We take a look at the crowd and in the front row is none other than the sensational Richocet!
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We get the video package for the next match, which will feature hardcore rules! Aleister Black is out first to a huge reception. Cole is out second and it’s really something to hear an entire arena shouting “Adam Cole Baby!”
Extreme Rules Match
Adam Cole Vs. Aleister Black
As soon as the bell rings, both men rush each other and trade shots in the middle of the ring. Black kicks Cole and sends him out to the floor . Black runs the ropes, springboards off and fakes the dive, and takes a seat in the middle of the ring. Cole grabs a steel chair as cheer for Black, then they start chanting for ECW. Cole comes in and swings the chair but misses, Black kicks Cole and the chair falls. Cole goes back to the floor for a breather. Black takes a seat in the chair for another pop from the Philly fans.
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Cole comes back in but they quickly return to the floor. Black with a huge shot to the face. Cole turns it around and sends Black’s head into the apron. Cole brings a few chairs from under the ring. Cole hits Black with a few strikes. Cole tosses the chairs into the ring and delivers a running boot to Black’s face. Black fights back but Cole rams him into the barrier. Cole brings a kendo stick from under the ring but Black has a kendo stick of his own now. They meet in the ring and face off with the sticks as fans cheer for the chaos.
Eventually, Black tosses his stick out of the ring and tells Cole to bring it. Cole swings and misses. Black unloads with forearms and a kick. Black goes for a moonsault from the second rope but Cole nails him in the gut with a kendo stick. Fans chant “holy s–t” now as Cole takes a seat. The referee checks on Black. Cole with another big kendo stick shot to the back and some trash talking. Cole puts the kendo stick in Black’s mouth and pulls back while talking trash. Cole with a Backstabber for a 2 count.
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Fans chant for tables as Cole works Black over. Cole rolls to the floor and brings a table out from under the ring. Cole sets the table up at ringside as Black recovers inside. Cole returns to the ring and decks Black. Fans chant for the table and Cole says they’re going to get it. Cole brings Black to the corner and tries to suplex him through the table on the floor but Black resists. Black decks Cole and throws him on top of the trash can in the middle of the ring. Black with a running knee strike for another 2 count.
Black brings a table from under the ring and sets it up it next to the table that Cole erected. The referee checks on Cole. Black brings a ladder from under the ring now and slides it in but Cole kicks it into Black, sending him back into the barrier. Cole leans the ladder up in the corner. Cole’s hand is bleeding now. Cole brings Black back into the ring and goes for a suplex onto the leaning ladder. Black fights him. Cole drops Black with an enziguri. Cole with kicks and punches in the corner now.
Cole unloads in the corner for a pop. Black has Cole in the Electric Chair now. Black drops Cole into the ladder in the corner. We get replays. Black with a 2 count now. Black stands a chair up now. Black runs the ropes but Cole jumps up and hits Black in the gut with the chair. Cole tries to lift Black onto the chair but a back elbow stops him. Cole avoids a few shots but Black stomps on him with both feet. Black positions Cole’s face onto the seat of the chair. Black goes to the top but Cole tosses a chair at him. Black catches it but Cole superkicks him from the top through the two tables on the floor. Fans chant “holy s–t” as the referee checks on Black.
Cole brings Black back into the ring and covers for a 2 count. Fans chant “this is awesome” now. Cole positions a chair and pushes another chair up against the first. Black jumps up and counters, slamming Cole on top of the two chairs. We get replays as Cole screams in pain – that spot was nasty as heck, Cole bounced right off of the chairs. Cole grabs a chair and uses it to get up but Black kicks it into his face. Black clutches his leg but covers for a 2 count as Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish run in to break the pin.
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Fish and O’Reilly take out Black on the floor. They’re still beat up from the earlier match. They drag Black over to the announce table and start taking it apart. SAnitY runs down and stops the table spot. Eric Young and Alexander Wolfe beat Fish and O’Reilly around ringside. Killian Dain enters the ring and stares Cole down. Dain runs the ropes and nails a huge dive on EY, Wolfe, Fish and O’Reilly as fans chant for NXT. Black is still out on the floor. Cole goes after him. Cole tries to put Black through the announce table but Black fights him off. Black then puts Cole through the announce table with a big double knee spot!
Fans chant “Mama Mia!” like Mauro Ranallo – and I think he actually did say that after the spot. Black brings it back into the ring but Cole hits a superkick from nowhere and both men are down. Fans chant “this is awesome” as Cole crawls for the chair. Cole yells that he’s going to end Black. He charges with the chair but Black hits Black Mass for the pin!
Winner: Aleister Black
What a match. That match has certainly revived this TakeOver from mediocrity. There was some crazy and inventive bumps in that match. Black stands in the centre of the ring, shattered, while Adam is helped to the back by Fish and O’Reilly.
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