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By Richard Trionfo on 2017-01-28 22:15:00

Welcome to coverage of the NXT Takeover San Antonio Special from the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas.

Your announcers are Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, and Percy Watson.

Match Number One:  Eric Young (with Killian Dain and Alexander Wolfe) versus Tye Dillinger

Young tosses the jacket to Dillinger and Tye picks it up and tosses it at Young and Tye with punches.  Young with an Irish whip and Dillinger with a clothesline out of the corner and Young goes to the floor.  Young gets back into the ring and Young backs Tye into the corner but he misses a punch.  Dillinger with a chop and punch.  Young sends Dillinger to the floor and Wolfe and Dain try to attack Dillinger but Tye gets back into the ring and Dillinger with a double leg take down.  Dillinger with punches and then he Irish whips Young over the top rope to the floor.

Dillinger goes to the floor and he sends Young back into the ring while the referee keeps Dain and Wolfe away.  Tye with punches but Young rakes the eyes and Tye goes to the floor.  Dain with a cross body to Dillinger while the referee was dealing with Young.  Young sends Dillinger back into the ring and Young hits the elbow drop to the back of the neck.  Young tries to keep Dillinger back into the ring and Tye rolls to the floor.  Young sends Tye back into the ring.  Young mocks Tye while he connects with forearms.  Young wtih an elevated Dragon Sleeper on the turnbuckles and the referee warns Young.

Young gets a near fall.  Young with a punch in the corner.  Young gets a near fall.  Young sends Tye into the turnbuckles and then Eric goes for the Elevated Dragon Sleeper but Dillnger with a punch to escape followed by a chop.  Dillinger goes for a superplex but Young blocks it.  Young with a head butt and then he goes up top and is met with a drop kick from Tye.   They exchange chops and punches.  Young sends Tye to the mat with a punch to the jaw.  Tye grabs Young by the beard and Tye with a head butt and flying clothesline and running forearm.  Tye with a back body drop.

Tye with a running chop and Irish whip but Young with a Flair Flip and he goes to the turnbuckles but Dillinger with a belly-to-belly superplex for a near fall.  Tye kicks Young in the corner.  Tye pulls down the knee pad and Wolfe gets on the apron and Tye with a Tye Breaker to Wolfe.  Dillinger with a super kick to Dain.  Young with a Northern Lariat and then he goes for a wheelbarrow suplex but Dillinger with a rollup for a near fall.

Dillinger hits the Tye Breaker but Wolfe puts Young's foot on the rope.  Young is pulled to the floor by Dain and Wolfe.  Dillinger with a slingshot pescado onto Dain and Wolfe.  Dillinger goes up and hits cross body but Young rolls through.  Dillinger with a baseball slide to Dain and Young hits the wheelbarrow neck breaker for the three count.

Winner:  Eric Young

We see Shinsuke Nakamura warming up in the back.

Samoa Joe is in the crowd.

Match Number Two:  Andrade Almas versus Roderick Strong

They lock up and both men go for the advantage on the mat.  Strong with a waist lock but Almas gets to the ropes.  Strong sends Almas to the ropes and it is TRANQUILO time.  The referee tells Strong to stay back.  They lock up and Strong with a wrist lock.  Almas with a knee to the midsection.  Almas with an Irish whip and Strong floats over.  Strong with a leg lariat and he gets a near fall.  Strong wtih a chop and a back breaker.  Almas goes to the apron and drops Strong on the middle rope.  Almas with kicks and a chop.  Strong chops back.  Almas trips Strong into the corner and then Almas with a running slap to the face.

Almas is sent to the apron and he applies a triangle on the arm and then Almas kicks the arm.  Almas wraps the arm in the ropes to add more damage.  Almas with an Irish whip.  Strong catches Almas in the corner but he cannot hit the back breaker.  Almas with a snap mare and kick.  Almas with a Fujiwara arm bar.  Almas with a hammer lock and slam as he continues to work on the arm.  Almas goes for the double jump moonsault but Strong moves and Roderick with an Olympic Slam.  Strong with chops and a forearm followed by an elbow.  Strong with a series of knees followed by a Gourdbuster and another knee.  Strong goes for a belly-to-back suplex but Almas lands on his feet.

Strong with a drop kick.  Strong runs into a boot.  Strong pulls Almas off the turnbuckles and hits a back breaker and gets a near fall.  Strong with a half nelson but Almas counters and Almas with a German suplex and a near fall.  Almas with a waist lock but Strong with elbows.  Almas with a rollup into a one arm power bomb and he gets a near fall.  Almas slaps Strong and Strong chops Almas.  Almas chops back.  Almas with forearms and Strong with forearms of his own.  Almas with a kick and then he sets for the running knee strike but Strong gets up and hits a jumping knee to the head.

Both men are down.  Strong is the first to his feet and he connects with a forearm.  They go back and forth.  Strong with a boot to the head but Almas fights it off.  Strong goes for a back breaker but Almas with a knee.  Almas with an arm submission but Strong gets his feet on the ropes.  Almas with elbows to the head.  Almas goes up and Strong stops him and crotches Almas.  Strong climbs the turnbuckles but Almas fights back.  Strong goes for a back breaker onto the top turnbuckle and he hits it but Strong can only get a two count.

Almas goes for La Sombra but Strong backs Almas into the turnbuckles.  Almas hip tosses Strong into the turnbuckles.  Almas misses the running knee strike in the corner but he does not miss with a clothesline.  Almas with a running double knee strike.  Strong escapes La Sombra and hits a knee and then a belly-to-back gourdbuster and the Sick Kick for the three count.

Winner:  Roderick Strong

We see Bobby Roode getting ready for his match against Shinsuke Nakamura.

Michael Hayes is in the crowd.

Match Number Three:  NXT Tag Title Match:  #DIY versus Authors of Pain (with Paul Ellering)

Ciampa and Rezar start things off and he goes after Gargano when Ciampa moves.  Rezar with an Irish whip but Ciampa with an elbow.  Ciampa with an arm bar but Rezar with a forearm.  Rezar sets for a power bomb but Ciampa holds on to the leg.  Rezar with a forearm to the back.  Ciampa tags in Gargano and Rezar with a knee to stop the slingshot spear.  Rezar sets for a power bomb but Gargano with punches to escape.  Akam tags in and all four men are in the ring.  Akam and Rezar with the advantage but Gargano and Ciampa send Akam and Rezar to the floor.  Gargano with suicide dives onto both men.  Ciampa with a running knee off the apron to Akam.

Gargano goes for a slingshot DDT but Rezar blocks it.  Gargano with an elbow to Rezar and a super kick to Akam.  Rezar knocks Gargano off the apron and into the guardrails.  Akam tags in and he picks up Gargano and carries him up the steps and slams Gargano into the ring.  Akam with a punch and then he chokes Gargano while Ellering yells out instructions.  Rezar tags in and he kicks Gargano and chokes him.

Akam tags in and he gets Gargano on his shoulders for a back breaker.  Gargano escapes and he avoids a splash in the corner by Akam.  Gargano with an enzuigiri.  Rezar tags in and Rezar with a boot as Akam hits a side slam.  They go to the floor and Gargano moves and Akam runs into the ring steps and then he misses a clothesline and hits the ring post.  Gargano goes back into the ring and Akam misses an elbow.  Ciampa tags in and he hits a clothesline from the turnbuckles.  Ciampa with more clotheslines but Akam stays on his feet.  Ciampa with a knee and a back elbow to Rezar.  Ciampa with clotheslines to both men and then Ciampa with a German suplex to Akam and then to Rezar.  

Ciampa with a running knee to Akam's head.  Ciampa with chops.  Akam wants more and Ciampa with a boot to the head.  Ciampa with another boot but Akam wants more.  Ciampa with chops to the head.  Akam with a clothesline and he gets a near fall.  Rezar tags in and they go for a double team move but Rezar is sent to the floor.  Ciampa with a knee and then Gargano tags in and they hit a double spear but Gargano can only get a near fall.  Akam pushes Gargano away but Johnny with punches.

Ciampa tags in and they go for the knee and enzuigiri combination.  Rezar tags in and they hit a power bomb and neck breaker combination for a near fall.  Akam tags in and they go for the Last Chapter but Gargano with a super kick.  Ciampa with a rollup for a near fall.  Ciampa with an arm bar submission to Akam while Gargano has the GargaNo Escape ono Rezar.  Rezar gets to his feet and he slams Gargano onto Ciampa to break up the hold.

Gargano and Ciampa with punches but Akam and Rezar fight back.  Gargano and Ciampa with lots of forearms and then Gargano with a super kick and Ciampa with a knee.  Akam and Rezar block the running knee and super kick combination.  Akam and Rezar with the Super Collider.  Rezar tags in and they hit the Last Chapter for the three count.

Winners:  The Authors of Pain

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