The Wrestling Thread v.2018 Part FICKLE: NXT Takeover: New York 4/5 - Wrestlemnaia 35 4/7


#4303

Them spoilers…

Summary

Episode 1:

  • Triple H opened tonight’s WWE NXT TV tapings from Full Sail University and came out to a huge pop. He announced that he was originally going to announce Johnny Gargano vs. NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa for “Takeover: New York” but that was scrapped due to Ciampa’s neck injury. Triple H then announced that Johnny Gargano will compete for the NXT Title at Takeover in a 2 of 3 Falls match. He will face the winner of a Fatal 5 Way at tonight’s tapings with Ricochet, Aleister Black, Adam Cole, Matt Riddle and NXT North American Champion The Velveteen Dream

  • Adam Cole won a Fatal 5 Way over Ricochet, Aleister Black, Matt Riddle and NXT North American Champion The Velveteen Dream. Cole will now face Johnny Gargano in a 2 of 3 Falls match at “Takeover: New York” for the vacant NXT Title. After the match, The Forgotten Sons attacked Black and Ricochet

  • Punishment Martinez defeated Riddick Moss

  • Humberto Carrillo defeated Albert Hardie, Jr. (ACH)

Episode 2:

  • NXT Tag Team Champions The War Raiders squashed two local enhancement talents

  • The War Raiders defeated Adrian Jaoude and Cezar Bononi. The War Raiders requested another match after winning the first one

  • Jaxson Ryker defeated Oney Lorcan

  • Bianca Belair vs. Kairi Sane ends in a No Contest when NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler, Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke interfere. Io Shirai makes the save. The rest of the women’s division and officials run down to fill up the ring as the brawl continues. The segment ends with Shirai raising the title in the air

  • Raul Mendoza defeated Brennan Williams

  • There’s an in-ring face off between Adam Cole and Johnny Gargano to promote the “Takeover: New York” main event for the vacant NXT Title. The Undisputed Era appears on the stage to get Cole’s back and intimidate Gargano

Episode 3:

  • Vanessa Borne and Aliyah vs. Kacy Catanzaro and Lacey Lane ends when NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler, Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke interfere. The heels retreat while the Horsewomen beat Lacey and Kacy down

  • Matt Riddle defeated Kona Reeves. NXT North American Champion The Velveteen Dream was out speaking from a couch while two women stood by his side. Dream revealed that he will defend against Riddle at Takeover

  • Ricochet and Aleister Black defeated The Forgotten Sons to win the 2019 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, earning a shot at NXT Tag Team Champions The War Raiders for the “Takeover: New York” event. After the match, Black and Ricochet pose with the trophy in the ring. Their match with The War Raiders is confirmed for Takeover as Hanson and Rowe come down for a staredown, holding the titles in Black and Ricochet’s faces. Ricochet and Black talk about how important NXT and Full Sail has been to them, adding that this may be their last Full Sail tapings. They also talk about leaving NXT soon and say they will always be NXT. That’s the end of the tapings

[GP] I honesty hope Keith Lee vs. Dominic is saved for Takeover…[/GP]

HHH doesn’t want to NJPWxROH MSG show to steal all the shine…


#4304

I was reading the live results thread on Reddit and apparently this match was absolutely fucking fire and was the best match of the tapings. Seeing as I’m slowly becoming a huge fan of the first person listed I’m excited to see it.


#4305

That body and voice

She goea hard

Takeover going to be 2.5 hours this year

I am over gargano’s overly dramatic kick out at 2.9 bs

I want Adam Cole to win juat because he is a dick

Nxt always pushing cruiserweights

Holding down a guy like velveteen is nuts

Make him the nxt champ let him run


#4306

Going back to wrestlers we’d fuck? Shayna goddamn Baszler. UNF.

I might actually watch TakeOver, damn.


#4307

I’m actually debating getting a prepaid card for WWE Network so I can watch NXT and Mania.


#4308

@mikeohara just register for the network in April. The first 30 days are always free then just cancel afterwords.


#4309

New japan cup is fire

That ibushi/naito match was godly. Tiger Driver 91 up in this bitch


#4310

Lmfao


#4311

The fact that diss got no reaction is sad.


#4312

ALOT of shit was missed during the two fire promos. I’m low key mad no one noticed Kofi calling out Vince for not supporting black wrestlers on a championship level.


#4313

You’re surprised? Like 95% of WWE’s audience has never even heard of TNA.


#4314

The rock doesn’t count

Booker T and Mark Henry won the world title

Etc. Etc.

I think it was more subtle. Because people like him are the shelton benjiman, r-truth etc.

But you got small guys like him. In bryan, rey, brother nero who get to main event.

So i guess


#4315

Idk what Kofi said cuz I aint watched yet, but he’s right. Black wrestlers only get the SD belt. Which Vince considers the B Show. They ain’t sniffing that WWE RAW Title


#4316

…where’s the lie?


#4317

I cherished her heel turn on NXT…


#4318

Bliss during her Freddy Kruger phase when she managed Blake and Murphy is still my favorite run of hers.


#4319

Lmfaooo


#4320

Rowan does remind me of Kitaro.


#4321

I hope that kofi and bryan are semi main

Miz Vs Shane is a shitty match. When we already have an hour dedicated to batista/hhh at least we have a 20 minutes more

We got two piss break matches.

I want Matt Riddle to retire kurt angle, but i would also be okay with roman


#4322

Vince hasn’t decided on what’s going to main event. He keeps going back and forth between Bryan v Kofi or Ronda vs Becky vs. Charlotte

Both could be historic but one of them will get more media coverage.

A lot of SDL creative is obviously pushing for Bryan vs Kofi to main event but Vince isn’t convinced yet.