We see video highlighting last week’s NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable live special.
We see the usual intro, then commentary welcomes us to the show.
Sami Zayn’s music hits, but out walks NXT Champion Kevin Owens, wearing a John Cena T-Shirt. Owens makes his way to the ring, mocking Zayn, and has a mic. We see video of Owens attacking John Cena this past Monday on RAW.
Owens says that he was gonna come out here and issue a NXT Open Challenge, but he is not an insecure man and I don’t have to defend my title against anyone to prove myself. I like when earn their matches against me. Owens acknowledges the pocket of the crowd clapping for him, saying its very cute. Crowd sings “John Cena Sucks.” Owens says that the odd thing is that the crowd never chants “Sami Zayn Sucks” when he does too. Crowd boos that. Owens says that recently, someone called him a bad person and that is not true. The fact is, I am a good man. For example, I’m a good man because that was the last time we will ever have to hear that horrendous theme song because of what I did at TakeOver. I don’t understand why people are surprised at what I did at TakeOver because I did exactly what I said I would do. I don’t understand why people are upset at what I did to Sami Zayn. First of all, Sami Zayn asked for the match and when he did, I said that I would take him out. Well, he showed up and I took him out. The only reason I did was so I could keep the NXT Title and keep providing for my family and that is the essence of what a good man is. You want another example of why I’m a good person? When Samoa Joe walked out on that ramp and this place exploded, I chose to let you live in that moment. I’ve heard people say that I backed down because I’m scared of Samoa Joe, well, that statement is as ridculous as the colors of John Cena’s merchandise. The reason I backed down from Samoa Joe is because I wanted to give you all a postive note to go home to, after what I did to Sami Zayn because the fact is, I could have dropped Samoa Joe (snaps fingers) like that. If Samoa Joe steps in the same ring with me again, I will drop him (snaps fingers) like that. “We Want Joe” chants by the crowd. Owens says that Elimination Chamber, he will show John Cena that the real champ is here.
NXT GM William Regal’s hits and he makes his way to the ring with a mic.
Regal says that Owens is walking a thin line.
Owens says that before Regal says anything about the headbutt, you put your hands on me first.
Regal says that is the only reason why Owens still works here. In the last 6 months you have been here, there’s been several NXT superstars stretchered out of here. Alex Riley, Neville, Hideo Itami…..
Owens cuts off Regal, saying he can’t deny the others, but he swears he had nothing to do with Itami.
Regal says that of course Owens didn’t, dear boy. As well as Sami Zayn.
Owens again cuts Regal off, saying that Zayn asked for the match and I told him exactly what was gonna happen, so that’s on him. Quite frankly, on you too, because you made the match, so don’t put that on me, I did what I had to do.
Solomon Crowe’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring with a mic.
Crowe says that he’s sorry, but he can’t listen to this garbage any longer. I heard something real interesting while I was sitting in the back, that Owens won’t fight anyone unless they earn it.
Owens mocks Crowe’s voice, saying he’s right.
Crowe says that because deep down inside, Owens is scared. You’re scared that at any given moment, someone in NXT could beat you for that NXT Title. And the part about you being a good guy? After seeing what you did to Sami Zayn last week, I think you’re a piece of crap.
Owens asks if that is how Crowe feels. To show you how a good of a guy I am, it looks like that Crowe has earned himself an opportunity. What do you say, Regal? Crowd does the “YES” chant.
Regal says that Owens is making his job easy for him. Tonight’s main event will be Solomon Crowe against Kevin Owens.
Owens says that’s good, then asks how many people it was that he had stretchered out. Neville, Riley, Zayn, Zayn, Zayn and now, you can add Crowe to the list, too.
We see video from prior to TakeOver: Unstoppable when Hideo Itami was attacked by an unknown person outside Full Sail University in the parking lot.
We go to video sent in by Itami from the Performance Center. Itami says he doesn’t know who attacked him in the parking lot, but they took my opportunity at the NXT Title. I have injured my shoulder, I had surgery. When I come back, there will be no stopping me.
Back from commercial, we go to video from after TakeOver: Unstoppable last week with Renee Young interviewing Zack Ryder when the returning Mojo Rawley walks in and talks about how he & Ryder watched TakeOver in the crowd. Mojo walks off as Ryder says that people said he was over the top, then walks off.
Grudge Match: “Its” Bayley vs. Emma w/”The Total Diva” Dana Brooke
Before the match, Bayley hands out her new slap bracelets to fans around ringside. Emma comes out to new music. “Bayley’s gonna hug you” chants by the crowd as the bell sounds, followed by dueling chants for both women.
The two exchange words early, then Emma shoves down Bayley and stomps away at her in the corner. Bayley comes back with a forearm, but Emma with more stomps. Big right hand knocks Bayley down. Emma taunts the crowd, then works over Bayley’s arm. Bayley counters out with a drop toe hold, then unloads with right hands to the back of Emma’s head. Flying corner clothesline by Bayley gets 2. Schoolyard trip-up by Emma into a roll-up for 2. Running boot by Emma gets another 2. Back club by Emma, then she chokes Bayley with her boot. Another back club, followed by a hairmare. Emma mocks Bayley, then hits another hairmare. Emma pulls at Bayley’s hair while Bayley is trapped in the ropes. Emma gets another 2. Crowd wills on Bayley as Emma is getting frustrated, talking trash. Bayley drives Emma into the corner, hitting a series of shoulders to the ribs, followed by a running flying back elbow. Exploder, then Bayley fixes the headband and goes to the middle rope, but Emma grabs her leg. Emma brings Bayley down from the ropes, then hits a Dragon Screw.
Emma Lock applied, then Emma puts on more torque, forcing Bayley to tap.
Winner: Emma by submission (The Emma Lock)
Afterwards, Brooke comes in and holds Bayley for Emma. Emma taunts Bayley, then knocks her down with a big slap. Charlotte’s music hits and she runs down to the ring, taking Brooke out in the process on the rampway. Charlotte takes down Emma and unloads with right hands, but Brooke grabs her from behind. Emma with a big slap to Charlotte, then Brooke lifts up Charlotte and lays her out with the Death Valley Bomb. Brooke & Emma stand tall over the fallen Charlotte & Bayley.
We see video highlighting the match between Baron Corbin & Rhyno at TakeOver: Unstoppable.
We go to video from after TakeOver: Unstoppable as Renee Young interviews Baron Corbin. Corbin says that Rhyno called him out first, then made the mistake of calling me the other unstoppable force. Well tonight, Rhyno and everyone else learned what I already know, I am the only unstoppable force.
Rhyno walks in and gets in Corbin’s face. Rhyno says that was fun and intense. I say we do it again sometime. The sooner, the better. Rhyno walks off.
Back from commercial, we see the same video package on Becky Lynch from a few weeks ago, with new footage added at the end, highlighting Lynch’s match with Sasha Banks at TakeOver: Unstoppable, with the crowd giving her a standing ovation after her loss.
Elias Sampson & Mike Rallis vs. NXT Tag Team Champions Blake & Murphy w/Alexa Bliss
Blake & Rallis start. Rallis with a side headlock, followed by a shoulder tackle. Rallis blocks a hiptoss, hits one of his own. Murphy in, but Rallis with a hiptoss to him as well. However, distraction allows Blake to nail Rallis with a clothesline. Murphy in, slam by Blake, slingshot senton bomb by Murphy for 2. Chinlock applied, crowd wills on Rallis. Rallis gets to his feet, but Murphy takes him back down and gets another 2. Big forearm by Murphy, then he taunts Sampson. Gut shot by Murphy, Blake tags in. Murphy stomps away at Rallis, then gets on all fours as Blake charges, springs off Murphy’s back and hits a flying forearm in the corner. Chinlock applied by Blake, with his knee driven between Rallis’ shoulderblades. “We want Enzo” chants by the crowd. Rallis drives Blake into the corner to get free, then hits a back elbow. Murphy & Sampson get the tags in. Sampson with a clothesline and a back elbow, followed by a dropkick. Blake in, Sampson hits him with a ripchord rolling forearm. However, distraction allows Murphy to hit Sampson with a running flying leg lariat. Running forearm in the corner by Murphy, Blake tags in.
Running Brainbuster/Frog Splash combo by the champs get them the win.
Winners: NXT Tag Team Champions Blake & Murphy by pinfall (Running Brainbuster/Frog Splash combo)
Bliss, Blake & Murphy celebrate their win afterwards, then Murphy nails Sampson with a boot as Bliss heads up top. Bliss hits Sampson with the Sparkle Splash, then they continue to celebrate their win.
We see video of Finn Balor defeating Tyler Breeze last week at TakeOver: Unstoppable to become the #1 Contender to the NXT Title.
Back from commercial, we go backstage as Devin Taylor interviews Alexa Bliss. Bliss mocks Devin’s question, asking if she learned to give her question in journalism school. Blake & Murphy are winners, I am a winner, and winners always seem to gravitate towards each other. Let’s compare my situation to Carmella, the Princess of Staten Island. Do you know what Staten Island is famous for? A garbage dump. So, Carmella has been around trash all her life, so I’m honestly not surprised she’s aligned herself with Enzo & Big Cass. Next week, Carmella & I have a match and I will send her right back to that garbage dump she came from.
Tye Dillinger vs. Finn Balor
Balor works over Dillinger’s arm early, but Dillinger with a back elbow, a forearm and a chop. Balor rolls through a Sunset Flip attempt, hits a basement dropkick. Dillinger with a gut kick, then stomps away at Balor in the corner. Dillinger chokes Balor with his boot, hits a snapmare, followed by a leaping stomp. Dillinger mocks Balor, then locks him in a Cobra Clutch. Crowd wills on Balor. Balor fights back, but Dillinger with a knee to the ribs. Dillinger runs into a back elbow, then Balor with a flying forearm. Running chop by Balor in the corner, followed by a snapmare and a running basement hestiation dropkick. Dillinger blocks Reverse Bloody Sunday, but Balor hits him with the Slingblade. Balor charges and hits a Shotgun Dropkick, sending Dillinger crashing into the turnbuckles.
Balor heads up top, Coup de Grace gets the win.
Winner: Finn Balor by pinfall (Coup de Grace)
Balor celebrates his win afterward.
Back from commercial, we go to video from earlier today as Jason Jordan is interviewed backstage about his future after breaking up his tag-team with Tye Dillinger. Jordan says fans do not have to worry about him, he’ll be just fine. I have a gameplan and have found the perfect partner.
All of a sudden, Chad Gable walks in and says his cauliflower ears are burning because Jordan has to be talking about him. Gable shows off a towel with his name on it.
Jordan says he hopes Gable has more than a towel to impress him.
Gable says that Jordan knows about his wrestling accomplishments, state champion, national champion, world champion, was on the Olympic team, maybe you’ve heard of it.
Jordan says he already has a partner, but if I need you, I’ll call you, ‘Cable.’
Gable corrects Jordan, then gives him his towel and walks off.
Main Event: NXT Champion Kevin Owens vs. Solomon Crowe
Owens goes outside to stall early. Crowe goes out after Owens, but Owens nails him with a forearm, a back clubs and a series of right hands and stomps. Back in, Owens talks trash to Crowe, but Crowe fights back with right hands. Crowe with a running forearm, then heads up top, but Owens knocks him off, sending Crowe crashing down to the outside as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Owens with a big right hand to Crowe, then locks him in a chinlock. Crowd wills on Crowe. Crowe fights back, but Owens drives him back down to the mat. Owens talks more trash, then stomps away at Crowe and unloads with more right hands. Owens taunts the crowd, then sends Crowe outside. Referee begins his 10 count, but Crowe is just barely able to get back in before the count of 10. Owens sends Crowe back outside and referee starts his count again. Crowe just gets back in again, then surprises Owens with an enziguri from the apron. Back in, Crowe with a savate kick to the ribs and a series of chops, but Owens with a kick to the knee. Crowe comes back with a big right hand, followed by a running knee in the corner. Crowe off the ropes, but Owens TURNS HIM INSIDE OUT with a back elbow!
Owens hits the back senton splash, followed by the Pop-Up Powerbomb for the win.
Winner: NXT Champion Kevin Owens by pinfall (Pop-Up Powerbomb)
Owens celebrates his win afterward, then goes to leave, but grabs Crowe at ringside. Owens sets for the Apron Powerbomb, when all of a sudden, Samoa Joe’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring. Owens stares down Joe and dares him to come in the ring, but when Joe does, Owens quickly retreats to the outside and up the rampway. Owens backs up the ramp, saying that Joe should have stayed in oblivion. Owens goes to the back as Joe stares him down from the ring as the show closes.