The WWE NXT "Takeover: San Antonio" pre-show opens with Charly Caruso and Corey Graves. Graves announces that he's stepping away from NXT commentary due to other commitments in the WWE Universe. Graves gets emotional and introduces his replacement, who will debut one week from Wednesday - Nigel McGuinness. Nigel will now call NXT with Tom Phillips and Percy Watson. We see NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura arriving earlier today. Nigel, Charly and Graves hype the show before we go backstage to Kayla Braxton. She talks about tonight's card and plugs the official hashtag. We go back to the panel for a promo on tonight's NXT Tag Team Title match.
We get a promo for the NXT Year End Award for Breakout Star of the Year and it goes to Peyton Royce & Billie Kay. The two join the panel and are really happy about the win. They talk about going for the NXT Women's Title tonight and being champion together. Charly leads us to a promo for Match of the Year. The award goes to DIY vs. The Revival from Toronto. We go to The Revival and it's also revealed that they won the award for Tag Team of the Year. They cut promos on getting the titles back, saying they will be watching tonight's match and are officially back in the running for the titles.
Bobby Roode is backstage with a promo on tonight's main event. Roode says he's walking out of San Antonio with the title and it will be... Roode walks off. We go back to Kayla and some riled up fans. We get a promo for tonight's Fatal 4 Way for the NXT Women's Title. We come back to the panel and Ember Moon has joined them. Ember says she wants Asuka to win so she can be the one to take the title from her but she thinks someone else will win. We go backstage to Mike Rome and NXT Tag Team Champions DIY, asking about their Match of the Year award. They talk about winning an award voted on by fans and cut promos on retaining their titles tonight at Takeover. We go back to the panel and Charly sends us to a break.
Back from the break and we get a promo for the Female Competitor of the Year award. The winner is Asuka but Peyton and Billie come out to take her award. Charly sends us to a promo for the Male Competitor of the Year next. Nigel announces the winner as NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura. We go back to Kayla and a bunch of fans outside. She leads us to a promo for the Best Competitor of the Year. The winner is Nakamura. Graves leads us to a promo for tonight's main event. Graves predicts Roode will win while Nigel goes with Nakamura. They run down the card one more time and that's it for the pre-show.
NXT Takeover: San Antonio:
WWE NXT "Takeover: San Antonio" opens up with a video package.
- We're live from the Freeman Coliseum with Tom Phillips, Corey Graves and Percy Watson as Tom welcomes us.
Tye Dillinger vs. Eric Young
We go right to the ring and out comes Tye Dillinger to a pop. SAnitY is out next - Eric Young, Alexander Wolfe and Killian Dain. Nikki Cross is not with them.
Young tosses the jacket to Dillinger and Tye picks it up and tosses it at Young and Tye with punches. Young with an Irish whip and Dillinger with a clothesline out of the corner and Young goes to the floor. Young gets back into the ring and Young backs Tye into the corner but he misses a punch. Dillinger with a chop and punch. Young sends Dillinger to the floor and Wolfe and Dain try to attack Dillinger but Tye gets back into the ring and Dillinger with a double leg take down. Dillinger with punches and then he Irish whips Young over the top rope to the floor.
Dillinger goes to the floor and he sends Young back into the ring while the referee keeps Dain and Wolfe away. Tye with punches but Young rakes the eyes and Tye goes to the floor. Dain with a cross body to Dillinger while the referee was dealing with Young. Young sends Dillinger back into the ring and Young hits the elbow drop to the back of the neck. Young tries to keep Dillinger back into the ring and Tye rolls to the floor. Young sends Tye back into the ring. Young mocks Tye while he connects with forearms. Young wtih an elevated Dragon Sleeper on the turnbuckles and the referee warns Young.
Young gets a near fall. Young with a punch in the corner. Young gets a near fall. Young sends Tye into the turnbuckles and then Eric goes for the Elevated Dragon Sleeper but Dillnger with a punch to escape followed by a chop. Dillinger goes for a superplex but Young blocks it. Young with a head butt and then he goes up top and is met with a drop kick from Tye. They exchange chops and punches. Young sends Tye to the mat with a punch to the jaw. Tye grabs Young by the beard and Tye with a head butt and flying clothesline and running forearm. Tye with a back body drop.
Tye with a running chop and Irish whip but Young with a Flair Flip and he goes to the turnbuckles but Dillinger with a belly-to-belly superplex for a near fall. Tye kicks Yuong in the corner. Tye pulls down the knee pad and Wolfe gets on the apron and Tye with a Tye Breaker to Wolfe. Dillinger with a super kick to Dain. Young with a Northern Lariat and then he goes for a wheelbarrow suplex but Dillinger with a rollup for a near fall.
Dillinger hits the Tye Breaker but Wolfe puts Young's foot on the rope. Young is pulled to the floor by Dain and Wolfe. Dillinger with a slingshot pescado onto Dain and Wolfe. Dillinger goes up and hits cross body but Young rolls through. Dillinger with a baseball slide to Dain and Young hits the wheelbarrow neck breaker for the three count.
Winner: Eric Young
- We come back from a "break" and see Samoa Joe sitting at ringside.
Roderick Strong vs. Andrade "Cien" Almas
We go to the ring and out comes Andrade "Cien" Almas. Roderick Strong is out next.
They lock up and both men go for the advantage on the mat. Strong with a waist lock but Almas gets to the ropes. Strong sends Almas to the ropes and it is TRANQUILO time. The referee tells Strong to stay back. They lock up and Strong with a wrist lock. Almas with a knee to the midsection. Almas with an Irish whip and Strong floats over. Strong with a leg lariat and he gets a near fall. Strong wtih a chop and a back breaker. Almas goes to the apron and drops Strong on the middle rope. Almas with kicks and a chop. Strong chops back. Almas trips Strong into the corner and then Almas with a running slap to the face.
Almas is sent to the apron and he applies a triangle on the arm and then Almas kicks the arm. Almas wraps the arm in the ropes to add more damage. Almas with an Irish whip. Strong catches Almas in the corner but he cannot hit the back breaker. Almas with a snap mare and kick. Almas with a Fujiwara arm bar. Almas with a hammer lock and slam as he continues to work on the arm. Almas goes for the double jump moonsault but Strong moves and Roderick with an Olympic Slam. Strong with chops and a forearm followed by an elbow. Strong with a series of knees followed by a Gourdbuster and another knee. Strong goes for a belly-to-back suplex but Almas lands on his feet.
Strong with a drop kick. Strong runs into a boot. Strong pulls Almas off the turnbuckles and hits a back breaker and gets a near fall. Strong with a half nelson but Almas counters and Almas with a German suplex and a near fall. Almas with a waist lock but Strong with elbows. Almas with a rollup into a one arm power bomb and he gets a near fall. Almas slaps Strong and Strong chops Almas. Almas chops back. Almas with forearms and Strong wtih forearms of his own. Almas with a kick and then he sets for the running knee strike but Strong gets up and hits a jumping knee to the head.
Both men are down. Strong is the first to his feet and he connects with a forearm. They go back and forth. Strong with a boot to the head but Almas fights it off. Strong goes for a back breaker but Almas with a knee. Almas with an arm submission but Strong gets his feet on the ropes. Almas with elbows to the head. Almas goes up and Strong stops him and crotches Almas. Strong climbs the turnbuckles but Almas fights back. Strong goes for a back breaker onto the top turnbuckle and he hits it but Strong can only get a two count.
Almas goes for the Downward Spiral but Strong backs Almas into the turnbuckles. Almas hip tosses Strong into the turnbuckles. Almas misses the running knee strike in the corner but he does not miss with a clothesline. Almas with a running double knee strike. Strong escapes the Downward Spiral and hits a knee and then a belly-to-back gourdbuster and the Sick Kick for the three count.
Winner: Roderick Strong
- We see Bobby Roode getting ready for his match against Shinsuke Nakamura.
- We get a promo for tonight's NXT Tag Team Title match. WWE Hall of Famer Michael "PS" Hayes is at ringside for this one.
NXT Tag Team Title Match: The Authors of Pain vs. DIY
We go to the ring and out first come The Authors of Pain, led by WWE Hall of Famer Paul Ellering. Rezar and Akam look on as NXT Tag Team Champions Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa are out next. We do not get formal ring introductions. The bell rings and Rezar goes after both opponents but Ciampa starts with him.
Rezar with an Irish whip but Ciampa with an elbow. Ciampa with an arm bar but Rezar with a forearm. Rezar sets for a power bomb but Ciampa holds on to the leg. Rezar with a forearm to the back. Ciampa tags in Gargano and Rezar with a knee to stop the slingshot spear. Rezar sets for a power bomb but Gargano with punches to escape. Akam tags in and all four men are in the ring. Akam and Rezar with the advantage but Gargano and Ciampa send Akam and Rezar to the floor. Gargano with suicide dives onto both men. Ciampa with a running knee off the apron to Akam.
Gargano goes for a slingshot DDT but Rezar blocks it. Gargano with an elbow to Rezar and a super kick to Akam. Rezar knocks Gargano off the apron and into the guardrails. Akam tags in and he picks up Gargano and carries him up the steps and slams Gargano into the ring. Akam with a punch and then he chokes Gargano while Ellering yells out instructions. Rezar tags in and he kicks Gargano and chokes him.
Akam tags in and he gets Gargano on his shoulders for a back breaker. Gargano escapes and he avoids a splash in the corner by Akam. Gargano with an enzuigiri. Rezar tags in and Rezar with a boot as Akam hits a side slam. They go to the floor and Gargano moves and Akam runs into the ring steps and then he misses a clothesline and hits the ring post. Gargano goes back into the ring and Akam misses an elbow. Ciampa tags in and he hits a clothesline from the turnbuckles. Ciampa with more clotheslines but Akam stays on his feet. Ciampa with a knee and a back elbow to Rezar. Ciampa with clotheslines to both men and then Ciampa with a German suplex to Akam and then to Rezar.
Ciampa with a running knee to Akam's head. Ciampa with chops. Akam wants more and Ciampa with a boot to the head. Ciampa with another boot but Akam wants more. Ciampa with chops to the head. Akam with a clothesline and he gets a near fall. Rezar tags in and they go for a double team move but Rezar is sent to the floor. Ciampa with a knee and then Gargano tags in and they hit a double spear but Gargano can only get a near fall. Akam pushes Gargano away but Johnny with punches.
Ciampa tags in and they go for the knee and enzuigiri combination. Rezar tags in and they hit a power bomb and neck breaker combination for a near fall. Akam tags in and they go for the Last Chapter but Gargano with a super kick. Ciampa with a rollup for a near fall. Ciampa with an arm bar submission to Akam while Gargano has the GargaNo Escape ono Rezar. Rezar gets to his feet and he slams Gargano onto Ciampa to break up the hold.
Gargano and Ciampa with punches but Akam and Rezar fight back. Gargano and Ciampa with lots of forearms and then Gargano with a super kick and Ciampa with a knee. Akam and Rezar block the running knee and super kick combination. Akam and Rezar with the Super Collider. Rezar tags in and they hit the Last Chapter for the three count.
Winners and NEW Tag Team Champions: The Authors of Pain
In the Arena:
Seth Rollins is in the ring and he calls out Triple H. Seth says this is not a game. He says Hunter took his life from him and he tells him that he is not leaving until Hunter comes out.
Hunter makes his way to the stage and Seth has taken off his sweatshirt and shirt. Hunter signals for security and they come out and Hunter goes to the back.
Rollins knocks them off the apron and then connects with forearms and kicks. Seth leaves the ring and he heads up the ramp but security stops him and force him to exit.
Fatal 4 Way for the NXT Women's Title
Peyton Royce vs. Nikki Cross vs. Billie Kay vs. Asuka
We go to the ring and our first comes Nikki Cross of SAnitY. Billie Kay and Peyton Royce are out next together. NXT Women's Champion Asuka is out last to a pop.
Billie and Peyton stand in the center of the ring but they realize it is probably smarter to get out of the ring. Nikki looks disappoitned at their decision but then her and Asuka avoid offense from the other. Billie and Peyton attack from behind. Nikki is put in the tree of woe. Asuka with a hip attack to Peyton and then hits a bulldog and clothesline on Royce and Kay. Asuka sees Nikki on the apron and she returns to the ring. Nikki screams at Asuka and then they grab each other's hair. Kay and Royce attack Asuka and Cross. Asuka goes for an O'Connor Roll on Kay but Royce goes behind Asuka and then Asuka with a double German suplex.
Asuka and Nikki with punches to each other. Nikki with a head butt and Thesz Press. Nikki slams Asuka's head into the mat. Asuka with a waist lock and German suplex for a near fall. Asuka with a hip attack to Royce and Kay to knock them off the apron. Nikki with a neck breaker. Nikki gets a near fall. Asuka misses a kick on the apron and Nikki with a leg sweep to send her onto the apron. Nikki with a hanging swinging neck breaker from the apron on the floor. Nikki sees Peyton and Billie and she goes up top and hits a cross body onto Royce and Kay.
Billie and Peyton attack Cross and they send Nikki into the guardrails a few times. Nikki holds her arm as Billie and Peyton continue the attack. Meanwhile, Asuka is still down on the floor. Billie and Peyton take Nikki over by the announce table and then Nikki decides to go onto the stage where the announce table is. Nikki gets on top of the announce table but Billie trips her. Billie with a kick to Nikki and Peyton climbs onto the stage. They put Nikki on the announce table and they set for a double suplex through a table next to the announce table.
Billie and Peyton go to the ring to take care of Asuka who is still down on the floor. Asuka is rolled into the ring and Billie holds Asuka up for a running knee to the head from Peyton but Asuka kicks out. Peyton and Billie discuss what to do next. Peyton tells Billie to get set for the knee to the head but Asuka kicks Billie. Peyton with a kick and Widow's Peak but Asuka kicks out with a bridge. Peyton pie faces Asuka but Asuka with a round kick and then she hits a spinning back heel kick to Billie. Asuka with a round kick to Peyton for the three count.
- We see WWE United Kingdom Champion Tyler Bate in the crowd.
NXT World Title Match: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Bobby Roode
We go to the ring and out comes Bobby Roode with a very glorious entrance. Roode is escorted to the ring by 8 women, 4 on each arm. The music stops but fans are still singing Roode's theme. Shinsuke Nakamura's music hits next and out comes the NXT Champion to a pop.
They try to jockey for the perfect position to lock up. Nakamura with a kick to the leg. Nakamura with another kick to the leg. Roode wtih a waist lock but Nakamura with a wrist lock and arm bar. Roode rolls through and applies a head lock. Nakamura with a head scissors and Roode escapes and he applies a side head lock. Roode with a front face lock. Nakamura with a break and he puts his head against Roode and then he taunts Roode. Roode shows Nakamura the right way to go GLORIOUS but Nakamura does not care. Roode goes into the ropes and he wants Nakamura to back up.
Roode goes into the ropes again as they try to lock up. Nakamura shows some frustration. They lock up and Nakamura with a waist lock and Roode backs Nakamura into the ropes and Roode with a back elbow to the head. Roode with a wrist lock and he takes Nakamura to the mat. Nakamura with a reversal and side head lock take down but Roode immediately puts Nakamura in a head scissors. Nakamura escapes and he misses a stomp and round kick. Roode goes GLORIOUS but Nakamura with a kick and then he hits a leaping knee drop.
Roode blocks the rapid kicks in the corner but Nakamura kicks Roode and Roode goes to the floor. Nakamura follows and he connects with a knee to the midsection. Nakamura with a forearm. Nakamura sends Roode back into the ring. Nakamura with knees in the corner. Nakamura with an Irish whip but Roode sends Nakamura to the turnbuckles. Roode knocks Nakamura off the turnbuckles and Nakamura hits the apron and steps on the way to the floor.
Roode sends Nakamura into the ring steps. Roode sends Nakamura into the other set of ring steps. Roode gets a near fall and then he punches Nakamura. Roode sends Nakamura into the turnbuckles and then he punches Nakamura and chops him. Roode with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner. Roode goes to the turnbuckles and hits a double sledge to the back and he gets a near fall. Roode with a knee to the back and he works on the neck. Roode with kicks and then he hits a leaping knee drop. Roode with a leaping knee drop to the back of the head and he gets a near fall.
Roode kicks Nakamura in the corner. Roode mocks Nakamura with the rapid kicks in the corner. Roode tries to pick up Nakamura from the apron but Nakamura with a kick followed by a running knee and a knee drop from the apron. They return to the ring. Nakamura with a series of strikes and kicks. Nakamura with an enzuigiri. Nakamura with knees to the chest and then he does the rapid kicks. Roode is put on the turnbuckles but Roode moves when Nakamura goes for the running knee. Roode drops Nakamura on the top rope. Roode goes to the turnbuckles but misses a double sledge. Nakamura goes for the reverse Exploder but Roode blocks it. Roode with a forearm but Nakamura with a knee and then he puts Roode on the turnbuckles and hits the running knee followed by the reverse exploder.
Nakamura waits for Roode to get up and Nakamura is unable to do Kinshasa. Roode plays possum and Nakamura misses a boot and Roode with a rollup for a near fall. Roode with a lungblower and he gets a near fall. Nakamura with a knee but Roode with a spinebuster for a near fall. Roode puts Nakamura on the turnbuckles and chops him. Roode goes for a superplex but Nakamura blocks it. Nakamura sends Roode face first onto the mat. Nakamura with a jumping thrust kick off the turnbuckles and Nakamura sets for Kinshasa but Roode gets his feet up and Roode uses the rope for leverage and the referee sees it so he stops his count.
Roode punches and chops Nakamura. Nakamura leans against the midsection and he smiles at Roode. Nakamura wants more. Nakamura with knees and kicks. Nakamura with knees to the back and then he stomps on Roode's head in the ropes. Nakamura floats over into the cross arm breaker but Roode is able to keep Nakamura from locking the hold in. Nakamura with a triangle while Nakamura tries to keep his shoulders from going to the mat. Roode picks up Nakamura but Nakamura with a sunset flip into a sliding knee to the head and Nakamura gets a near fall.
Nakamura goes to the turnbuckles and Roode rolls to the apron. Nakamura goes to the other side of the turnbuckles and he hits a knee that knocks both men off the apron and Nakamura holds his knee. Nakamura sends Roode into the ring but Nakamura favors his left leg. Nakamura with Kinshasa but he hit it with the bad knee so he cannot capitalize.
The medical staff checks on Nakamura and Roode recovers. Nakamura is taken from the ring to have his knee checked on. The referee explains what is going on. Nakamura wants to continue and he tells the official for the match what he wants to do. Roode with the Glorious DDT but Nakamura kicks out. Roode with a single leg crab and he punches the injured knee.
Matt Bloom comes to the ring to check on things. Nakamura with kicks and he applies the triangle but he cannot hold it for long. Roode kicks Nakamura in the knee and hits a Glorious DDT for the three count.
Winner and NEW NXT Champion: Bobby Roode
Roode celebrates his title win after. We see replays from the match, including where Nakamura injured his knee. Referees and doctors continue to tend to Nakamura as Roode continues to celebrate his title win as the show closes.
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