Location: Winter Park, FL
Date: September 18, 2014
Commentators: Byron Saxton, Tom Phillips, and Renee Young
Last week, it was Takeover: Fatal Four Way. We saw new champions, but did you think it would have been the longest reigning champions who lost the titles? We also saw Marcus Louis without his hair, despite not being in the match. We found out that KENTA would be known as Hideo Itami. Charlotte retained her Women’s Title against Bayley. Adrian Neville was able to fight off three men to retain the NXT Title, but some might say that Neville used questionable tactics to retain the title.
We are in Winter Park, Florida and your announcers are Rich Brennan, Renee Young, and Alex Riley.
Titus O’Neil makes his way to the ring as he returns to NXT. Titus says it is an honor and a privilege for all of you to be in the presence of Titus O’Neil, an actual WWE Superstar. A few weeks ago Sami Zayn, Tyler Breeze, and Adrian Neville came on his show, Monday Night Raw. Titus says that he would return the favor and take up some of y’all’s time.
Titus says that he is going to hold up this show and may even go to sleep here. Titus says that he had another announcement. This show will now be called NXTitus.
Sami Zayn comes out and he has something to say.
Sami tells everyone to give it up for Titus O’Neil and then he barks. Sami says that he is glad that Titus is here. He is filling a giant void. Titus is a giant buffoon who could not win a match. Sami tells Titus that while he is getting beaten up by bunnies, they are here in NXT, stealing the show.
Titus asks Sami if he steals this show by giving him the beating of a lifetime.
Adrian Neville’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Adrian tells Sami that with all due respect, if Titus O’Neil or anyone wants to come to NXT and disrespect this place, it is him who will stand up to defend it.
Sami asks if only Adrian can defend NXT because he is the champion.
Tyson Kidd makes his way to the ring. He tells everyone to relax. Titus has a point. They are both losers. The difference is that Adrian is the NXT Champion and Sami is not. Sami might be a little disappointed in how Adrian retained the title at Takeover and Tyson is a little disappointed so he feels his pain. He tells Sami to switch roles and act like he is the NXT Champion. Wouldn’t you do anything to retain the title?
Sami says that he is not mad at Adrian for what he did, but from a moral standpoint, he probably wouldn’t have done it.
Adrian tells Sami that is why he will never be the NXT champion.
Titus re-enters the conversation and he says that he doesn’t care about either of you losers. He is here to make a statement and a statement, he will make.
Before he can make that statement, William Regal comes out in his role as NXT General Manager. He says that this is a fighting show, not a whining show. He suggests that they get to fighting. It would be best for business if the NXT Universe got to see all four of them fight tonight. Titus will be able to make a statement and he will be teaming with Tyson Kidd against Sami Zayn and Adrian Neville.
We go back to last week’s NXT Takeover and the introduction of Hideo Itami and the Ascension’s attempt to ruin that debut.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Charlotte versus Emma in a Non-Title Match
Emma marches in place while Charlotte bounces off the ropes like a Flair. Charlotte takes her title belt and shows it to her dancing opponent. Emma knocks the title out of Charlotte’s hand and Charlotte with a knee and elbow to the back. Charlotte with a knee drop and she gets a near fall. Charlotte with an elbow to the chest and then she applies a figure four head lock and she rolls Emma around the ring and works on Emma’s back.
Emma bridges to get a near fall. Charlotte with a knee to the side of the head. Charlotte chokes Emma in the ropes. Emma kicks Charlotte to the mat and Charlotte with a forearm to the back and she slams Emma’s head into the mat. Charlotte goes to the turnbuckles for a moonsault but Emma grabs the leg. Charlotte kicks Emma away. Emma with a back elbow.
Emma with a forearm and she gets a rollup for a near fall. Emma with a clothesline and shoulder tackles. Emma marches and dances in place before hitting the cross body into the corner. Charlotte grabs Emma by the hair but Emma with a boot to the head and she goes up top for a cross body for a near fall.
Charlotte with a neck breaker followed by Natural Selection for the three count.
Hideo Itami is in the back as we go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Justin Gabriel versus Hideo Itami
Gabriel with a side head lock. Gabriel holds on to the side head lock when Itami tries to send him off the ropes. Gabriel continues to hold on. Gabriel with a shoulder tackle but Itami with a back elbow. Itami with a drop kick when Gabriel goes for a leap frog and Gabriel goes to the floor. Gabriel ducks to avoid a dive. Gabriel drops Itami on the top rope and he punches Itami. Gabriel with a kick to the back.
Gabriel with a butterfly suplex after Itami blocks the first attempt and Gabriel gets a near fall. Gabriel with a double overhook of the arms. Gabriel with a knee to the midsection followed by a forearm to the ack. Gabriel tries for another butterfly suplex but Itami blocks it and he connects with a series of kicks followed by a forearm and a roaring elbow.
Itami kicks Gabriel in the face and then he hits a running boot to the head. Gabriel goes to the apron and Itami is sent to the apron. Itami kicks Gabriel back into the ring and Itami with a springboard drop kick followed by a running kick into the corner and a hesitation drop kick. Itami goes up top and hits a double stomp for the three count.
Winner: Hideo Itami
After the match, Konnor and Viktor attack Itami. Itami fights off Viktor for a moment but Konnor is too much for him. Konnor picks up Itami and sends him face first into the mat. They set for Fall of Man on Itami and they hit it.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: CJ Parker versus Baron Corbin
They lock up and Corbin sends Parker into the corner and hits a splash. Parker with punches to Corbin but Corbin with a punch to the throat. Corbin with the End of Days for the three count.
Winner: Baron Corbin
We return to footage from Takeover when Sylvester Lefort lost a hair versus hair match, only to have Marcus Louis be the one to lose his hair.
We see Louis’ reaction to seeing what happened to his hair.
We see Enzo and Colin at the Performance Center. Carmella shows up and she tells Enzo and Colin that she was fired over what happened to that dog. Carmella says that she wants a job. She wants to fight. Carmella hits Enzo with a medicine ball. She tells Colin and Enzo that they are going to help her.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we are told that The Ascension will be exercising their rematch clause next week against Sin Cara and Kalisto.
Match Number Four: Tyson Kidd and Titus O’Neil versus Adrian Neville and Sami Zayn
Zayn and Kidd start things off. Neville tags himself in before Kidd and Zayn lock up. They lock up and Neville with a side head lock and take down. They get back to their feet and Kidd with an Irish whip and Neville floats over and hits a hip toss and gets a near fall. Neville with a side head lock and Zayn tags in and he slams Kidd. Neville with a shooting star press for a near fall. Zayn with a front face lock and Neville tags in.
Neville with a slam and he shows Zayn how it is done with a standing corkscrew shooting star press for a near fall. Neville sends Kidd into the turnbuckles and he takes Kidd down with a side head lock take down. Kidd tries for a head scissors but Neville positions himself so Kidd cannot lock it in. Zayn makes the tag and Neville with a drop kick and he goes for a dive to the floor but Zayn cuts him off and hits an Arabian Press onto Kidd.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Kidd runs Zayn into the corner and Titus tags in. Titus with forearms to the back of the neck. Titus throws Zayn around the ring. Titus with a back breaker and he holds on for a second one and then he throws Zayn around. Titus kicks Sami in the head and he tags in Kidd.
Kidd with a kick to Zayn and he chokes him with his boot. Tyson with a back elbow and he gets a near fall. Tyson with a reverse chin lock. Neville tries to encourage Zayn to make the tag. Kidd with a front face lock and he adds pressure to the hold. Zayn gets to his feet but Kidd is able to back into his corner and Titus tags in. Titus with a European uppercut. Titus taunts Zayn and the referee warns Titus.
Titus with an abdominal stretch. Zayn with elbows to get out of the hold but Titus with forearms to the back followed by an elbow drop to the back. Titus stands over Zayn and then stands on the side of his head. Titus with a rear chin lock and Titus backs Zayn into the corner and Kidd tags in and he punches Zayn. Kidd puts Zayn in the Tree of Woe and he connects with knees to the chest.
Kidd goes to the apron to choke Zayn. Kidd chokes Zayn on the bottom rope but Kidd misses a slingshot leg drop on the apron when Zayn moves. Kidd pulls Zayn back into the corner and Titus tags in and he stops Zayn’s momentum. Titus with a forearm in the corner followed by head butts to the chest.
Titus with a slam and he stares at Neville on the apron. Titus pulls Zayn back into his corner and Kidd tags back in. Kidd with a snap mare and kick to the back for a near fall. Kidd with a reverse chin lock. Zayn with an arm drag but Kidd with a jumping back heel kick to send Zayn to the mat. Titus tags in and hits a leg drop.
Titus with a forearm to the chest. Titus runs into an elbow when he charges into the corner. Zayn moves when Titus tries for another splash into the corner. Neville and Kidd tag in and Neville with forearms followed by a series of kicks. Neville with an Irish whip and a running European uppercut to the head. Neville with a drop kick to the temps followed by a standing shooting star press but Titus breaks up the cover.
Zayn hits Titus from behind to send him to the apron. Neville goes up top for Red Arrow but Titus pushes Neville off the turnbuckles and he lands on Kidd’s knees. Kidd with the three count.
Winners: Titus O’Neil and Tyson Kidd
After the match, Sami and Adrian have a discussion about what happened during the match and we go to credits.