In the second match of the night at WWE NXT TakeOver 31, KUSHIDA took on The Velveteen Dream.
Notes written in real-time during the match:
KUSHIDA attacked Dream during his entrance as he was posing on the turnbuckle. Vic Joseph pointed out that this KUSHIDA’s first match on a TakeOver and we are seeing a different side to him.
It took a couple of minutes but Dream was finally able to turn things around with an attack at ringside. KUSHIDA was very aggressive, including one spot where Dream had his arm wedged in between the steel steps and the ring post and KUSHID drop kicked the steps.
Back in the ring, KUSHIDA locked in an armbar submission but Dream was able to slide his way out of the ring to break the hold. Back in the ring, Dream hit a powerbomb but KUSHIDA countered into an armbar again but Dream bit his way out of it. Dream hit the Death Vally Driver and then he hit the diving elbow off the top but he wasn’t able to capitalize because of his “injured” shoulder so he was slow to go for the pin and that gave KUSHIDA time to kick out. Dream then hit KUSHIDA with a stiff clothesline and he was going for another elbow off the top but KUSHIDA popped up and hit a butterfly suplex off the top into a Hoverboard Lock submission. Dream countered into a Death Valley Driver but KUSHIDA held onto the submission and Dream tapped out.
KUSHIDA attacked Dream after the match with punches and another armbar submission as referees ran in to get him to back off.
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— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) October 4, 2020