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OWENS VS. ZAYN, AMAZING WOMEN'S FOUR WAY, NEW CHAMPIONS CROWNED & MORE - COMPLETE WWE NXT TAKEOVER: RIVAL COVERAGE

By Mike Johnson on 2015-02-11 22:01:00
WWE NXT Tag Team champions Wesley Blake & Buddy Murphy vs. The Lucha Dragons

Blake and Sin Cara started off with the challenger using his Lucha spots to toss him off balance.  They screwed up one of the first spots, which the crowd recognized.  Cara drilled him in the corner.  Kalisto tagged in and went for a springboard but slipped.  He recovered and nailed a cross body to the outside.  He nailed a big kick on Murphy and used a forward roll off the ropes for a two count.  Murphy tagged in but was caught with several springboard armdrags.  Cara tagged and the challengers double-teamed Murphy.

Murphy and Blake came back with an elevated doubleteam neckbreaker for a two count.  They looked pretty cool.   Kalisto tagged in and made a comeback and went for his finisher but it was countered.  Murphy was caught with several big moves but kicked out.  They went back and forth with some nice near falls but their partners interfered.  Each man made tags.  Cara hit a bodypress but it was countered and rolled through by Black for a two count.  They kept countering each other's moves for near falls.

Sin Cara nailed a one-armed powerbomb on Murphy for a two count.  Murphy finally hit a top rope frog splash for the pin on Cara.

Your winners and still WWE NXT Tag Team champions, Buddy Murphy & Wesley Blake.

A little rough early on but it got better and was a solid match.

Someone hacked in and a message that read "THE TAKEOVER ISN'T OVER.  IT'S JUST BEGUN.  STAY TUNED...NEXT WEEK."  That's the build to Solomon Crowe's debut.

NXT Championship Contender's Tournament Final: Finn Balor vs. Adrian Neville

There was a nice feeling out process where they tested each other.  Balor went for a dive but Neville saw it coming and returned to the ring.  Balor sent him back outside with a dropkick but was again cut off when he went for a dive.  Neville nailed a missile dropkick and cinched in a chinlock.   Neville controlled Balor and worked him over in the corner with kicks.  Balor, on the apron, fought back and went for a springboard into the ring but was dropkicked down.  Neville suplexed him back into the ring for a two count.  So far, so good.

Neville worked over Balor, who made a comeback and hit a big dive to the floor.  He followed up with a running dropkick on the floor to Neville, who was sitting in a chair in the corner.  Balor nailed a top rope double stomp to the back of Neville's head for a two count.   Balor went for his reverse elevated DDT but Neville began drilling him with kicks.  Balor nailed a Pele Kick but Neville came back with a huge superkick to the head.  Both men went down.  The referee began counting them down but they returned before the ten count.

Neville went right after Balor and nailed an awesome German suplex.  He nailed a second with a bridge for a two count.  Neville nailed an awesome twisting corkscrew splash for a near fall.  That was awesome.  Neville drilled him with a hard running elbow.   Balor began fighting back and nailed the Slingblade.  Balor sent Neville upside down with a hard lariat.   Balor nailed an inverted elevated DDT for a two count.  Neville went to the top but Balor got out of the way.  Neville drilled him and went for the Red Arrow but Balor pulled up his knees and packaged him for a near two count.  Balor nailed a nasty dropkick in the corner and nailed the double stomp for the pin.

Your winner, Finn Balor!

Really great, athletic back and forth match.  They worked their asses off. One of the better matches on any of the Takeover specials with lots of intensity.

They shook hands after the match.

WWE NXT Women's champion Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Bayley vs. Becky Lynch

They all began battling. Bayley and Charlotte went back and forth into the ring.  Charlotte was sent to the floor.  Becky and Sasha attacked her and tossed her into the ring apron where the LED lights are and "broke" the board by slamming her into it.  They hit the ring and began working over Bayley but argued over which of them were going to get the pin and the title.  Becky backed down to Sasha then grabbed her for a pumphandle suplex from behind.  Becky nailed a legdrop on Bayley for a two count.

They went back and forth and into a series of spots where everyone wiped someone out with their signature moves.  Charlotte was the last one standing but was sent into the corner shoulder-first and hit the ringpost.  Sasha set up Charlotte on the second buckle and Becky on the bottom, then drilled them both with double knees to the gut.  That was pretty creative.  Bayley returned to throw her with a big suplex, leaving her facing off with the champ.

Becky began nailing a series of running elbows in the corner on Charlotte.   Bayley placed her on the top and nailed a rana off the top.  Bayley hit the Bayley to Belly suplex but Lynch broke it up at the two count.  Bayley slammed her into the apron and hit a sliding dropkick under the buckles onto Becky.  Sasha hit a dive out of the ring onto each of them, leaving the champion in the ring with time to recover.   Charlotte nailed a slingshot pescado to the floor, wiping out everyone.

Back in the ring, Lynch nailed a suplex on Charlotte for a two count.  She placed Charlotte on the top but Bayley got involved and wiped out Lynch.  Charlotte was nailed with Bayley to belly from the top.  Bayley covered her but Sasha attacked her and covered the champ.  Charlotte kicked out at the last second.  Sasha locked on a crossface.  Charlotte tried to fight it to the ropes but was pulled back.  Sasha turned it onto a crucifix style pin and the exhausted champion was defeated.  GREAT finish.

Your winner and new WWE NXT Women's champion, a most deserving Sasha Banks!

Great match.   It was a total athletic, kick-ass presentation with some great near falls.  One of the best women's bouts in WWE in the last decade. The crowd really thought Bayley was going to win several times.  The finish was just awesome.

After Charlotte recovered, she offered her hand to Banks. Banks cautiously took it and they embraced but Banks shoved her away and went "WOO!" in her face before leaving with the belt above her head.

Coverage continues on Page 3!

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