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NXT results, live blog (Aug. 15, 2018): TakeOver ‘go home’ show

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Enjoy the show!

- In Memory of Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart graphic and silent open, before a recap of the chaos at the end of last episode and Mauro Ranallo runs down the change it made to TakeOver’s NXT Title main event.

- Street Profits def. The Mighty via pinfall with a roll-up (and a handful of tights) by Montez Ford on Shane Thorne

Nick Miller and Montez Ford start us off, and the Aussie quickly overpowers Ford and shoves him to The Mighty’s corner to bring in Shane Thorne. Montez slips out of a back body drop and Angelo Dawkins tags himself in. They hit both their opponents with tandem moves, but when it’s Dawkins and Thorne, a lariat to the back of Angelo’s head sends him into the turnbuckle and puts the heels in control.

They maintain control by occasionally distracting the referee and employing dirty tricks. Miller gets a nearfall off a nice spinebuster. Thorne misses a charge and Angelo kicks him into his partner, allowing him to finally reach his corner and bring Ford in hot. He cleans house, but Thorne fires back. They go for roll-up covers, and after Shane tries to steal a win with a handful of tights, Montez gives as good as he got.

- Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson discuss tonight’s show. We see Women’s Champ Shayna Baszler coaching Aliyah in Gorilla before her match with the wrestler Baszler will defend her title against on Saturday.

- Undisputed ERA are chilling in their spot backstage. Roderick Strong can’t believe he and Kyle O’Reilly have to face Moustache Mountain AGAIN in Brooklyn. Kyle mocks Trent Seven for saying he’s 100%, and the faction decides if he’s 100%, they must be 1000%. Strong and Bobby Fish mock Seven and Tyler Bate, and War Raiders for saying they’ll beat whoever wins at TakeOver. Adam Cole remarks it’s been a year since they debuted, and this weekend, they’ll show Ricochet and everyone else that this is their ERA, and that is Undisputed.

- Kairi Sane def. Aliyah via submission with The Anchor

Shayna joins the commentary team as the wrestlers lock-up. Aliyah disrespectfully pushes Sane in the middle of the ring, and when Kairi eyes the champ, Aliyah attacks her from behind. That doesn’t last long though, as Kairi grabs her opponent and puts her in the stretch muffler. Aliyah makes the ropes, then flattens Sane with the forearm Baszler was teaching her backstage.

That’s short-lived, though, as Kairi heads into her finishing sequence. After the interceptor spear, the sliding elbow and THREE inSane Elbows, Sane finally goes for the cover, but pulls Aliyah up at two! She locks in her submission finisher and arches over to stare at the Queen of Spades (who climbed up on the announce desk to stare her down) while Aliyah taps.

The staredown continues after the bell, with Baszler holding up her belt as Sane poses at the ring post.

- Video package for the North American Title match starts with a recap of Adam Cole’s year in NXT before seguing into a highlight reel of Ricochet. It recaps Cole’s claim that his opponent might be good or even great, but he’s not special like he is. Ricochet vows to wipe AC’s name from the belt and bring honor to it by defending it every night, something he says Cole is failing to do.

- Velveteen Dream enters for a promo. He responds to fans chanting his name with a laugh, and says them cheering him is funny - just like EC3. He mockingly says EC3 is so smart, funny and charming... just like the fans. He had The Dream’s curiousity, but now he has something money can’t buy, that no one wants... he has Velveteen’s attention. He’s made an enemy out of The Dream. And this Saturday (he stops due to fans chanting his name) it’ll be Dream over.

EC3 is here, marching down the ramp with a mic in hand. He says, “so this is what it sounds like when doves cry” and makes fun of Velveteen’s fanny pack (it’s black leather). He knows what Dream is trying to do, and warns him not to. He’s trying to get in his head, and it’s a scary place. And he builds condos in people’s heads. Dream’s head is a real fixer up. But the time for talking is over. It’s time to fight, and EC3 is here to rack up victory, after victory, after...

Dream cuts him off and again says TakeOver will be Dream over. EC3 says they don’t have to wait until Saturday, and starts taking off his shirt. Dream removes his fanny pack and then throws his denim vest at EC3 and cheap shots him! Before Velveteen can put EC3 down, however, he slips free and hits his fireman’s carry cutter! He stared down a dazed Dream before sliding out of the ring.

- Cathy Kelley’s special edition of WWE Now is shown, as Kelley breaks down the footage of Aleister Black’s attack and lists the suspects.

- The main event gets a video package. Amidst the recap of their first two matches, Johnny Gargano says in Chicago all he say was hatred, and that’s why Tommaso Ciampa won. As Ciampa’s NXT Title win is shown, Tommaso says he replaced his former partner. This builds to a pretty epic crescendo, as you’d expect. You should watch it. I’ll be posting it later.

- We see Bianca Belair rehabbing her “injury” at the PC as Percy tells us she’ll be back soon. Pete Dunne will defend the UK Title against Zach Gibson next week - not sure if that happens on Saturday, or if they’re showing something from the tapings a few weeks back.

- Tyler Bate def. Roderick Strong via pinfall following Tyler Driver 97

Both men are accompanied by their partners, and after a staredown, Tyler charges at the bell and manages to fight off not only Roddy, but an apron sneak attack by Kyle O’Reilly. But Strong catches him in mid-air before dropping him with a backbreaker. He targets the lower back with a stretch, then gets a nearfall off another backbreaker.

Tyler hits a headbutt and starts a striking exchange, holding his own for a while before Strong stuns him with a loud chop. He fights off a superplex and gets back in it with a diving elbow. Another exchange ends with a BANG, and Tyler throws Roddy with an exploder and lands a running SSP for two. Strong slides out before an airplane spin can start, but gets rana-ed down and hit with a bridging suplex for another nearfall.

Another dust-up leads to Roddy getting Bate in the Stronghold, but Tyler rolls him up. A flurry leads to an attempted End of Heartache, but Bate lands on his feet. After a rebound lariat is countered, Bate attempts a crucifix cover, then hits the rebound lariat and flies to the floor when Strong rolls out.

O’Reilly hops on the apron to distract from the follow-up finisher attempt, but Trent pulls him down. Things break down from there, but after a strike and the rolling kick, he hits his finish.

Undisputed ERA sulks up the ramp while Moustache Mountain celebrates in the ring.

- We get the music video/card rundown package for TakeOver to close the show.

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