WWE NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia Results – January 27 2018

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NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia opens with a video package narrated by Paul Heyman, who has something of a history with Philly.

NXT Tag Team Championship Match
(C) The Undisputed Era Vs. The Author’s of Pain

Before the Champions can really settle in, The Author’s attack them from behind and we have a huge brawl. The Champions are cleared to ringside and the referee and Ellering stops the AOP from following.

The bell rings and Fish starts off for his team but heads to the floor as Rezar attacks. Fish enters the ring and is forced to tag O’Reilly. Kyle hits Rezar with stiff kicks and goes for the leg but gets shoved to the mat. O’Reilly tells Rezar to bring it as he sits on the mat. O’Reilly keeps going for the leg and drops Rezar on his face. Rezar with a double leg takedown and some offense. O’Reilly goes for an early triangle choke and transitions into a leg lock. O’Reilly with strikes but Rezar sends O’Reilly to the floor, where Fish checks on him.

O’Reilly enters the ring and backs into the corner as Fish tags in. Fish goes for the leg as well. Rezar rams Fish back into the corner and in comes Akam for some double teaming. Akam slams Fish to the mat and stomps as Ellering barks orders. Fish with a knee to the gut and a tag to O’Reilly. Akam unloads on O’Reilly and sends him back to the floor. The champs go to leave but Akam and Rezar run them over on the floor. Fish gets sent into the steel steps. O’Reilly gets stomped on the floor. Akam unloads on Fish and slams him face first into the top of the barrier.

The Authors with more double teaming but Akam clutches his knee and sells a left leg injury. O’Reilly sends Akam to the apron and Fish attacks the injured left leg while he’s on the apron. Rezar runs in but Fish runs in and tackles him out to the floor. Fish falls with him and they land hard. O’Reilly and Akam go at it now. Fish tags back in for some double teaming in the corner. O’Reilly tags back in and keeps Akam in their corner. The referee counts as they quick tags and double teams continue. Akam tries to fight them both off but they take out the leg again. Fish unloads in the corner again, focusing on the injured leg of Akam. Akam shoves Fish off but O’Reilly tags in and chops the leg out. O’Reilly goes for a leg submission but Akam tries to kick him away. Akam gets up limping but O’Reilly takes him back down with a kneebar. Akam finally makes it to the bottom rope but the damage has been done.

Fish tags back in and keeps Akam in their side of the ring. O’Reilly tags back in for more double teaming. O’Reilly with another leg submission, keeping pressure on the injured leg. Fish lands a senton and then hits Akam while he’s in a submission. Fish with more strikes to Akamm, then hits Rezar on the apron. Fish turns around and gets backdropped by Akam. Rezar tags in and unloads on both competitors with big boots. Rezar follows up with two big slams and strikes to O’Reilly as fans pop. Fish jumps on Rezar’s back while he has O’Reilly lifted up. Rezar nails a fall-away slam on O’Reilly and covers for a 2 count. O’Reilly stops a powerbomb but gets slammed to the mat. Fish with knees to Rezar.

Fish with a close 2 count on Rezar after a big suplex. Rezar stops another double team and lays both of the champions out. Fish stops a double team on O’Reilly. Fish applies a sleeper hold to Rezar while O’Reilly has a leg submission on Akam. Rezar sends Fish to the mat, which also breaks the submission. All 4 Superstars are down in the middle of the ring now. Fans do dueling chants now. O’Reilly with kicks to Akam, still focusing on the knee. Akam yells back at O’Reilly and blocks a kick, launching him across the ring. Akam with knees in the corner to O’Reilly’s face. Akam knocks Fish off the apron. Akam with a Buckle Bomb to O’Reilly. Fish runs in but Rezar floors him. AOP go for the Super Collider but it ends up backfiring as O’Reilly reverses the powerbomb into a hurricanrana with both members of AOP colliding. O’Reilly hits a roll-up and steals the win!

Winners: The Undisputed Era

After the bell, Ellering isn’t happy as the Champs quickly roll from the ring and lay down on the outside. Fish and O’Reilly stumble away with the titles as Ellering checks on The Authors. The champs talk trash from the stage as Akam, Rezar and Ellering look on from the ring, this one is far from over.

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