The following is from our play-by-play coverage of the WWE NXT TakeOver: WarGames II event:
They did some mat wrestling to begin the match. Ciampa landed a series of strikes and the mocked Dream as he held the headband. Back in the ring, Dream with a front facelock then mocked the champ. Dream with a clothesline then a powerslam followed by a drop kick and then using the top rope to his advantage. Dream with a big boot then went for a leg drop but Ciampa rolled to the ring. Dream with an outside dive to take out Ciampa. Back in the ring, Ciampa sent him off the top rope to the floor.
Ciampa with a big knee strike and a clothesline. Back in the ring, Ciampa locked in a headlock but Dream got out of it with a roll up. They trade right hands then Dream landed a neck breaker. Dream with some more strikes then a flying forearm shot. Dream with a series of clothesline. Ciampa blocked a DDT but Dream hit a big boot and a leg drop followed by another one. Dream with a major league spinebuster for 2. Dream went after the right knee of Ciampa by using the apron as a weapon.
Dream locked in a leg submission around the ring post and Ciampa tapped but the referee didn’t see it. Back in the ring, Dream locked in the figure leg lock on the champion but Ciampa reversed it and Dream had to break it. Dream suplexed him from inside to the outside of the ring and to the floor. Back in the ring, Ciampa went for a move but Dream blocked it. Dream missed a wild kick and Ciampa rolled him up but was using the tights. Dream hit his finisher for a near fall. They exchange elbow strikes until Ciampa hit a flying knee strike then hit Project Ciampa for a near fall. Ciampa undid his boot and grabbed the title but the referee took it away. Dream rolled him up for 2. Dream hit his finisher to Ciampa on the title for 2.
Dream went for an elbow drop off the top rope but Ciampa avoided it Dream went for the figure four leg lock but Ciampa kicked him out of the ring then hit a spring board DDT for 2. Ciampa ripped up the padding on the outside. However, Dream sent him crashing over the announce table. Dream with a DDT in ring then an elbow drop for 2. Dream went to the top rope and missed an elbow drop off the top rope to the floor. Ciampa with a DDT on the steel part between the two rings for the win.
Winner: Tommaso Ciampa ©