NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV Results
August 18, 2018
Brooklyn, New York (Barclays Center)
Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson
Results by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
Opening video package highlights the card for tonight. Commentary welcomes us to the show, we go to the opening match.
NXT Tag Team Championships: The Undisputed ERA (Kyle O’Reilly and Roderick Strong) (c’s) vs. Moustache Mountain (Tyler Bate and Trent Seven)
Undisputed ERA on the onslaught early on. All four men slug it out until Moustache Mountain hit stereo Bop and Bangs, sending the champions outside. Double-teams by Moustache Mountain get the first two count. Loud dueling chants for both teams by the Brooklyn crowd. Strong comes back with a backbreaker on Seven and Undisputed ERA begin to work him over. Seven comes back and Bate fires away a comeback off the hot tag. Strong blind tags in, but Bate with a combination Airplane Spin and Giant Swing on the champions! Amazing! Bate with another show of strength, but Strong cuts him off and turns him inside out with a Lariat! Now, the champions work over Bate, making frequent tags and getting several two counts. Strong applies a Gory Special on Bate, Bate gets free, but O’Reilly blind tags in and goes to work on the leg after Bate had tweaked the knee earlier in the match. Now, the champions make frequent tags and are like rabid pitbulls, working over Bate’s leg. Bate fights back, thwarting the champions from stopping the tag and Seven makes the hot tag. Seven with a Lope Suicida to take out O’Reilly, then O’Reilly accidentally hits Strong and Seven Jackknife Powerbombs O’Reilly. Dragon Suplex to Strong for a close 2. O’Reilly stops the Seven Star Lariat and hits a Brainbuster for a close 2. Champions with more tandem offense for another two count. Strong locks in the Strong Hold on Seven while O’Reilly has Bate in a Triangle. Bate powers out and powerbombs O’Reilly into Strong to break up both submissions! Bate with a series of palm strikes, then hits an Exploder sending O’Reilly into Strong, then wipes out O’Reilly outside with a No-Hands Plancha and a big Lariat on Strong! Back in, Bate hits Tyler Driver ’97, but Strong kicks out! O’Reilly sends Bate’s leg into the ringpost while he was on the turnbuckles, then Strong with a running kneebreaker into the turnbuckles! Seven gets taken out, then O’Reilly locks in a Heel Hook on Bate’s injured leg. Seven tries to will Bate on, but while he is with the ref, Strong drags O’Reilly farther away from the corner. Seven grabs the towel and goes to throw it in, but throws it into the crowd! Strong is wiped out by Seven as Bate tries to pull himself to his corner and is able to do so, getting Seven in! Series of strikes, until Seven hits the Seven Star Lariat, but O’Reilly kicks out! Bate in as Moustache Mountain goes for the Burning Hammer/Top Rope Knee Drop combo and hits it, but O’Reilly kicks out again! Moustache Mountain cannot believe it! Strong with a leaping knee to Bate to stop another double-team, then the champions hit the High/Low on Seven to retain the titles! WOW!
Winners and STILL NXT Tag Team Champions: The Undisputed ERA by pinfall (High/Low)
War Raiders lay out the champions after with their signature offense.
We see Johnny Gargano preparing backstage for the main event.
Video package on how we got to EC3 vs. The Velveteen Dream.
Special Singles Match: EC3 vs. The Velveteen Dream
Dream is wearing a Notorious B.I.G.-inspired outfit tonight, with trunks that say “Call Me Up Vince” on them. Lots of gamemanship between the two early. EC3 shows his power early, but Dream goes to work on the arm. EC3 counters out and does a lifting wristlock. EC3 kicks Dream on the ropes, causing him to be crotched on the ropes. Big right hand knocks Dream outside. EC3 blocks a Sunset Flip attempt, then mocks Dream and hits a right hand. Dream avoids the One Percenter, but EC3 with a slam. EC3 with a jumping elbow drop, then a Cactus Clothesline, sending both men outside. Dream blocks a suplex and hits his Twisting Sister Abigail-style spike DDT on the rampway! Crowd chants “Put the Screen on” as the big screen is not showing the match and then they cheer when it finally does. Big cgop to the back of EC3 by Dream as he begins to take control. Dream hits Rude Awakening for 2. EC3 blocks another Rude Awakening, but Dream is able to hit it, but makes a nonchalant cover to only get 2. EC3 sent off the announce table repeatedly, then Dream throws water at him. Back in, EC3 comes back with his STO variation. Exchange of strikes, but EC3 begins mounting a comeback, turning Dream inside out with a big right hand. Avalanche in the corner, followed by a Running Blockbuster. EC3 hits the original One Percenter (Headlock Driver) for a close 2. Dream with a slap, setting EC3 off. Dream comes back with a shot to the throat, but EC3 slams him off the turnbuckles. Dream rolls through a crossbody and hooks the tights for 2. EC3 with a powerbomb, then a Deadlift Sit-Out Powerbomb for a close 2. They fight on the turnbuckles until EC3 hits a Top Rope Superplex for 2. Dream avoids the One Percenter again and hits a superkick, then the Dream Valley Driver for a close 2. EC3 stops another Dream Valley Driver and hits a German for a close 2. They fight on the apron until Dream hits the Dream Valley Driver on the apron! Dream heads up top and hits the Purple Rainmaker on the apron for the win! WOW!
Winner: The Velveteen Dream by pinfall (Purple Rainmaker on the apron)
EC3 appears to have been busted open from the Dream Valley Driver following the match.
Former UFC fighter and independent star Matt Riddle is shown at ringside, confirming speculation that he has signed with NXT.
NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa shown preparing for the main event backstage.
Video package on how we got to Adam Cole vs. Ricochet.
NXT North American Championship: Adam Cole (c) vs. Ricochet
Dueling chants for both men at the open. Chain wrestling early, Cole avoids the Backflip Headscissors, Ricochet avoids a Superkick, we have a stalemate. Cole works the side headlock, then hits a shoulder tackle and does the “Adam Cole BAYBAY” chant. Ricochet comes back with a Shotgun Dropkick, sending Cole outside. Cole avoids a dive and Ricochet feigns it, posing in the ring, daring Cole to get back in. Cole then sends Ricochet outside from the ropes, with Ricochet’s back hitting the apron hard. Cole sends Ricochet violently into the barricade while putting on the badmouth. Cole begins to take control. Cole continues to trash talk Ricochet, then hits the Ushigoroshi for a close 2. Ricochet fights back and hits another dropkick, sending Cole back outside. Ricochet then wipes out Cole with the Fosbury Flop! Back in, Ricochet with a running uppercut, a corner 619 and a Springboard Uppercut for 2. Submarine attack by Ricochet in the corner, then a Running Shooting Star Press and a Second Rope Stardust Press by Ricochet for a close 2. Cole then counters a Handspring Elbow with a Backstabber for 2. Ricochet blocks a Suplex, then catches a Mid-Air Superkick by Cole and hits a Rolling Forearm, but then Cole superkicks Ricochet in mid-air off a Quebrada Press attempt, followed by the Ghostbuster for a close 2. Cole goes for the Last Shot, but Ricochet counters with a roll-up for 2. Ricochet avoids another superkick, Cole with an enziguri, Ricochet with a leaping knee, Cole with another superkick for a close 2. Cole drops the kneepad, but Ricochet avoids the Last Shot again and hits a Reverse Rana! Ricochet heads up top for the 630, but Cole rolls away from it. Cole smirks, but Ricocht leaps over the ropes and ranas Cole off the apron to the outside! Back in, Ricochet heads up top and hits the 630 to win the title! WOW!
Winner and NEW NXT North American Champion: Ricochet by pinfall (The 630)
We see Kevin Owens and Mark Henry sitting at ringside.
Video package on how we got to Shayna Baszler vs. Kairi Sane.
NXT Women’s Championship: Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Kairi Sane
Pre-match intros for this one. We see Ronda Rousey and the Four Horsewomen at ringside. Lots of mat work and nearfalls early until they go nose-to-nose. Strike exchange ensues until Sane with a headscissors takeover sending Baszler outside. Sane then wipes out Baszler off the apron. Baszler fights back and repeatedly stomps on Sane’s ankle. Sane fights back, but Baszler wraps the leg up in the apron. Baszler continues to work over the leg and manipulating the foot of Sane. Baszler then stomps on the heel and foot of Sane. Baszler mocks Sane, who fights back and unloads on Baszler with shots. Sane drills Baszler with a spinning backfist, a basement swinging neckbreaker and another big shot. Sane walks the plank and drills Baszler with the Sear in the corner for 2. Baszler comes back with a Super Gutwrench Suplex. Another strike exchange until Baszler with a Step-Up Knee for a close 2. Sane blocks the Kirafuda Driver and hits the Interceptor Spear. Sane hits the Insane Elbow to the back of Baszler, but is not done. Sane heads back up top, but Baszler rolls outside. Sane changes direction and hits a crossbody outside to wipe out Baszler. Back in, Sane heads back up top and hits another Insane Elbow, but Baszler kicks out! Sane can’t believe it! Sane goes for the Anchor, but Baszler counters into the Kirafuda Clutch! Sane begins to fade, but is somehow able to reach the ropes, forcing Baszler to break the hold. Baszler locks in a Heel Hook on Sane’s injured leg, but Sane counters out into the Anchor, but Baszler quickly gets to the ropes. Sane then locks in the Anchor while Baszler is in the ropes, but has to break before the 5 count. Sane with an Alabama Slam, then goes for another Insane Elbow, but Baszler blocks it and locks in the Kirafuda Clutch again, but Sane counters it and pins Baszler down to win the title! WOW!
Winner and NEW NXT Women’s Champion: Kairi Sane by pinfall
Commercial hyping up the NXT UK show as “Coming Soon.”
Video package on how we got to the main event.
Main Event in a Last Man Standing Match for the NXT Championship: Tommaso Ciampa (c) vs. Johnny Gargano
Pre-match intros for this one. Loud boos for Ciampa. Gargano attacks Ciampa before the bell and unloads with shots. Lou Thesz Press by Gargano and left hand shots. Gargano windmills with shots to Ciampa, then avoids the Apron DDT and the Devil’s Wings, then sends Ciampa outside. Ciampa avoids a dive and sends Gargano into the steps. Ciampa sets up the steps, but Gargano sends him into the barricade repeatedly. They continue to brawl around ringside until Gargano exposes the concrete floor. Ciampa stops him and goes to the eyes. Gargano blocks the Draping DDT and sends Ciampa into the ringpost, then hits a Rolling Senton off the apron and sends Ciampa flying into the announce table. They fight on the table until Ciampa hits the Air Raid Crash from one announce table through another! Gargano gets up by the count of 8. Back in, they brawl more until Ciampa with an up kick and stomps away at Gargano in the corner. Ciampa hits the Running Knockout Knee multiple times in the corner. Ciampa then wedges the chair against Gargano and goes for another Running Knockout Knee, but Gargano throws the chair at Ciampa’s leg. Gargano with chairshots to the back of Ciampa, then to the ribs. Gargano now wedges the chair in the corner and goes for the Lawndart, but Ciampa counters with a Sleeper Hold applied. Ciampa uses the ropes for leverage as Gargano begins to fade. Ciampa yells “Fairytale’s Dead!” as Gargano fades away. Gargano is able to fight out, then Lawndarts Ciampa into the wedged chair! Gargano sets up multiple tables as Ciampa gets up at the count of 8. Gargano goes for a suplex outside, but Ciampa blocks it. Ciampa with a German back in, then holds on and hits Rolling Germans. Ciampa with another Running Knockout Knee, then a chairshot to the ribs and back. More chairshots by Ciampa, yelling at Gargano to “stay down”, but Gargano won’t. Ciampa hits Project Ciampa three times, then sits down on the chair while the ref makes his count. Gargano gets back up at 9 and superkicks Ciampa off the chair! Both men up at 5 and exchange strikes until Ciampa counters the Slingshot Spear, but Gargano with a Rana to stop the Devil’s Wings. Ciampa with another German, then Gargano with a Superkick and a German, then they clothesline each other and both are down, but not for long as they get up at 1 and get into a hockey fight. Ciampa with a leaping knee, Gargano with a superkick and a left-armed lariat. They get up at 8, Ciampa rolls outside, Gargano with an Apron Superkick, but Gargano avoids another Rolling Senton, sending Gargano crashing into the mat. Gargano sent into the barricade and Ciampa hits the Devil’s Wings onto the steps! Gargano just gets up before the count of 10. Ciampa is getting frustrated. Ciampa gets bolt cutters and begins to cut up the canvas again, ala Chicago. Gargano sent off the steps, then Ciampa exposes the wood underneath the ring canvas. Ciampa goes for Gargano, who blasts him in the face with a fire extinguisher. Ciampa is shocked when he comes to by seeing Gargano with a crutch, who nails Ciampa in the ribs and back with the crutch repeatedly. Ciampa goes again for the Draping DDT on the exposed wood, but Gargano blocks it. Ciampa waves bye to Gagrano, but Gargano responds with an enziguri and hits Ciampa with his own Draping DDT onto the exposed wood! “You Deserve It” chants by the crowd as Ciampa barely gets back up. Gargano greets him with a Tope Suicida outside, then another one, sending Ciampa into the announce table. Gargano accidentally superkicks a ring attendant, then Ciampa sends Gargano off a monitor, followed by the Running Knockout Knee through the barricade. Ciampa buries ring attendants and chairs on top of Gargano as the ref begins his count. Somehow, Gargano gets free and gets back up before 10! Ciampa is in shock! Crowd chants for Gargano. Ciampa grabs handcuffs and goes to handcuff Gargano to the ringpost, but Gargano stops it. Now, Gargano goes to cuff Ciampa, but Ciampa fights it. They go to the apron as one table is on top of another, upside down. Ciampa goes for the Air Raid Crash, but Gargano blocks it. Gargano waves goodbye and superkicks Ciampa off the apron and through the two tables! Referee begins his count, but Ciampa uses the broken crutch to get back up before the 10 count. Gargano nods at Ciampa and heads outside as Ciampa backs away, almost leading him to somehwere. Gargano kicks the broken crutch away and unloads on Ciampa. Ciampa sent into the LED bard, then Gargano locks him in the Garga-No Escape. Gargano cuffs Ciampa to the LED stage and sends him repeatedly off the boards, followed by a superkick. Ciampa tries to beg off and saying he is sorry, but Gagrano says its too late for that and hits another superkick. More superkicks by Gargano as he yells that Ciampa did this. Ciampa again tries to beg and Gargano has a change of heart, but then exposes the kneepad and wipes himself and Ciampa out with a knee. Referee is counting, Gargano cannot get up, but by the count of 9, Ciampa slides himself while cuffed to his feet and is able to somehow the retain the title. WOW!
Winner and STILL NXT Champion: Tommaso Ciampa
Referees and attendants check on Gargano as it appeared he suffered a dislocated knee. Replays showed he hit the TV box full-force with his knee for the finish. Ciampa comes back out as the show closes to pose with the title belt while the attendants have to hold Gargano back.