NXT TakeOver: Chicago II Results – 6/16/18
NXT TakeOver: Chicago II – 6/16/18
Commentary Team: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson
Vic Joseph is filling in for Mauro Ranallo who has boxing duties for Showtime. Joseph is joined by Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson on commentary.
NXT Tag Team Title Match
THE UNDISPUTED ERA (KYLE O’REILLY & RODERICK STRONG) (c) vs. ONEY LORCAN & DANNY BURCH:
Adam Cole accompanies O’Reilly and Strong. O’Reilly with a Back Suplex into an Achilles Hold, Burch makes it to the rope, Roddy with a Pendulum Backbreaker for a 2 count, Kyle with MMA Elbows, Knee Strikes, Sliding Knee, Ground and Pound, he looks for the Juj-Gatame, but Danny blocks it, Roddy with a Dropkick for a 2 count, Kyle with Ax, but when he goes for Smash, Burch counters with a Headbutt, Lorcan with a Tope con Hilo, sends Roddy back in, Half & Half, Running European Uppercut for a near fall, Lorcan counters the Half-Nelson Backbreaker and hits the a Double Running Blockbuster, Lorcan and Burch with a Double Team variation of Burch’s London Bridge, but O’Reilly breaks up the cover, they look for some sort of Doomsday, but Kyle throws Lorcan to the ring apron, Brainbuster on Burch then floats over for a near fall, Juji-Gatame, Burch fights, but Kyle gets the arm fully extended, Danny makes it to the rope, Roddy with a Cloud Nine then Kyle with a Penalty Kick for a near fall on Burch, Lorcan with a Double Blockbuster off the apron to the floor, Doomsday European Uppercut on O’Reilly, but Cole pulls Kyle out and the ref is ejecting Cole from ringside, they look for the Double London Bridge, but Roddy pulls out Burch, O’Reilly with a Front Guillotine Choke, but Oney fights out, Olympic Slam countered with a Chop-Block, Lorcan with a Powerbomb with a folding press for a near fall, Half Crab, Kyle tries to break it, but Burch takes him down in a Crossface, Kyle kicks Lorcan off while in the Crossface, Ax, Knockout Knee and Smash then Total Elimination on Lorcan, Roddy into the cover on Lorcan for the win. Undisputed ERA retains the Tag Titles.
Winners: THE UNDISPUTED EA
Lars Sullivan is shown preparing in the back.
Kairi Sane watching in the crowd with her spy-glass.
VELVETEEN DREAM vs. RICOCHET:
Dream is in Hulk Hogan-esque Red and Yellow gear and a tear off shirt that says “Dream Still Over”, and it looks like he also borrowed Ricochet’s Prince Puma LU tights, he does the Hogan style poses for the crowd while waiting for Ricochet to arrive (Nigel’s having fun tonight as during Dream’s posing he says that when it comes crashing down it hurts inside, lyrics from Hulk’s Real American theme).
Ricochet with Headscissors, but Dream fights out, Ricochet pushes the shoulders down for a 2 count, Ricochet with a rollup for a 1 count, Ricochet looks for a Springboard, but Dream hangs him in the rope sending him to the floor, back in the ring, Dream with an Arabian Double Kneedrop then a Rude Awakening for a 2 count, Dream with a Tope con Hilo then back in for a 2 count, Ricochet with a Barrel Roll Dropkick sends Dream to the floor, and he follow with a Tope Suicida, then a Fosbury Flop, back in the ring with a Tiger Feint Kick then a Springboard European Uppercut for a near fall, Running Inverted Neckbreaker followed by a Standing Shooting Star Press for a near fall, Dream with an Avalanche Cartwheel Death Valley Bomb for a near fall, Velveteen up top, DREAM WITH A SUPPLEX FROM THE APRON TO THE FLOOR! Both men back in, Dream with a Cartwheel Death Valley Bomb for a near fall, Square and Compass, countered into a Northern Lights Suplex, he tries to float into the Deadlift Suplex, but his back gave out, Dream with a Superkick, Ricochet counters a dive with a Lariat, Benadryller blocked, Dream with the Square and Compass for a near fall, Dream tells Ricochet that he belongs in a bingo hall and that Dream is a wrestling god, Ricochet responds with a Cartwheel Death Valley Bomb then goes up top, and hits Dream with his own Purple-Rainmaker for aa near fall, back up top, but Dream rolls away, Shooting Star Press, but Dream gets the knees up for a near fall, Dream up top, Purple-Rainmaker, but Ricochet rolls to the apron, up top and hits the 630 Senton for the win.
NXT Women’s Title Match
NIKKI CROSS vs. SHAYNA BASZLER (c):
Baszler looks for The Kirifuda Clutch early, but Cross drives Shayna into the corner, she ties up Baszler in the apron then delivers a beat down, she jumps up on Shayna’s back, but Baszler falls backwards onto the steel ramp, she sends Nikki back in, Knee Lift for a near fall, ground and pound, she tries to smother Nikki then just rakes Forearms across her face to a smiling Cross, Shayna with another Knee Lift, then a Running one, another and Nikki is still smiling, Cross counters the Kirifuda Clutch into a Back Suplex, Diving Crossbody for a 2 count, Inverted DDT on the apron, back in for a near fall, Baszler with a Knee Lift for a 2 count, Kirifuda Clutch, but Nikki drives her into the turnbuckle then hits The Typhoon-Cyclone Neckbreaker, but Shayna gets her foot on the rope, Crucifix Pin, but Shayna counters into The Kirifuda Clutch, she’s still smiling as she passes out refusing to tap out. Shayna Baszler retains the Women’s Title.
Winner: SHAYNA BASZLER
EC3 is in the crowd watching on as is one of the newest signees ‘Limitless’ Keith Lee.
NXT Title Match
LARS SULLIVAN vs. ALEISTER BLACK (c)
Lars goes for his signature Freak Accident, but Aleister lands on his feet, Lars catches Black Mass, Black with a Jumping Knee for a 1 count, Fujiwara Armbar, Sullivan fights out, Avalanche for a 2 count, Crossface Strikes for a 2 count, World’s Strongest Slam for a 2 count, Pop-Up Powerslam for a near fall, Lars knocks Black off the apron with a Lariat, Sullivan with a Diving Headbutt, but Aleister gets the knee up, Black Sweeps the leg then unloads with strikes, Quebrada for a near fall, he goes to lift Lars up and hits a Chop-Block to the injured leg, Lars with a move from his training partner, The Stretch Muffler or Lesnar’s Brock Lock, but Aleister counters into a flash pin for a 2 count, Black counters The Freak Accident into a DDT, Lars with a Powerslam on the ring apron, Diving Headbutt for a near fall, Lars goes for a Chop-Block, but Lars counters into a Standing Double Stomp, Black Mass to the back of the head, but only a near fall, Lars counters Black Mass with a Lariat, Freak Accident countered, Jumping Knee then hits Black Mass as Lars is bleeding from the mouth, Lars is shaking off the kick win Aleister with another Black Mass puts Lars down for the win. Aleister Black retains the NXT Championship.
Winner: ALEISTER BLACK
On his way to the ring Candice runs up to Johnny Gargano and hands him a crutch and tells Johnny to kick Ciampa’s ass.
JOHNNY GARGANO vs. TOMMASO CIAMPA:
Johnny grabs a sign from a fan and inside is a steel stop sign then a Crossbody off a table, back to ringside and Gargano goes under the ring for plunder and Ciampa takes Gargano to Suplex City? Ok, sure why not. Running Kneelift then moves the steps and gets some plunder of his own, Tommaso with a chair to the ribs, chair necktie then Ciampa sends Johnny into the steps with the chair being driven into Gargano’s larynx, steel trash can into the back, flying trash can into Johnny’s head on the steps, he tries to choke Johnny out with his shirt, Decapitator into the bottom turnbuckle, now Ciampa has handcuffs, Johnny with a Slingshot Spear, now he takes off his leather belt and whips Ciampa then wraps it around his fist for a loaded punch then puts a trash can on Ciampa before delivering a Superkick, he wedges the trash can into the turnbuckle, then looks for The Lawn Dart, but Ciampa rakes the eyes, Project Ciampa then a Running Knee Lift for a 2 count, trash can lid assisted Running Knee, CIAMPA WITH AN AIR RAID CRASH OFF THE APRON ON THE STEPS! HOLY F%!@!, back in the ring for a near fall, Tommaso has bolt cutters and is cutting the under part of the ring that holds the mat, HE’S EXPOSING THE BOARDS UNDER THE RING MAT! Steel chair to the back, he puts Johnny on the top rope and bites him, Johnny blocks an Avalanche Air Raid Crash and hits a Cheeky Nandos Kick, now we have a fist fight, Ciampa with a Jumping Knee then grabs the crutch while Johnny a trash can lid they both connect, Gargano falls on top of Ciampa for a near fall, Johnny with a Slingshot Plancha, but Ciampa counters with a trash can lid to the face, he looks to cave in Johnny’s face with a Running Kneelift into the step, but Johnny evades and now Gargano goes after the injured knee, destroying it with a steel chair, Ciampa kicks off & sends the back of Johnny’s head into the trash can, Ciampa with the Garga-No-Escape on Johnny, Gargano tries to get the crutch, but Ciampa with Forearms to the back of the neck then a Running Knee as blood trickles down Johnny’s nose, running crutch shot to the back of the neck for a near fall, Ciampa sends Johnny to the floor, he helps Johnny up and tells him it didn’t have to be like this, they were like brothers, they travelled the world together, best friends, he tells Gargano he was like family and that Johnny did this to himself. Now you say bye to Chicago, bye Candice, bye bye to your dumb career then sends him into the led board just like one year ago then the Running Knee. Ciampa says it’s not enough, the ref doesn’t know, the fans don’t know, Tommaso knows, that’ it’s not enough. They climb on an anvil case overlooking a table, he took off Gargano’s wedding ring then spits on it before throwing it away. GARGANO SCOOPS UP CIAMPA IN HIS OWN AIR RAID CRASH OFF THE ANVIL CASE THROUGH A TABLE TO THE FLOOR! MEDICS OUT AND PUT A BRACE ON CIAMPA AS GARGANO LOOKS ON, THEY STRAP TOMMASO TO A STRETCHER AND WHEEL HIM OFF, JOHNNY SAYS NOT YET, HE THROWS THE DOCS DOWN AND WHEELS THE STRETCHER BACK TO THE RING, BACK IN HE TAKES OFF THE MEDICAL COLLAR & LOCKS IN THE GARGA-NO-ESCAPE, CIAMPA’S TAPPING AS MORE DOCS COME IN & JOHNNY DECKS THEM AS WELL. NOW HE’S CUFFING CIAMPA, DELIVERS 6 SUPERKICKS AND LOCKS IN THE GARGA-NO-ESCAPE AGAIN AS MOE OFFICALS COME OUT, JOHNNY DECKS THEM ALL AND LOOKS TO GET BACK IN, BUT CIAMPA WITH AN ELEVATED DDT ON THE EXPOSED BOARDS AND FALLS ON TOP OF GARGANO AS THE REF RELUCTANTLY MAKES THE 3 COUNT.
Winner: TOMASSO CIAMPA
Ciampa is still cuffed and using the stretcher helps himself get up the ramp then waves goodbye as Candice checks on Gargano and a loud ‘F#%^ you Ciampa’ chant fills the arena as the show ends.