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-After a little Slipknot, Mauro Ranallo, Beth Phoenix & Nigel McGuinness welcome us to Full Sail, where General Manager William Regal is already in the ring for the contract signing for TakeOver: Toronto’s Tag title match. Street Profits are out first, bringing red cups and belts to the party. Angelo Dawkins cuts off Regal before he can introduce the challengers, however. Montez Ford does the honors, New Age Outlaws-style, bringing “O’Reilly Auto Parts and Laurence Fishburne” out as the next team to get that ass whuppin’ from the champs. Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly enter to an “auto parts” chant. The ERA riffs on whether the spiel was so funny they forgot to laugh, or if they remembered but didn’t laugh because it wasn’t funny. Fish says the Profits aren’t on their level, but for the first time, Ford & Dawkins autograph is in demand. They need their signature on the contract, but they stand no chance of leaving Toronto as champs. Not only are the ERA better to them bell-to-bell, they’re funnier than Tez & AD. Fish tells KOR to tell a joke, and he says “Street Profits are NXT Tag champs” and they have a laugh! The Profits put over Undisputed as having been on every TakeOver and beating every great team in NXT history. Ford says that now that they’ve climbed the mountain and connected with the fans, after everything they’ve been through in life, they can’t lose. Dawkins says in Toronto, the Street Profits will beat dat ass, and that’s Undisputed. Amidst much posturing, the contract is signed, and Regal makes it official.
- The North American title Triple Threat gets a hype video telling the story of how we got to Velveteen Dream defending against Roderick Strong & Pete Dunne.
- Corey Taylor is NXT (Slipknot’s “Unsainted” is a TakeOver: Toronto theme)
- The Women’s title feud is featured in our next video. Shayna Baszler says Mia Yim doesn’t deserve to be here, let alone a title shot. Yim says the champ is only on top because of Jessamyn Duke & Marina Shafir. Each predicts victory, obviously.
- Shane Thorne def. Joaquin Wilde via pinfall with a running knee
The story is that the former TM-61er is jealous because Wilde and others got the Breakout Tournament and he didn’t. The former DJ Z goes for a quick cover out of the opening lock-up, and talks a bunch of trash as he continues to get the best of the grappling. The Aussie eventually reverse a leaping guillotine into a brainbuster, but doesn’t try for a cover. Eventually he does try, but can’t get three, so it’s rest hold time. Joaquin punches out, and wins a battle on the apron with a clothesline. They trade back elbows off whips, and Wilde gets two off a powerbomb. Striking exchange in the center of the ring, and a pop-up dropkick sends Thorne to the outside. A pair of topes and Wilde is pumped. Shane barely beats the ten count, then rolls right back out. He pulls the TNA veteran out and whips him into the ring post and steps, then slams him on the ramp. Thorne throws him back in and finishes him.
- The personal feud between Io Shirai & Candice LeRae is recapped to promote their TakeOver battle on Saturday.
- Nigel kicks it to the great Harley Race tribute WWE’s been showing all week. Hail to the King.
- Matt Riddle vs. Killian Dain never starts
The Bro is out first, but before he can fistbump his way down the ramp, Dain with a cross body out of nowhere! Riddle tries to fight back, and gets left laying at ringside as officials check on him, and the Irishman with a big rolling senton into the steel steps. That’s it - no match.
- A long video covering the entire Breakouts Tournament ends with the announcement the finals between Jordan Myles and Cameron Grimes is next week (meaning taped before the main card in Toronto)
- After being reminded of Fandango’s return, we see Cathy Kelley’s interview where he promises “Breezango reimagined”. He & Tyler Breeze face The Forgotten Sons next week/Saturday.
- The “Prime Target: TakeOver” mini-special on Cole/Gargano III ends the episode