NXT TakeOver: WarGames II Results
November 17, 2018
Los Angeles, California
Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson
Results by: Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
A video package opens the show focusing on the return of WarGames tonight.
Mauro Ranallo is the first to welcome us to the show tonight in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. He is joined by Percy Watson and Nigel McGuinness at ringside tonight.
“BRO” hits on the speakers. Here comes Matt Riddle, who just debuted in NXT. Riddle gets a good reaction from the crowd. He grabs a mic. A loud “BRO” chant starts up. “Bro. So, I’m not scheduled to have a match tonight on TakeOver. But if you watched the Kickoff Show, a certain somehow, a certain Kassius Ohno, interrupted me.” Riddle said they are scheduled to wrestle next Wednesday on NXT, but he said we are chilling in L.A. and we have two rings down here and “I’ll knock you out in both of them, bro.”
Here comes Kassius Ohno with a mic in hand. Ohno said Riddle is too stupid to know he shouldn’t be out here right now. He says Riddle is too stupid to know he’s not ready for TakeOver. Ohno suggests the referee rings the bell and hopes Riddle enjoys the moment, because he won’t be able to remember it after he knocks him out “bro.”
Matt Riddle vs. Kassius Ohno
Ohno slides in. Riddle with a high knee to Ohno, hooks the leg and gets the pinfall!
Winner: Matt Riddle
Riddle picks up the victory in seconds. He jumps up on the top turnbuckle and starts celebrating immediately. Ohno is already struggling to try and get to his feet.
NXT Women’s Championship
Best 2 out of 3 Falls Match
Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Kairi Sane
We get ring introductions for the challenger Sane and champion Baszler.
The bell rings and Sane goes after Baszler in the corner immediately. Sane catches Baszler with repeated swinging neckbreakers. Sane throws repeated chops as well and connects with her sliding clothesline. Sane catches Baszler with a flying elbow off the apron. Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir show up at ringside with the referee distracted. They get in cheap shots on Sane. Baszler gets the rear naked choke applied. Sane taps.
Winner of Fall #1: Shayna Baszler
Baszler is going for the rear naked choke again. She has Sane down. Sane is trying to roll through and gets to the bottom rope with her boot. Baszler is forced to break the submission. Baszler blocks kicks from Sane and gets her down in a single leg Boston Crab. Baszler with a big stomp over Sane breaking the submission. Baszler connects with a big kick to the back of Sane. Baszler is wrenching the neck of Sane. Sane with a few pinfall attempts ending in two counts. Sane with body shots to Baszler in the corner. Sane is throwing some powerful slaps at Baszler. Baszler with a clothesline to break it up. Baszler tries to drop Sane over the ring apron, but Sane counters into a spike DDT! Duke and Shafir immediately check on Baszler. Sane goes up to the top turnbuckle and takes out Baszler, Duke and Shafir with a flying elbow! Sane quickly tosses Baszler back inside the ring. Sane goes up top and connects with her flying elbow over Baszler to get the pin.
Winner of Fall #2: Kairi Sane
Sane with repeated spears connecting on Baszler three times. Sane is going up top. Baszler cuts her off with elbows. Sane with a sunset flip powerbomb on Baszler from the corner for a close two count. Sane plants Baszler with an Alabama Slam. Duke distracts the referee allowing Shafir to toss Sane off the top rope. Dakota Kai runs out and attacks Duke and Shafir. Shafir and Duke eventually overwhelm her at ringside. Here comes Io Shirai. She connects with a moonsault off the top rope over Shafir, Duke and Kai. Back inside the ring, Sane connects with her flying elbow. Baszler counters getting the shoulders of Sane down on the mat and picks up the pinfall to retain her title.
Winner of Fall #3: Shayna Baszler
Winner and still NXT Women’s Champion: Shayna Baszler
A video package runs hyping Aleister Black vs. Johnny Gargano tonight.
Aleister Black vs. Johnny Gargano
Gargano walks forward and slaps Black. Black responds with a big kick to the face. Gargano tosses Black out. Gargano jumps over the top rope and eats a big kick from Black. Back inside, Black is throwing shots and Gargano is avoiding everything. Gargano is smiling as he sits down and mocks Black. Gargano with a roll through and kick to the back of Black. Black with a big knee when Gargano tries more counters to the striking. Black with body shots and a big knee to the jaw of Gargano. Black teases jumping out, flips backwards off the second rope, sits down and Gargano immediately catches him with a kick to the head. They are going at an incredible pace right now. Gargano with a modified surfboard submission on Black. Gargano with jabs and chops to Black in the corner. Black catches Gargano with a knee to the mid section. Black catches Gargano with a big boot and then catches him with a big dive over the top rope. Back inside, Black with a sweep and a huge second rope moonsault that catches Gargano. Gargano avoids another moonsault from Black and plants Black with a big DDT on the floor. Gargano jumps in and catches Black with a slingshot DDT for a close two count. Black with a spinning back elbow, Gargano with a kick to the head, Black with a big boot, Gargano with a superkick and both are now attempting clotheslines on each other. Gargano with a spike huricanrana, but Black immediately responds with a flying knee. Both men are down! Black big boots Gargano into the ropes of the other ring, catches Gargano with double knees and then a german suplex into a bridge for a two count. Gargano has the Gargano Escape applied. Black breaks it up. Gargano launches Black face first into the second turnbuckle off his shoulders. Black is telling Gargano to bring it as he takes a seat in the middle of the ring. Black avoids the knee, eats a kick from Gargano and then a knee from Gargano. Black kicks out. Black and Gargano exchange elbows. Black catches Gargano flush with a knee. Gargano sends Black over the top rope, hits the ropes, attempts a suicide dive and Black blasts him with a knee! Back inside, Gargano Escape is applied. Black is close to the ropes. Gargano rolls through keeping the submission locked on Black in the middle of the ring. Black rolls out and hits a spinning knee to the face of Gargano. Black pulls down his knee pad. Black with a step up knee to the jaw of Gargano. Black Mass connects on Gargano. Black is holding up a lifeless Gargano using his feet. Second Black Mass. Black gets the pinfall.
Winner: Aleister Black