Show: Takeover: Orlando
Location: Orlando, FL
Airing on the WWE Network
Welcome to the WWE NXT Takeover: Orlando pre-show. Charly Caruso, Nigel McGuinness, and Sam Roberts made up the panel. We see Bobby Roode, Shinsuke Nakamura, Asuka, and Ember Moon arrive at the arena. It was announced that No Way Jose would not compete tonight after Sanity attacked him earlier today at Axxess. WWE aired several video packages for the top matches taking place tonight.
Welcome to WWE NXT Takeover: Orlando. We get an intro video package. Our opening contest is…
Eight-Person Tag Team Match: Sanity (Alexander Wolfe, Killian Dain, Eric Young, and Nikki Cross) vs. Roderick Strong, Tye Dillinger, Kassius Ohno, and Ruby Riot
A brawl breaks out to begin the match. Cross and Riot start fighting in the ring then Cross took her down and pulled some hair. Ohno and Wolfe were tagged in. Ohno worked over his left wrist, but Wolfe landed a big right hand then tagged in Young, who landed some right hands. Strong was tagged i and hit a back suplex to Young then a drop kick to Wolfe. He hit Dain with a knee strike. Wolfe with a suplex to Strong then tagged in Dain, who put the boots to him. A brawl broke out in the ring and Ohno took out the guys with an outside dive. Back in the ring, Riot and Cross brawled in the ring. Dillinger took out Dain with a super kick. Ohno kicked Wolfe and hit a forearm shot. Young with a neck breaker to Ohno. Strong with a kick to Young. Cross took out Strong, and Riot took out Dain with headlocks. Riot sent her to the floor while Strong clotheslines Young. Riot hit a drop kick off the apron to Cross. Dillinger went for his finisher to Dain, but Wolfe super kicked him. Dain hit his finisher to Dillinger for the win.
Singles Match: Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Aleister Black
They lock up, and Black sent him to the floor. Back in the ring, Black hit him with a series of strikes then a headlock. Black with a knee strike to the gut then a big kick to the chest. Black hit a moonsault off the middle rope to the floor. Almas knocked him down and worked over the left arm of Black. Almas with a back kick then they exchange kicks. Almas with a spring board kick then a double knee strike in the corner. Black with a series of kicks then hit the Black Mass for the win.
NXT Tag Team Championship Elimination Triple Threat Match: Authors Of Pain © vs. #DIY vs. The Revival
They start brawling in the ring. Gargano and Ciampa set up a table at ringside. Akam and Rezar sent DIY into the barricade. The Revival took out the champs and start brawling with DIY. Ciampa with a knee strike to Dawson for 2. Akam was tagged in and hit a clothesline to DIY. Ciampa hit him with a big boot, but Akam hit him from behind. Dawson hit Rezar with a DDT and Ciampa rolled him up for 2. They sent Akam to the floor, and Gargano was tagged, who hit a springboard spear to Dawson. Gargano kicked him and Rezar then Ciampa took out Rezar with a dive while Gargano hit a dive to Akam. Gargano hit a DDT to Dawson for 2. AOP sent Gargano into Ciampa then into Revival. Moments later, Ciampa got the hot tag and hit a suplex to Akam then a series of strikes. Ciampa with a flying knee strike for 2. Ciampa was about to powerbomb Rezar off the apron through a table but needed some help from The Revival in doing so. Revival and DIY went after Akam, but Akam fought them off. Dawson took out Akam’s left knee and locked in the figure four leg lock. Gargano locked in a cross face. Rezar broke it up. The Revival and DIY start brawling in the ring. Wilder and Gargano took out AOP with a dive. Back in the ring, AOP hit their finisher to Ciampa for the elimination.
AOP double teamed Wilder. Dawson rolled up Akam for 2. AOP hit a double powerbomb to The Revival. Dawson rolled up Rezar for 2. Akam hit a suplex to Wilder on the floor, and Rezar hit one to Dawson. AOP hit double powerbombs for the win.
Winner: Authors Of Pain
NXT Women’s Championship Match: Asuka © vs. Ember Moon
They lock up and exchange headlocks. Moon tossed her to the floor and hit an outside dive. Back in the ring, Asuka avoided a kick and hit a clothesline. Asuka blocked a splash and hit a back suplex for 2. Moon avoided a clothesline and hit one of her. Moon hit a suplex for 2. Moon hit a front face suplex off the top rope, but Asuka then shoved the referee into the ropes and knocked Moon down. Asuka with a big kick for the win.
NXT Championship Match: Bobby Roode © vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
They lock up and Roode locks in a headlock to start the match. Nakamura with a knee strike and then a knee drop. The crowd was split. Nakamura tossed him to the floor and then back into the ring. Nakamura hit a shoulder block and attempted a suplex out of the ring but Roode blocked it and landed some right hands. Roode knocked him down to the floor. Back in the ring, Roode worked over Nakamura’s left shoulder. Nakamura caught him with a back kick and several more kicks. Nakamura hit a baseball slide drop kick to send him to the floor. He placed Roode on the apron and hit a knee drop. Back in the ring, Nakamura hit a drop kick but missed a big kick and Roode took out the left knee of Nakamura. Roode locked in the figure four leg lock but Nakamura got out of it and locked in an armbar but Roode got out of it. Nakamura hit a knee strike for 2. Roode hit a DDT for 2. Roode grabbed the NXT Title but the referee took it away from him. Nakamura hit a suplex then went for his finisher but Roode hit a spinebuster for 2. Roode hit his DDT finisher for the win.
Roode celebrated in the ring to close the show. Thanks for watching along and we will see you this Sunday for WrestleMania 33.