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COMPLETE WWE NXT TAKEOVER REPORT: BALOR VERSUS OWENS IN A LADDER MATCH, BAYLEY VERSUS SASHA FOR THE WOMENS TITLE, TAG TITLE MATCH, CREWS MAKES HIS DEBUT, LIGER MAKES HIS DEBUT, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2015-08-22 23:11:40
Welcome to PWInsider.com’s coverage of the NXT Takeover Brooklyn special, live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Triple H is in the center of the ring as the spotlight falls on him. It started as a whisper until you screamed it at the top of your lungs. We gave it momentum, you made it unstoppable. We had a vision for change, you made it a revolution. We told you we are the future until you told us the future is now.

The lights come on in the Barclays Center.

Your announcers are Rich Brennan, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton

Tyler Breeze makes his way to the ring with women walking the ‘runway’ wearing iconic features of New York City.

Match Number One: Tyler Breeze versus Jushin “Thunder” Liger

They lock up and Breeze with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Breeze relaxes on the turnbuckles. They lock up and Breeze with a side head lock and Liger with a drop toe hold and elbow drop. Liger goes onto the turnbuckles to mock Breeze. Liger with a single leg take down and then he applies a rocking chair but Breeze gets to his feet and he stomps on Liger’s midsection.

Breeze misses a cross body into the corner and Liger kicks Breeze and then he applies the surfboard and then sends Breeze to the mat. Liger with a monkey flip and Breeze flips over to his face. Liger takes a selfie while Breeze gets back to his feet.

Liger tosses Breeze his selfie stick and Liger with chops. Breeze rakes the eyes and then Breeze with a super kick for a near fall. Breeze kicks Liger in the corner and the referee warns him. Breeze with a snap mare and leg drop for a near fall. Breeze with a front face lock. Liger with palm strikes to escape. Breeze with a knee and then he hits a rolling lungblower for a near fall.

Breeze with a front face lock but Liger elevates Breeze and sends him to the mat. Breeze charges at Liger but Liger sends Breeze to the apron. Liger with a rolling kick into the corner followed by a tilt-a-whirl back breaker. Liger goes up top but he lands on Breeze’s knees when he goes for a frog splash. Breeze with a crucifix cover for a near fall.

Breeze sends Liger into the corner and he kicks Liger. Breeze yells at the ref and he continues to punch and kick Liger. Liger with a palm strike out of the corner and then he goes up top but Breeze rolls to the floor. Liger with a somersault senton off the apron onto Breeze on the floor. Liger sends Breeze back into the ring and Liger sets for the Liger Bomb but Breeze escapes.

Liger with another palm strike and he hits the Liger Bomb for the three count.

Winner: Jushin Liger

We see Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, and Sean Waltman in the front row.

Bayley is in the locker room getting ready and Charlotte comes in and hugs Bayley while Becky Lynch comes in to shake her hand.

We have a video package for Nia Jax, coming soon to NXT.

Simon Gotch and Aiden English come out in black and white with top hats for their Tag Title opportunity.

Before the match starts, Alexa gets on the mic and says it is no surprise they couldn’t find anyone. No one ever wants to help you because the two of you are so . . . pathetic.

Alexa goes to slap Aiden and Simon and they point to the entrance and it is . . .

Blue Pants.

Match Number Two: NXT Tag Team Championship Match: Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy (with Alexa Bliss) versus Aiden English and Simon Gotch (with Blue Pants)

Gotch and Blake start things off and Blake with a wrist lock into a hammer lock. Gotch with some dips and he reverses into a wrist lock. Blake goes for the leg but Gotch with a counter of his own for a near fall. Gotch with an arm bar but Blake sends Gotch into the turnbuckles. Gotch kicks Blake and sends him to the mat and then he rolls up Blake into a cross arm breaker but Blake counters into a rollup for a near fall.

Gotch with an arm drag into an arm bar. English tags in and Gotch with an elbow drop and English with a running kick for a near fall. English with an arm bar. Murphy tags in and they hit a double leap frog but English with a double Japanese arm drag followed by an arm drag on Murphy into an arm bar.

English with an Irish whip but Murphy sends English to the apron. English with a shoulder from the apron but Blake pulls English down when he goes for a springboard move. Blake tags in and he sends English into the ring and he gets a near fall. Blake with a knee to the back and a rear chin lock. Blake with a reverse chin lock as English tries to make the tag but Blake sends English back into his corner and he kicks English and tags in Murphy.

Murphy with kicks to English and he poses to mock the Vaudevillains. Murphy with more kicks and he gets a near fall. Murphy with a reverse chin lock. Murphy runs English into the turnbuckles and Blake tags in and Murphy Irish whips Blake into the corner and Blake with a knee drop and he gets a near fall. English with an arm drag to Blake and Blake goes to the floor by Gotch and Gotch is pulled off the apron. Murphy tags in and they hit a spike elevated neck breaker for a near fall.

Blake tags in and Blake is kicked into Murphy and English tries to split them to make the tag. Blake grabs English but English kicks him away and Gotch is tagged in. Gotch with an elbow and forearm to Murphy. Gotch with a knee to Murphy and a kick to Blake. Gotch with a running forearm to Murphy and then to Blake. Murphy hits Blake and then English tags in. Murphy gets away from Gotch and he crotches English.

Blake climbs the turnbuckles for a double superplex but Gotch counters with a double power bomb. English with a swanton to Murphy for a near fall. Gotch tags in and Alexa gets on the apron. Blue Pants pulls Alexa off the apron and then she chases Alexa into the ring. Alexa kicks her away and she is in the ring with English and Gotch. Blue Pants stops Bliss and takes her down. They fight to the floor.

Murphy sends English to the floor and he gets a near fall on Gotch. Gotch with the uppercut to the back of the head and English with a swinging neck breaker for the three count.

Winners: Aiden English and Simon Gotch

After the match, the new champions celebrate in the ring with Blue Pants.

We take a look at Finn Balor entering the arena earlier tonight with Neville and then being stopped by Cesaro to wish him luck against Kevin Owens.

Match Number Three: Apollo Crews versus Tye Dillinger

They lock up and Dillinger with a side head lock. Crews with an Irish whip but Dillinger floats over and he gives himself a ten for his performance. Crews does not appear to be impressed. Dillinger with a go behind and side head lock but Crews with a reversal. Crews floats over and he does a back flip and he gives himself a ten. Crews with a drop kick and Dillinger backs into the corner.

Dillinger with a kick and he sends Crews to the apron. Crews with a springboard move but Dillinger with a drop kick to send Crews to the apron. Dillinger kicks Crews in the corner and he chokes him. Crews gets a near fall and he gives himself a ten before he sets for a cobra clutch.

Crews keeps the hold from being fully applied but Dillinger does lock it in. Crews keeps moving but he goes down to a knee. Crews powers out of the hold and Crews gets Dillinger on his shoulders but Crews goes for a sunset flip and Crews drops down for a near fall. Dillinger with a super kick for a near fall. Dillinger with another near fall. Dillinger punches Crews. Dillinger is pushed away by Crews and Crews blocks a super kick and hits an enzuigiri. Crews with punches and a discus clothesline. Crews with a Stinger Splash and then he hits a leaping clothesline.

Crews presses Dillinger over his head and then he hits a standing moonsault for the three count.

Winner: Apollo Crews

William Regal is in the office and he says that NXT wouldn’t be here without Dusty Rhodes. William announces the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team classic. It will start with the September 2nd episode and will culminate at Takeover on October 7th. William says they have never tried anything like this before.

He says this will make the American Dream very proud.

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