Welcome to Ringside News’ LIVE RESULTS of NXT TakeOver: New York. This will be a LOADED card so keep refreshing after the action kicks off at 7:00 PM EST
We are days away from WrestleMania and TakeOver is now on a Friday because the G1 Supercard sold out Madison Square Garden tomorrow night. Therefore, we’ll get the WWE Hall Of Fame on Saturday again like it was before TakeOver events were a thing.
This card was shaken up in a few big ways, primarily because Tommaso Ciampa injured his neck and needed surgery. He would have probably been able to work the TakeOver event, but Vince McMahon decided he needed to bring up the NXT Champion to the main roster for some reason.
Due to that change in plans, Johnny Gargano and Adam Cole will fight to take the title away from Vacant in a 2 out of 3 falls match.
There is also an interesting situation with Ricochet and Aleister Black because they will have been in 3 different title matches for 3 different WWE brands in the same week by the time WrestleMania is over. That will be quite an accomplishment. However, their main roster days might be upon us so a title win might just complicate things. Therefore, the War Raiders might remain undefeated.
We also have to address the possibility that WWE might need Shayna Baszler on the main roster soon as well. WrestleMania is an exciting time of the year and you never know who might be introduced in the Superstar shake-up that is coming up very soon.
There is a lot of drama throughout this entire card. You can check out the match listing below and check back when the show kicks off and we’ll get this going.
NXT Championship 2-out-of-3 Falls Match
Johnny Gargano vs. Adam Cole
NXT Women’s Championship Fatal 4-Way Match
Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Kairi Sane vs. Io Shirai vs. Bianca Belair
WWE United Kingdom Championship Match
Pete Dunne (c) vs. WALTER
NXT Tag Team Championship Match
The War Raiders (c) vs. Aleister Black & Ricochet
NXT North American Championship Match
Velveteen Dream (c) vs. Matt Riddle
War Raiders vs Ricochet & Aleister Black – NXT Tag Team Title Match
The War Raiders got some nice Vikings to lead them to the ring. Ricochet and Aleister were incredibly over as well. The Brooklyn crowd knew every word to Black’s theme song too and it was pretty epic.
Black and Rowe started out and after exchanging some moves, Rowe took control and held back from delivering a devastating punch when he had Aleister pinned down. Then Black returned the favor later on by holding back a kick.
Hanson and Ricochet took the tag next and Ricochet took control with his speed and then he tagged Black back in who threw Rowe to the outside. Black did his flipping taunt and Ricochet sat down next to them. Then the War Raiders jumped in to start some tandem wrestling.
Rowe slammed Hanson on Ricochet after The One And Only was taken down followed by a body slam and an armbar from Rowe to Black. Aleister blocked getting slammed on again by the War Raiders and kicked Hanson before Ricochet took the tag.
Ricochet hit a springboard lariat for a 2 count after a flurry of offense. Black took the tag and maintained control of Rowe as he tried to work on him.
The crowd popped huge out of nowhere and chanted, “You deserve it!” a few times while looking off to the side. So I can only imagine what happened there.
Ricochet and Hanson took takes and the big guy took control with a sidewalk slam and a crossbody. Black and Ricochet ended up in the corners and they took a bunch of running splashes from Hanson.
Then Ricochet caught Hanson and hit a belly to belly suplex and the crowd popped huge! That was impressive.
Rowe and Black started slugging it out and then Black caught Rowe’s knee, but Rowe landed one and then so did Black. Rowe kicked out of a pinning German suplex from Aleister and the crowd popped again.
Then Hanson and Ricochet started trading moves including a handspring off the ropes into a back elbow. Ricochet kicked out at two after that. Then Hanson climbed up to the top rope only to be pulled off of it.
Rowe nailed a knee to Ricochet’s mouth and then crushed him with Hanson before the War Raiders pulled off a sick double team move. They both covered Ricochet and Black broke up the pinfall with a double stomp off the ropes.
Black sent Hanson to the outside and hit a dive. Rowe hit a dive on Black and then Ricochet hit a corkscrew tiger drop on Rowe followed by Hanson climbing to the top rope and taking everyone out with a cannonball somersault dive.
Rowe and Ricochet returned to the ring and Ricochet hit a Superkick. Black tagged in and took Hanson off the apron. Then he focused on Rowe where he nailed a Black Mass followed by a shooting star press from Ricochet.
Hanson barreled through Black and caused them to break up the pinfall. Ricochet missed another 630 attempt and then Black was taken out on the outside by Hanson with a clothesline.
Hanson got tagged in and Ricochet hit a Superkick. Then the War Raiders hit the Thor’s Hammer followed by the Fallout for the win.
Winners: War Raiders
Matt Riddle vs Velveteen Dream – NXT North American Title Match
Riddle got a huge pop and Dream got a great entrance where he looked like the Statue Of Liberty. Amazing.
The Original Bro took Velveteen Dream down pretty quickly and out-wrestled him until the referee made him break the hold. Dream wasn’t getting in Riddle’s mind as he had with previous opponents.
They had a test of strength, but Riddle flipped over and into an armbar until Dream got to the ropes to get free. Velveteen stomped on Riddle’s bare foot and shook him for a second. Riddle kept kicking out and countering everything until Dream scratched his back. This just made Matt angry.
Dream countered out of a few suplexes and hit a dropkick and two double axhandles. Riddle went on the apron and Dream knocked him off and hit a dive, but Riddle turned it into a German suplex on the outside.
Then Riddle maintained control with a couple running forearms and a senton and a kick for a two count. Velveteen Dream was soon caught in an armbar and then Riddle drove his heel into Dream a few times before he had to break it up.
Dream jumped up and hit a German suplex on Riddle, but that just made him mad. Dream took some more punishment, but kept kicking out.
As Riddle continued, he started drawing boos from the crowd. He was cocky and kept hitting stiff shots. Riddle got another armbar and took Dream down with a triangle, but Dream lifted Riddle up and drove him down. Riddle hit a GTS and another German for another two count.
Riddle started firing off kicks to Dream and said “I’m the bro that runs the show,” but Dream started to HULK UP and even pointed and the whole crowd said, “YOU.” This was followed by a slam and a running knee before clotheslining him of the ring. Then Dream hit a double ax handle from the top rope.
They got back in the ring and Dream hit a Fameasser for a two count.
Dream jumped off the top rope and Riddle nailed another knee before Dream hit a Codebreaker for a two count. Riddle countered another running knee with an ankle lock and held it for a bit.
Velveteen hit a Dream Valley Driver, but Riddle grabbed him off the top rope elbow. Dream got loose and knocked him back down. Dream went to the apron and Riddle hit a German on him dead weight followed by a Floating Bro for a two count.
After trading some more moves, Riddle hit a knee for a two count and then immediately grabbed him. As Dream fought Riddle off, he rolled The Bro up for a pinfall.
Winner: Velveteen Dream
WALTER vs Pete Dunne – WWE United Kingdom Championship
The crowd was extremely pumped for this one.
They felt each other out a little bit and then Dunne tried to shoot on his legs but WALTER stopped him and kicked him off. Then WALTER and Dunne eventually traded shots and WALTER’s chop sent Dunne down twice.
They traded shots and transitioned in and out of each other’s submission moves showing amazing skill. WALTER got on a crab, but Dunne got to the ropes. Then he crawled to the apron.
WALTER maintained control as he stomped on Pete, but that just upset him as WALTER begged him to bring it. They traded shots and then Pete Dunne unleashed on WALTER. Pete Dunne flipped over and landed on his feet off a German suplex followed by a kick that sent WALTER to the outside. Then Dunne hit a dive on WALTER.
Dunne climbed to the top and WALTER joined him. Dunne pulled at WALTER’s fingers and then he hit a powerbomb for a two count. WALTER rolled outside and Dunne hit a sick double foot stomp on the outside.
WALTER nailed a dropkick and then locked in a sleeper hold. Then WALTER hit a German suplex and a powerbomb for a two count.
WALTER started teeing off on Pete Dunne with stomps and then they started a test of strength that WALTER won. Dunne reversed a powerbomb and stomped on WALTER’s fingers before nailing a kick to the head. WALTER caught Pete on the top rope, but Dunne fought him off until that stopped working and WALTER hit an avalanche sleeper suplex on Pete Dunne.
Dunne broke all of WALTER’s fingers and hit a German suplex and a crucifix pin for a two count. They traded stomps and then WALTER caught Dunne with a sleeper that he rolled out of. Dunne got WALTER in a sick submission with a finger stretch too, but WALTER got to the ropes.
WALTER clothelined Dunne off the top rope and then Dunne caught him with a triangle, but WALTER fight his way out and then he stomped him down. WALTER reversed out of a Bitter End and hit a lariat followed by two clothelines from Dunne and a Bitter End for a two count.
They both got up at the same time and had another stand off before trading shots. Finally, WALTER nailed a big boot and climbed to the top rope. Dunne jumped up and then WALTER turned him around to hit a top rope powerbomb.
WALTER followed with a splash and…
1-2-3 and we have a NEW WWE UK Champion.
Shayna Bazler vs Bianca Belair vs Kairi Sane vs Io Shirai – NXT Women’s Title Match
The Sky Pirates really had an advantage early on as they took everyone out with tag team moves that included an imaginary baseball game. Soon Io and Sane were in the ring together and they started trading flips and counters.
Baszler tripped Kairi and Bianca got to Io, however, Shayna soon took control. Bianca got free and jumped over Shayna to hit a dropkick an then Bianca went outside to join Shayna and blocked it and drove Shayna into the post instead.
They carried on in the ring allowing Io and Bianca to pair up for a bit. Io went for a cross-body block, but Bianca caught her for a fallaway slam and a two count before Baszler broke up the pin.
Shayna and Bianca ended up on top and then Kairi and Io helped powebomb them all. Io lifted Sane up and helped her get some major air on a dive followed by a running moonsault on the outside from Io.
Bianca returned to the ring and took both Sky Pirates out followed by Baszler getting involved and then eventually everyone was down.
Eventually, Baszler and Io ended up outside of the ring so Bianca Belair press slamed Kairi onto both of them to the outside. It was quite impressive. Bianca got Shayna in the ring and went for her chickwing facebuster, but Baszler turned it into her chokehold and then Bianca stood up with Shayna on her back to fight her off and hit a KOD, but Io broke up the pinfall.
Io almost won after a few moonsaults and then Kairi broke up the pin. So they fought a little bit and Sane hit an Alabama Slam on Io onto Baszler followed by a diving elbow for a two count before Io broke it up.
Io started teeing off with forearms on Sane until Kairi came back with a DDT. Then Bianca hit Kairi with her hair and picked up both Sky Pirates for a double KOD.
However, Shayna Baszler kicked Bianca and locked in her chokehold. Bianca tried to get out and finally had to tap out.
Winner: Shayna Baszler
The crowd was not happy about Shayna retaining there.
Johnny Gargano vs Adam Cole – 2 out of 3 Falls NXT Title Match
Adam Cole was way more over than Gargano in Brooklyn.
They started off by feeling each other out and quickly got to work with one counter after another for a bit. Then Gargano hit an armdrag to slow it down a little bit.
Eventually, Gargano clotheslined Cole outside and Adam avoided a knee off the apron at first, but then he hit a dropkick on Cole on the other side. Gargano threw Cole back in and he rolled to the other side of the ring to create more separation. Cole then chopped Gargano down in the corner and delivered some knee shots.
Johnny fought out of a rear chinlock and then they both went for cross-body blocks at the same time to take each other out. They traded shots and Gargano nailed a belly to belly before the two traded nearfall roll-up pins.
Cole kicked out at two after a sling-shot spear from Gargano. Cole and Johnny kept besting each other around every turn in this match. Suddenly, Cole scored a pinfall on Gargano after hitting a Last Shot.
Winner of 1st Fall – Adam Cole
Cole tried to get a jump on Gargano and hit another Last Shot, but Gargano kicked out of that one. Gargano got Cole on the outside and hit him with a senton.
They soon ended up on the top rope and Johnny hit Tommaso’s top rope move on Cole for a two count. They carried on and Gargano hit a slingshot DDT on Cole to take both of them out as the crown chanted: “Mama Mia!”
Gargano broke up the referee’s 10 count and then Cole shoved him into the ring post a couple of times.
After wrestling him around, Gargano locked on the Gargano Escape and Adam Cole tapped out immediately.
Winner of 2nd Fall – Johnny Gargano
This fall started with a hockey fight before Cole landed a devastating neckbreaker which busted Gargano open the hard way right above his eyebrow. He was bleeding so the referee put on the black gloves.
Gargano nailed a kick and then lawn darted Cole into the 2nd turnbuckle for a two count. Then they started trading shots from their knees and they soon moved to their feet where they kicked each other at the same time as well.
Huge “NXT” chants broke out as they got back to their feet. “Both these guys” chants were there too.
Cole landed a kick to the back of the head followed by a straight jacket German suplex for a very close two count. Gargano nailed a reverse spikerana and a superkick, but Cole rolled out of the ring.
Then Gargano went outside and Cole sent Gargano flying with a wheelbarrow suplex into the LED board on the side of the ring. Suddenly, Gargano hit two DDTs on Cole for another two count. Cole went out of the ring and Gargano hit another suicide dive.
Then Cole nailed a Canadian destroyer for a two count. The crowd was insanely loud right now. Gargano rolled to the apron and Cole kicked him to the floor.
Cole called Gargano a failure and slapped him before Gargano came back with a forearm and sent Cole over the announce table and Adam nailed a Fairy Tale Ending on Gargano on the table and the table did not break or give one bit. Gargano looked out of it.
The referee started counting and Gargano barley made it back before eating a superkick before getting in Gargano’s face.
Suddenly, Gargano locked in another Gargano Escape and Cole couldn’t get to the ropes. He tapped out and it was all over.
Winner: Johnny Gargano
After the match, Candice LeRae ran down to celebrate with her husband. There were all smiles at the end of this one. Tommaso Ciampa came out and hugged Johnny while all three posed together with Gargano and had another group hug.