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WWE NXT REPORT: TAKEOVER IS SUNDAY, DREAM MAKES STRONG'S LIFE A NIGHTMARE, GARZA VERSUS RUSH, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2020-02-12 22:01:00

We start off with a look back at highlights from last week's NXT.

We are at Full Sail University and your announcers are Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, and Beth Phoenix.

Mauro is on the GameDeck and he talks about two of the matches that we will see on tonight's show.

Roderick Strong makes his way to the ring and he has something to say.

Roderick says this is not about the Undisputed Era or about the North American title.  This is about the Velveteen Dream.  You put his wife and son's face on his tights.  You crossed the line and you made it personal.  Roderick says he is going to hurt Dream and he will not regret it.  He wants an apology.  He demands an apology.

Bronson Reed comes out and he says that Velveteen Dream isn't the only one Strong has a problem with.

Match Number One:  Roderick Strong versus Bronson Reed

Reed attacks Strong as he gets to the ring and he chops Strong and then head butts Strong in the corner.  Reed with a slam and elbow drop.  Strong with a kick to the head and chops.  Strong with a forearm and knee to the midsection.  Strong with a chop and Reed with a head butt.  Reed with a chop and Strong chops back.  Reed with an Irish whip and side slam.  Reed puts the shirt over Strong's head and Reed with a forearm to the chest.  Reed with a head butt.  Strong with a chop and forearms.

Strong with punches in the corner.  Reed with a kick and forearm.  Reed fish hooks Strong.  Reed with a hard Irish whip.  Reed with a double sledge to the back.  Reed with another hard Irish whip and Reed gets a near fall.  Reed with a waist lock.  Strong escapes and chops Reed.  Reed with a forearm to Strong.  Reed gets Strong up for a delayed vertical suplex and eventually hits it.  Reed misses a running hip into the corner.  Reed with a shoulder tackle off the apron onto Strong.

They return to the ring but Strong rolls to the floor again.  Strong tries to pull Reed off the apron but Reed uses his size advantage to stay on the apron.  Reed sends Strong into teh apron and then head butts Strong.  Reed misses a running hip and hits the ring steps.  Strong drop kicks Reed into the ring steps.  Strong gets back into teh ring and he kicks Reed as Bronson rolls back in.  Strong with a forearm to the back followed by a punch and chops.  Strong with kicks to Reed but Reed with punches.  Reed with a shoulder in the corner but Strong with a knee to stop a second shoulder attempt.  Strong goes for a sunset flip but Reed does not go over and he drops down for a seated splash and gets a near fall.

Strong with a boot to the head and an enzuigiri.  Strong with an Olympic slam for a near fall.  Strong with a reverse chin lock.  Reed with a belly-to-back suplex and both men are down.  Reed with forearms and a back elbow.  Reed with a reverse atomic drop and elbow to the top of the head.  Reed with a clothesline in the corner followed by a running hip for a near fall.  Strong lands on his feet on a suplex attempt.  Reed with an elbow but Strong with elbows and Reed hot shots Strong on the top rope from a fireman's carry.  Reed with a clothesline for a near fall.  

Strong kicks Reed but Reed with a power slam and back senton.  The straps are down and Reed goes up top.  Strong stops Reed and Strong goes for a superplex.  Strong with an enzuigiri and then Strong goes for the superplex and hits it.  Strong gets a near fall.  Strong with a drop kick through the ropes and then he sends Reed back into the ring.

Velveteen Dream's music starts and the lights go purple.  Reed uses the distraction to hit a suicide dive on Strong.  Reed comes off the turnbuckles but Strong with a knee and he gets the three count.

Winner:  Roderick Strong

We cut to the HunterTron and Dream asks Strong if he remembers the first time you met Marina.  You took the Dream to the top of a trailer and threw him off.  You tried to take his career.  What if, someone took something from you?  You may have lost the NXT North American Championship, but you still have a family.  You have a wife and a little boy.  What if something happened to you?  It does not matter.  If anything ever happened to you, someone, somewhere, would fulfill all of Marina's dreams.  Dream shows the leg of his tights and Strong runs to the back.

Beth mentions that Dakota Kai will face Candice LeRae before Dakota faces Tegan on Sunday.

We go to Pete Dunne and Matt Riddle.  Matt says they are going to win the tag titles for the three best buds.  Pete asks how are they going to get the trophy to Portland.  Matt says road trip.  We see Pete start driving and he starts to drive on the left side of the road.  The cops stop Matt and Pete and Matt says he will do all the talking.  We see the car getting impounded.  Matt says Pete shouldn't have thought about driving without a license.  Pete says Matt doesn't have a license either.  Pete wonders how will they get to Portland.

We are back and Angel Garza is in the back and Cathy Kelley mentions Angel's match against Lio Rush tonight.  Angel says he never lost the title.  It was Swerve who lost.  To get to Jordan, he has to beat Lio Rush one more time.  It will happen again.  

Lio shows up and he wants to let Angel know that the guy Angel beat for the title in December is not the same guy he is facing tonight.  Lio says he is hungrier.  He is going to get his Cruiserweight Title back.

Match Number Two:  Candice LeRae versus Dakota Kai

Dakota misses a kick and Candice with a lungblower.  Candice misses a splash into the corner.  Kai with a running boot from second base.  Candice with an enzuigiri and Kai rolls to the floor.  Candice with a suicide dive onto Kai.  Kai trips Candice and Candice with a kick from the apron.  Candice with another suicide dive onto Kai.  Candice with a third suicide dive.  Candice with a fourth suicide dive.  Candice goes up tpo and hits a missile drop kick for a near fall.  Kai sends Candice into the ropes after a palm strike.  Kai with a kick from the apron.  Kai chokes Candice in the ropes.  Kai chokes Candice in the ropes.  Kai chokes Candice in the ropes.  Candice with a back elbow.

Kai with a forearm as they fight to the turnbuckles.  Kai sets for a superplex to the floor but Candice blocks it.  Candice sends Kai to the apron.  Kai wit ha kick to knock Candice off the turnbuckles and to the apron.  Kai chokes Candice on the middle rope.  Kai gets a near fall.  Kai misses a running boot and Candice goes to the turnbuckles.  Kai with a forearm and Kai pulls Candice into the turnbuckles and we go to commercial.

We are back and Candice with a running drop kick.  Candice puts Kai on the turnbuckles and Candice with a super swinging neck breaker.  Candice misses a quebrada and Kai goes for a knee to the head but Candice escapes.  Candice with a wrist clutch German suplex into the GargaNo Escape.  Kai tries to get to the ropes but Candice rolls through and they go back into the center of the ring.  Kai with a rollup for the three count.

Winner:  Dakota Kai

After the match, Candice backs Dakota up on the floor.  Dakota sends Candice into the ring bell.  Dakota grabs the ring bell and she hits Candice in the midsection with it.

Tegan Nox comes out and she attacks Dakota.  They continue to brawl and security comes out to stop them.  Since it is wrestling, it fails to keep Dakota and Tegan separated.

We go to footage from an NXT show in California over the weekend when Cameron Grimes and Johnny Gargano had some words.  They will face off tonight.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Three:  Johnny Gargano versus Cameron Grimes

They lock up and Gargano with a wrist lock.  Grimes with a waist lock and take down.  Gargano with a head lock followed by a snap mare and reverse chin lock.  Grimes gets to the ropes to force Gargano to release the hold.  Gargano with an ankle pick and a modified Trailer Hitch.  Grimes with a waist lock and take down but Gargano with a front face lock.  Grimes tries to escape but Gargano holds on.  Gargano with an arm drag and wheelbarrow into an arm drag.  Gargano with a drop toe hold and he rolls through into the GargaNo Escape.  Grimes tries to get to the ropes and Gargano keeps Grimes in the center of the ring.  Grimes with a knee to the midsection.

Gargano with a head scissors and drop kick followed by a clothesline that sends Grimes over the to rope to the floor.  Grimes moves and Gargano lands on the apron.  Gargano with a thrust kick and cannonball off the apron.   Gargano with a clothesline against the guardrails and then he chops Grimes a few times.  Gargano with a shoulder and he tries for the slingshot DDT but Grimes blocks and hits a gourdbuster followed by a clothesline.

We go to commercial.

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