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NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN III RESULTS
The NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III event from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York kicks off with an awesome opening video package focusing on the history of NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn events, and then the storylines heading into the top title matches on tonight's card, specifically Bobby Roode vs. Drew McIntyre and Asuka vs. Ember Moon.
We shoot to a dark Barclays Center in Brooklyn where the WWE Universe is packed into the building and chanting "NXT! NXT! NXT!" as we hear some light guitar riffs.
From there, the music kicks in and it's a full band rocking out on stage near the entrance way at the top of the ramp. The LED screens in the background read, "Code Orange," as the band continues to rock out and clips of NXT action is mixed in.
Johnny Gargano vs. Andrade "Cien" Almas
After the opening sequence completed, things head down to ringside where the commentary team, led by Mauro Ranallo, welcome us to the show.
Our first match of the evening will be a singles contest, and will feature Johnny Gargano going up against Andrade "Cien" Almas.
Following the ring entrances of both Gargano and Almas, the bell rings to kick off the in-ring action at tonight's event. The fans break out into a "Johnny Wrestling! Johnny Wrestling!" chant.
The two are even early on, exchanging holds and countering each others moves, with no one establishing a real lead in the match. Finally, Gargano gets Almas down to the mat and starts taking control of the action.
Gargano nails Almas with some sharp chops in the corner as the fans in the Barclays Center react. Almas counters a Gargano move attempt into somewhat of a backbreaker type of move. Almas is now taking over the offensive control of the match.
Almas now has Gargano grounded and is in firm control, pretty much a complete 180 in terms of how Gargano was controlling the action from the offset. The two hit a double clothesline on each other and now both guys are down.
After some back-and-forth action, Gargano gets Almas in the Gargano Escape in the center of the ring, however Almas ends up breaking free. Almas fighting back now, but Gargano takes back over control. Gargano sets up for the finish but is distracted by Vega throwing a DIY t-shirt at him. Almas takes advantage, hitting a dropkick on Gargano in the corner. He follows up with the big Hammerlock DDT for the 1-2-3.
Winner: Andrade "Cien" Almas
RAW & SmackDown Live General Managers In Attendance
We shoot to a sky box where we see RAW General Manager Kurt Angle and SmackDown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan watching the show. Peyton Royce and Billie Kay are talking with Bryan while Roderick Strong is talking with Kurt Angle. No Way Jose and some others are also seen standing around.
Backstage: Drew McIntyre Prepares
Backstage, we see Drew McIntyre preparing for his shot at Bobby Roode at the NXT World Championship in tonight's NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III main event.
NXT World Tag-Team Championship
- The Authors of Pain (C) vs. Killian Dain & Alexander Wolfe
The video package for the NXT World Tag-Team Championship match airs, as tag-team gold is up for grabs in our second contest of the evening.
After the video package SAnitY -- Eric Young, Nikki Cross, Killian Dain and Alexander Wolfe -- make their way down to the ring. The latter two will be representing the group in this tag-team title bout. Out next are the current title-holders, Akam and Rezar, The Authors of Pain.
Dain and Wolfe attack Akam and Rezar as soon as the two hit the ring. Eventually, The Authors of Pain gain the upper hand and send both Wolfe and Dain out to the floor.
Akam and Rezar decide not to wait, as they bring the fight to Dain and Wolfe out on the floor. Eric Young is shown pulling a table out from underneath the ring. The referee tries to calm things down so he can ring the bell to officially start the match.
Finally, Akam brings Wolfe into the ring and the referee rings the bell to officially start the match. Akam takes it to Wolfe and then tags in Rezar. The two briefly double-team Wolfe before Rezar takes over on his own.
Young starts jumping up on the apron and takes a tag from Wolfe instead of Dain. Apparently he is taking Dain's spot in the match. Akam ends up clotheslining him over the barricade. Young ends up pulling Rezar into the crowd where a brawl ensues. Eventually, the action makes it into the ring where The Authors of Pain double-team Eric Young.
Rezar and Akam take turns tagging in and out, occasionally doing some double-team offense, on a grounded Eric Young. Young has been unable to tag out and has been taking a beating ever since putting himself into the match.
Rezar and Akam go to double team Young off the top rope but Nikki holds onto Young, so instead, the two end up taking a big spill onto the canvas by themselves. Young gets a close pinfall attempt in off of this spot.
Young ends up hitting a big dive on both guys. Wolfe follows in next with a big dive of his own. Nikki goes to do a dive but Paul Ellering stops her. As Ellering is being sent out, Nikki goes to the top. Akam catches Nikki as she leaps off the top and holds her. Dain charges and sends Nikki and Akam through the table that Young had previously set up. The crowd dug that. They break out into a "This Is Awesome" chant. Wolfe tags in and the two double team Rezar. Wolfe covers him and gets the 1-2-3.
Winners and NEW NXT World Tag-Team Champions: SAnitY
After The Match: Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish Attack
After the match, we see some replays of the action and the finish. We shoot back live to the arena to see the reactions of both the winners and losers until Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish show up and take out everyone in sight. They leave everyone laying as the crowd in attendance at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn goes nuts.
WWE Superstars In Attendance
The camera pans around the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, as we see Neville sitting in the crowd. Also spotted are Shinsuke Nakamura and Kalisto.
Aleister Black vs. Hideo Itami
WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross comes out to join the commentary team, as he will be a guest announcer for this one-on-one contest.
Our third match of the evening features Aleister Black versus Hideo Itami. The band that played at the start of the show, Code Orange, comes back out to play Black to the ring.
Black blasts away at Itami with kicks to start off the action inside the ring. Black knocks Itami out to the floor with a big kick and then takes a seat in the middle of the ring.
Itami back in the ring fighting back now. He nails Black with a big knee as he begins to make a comeback. Itami blasting away at Black on the mat with punches.
Hideo Itami continues his attack, blasting away at Black and then mocking him by sitting in the middle of the ring just as he did moments ago. Itami cuts off a Black comeback attempt with a big DDT for a two-count.
Black starts fighting back and working his way back into the contest. Itami hits a Falcon Arrow from the top rope. Black is now bleeding. Itami with a near fall. The two exchange punches and kicks until Itami gets another Falcon Arrow spot for a close near fall. Black avoids the GTS and out of nowhere, nails Itami with his Black Mass finisher for the 1-2-3.
After the match, Black again takes a seat in the center of the ring as his music plays. On commentary, Jim Ross thanks Mauro Ranallo and the gang for having him and leaves the announce table now that the match has concluded.
Winner: Aleister Black
More WWE Superstars At Ringside
In addition to Neville, Shinsuke Nakamura and Kalisto, who were shown sitting in attendance inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for tonight's NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III event earlier this evening, the trio of WWE Superstars Sasha Banks, Bayley and Becky Lynch are shown sitting at ringside for tonight's big event.
Backstage: Asuka & Ember Moon Prepare For Battle
Backstage, we see NXT Women's Champion and undefeated phenom Asuka warming up for her title defense, which is up next. Her opponent, Ember Moon, is shown walking through the backstage area making her way out to the ring.
NXT Women's Championship
- Ember Moon vs. Asuka (C)
We head back down to the ring where Ember Moon is introduced. She makes her way down to the ring for her title shot against the undefeated champion. Out next is Asuka, who makes her way to the ring carrying the NXT Women's Championship.
We get the formal pre-match ring introductions for this, our NXT Women's Championship match and co-main event of the evening. The bell rings and here we go. Moon immediately drops Asuka with a big dropkick for an early nearfall.
Moon continues to stay on the offense, taking the action out to the floor while remaining in firm control. Back in the ring, Moon goes for a baseball slide on Asuka, who moves out of the way. Asuka tries to recover, but Moon jumps right on her and continues to smother her with consistent offense.
Asuka starts fighting back with kicks but Moon cuts her off. With Asuka back out on the floor, Moon goes for a big cannonball splash. The two crash and land hard. With the action resuming outside the ring, Asuka is smashing Moon's face into the ring steps. Asuka blasts her with a big suplex onto the steel ramp. Moon grabs her injured shoulder.
Back into the ring, Asuka unloads on Moon with some kicks before going back to work on her injured arm. After Asuka dominates the action for some time, Moon starts making a comeback attempt, firing away with kicks of her own. Asuka cuts her off with a big German suplex into the turnbuckles. Asuka goes for the Asuka Lock but Moon struggles and avoids it. Moon cuts Asuka's momentum short with a big running clothesline.
Asuka starts landing some brutal knees to Moon now as the end seems near. Out of nowhere, Moon hits Asuka with The Eclipse for a very close two-count. Both women are down now as the crowd gets on their feet.
Moon heads to the top rope, however Asuka yanks the referee in front of her. The ref moves and Moon launches into the air for a cross-body. Asuka rolls through for a pinfall attempt, but only manages to get two. Asuka and the referee argue. Moon takes advantage of the distraction and blasts Asuka with a big kick for another close two-count. The fans break out into "NXT! NXT! NXT!" chants. Asuka goes for the arm-bar but Moon reverses into a pin attempt. Asuka kicks out. Finally, Asuka drops Moon into the Asuka Lock. She squeezes down and Moon finally taps out. Asuka retains the title and continues her undefeated streak.
Winner and STILL NXT Women's Champion: Asuka
Even More WWE Superstars In The Crowd
Joining Shinsuke Nakamura, Kalisto, Neville, Sasha Banks, Bayley and Becky Lynch, who were shown sitting in the Barclays Center earlier this evening, both Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe are shown sitting in the crowd at tonight's NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III event as well.
NXT World Championship
- Drew McIntyre vs. Bobby Roode (C)
The video package for tonight's main event here at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III -- Drew McIntyre vs. Bobby Roode for the NXT World Championship -- airs on the broadcast. Our headline bout of the evening is up next.
Out first is the challenger, Drew McIntyre, who makes his way to the ring accompanied by the NYPD Pipe & Drums Band, who play him down. McIntyre marches to the ring with bagpipes of his own. Out next is the reigning, defending NXT World Champion Bobby Roode, who comes out with his usual "Glorious" entrance.
The ring announcer does the formal pre-match introductions for this, our NXT World Championship main event of the evening here at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III. The bell rings and here we go.
Both guys go face-to-face in the middle of the ring to start things off. They back off and the match begins. Both guys are trading shots in the corner. Roode slips out to the floor outside the ring to take a quick breather.
Back in the ring, the action resumes with Roode blasting away at McIntyre with chops in the corner. Roode eventually goes for a Glorious DDT, however McIntyre avoids it. McIntyre starts fighting back now and he throws Roode into the corner and blasts him with a series of vicious chops of his own. McIntyre dumps Roode out to the floor and follows him out to continue the beatdown outside the ring.
After some brawling on the floor, the match returns inside the ring where Roode blasts McIntyre with a missile dropkick off the top rope. Roode follows up with a running clothesline and a neckbreaker. Roode has McIntyre grounded now and is in clear control of the action.
McIntyre ends up dropping Roode face-first into the top turnbuckle as he now begins to make his comeback. Roode fights back and hits an inverted atomic drop on McIntyre. McIntyre drops Roode with a Celtic Cross for a close two-count.
Roode drops McIntyre over the top rope and out to the floor, allowing himself the chance to catch another quick breath. McIntyre gets control of the action and takes Roode to the top for a suplerplex, however Roode ends up crotching McIntyre on the top. Roode gets McIntyre in the Tree Of Woe. McIntyre breaks free before Roode can do anything.
McIntyre goes after Roode some more, however Roode ends up blocking a Future Shock DDT before nailing McIntyre with a Backstabber for a close two-count. Roode fires away at McIntyre with punches. McIntyre with a neckbreaker and a backslide into a pin for a two-count of his own. McIntyre nails Roode with the Future Shock DDT out of nowhere for a very close two-count.
The two exchange punches, kicks and chops in the center of the ring now as the finish seems near. Roode blasts McIntyre with an enziguiri. McIntyre answers back with a Claymore Kick for a close two-count before Roode gets his foot on the bottom rope to break the count. He rolls to the floor now as fans inside the Barclays Center erupt with boos. McIntyre hits a running dive onto Roode on the floor. The fans break out into a "Holy Sh*t! Holy Sh*t!" chant.
McIntyre catches Roode with a big spinebuster as he charged after him. Roode goes for the Glorious DDT, however McIntyre manages to block it. McIntyre catches Roode in a Tilt-A-Whirl but Roode reverses it into a Glorious DDT for a close two-count.
Roode, shocked that McIntyre kicked out, waits for another Glorious DDT. He hits it. He keeps McIntyre locked for a third Glorious DDT, however McIntyre blocks it. He blasts Roode with a Claymore Kick. 1-2-3. We have a new NXT World Champion.
Winner and NEW NXT World Champion: Drew McIntyre
After The Match: Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish Attack
After the match, McIntyre celebrates with the title in the ring as replays are shown on the broadcast. Out of nowhere, Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish appear on the ring steps. McIntyre approaches them but is attacked from behind by former Ring Of Honor (ROH) World Champion Adam Cole. The trio triple-teams McIntyre. Cole drops McIntyre with a big super kick. He grabs the NXT World Championship and poses with it as he, O'Reilly and Fish stand tall as NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III goes off the air.