT Takeover: Unstoppable, sami zayn