WWE NXT TakeOver: XXV Results – Gargano vs. Cole, Shirai vs. Baszler

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Welcome to the WWE NXT TakeOver: XXV event! We get an intro video package to hype the matches that will be taking place tonight. Our opening contest is…

Matt Riddle vs. Roderick Strong

They started out with some technical wrestling. Riddle with a powerslam then sent him to the floor where they traded strikes. Riddle with a launching forearm strike off the stairs. Back in the ring, they trade strikes. Strong caught him and hit a backbreaker for 2. Riddle with some more strikes. This is some stiff stuff. Riddle rolled him up for 2. Strong with an Angle Slam for 2. Riddle with a brain buster. Riddle with a front kick then a side kick and a forearm shot. Riddle with an exploder suplex then a back splash followed by a penalty kick for a near fall. Riddle with a series of kicks. Strong avoids a kick and hit a knee strike. Riddle with the GTS and a german suplex for 2. Strong with a step up enziguri then several knee strikes and forearm shots. Stronger with a spiking powerslam for 2. Riddle with a powerbomb then a knee strike to the face for a near fall. Riddle went to the top rope and went for a dive but Strong put up his knees and caught him with a running knee strike the code breaker followed by a powerbomb for a near fall. Strong went right into a boston crab. Riddle got out of it and landed a series of elbow strikes then hit his finisher for the win.

Winner: Matt Riddle


Street Profits vs. The Forgotten Sons vs. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch vs. Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish – Vacant WWE NXT Tag Team Title Fatal 4-Way Ladder Match


A brawl breaks out to start off the match. Fish and Kyle stand tall until they beatdown Cutler, who is sent to the floor. Lorcan and Burch trade strikes with Fish and Kyle. Lorcan landed a series of chops to Era members. Blake took out Era members with a dive onto a ladder. Lorcan took out Cutler with an uppercut. Lorcan and Burch with a double german suplex to Blake and Cutler with ladders. Ford with a spinebuster and Dawkins with a splash off the top rope. Ford with a jumping splash to Blake then a flapjack to Cutler onto a ladder. Fish and Kyle with a double team code breaker into a german suplex onto a ladder to Dawkins. They took out Ford with a ladder. Kyle was cut open on his lower back. Fish took out Cutler with a shoulder block. Blake powerbombed Kyle into the ladder to knock Fish off. Kyle stopped Blake from climbing the ladder with a leg lock. Cutler and Blake climbed the ladder but Ford and Dawkins stopped them. Lorcan with a clothesline to Cutler off the top rope and Ford with an overhead blockbuster off the top rope to Blake. Jaxson Ryker ran down to the ring and powerbombed Kyle onto a ladder. Jaxson with a chokeslam to Burch then a slam to Bobby. Jaxson took out Dawkins and then a back body drop to Lorcan onto a ladder. Everyone jumped in and took out Jaxon. Fish and Kyle took out Jaxson further by smashing him with a ladder. Ford with a front senton to take out Jaxson. Burch with a drop kick off the middle rope to Fish and Kyle with a ladder. Lorcan and Burch smashed Street Profits with ladders. Lorcan and Burch tossed ladders on Forgotten Sons. Lorcan, Burch and Era members trade shots on the ladders until they are pushed off by Cutler and Blake. Dawkins speared Cutler and Ford with a big punch to Blake then grabbed the titles.

Winners: Street Profits – NEW Champions!

WWE NXT North American Champion The Velveteen Dream vs. Tyler Breeze


They mimic each other early on. Breeze sent him to the floor and went for a dive but Dream landed a right hand. Dream with a slam and a spring board moonsault for a near fall. Breeze knocked him down and wrapped the left leg around the ring post. Breeze with a boston crab and then a swinging neck breaker. They brawled to the floor. Dream smashed his head on the announce table a few times. Back in the ring, Dream went to the top rope but had to get down. Breeze with an enziguri kick. Dream with a takedown then picked him up and went for a DDT but Breeze blocked it and super kicked him for 2. Breeze caught him with a drop kick but Dream followed up with a DDT for 2. They trade tombstone spots. Breeze fell down and Dream with the Unprettier for 2. Breeze with a super kick then the Unprettier for a near fall. Breeze with the beauty shot but Dream rolled to the floor. Dream hit the purple rain maker for the win.


Winner: The Velveteen Dream

NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler vs. Io Shirai

They trade strikes to start off the match. Io with an up kick that sent Baszler to the floor to regroup. Back in the ring, Baszler started to work over the left arm of the challenger. She landed a clothesline to continue the beatdown. They trade more strikes with Baszler missing a knee strike and Io hitting a german suplex. Io with a 619 then a spring board drop kick for 2. They brawled outside of the ring until Io hit a drop kick then a running knee strike in the corner. Duke and Sifiri ran down to the ring until Candice LeRae walked out with a kendo stick and hit them with it. She took them out with an outside dive. Baszler rolled her up for 2. Io with a clothesline then missed a moonsault off the top rope. Baszler locked in the rear-naked choke but Io rolled her up for 2. Io with a head kick then went for a stacking roll up but Baszler reversed into the sleeper and got the win.

Winner: Shayna Baszler

Post-match, Io attacked her with a kendo stick then a dive off the top rope. She hit a moonsault off the top rope with a chair.


NXT Champion Johnny Gargano vs. Adam Cole

They did some technical wrestling early on. Gargano hit a dive of the apron. Back in the ring, Gargano locked in the texas cloverleaf. Cole got out of it and Gargano jumped to the second rope only to have Cole take out his leg. Cole worked over the right knee of the champion. Cole went for a dive off the top rope but Gargano caught him with a powerbomb. They trade right hands then Gargano hit a clothesline and suplex followed by a head kick then another one in the corner. Gargano with a spring board DDT for 2. Gargano with a spring board spear. Gargano went for a spring board move but Cole caught him with a reverse code breaker. They hit a double clothesline and trade super kicks. Gargano with a DDT as Cole was going for a spring board dive. Cole sent him to the floor and hit a back breaker then a neck breaker in the ring for 2. Gargano locked in the Gargano Lock but Cole got out of it and started working over his right knee again. Gargano went for a dive and Cole avoided it. Cole hit the Canadian Destroyer on the floor. Back in the ring, Gargano kicked out. Cole locked in the Gargano Lock but Gargano got out of it. Gargano with a running knee strike for 2. Gargano with a reverse hurricanrana but Cole with a knee strike to Gargano’s head for 2. Cole went and grabbed a chair but Gargano accidentally took out the referee with a dive. Cole missed a chair shot and Gargano kicked him in the face. Back in the ring, Gargano went for the pinefall but there’s no referee. Gargano locked in the Gargano Lock but Cole fought out with elbow strikes. Cole with a series of kicks. Cole with the Canadian Destroyer then his finisher for the win.  

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