The main event of the evening was a fatal four way featuring Sami Zayn vs Tyler Breeze vs Justin Gabriel vs Adrian Neville in an absolutely awesome match that foreshadowed what we have to look forward to in less than two weeks at Takeover. The bodies were flying and the crazy spots were numerous. In the final moments Zayn landed a helluva kick to Neville in the corner and went for the pin only to have Tyler Breeze yank him out of the ring and steal the victory. Great wrestling, great selling, great crowd interaction, this match was all positives. Replace Gabriel with Tyson Kidd and there is your Takeover main event, easily the best main event of all the live specials is coming your way really soon.
Our main event and Takeover preview was a non-title fatal four way featuring Tyson Kidd vs Tyler Breeze vs Sami Zayn vs Adrian Neville. The match started building slowly until you couldn’t blink for fear of missing the action. The crowd was on the edge of their seats, and many times standing to see the bodies flying in and outside the ring. Kidd trying to start his own “Tyson” chant was priceless. The action was fast and the jaw dropping moments were numerous. In the final chaotic moments of the night Zayn hit a helluva kick to Neville in the corner and went for the pin. Kidd pulled Zayn out of the ring by the feet and stole the pinfall victory. His celebration would be short lived though when Zayn gave him a helluva kick and ejected him from the ring. I say with confidence if these men can repeat this performance at Takeover mere weeks away we will have a match of the year contender on our hands.
NXT Champion Adrian Neville vs. Tyson Kidd vs. Tyler Breeze vs. Sami Zayn (NXT Championship Fatal 4-Way Match)
When the bell rings at NXT Takeover: Fatal 4-Way, NXT Champion Adrian Neville will be taking the biggest gamble of his career. He will face not one, not two, but three challengers and won’t even have to submit or be pinned to lose his title on Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. ET, LIVE on WWE Network!
Tyson Kidd has been on a quest to reinvigorate his career since arriving in NXT, claiming the NXT Title being his primary goal toward doing so. Tyler Breeze wants to make the brand “gorgeous,” which he only sees being accomplished by having NXT’s top prize around his picture-perfect waist. Sami Zayn sees the NXT Title as a way of validating the praise he has garnered since his debut of being one of NXT’s premier Superstars.
All three men have a history with the NXT Champion. Kidd has been a constant thorn in Neville’s side, despite having been bested by The Man That Gravity forgot for the title twice already. After becoming No. 1 Contender, Breeze taunted Neville for weeks about when he would make good on his opportunity, only to see it ruined by the aforementioned thorn himself.
And while Zayn and Neville are good friends, it’s clear that won’t be the case the second they enter those ropes. Like Neville, Zayn also has his own axe to grind with both Kidd and Breeze; and he’d love nothing more than to dash their ambitions as a bonus to victory.
Can Neville defy the odds? Will Kidd achieve his goal, questionable methods and all? Is it time to crown Prince Pretty? Does Zayn have it in him to finally prove his doubters wrong and supporters right? Find out at NXT Takeover: Fatal 4-Way, LIVE on WWE Network Thursday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. ET!
William Regal is announced as the new General Manager of NXT. Regal comes down and says that he’s been at Full Sail since the start of NXT, and a part of the developmental program since back when it was FCW. He says being named GM is a privileged, and calls down Adrian Neville. The champ makes his way out, and the two put each other over as Englishmen. Regal is about to announce the main event for the special, but Tyson Kidd interrupts them. He thanks Regal for making him the #1 contender, and out comes Tyler Breeze, who makes a big deal about not getting a fair title match. He says everyone on the roster deserves a title shot more than Kidd, including Natalya. Out comes Sami Zayn, more talking ensues, and eventually a 4-way for the NXT Championship is made for Takeover on September 11.
Sami Zayn & Adrian Neville vs. Tyler Breeze & Tyson Kidd
Breeze and Neville start things off and they lock up. Neville backs Breeze into the corner and Breeze with a wrist lock. Neville with a reversal and he takes Breeze to the mat. Neville with an arm bar and Zayn tags in. Zayn with a front face lock and he tags in Neville. Neville with forearms to the back and he tags Zayn back in. Zayn with a double stomp to the back and he gets a near fall. Zayn with a front face lock into a wrist lock and arm bar. Zayn with a reverse atomic drop and he clotheslines Breeze over the top rope. Kidd goes after Zayn and then Zayn with a slam and then Neville tags in and hits a corkscrew moonsault off Zayn’s back and Kidd goes to the floor. Neville goes to the floor and he brings Breeze in. Neville with a knee drop and he gets a near fall. Neville is run into the corner by Breeze and Kidd tags in and he kicks Neville. Kidd with an elbow to the back of the head. Kidd sends Neville to the apron and Kidd blocks an enzuigiri and Kidd with an enzuigiri. The referee deals with Kidd and Breeze with a super kick on the apron and Kidd gets a near fall. Kidd with a snap mare and kick to the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and Breeze sends Neville into the turnbuckles. Breeze puts Breeze in the tree of woe and Kidd tags in. Kidd with knees and a drop kick. Kidd gets a near fall. Kidd with a reverse chin lock into a rear chin lock. Neville with a belly-to-back suplex to get out of the hold. Breeze tags in and he keeps Neville from making the tag. Breeze with a boot to the chest and he gets a near fall. Breeze gets another near fall. Breeze with an elbow to the top of the head and he gets a near fall. Breeze with a front face lock on Neville. Neville gets back to his feet but Breeze backs Neville into his corner and Kidd tags in. Kidd with a kick to the back followed by kicks to the chest and he chokes Neville. Kidd with an Irish whip but Neville with a drop kick to the knees and Kidd falls into the turnbuckles. Zayn tags in and he hits clotheslines followed by a drop kick. Zayn brings Breeze in and Zayn with an elbow to Kidd followed by a cross body to Kidd and Breeze. Zayn with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Zayn goes for the Blue Thunder Bomb but Kidd with elbows followed by a neck breaker for a near fall. Breeze tags in while Zayn goes to the wrong corner.
Zayn stops Breeze in the corner and Zayn hits an Exploder into the turnbuckles and both men are down. Zayn crawls to his corner and he tags in Neville. Neville with a springboard drop kick followed by a running shooting star press for a near fall. Kidd sends Zayn to the floor and then he punches Neville. Neville kicks Breeze and then he sends Kidd to the apron. Neville with a near fall on a rollup followed by a round kick to the head. Neville goes up top but Breeze recovers and crotches Neville. Zayn goes for the Helluva Kick on Breeze, but Tyler moves and Zayn hits Neville. Neville falls to the mat and Zayn is in shock. Kidd makes the tag and Breeze and Kidd argue. Zayn hits the Blue Thunder Bomb on Breeze and Kidd sends Zayn to the floor to get the pin on Neville.
Winners: Tyler Breeze & Tyson Kidd
After the match, Zayn hits a Helluva Kick on Tyson Kidd. Zayn stands over the other three men who are still down in the ring. Zayn looks at the NXT Title belt and he picks it up. Zayn holds the title belt in his hands and he looks at Breeze, Kidd, and Neville. Zayn drops to his knees as the show ends.
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NXT Tag Team Championship Tournament – Semi-Finals
Kalisto & Sin Cara vs. Sami Zayn & Adam Rose
Rose starts things off trading wrist locks with Kalisto. Sami Zayn tags in to a big pop, and Sin Cara comes in as well. Lots of “Ole!” chants now, which is pretty ironic given their opponents. Kalisto does a few high flying manuevers and Sami takes a breather to the outside. They taunt the diving sentons over the ropes, but put on the breaks and rebound off the ropes, doing the “lucha!” chants instead – the mind games are real.
After the break, Rose hits Kalisto with a big back suplex. He backs into the corner and tags Sami, who delivers a backbreaker and starts throwing his opponent into turnbuckles around the ring. Sin Cara eventually makes the hot tag and gets some help from Kalisto, who lifts him up and splashes him down. The lucha stars tag in and out with quick tags, working over Sami, who eventually hits a surprise backbreaker on Kalisto for a two-count. Rose tags in to slow things down, slapping on a side headlock. He throws a few elbows to weaken his opponent, followed by a huge spinebuster. Sin Cara makes the hot tag and gets a crossbody off the top rope. Zayn hits the ring but is sent to the floor, and Cara hits a springboard back elbow for a two-count. Cara goes through the ropes to take down Sami, and Kalisto does his standing Sliced Bread #2 move. Sin Cara comes back and hits the Senton Bomb for the win.
Name: Rami Sebei Ring name: Sami Zayn Formerly: El Generico Born: July 12, 1984 Height/Weight: 6'0" - 193lbs Hometown: Montreal Debut: 2002
A Canadian-born Superstar of Syrian descent, Sami Zayn is no stranger to the world of sports-entertainment. Having competed in a staggering 29 countries before arriving on NXT, Zayn brings with him an experience level matched by few. Zayn is known for approaching situations with a lighthearted, fun-loving attitude, but opponents need not underestimate his intensity. » More?
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