September 8 • David

NXT Title Match: Finn Balor vs. Adam Cole

We go right to the ring for tonight’s opener for the vacant NXT Title as Finn Balor makes his way out. Adam Cole is out next, by himself, as Alicia Taylor does the ring introductions. The bell rings and we get formal introductions as Cole and Balor face off in the middle of the ring. NXT General Manager William Regal hands the title over to the referee and he raises it in the air.

They lock up and Balor takes it to the corner, then breaks. They trade holds on the mat now. Balor has control but Cole goes behind. They tangle some more and Balor takes Cole back down on the mat. More back and forth and quick pin attempts on the mat. Balor takes Cole back down by a headlock. Balor with a big shoulder block for a 2 count. We get a stalemate early on as the developmental trainees cheer from behind the Plexiglas barrier. They lock up again and Cole takes Balor down, focusing on the arm. Balor turns it around and grounds Cole by his arm now. The crowd rallies. Cole ends up getting up and nailing a basement dropkick. Cole with a big right hand to the face to stagger Balor. Cole keeps control and chops Balor against the ropes. Cole catches Balor with the Ushigoroshi in the middle of the ring as we go to a picture-in-picture commercial.

Back from the break and Balor takes control and kicks Cole in the back for a 2 count. Balor rocks Cole and grounds him in the middle of the ring as the crowd rallies some. More back and forth now. Balor mounts some offense. Balor slams Cole and drops an elbow for a 2 count. Balor takes Cole to the corner and unloads with strikes. Balor stomps away as the referee stops him. Balor keeps control for another 2 count in the middle of the ring. Balor with shoulder thrusts in the corner now. Cole rocks Balor but Balor with more thrusts to the gut in the corner.

Balor takes it to the opposite corner and keeps the offense coming to Cole. Cole comes back some and nails a clothesline. Cole drops Balor with a back elbow and then a pump kick to the jaw, sending him to the mat for a pop. Cole counters a German suplex attempt and nails a kick to the head. Cole drops Balor in the middle of the ring with a Backstabber for another close 2 count. Cole charges but Balor sweeps him but misses the double stomp. They tangle and Balor hits a Slingblade. Balor charges in the corner but Cole nails a Shining Wizard for a close 2 count. The crowd chants “this is awesome!” now. Cole talks some trash to Balor while they’re both on the mat.

Cole exposes his knee but Balor takes him down and hits a double stomp to the chest for a pop. Balor stomps away on Cole while he’s down now. Cole is on the floor now. Balor with a basement dropkick from the ring to send Cole back into the barrier. Balor stomps away on the floor now. Balor sends Cole into a chair next to the timekeeper now. Balor goes back and runs to nail Cole while he’s sitting in the chair, but Cole jumps up and levels him with a big superkick. We go to another picture-in-picture commercial.

Back from the break and Cole goes to the top but Balor knocks him to the mat. Balor goes for a Coup de Grace but Cole moves. Cole superkicks the knee out. Cole with a Figure Four submission in the middle of the ring now. Balor resists and tries to make it to the ropes. He finally grabs the bottom rope to break the hold. Balor clutches his hurt knee. Cole charges as Balor gets up but Balor hits the Slingblade. Balor keeps control and hits the double dropkick into the corner. Balor goes to the top and hits Coup de Grace this time. Balor is having knee troubles but he manages to make the cover. Cole kicks out at 2.

Balor goes for 1916 but it’s countered. Cole drops Balor into another Figure Four. Balor’s shoulders go down for a 2 count but the hold is still applied. Cole drags Balor back from the ropes and we get a roll-up for 2. They stumble to their feet and Cole nails a superkick for 2. Cole with the Last Shot to the back of the head but Balor kicks out at 2. Cole shows some frustration and has a few words with the referee.

Balor blocks the Panama Sunrise. They trade counters again and Balor hits a reverse 1916. Balor slowly climbs to the top but Cole superkicks him. Cole climbs up but Balor unloads on him with elbows. Balor hits a huge super 1916 from the top and covers for the pin to win the vacant title.

Winner and New NXT Champion: Finn Balor

After the match, the music hits as Balor stands tall with the NXT Title. We go to replays. Balor posses in the smoke at the entrance, with the NXT Title wrapped around his waist. He points his guns at the camera as the celebration continues.

The camera goes backstage to see Triple H, William Regal and various NXT Superstars congratulating new NXT Champion Finn Balor. Adam Cole also walks up and they have a “too sweet” moment. A camera man interviews Balor and he says this is the reason he came back to NXT.

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September 1 • David

We see Johnny Gargano and Finn Balor backstage getting ready for the main event. Back to commercial.

Fatal 4 Way 60-Minute Iron Man Match for the Vacant NXT Title: Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa vs. Adam Cole vs. Finn Balor

We go to the ring for tonight’s main event and out first comes Johnny Gargano as Alicia Taylor does the introductions. Adam Cole is out next by himself. Finn Balor is out next, and Tommaso Ciampa is last. The four Superstars size each other up as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and we get the bell as the crowd rallies. Gargano goes to the floor to watch the action. Ciampa beats Cole down in the corner. Balor grabs Ciampa but Ciampa unloads on him in the opposite corner. Ciampa goes back to work on Cole. Balor gets the upperhand on Ciampa now, but also delivers a few shots to Cole in the corner. Ciampa drops Balor with an elbow off the ropes. Ciampa tosses Balor to the floor. Gargano comes in but Ciampa catches his kick and drops him. Ciampa knees Gargano off the apron, then does the same to Balor on the other side of the ring.

Ciampa is the only Superstar standing now. He goes to the floor and hits a big running knee to Balor against the barrier, then runs and does the same to Gargano against the barrier. Ciampa stalks Cole now at ringside. Cole rocks him and they trade shots. Ciampa drops Cole. Ciampa lifts the apron cover but Balor runs over and sends him into the steel ring steps. Balor keeps Cole down and goes back to work on Ciampa but Ciampa rocks him and brings it into the ring. Ciampa with more offense to Balor. Ciampa grounds Balor and drives a knee into his back to keep him down.

Balor gets an opening on Ciampa. Cole runs in and tosses Balor to the floor. Cole charges Balor but gets kicked several times. Balor chokes Cole with the middle rope as the referee warns him now. Balor with a kick and several thrusts in the corner. Balor goes on and drops Cole for a 1 count. Balor knocks Gargano off the apron as he tries to come in. Balor goes back to work on Cole but Cole gets to his feet and fights. They tangle and Balor hits the basement dropkick. Gargano knocks Balor from behind and unloads on him. Gargano stomps on Cole now as the crowd boos him. Gargano with a big chop to Balor in the corner. Gargano drops Balor with a neckbreaker. Gargano uses Balor’s own taunt to mock him now. Gargano knocks Ciampa back down and then works on Cole in the middle of the ring. Cole kicks out at 2. Gargano focuses on Cole’s arm. Gargano rocks Balor on the apron as he tries to come back in. Gargano goes back to work on Cole’s arm. Gargano stomps away on Cole now. Gargano mocks The Undisputed Era and kicks Cole’s hurt arm. Gargano poses and talks trash as the crowd boos him.

Gargano with a standing submission on Cole now as the crowd rallies. Cole finally fights back and clotheslines Gargano. Cole goes on and hits the neckbreaker. Balor comes in and Cole rocks him in the corner a few times. Cole drops Balor, knees him in the back, and then kicks Gargano back to the floor. Cole grounds Balor with a headlock now. Balor fights up but Cole puts him right back down with a neckbreaker for a 2 count. Ciampa comes in but Cole kicks him in the face, then delivers more kicks to send him out. Cole goes back to Balor in the corner. Cole whips Balor and then runs into boots. Balor levels Cole and drops him with a right hand. Balor drops Cole again and hits the double stomp. Ciampa comes in but Balor also drops him, covering for a 2 count. Balor grounds Ciampa in the middle of the ring now. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and everyone is still at 0. Gargano works on Cole in the corner, unloading to keep him down as the crowd boos. Cole and Gargano tangle some more. Cole with a big pump kick to the face. Cole drops Gargano over his knee with the neckbreaker but Gargano still kicks out at 2. Cole keeps control now as the crowd rallies. Cole goes to the second rope for the Panama Sunrise but Gargano dodges it and Balor runs in. Gargano drops Balor with an enziguri. Cole superkicks Gargano. Ciampa and Cole go at it now but it ends with both getting dropped as Cole hits a kick to the head but Ciampa comes right back with a knee to the face. The crowd chants “NXT!” now.

Ciampa grabs Cole from the mat but Cole kicks his leg out. Cole goes to the corner but Balor shoves Ciampa into him. Balor sends Ciampa to the floor. Balor unloads on Cole in the corner now while Cole is still sitting on the top. Balor focuses on the leg, getting aggressive now. Balor climbs up for a superplex but Ciampa runs in and slams them both to the mat with the super Tower of Powerbomb. Gargano reaches in from the floor and pulls Ciampa’s legs out, sending him down face-first. Gargano comes in with a pair of 2 counts. Gargano chops away on Balor in the corner now, then hits shoulder thrusts and more offense. Gargano takes Balor to the top and runs across the ring but Balor slides out. They tangle and Balor hits the big 1916 in the middle of the ring but Gargano kicks out just in time.

Balor kicks Cole off the apron to the floor, then hits a Slingblade on Gargano. Balor runs and dropkicks Gargano into the turnbuckles. Balor climbs to the top and goes for Coup de Grace but has to roll through as Gargano moves out of the way. Ciampa runs right in and hits Balor with the Air Raid Crash in the middle of the ring but Balor kicks out at 2. We go to a picture-in-picture commercial.

Back from the break and Ciampa has boots to Balor on the mat. Gargano has Cole down. The former DIY partners back into each other and stare each other down but Cole and Balor send them to the floor. Cole and Balor stare each other down now. They look go for a test of strength but Balor isn’t buying it, he tosses Cole to the floor and then leaps out onto Cole and Gargano. Balor runs around the ring and hits a double dropkick to send Ciampa through the timekeeper’s area. Balor runs again and leaps to take Cole and Gargano back down. Balor brings Cole in the ring and goes to the top. Balor nails the Coup de Grace on Cole for the first pinfall. Balor has scored the first fall.

Balor stands tall and regroups as the crowd boos him. The others are trying to recover on the outside. Balor kicks Gargano and Ciampa to keep them from coming in. Gargano makes it in but Balor stomps away. The same happens with Ciampa. Balor unloads on Gargano in the corner now, chopping away. Balor sends Ciampa out and focuses on Gargano now. Balor runs and drops an elbow for a 2 count. Balor grounds Gargano with a headlock now. Ciampa runs in but Balor drops Gargano and kicks Ciampa. Balor keeps both of them down now, going from one to the other with big stomps in the corner. Cole is still down on the floor. Balor gets some cheers but mostly boos for the sequence on Gargano and Ciampa. Cole tries to come back into the ring but Balor cuts him off on the apron. Balor beats Cole up and knocks him back to the floor as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Ciampa is standing tall alone in the ring. He goes out and mounts Cole on the floor. Ciampa puts Cole’s head under the edge of the apron and looks to catapult him under the bottom of the ring but Balor saves Cole with a dropkick from the ring. Balor stomps on Cole while he’s down and then rolls Ciampa in. Ciampa comes in and hits Willow’s Bell on Balor, then the Fairytale Ending. Gargano runs in and steals the pin on Balor after sending Ciampa to the floor. Gargano has scored the second fall.

Gargano tries for a second fall on Balor but he kicks out. Gargano goes for the One Final Beat but Ciampa pulls him to the floor. Ciampa kicks Gargano back into the barrier. Cole with a big pump kick to Ciampa. Cole runs and hits the Last Shot to Ciampa for another close 2 count in the middle of the ring. Cole charges for another Last Shot but Ciampa levels him with a clothesline. Cole superkicks Ciampa to block the Fairytale Ending. Balor with a Slingblade. Balor charges but Cole superkicks him. Gargano gets superkicked by Cole as he comes in. Cole hits the Panama Sunrise to Gargano for the pin. Cole has earned the third fall of the match.

Balor pulls Cole to the floor to stop him from hitting a Last Shot to Gargano. Ciampa capitalizes with a pin attempt on Gargano. Ciampa rocks Cole on the apron, then goes back to Gargano. Ciampa has Cole and Gargano both on the apron now. He hits a double Willow’s Bell. Ciampa grabs Cole for the Fairytale Ending, and he hits it in the middle of the ring. Ciampa covers Cole for the pin. Ciampa has scored his first fall, the fourth of the match.

Everyone has one fall now. All four competitors are down and trying to recover as we approach the 40 minute mark. The announcers show us replays. They slowly get to their feet in the ring as the crowd rallies and chants “this is awesome!” now. Balor rocks Cole first and Ciampa goes at it with Gargano. Cole rocks Gargano now. Ciampa and Balor go at it. They all continue to take turns on each other. Balor kicks Cole in the face to send him out. Ciampa sends Gargano out. Ciampa and Balor stare each other down. Balor rocks Ciampa. Cole starts fighting Gargano at ringside. Balor and Ciampa unload on each other in the ring while Cole and Gargano do the same at ringside. Balor and Ciampa collide with clotheslines in the ring and both go down. Cole and Gargano collide with superkicks at ringside and they both go down.

Balor and Ciampa go at it now. Ciampa drops Balor for three quick pin attempts, showing frustration as Balor kicks out. Ciampa chops Balor down in the corner and delivers a running knee to the side of the head. Ciampa with another big running knee to Balor’s face while he’s down. Cole comes to the apron but Ciampa rocks him, sending him back to the floor. Ciampa goes out and launches Gargano into the Plexiglas barrier. Ciampa sends Cole face-first into the Plexiglas now. Ciampa shows off some to boos. Ciampa brings Cole to the apron but Cole fights and sends Ciampa to the mat with a boot. Cole goes to the top as the crowd rallies. Ciampa climbs up and rocks Cole. Ciampa takes control up high in the corner. Cole ends up taking Ciampa’s knee out. We go to commercial with Cole on his feet while Ciampa rolls around, clutching his knee.

Back from the break and Balor drops Gargano in the corner, then Cole with chops. Balor with control of Ciampa as well. Balor with a big chop and a charge into Cole. Balor goes from Gargano to Ciampa once again in their corners. Balor with another running chop to Gargano. Balor with a snap suplex to Gargano for a 2 count. Balor knocks Cole to the floor. Balor chops Ciampa in the corner and whips him but Ciampa goes down on his bad knee. Balor stomps Gargano while he’s down now, sending him out. Balor stretches Ciampa with a single-leg Crab now. Balor breaks the hold and stomps Ciampa to mark just under the 10 minute mark. Balor keeps control of everyone and hits a Slingblade on Ciampa, then a big dropkick in the corner. Balor goes to the top, wasting some time on the apron. Balor goes up but Gargano attacks from the apron. Balor fights him off. Ciampa dodges a Coup de Grace Balor rolls through but Cole and Gargano superkick him. Gargano drops Cole with a superkick. Gargano is the only Superstar in the ring now.

Gargano with a big suicide dive to Ciampa, sending him into the Plexiglas. He goes back in and delivers another suicide dive to Cole, sending him into the barrier. Gargano goes back in the ring and runs for a third suicide dive, but Balor catches him on the floor. Gargano blocks the 1916 a few times. They tangle on the outside some more and Gargano drops Balor with a tornado DDT on the floor. The referee checks on Balor. We go to another picture-in-picture commercial.

Back from the break and Gargano waits for Cole to get up. Cole catches a superkick and delivers one of his own. Cole with a second superkick to bring Gargano to his knees. Gargano blocks the Last Shot and goes for the GargaNo Escape now. Cole resists but Gargano gets it locked in. Cole rolls over but Gargano tightens the hold off the reversal attempt. Ciampa pulls Gargano’s leg, dragging Cole and Gargano to the floor to break the hold. Ciampa is standing over everyone else on the floor now, working them over. Ciampa sends Balor head-first into the barrier. Ciampa with a big chop to Cole while he’s down, then Gargano. Ciampa with a suplex to Cole on the floor. Ciampa keeps Gargano down and sends Balor face-first into the Plexiglas again.

Gargano unloads on Ciampa against the apron. Ciampa turns it around and beats his former partner down. Ciampa lifts the apron cover and goes to catapult Gargano under the edge of the ring frame. He hits it this time and Gargano clutches his throat in pain. Ciampa brings Gargano back in but Cole pulls him to the floor to break the pin attempt. Ciampa fights Cole off and runs back in but this time Balor pulls his leg from the floor to break it. Ciampa goes out and unloads on Balor, sending him into a column. He also takes Cole out again while he’s out there. Ciampa limps back into the ring but Gargano rolls him for a close 2 count.

Ciampa gets right up and drops Gargano with a strike. We’re down to 90 seconds. Ciampa stares down at Gargano and takes him to the corner. Ciampa with a huge chop in the corner. Ciampa takes Gargano to the top as the crowd rallies. Gargano is dazed up top as Ciampa works him over. They’re down to 40 seconds as Ciampa climbs up. Ciampa with a super Air Raid Crash on Gargano but Balor nails Coup de Grace as soon as Ciampa lands. Balor covers Ciampa for the pin. Balor has scored his second fall.

Cole immediately runs in with a Last Shot on Balor. Cole pins Balor for the pin. Cole has scored his second fall. The bell rings now.

Tie: Adam Cole and Finn Balor

After the bell, the crowd goes silent as Cole sits up and proclaims that he’s the new NXT Champion. We get a replay of the last two pins by Balor and Cole. Cole and Balor have 2 pins each, while Ciampa and Gargano each have 1 pin. Cole and Balor start arguing now. NXT General Manager William Regal hits the ring and grabs the title from the referee. Regal stands in between Balor and Cole as they argue. Regal announces that next week’s NXT Super Tuesday II show will feature Balor vs. Cole, one fall to the finish, and the winner will win the vacant NXT Title. Balor and Cole yell at each other some more and Cole thanks Regal. Regal and the referee stay in between them while another group of officials look on from the floor. NXT Super Tuesday goes off the air with Cole and Balor yelling at each other. The NXT Title is still vacant.

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September 1 • Devin

The next NXT Champion will be decided in historic fashion.

Finn Bálor, Tommaso Ciampa, Adam Cole and Johnny Gargano will clash tonight on NXT Super Tuesday in the first-ever, 4-Way 60-minute Iron Man Match.

The Superstar who scores the most pinfalls and submissions in 60 minutes will be crowned the new NXT Champion.

Karrion Kross fought through a separated shoulder to defeat Keith Lee for the NXT Title at NXT TakeOver XXX, but he has been forced to relinquish the championship due to the severity of the injury.

After conferring with Triple H, Shawn Michaels and other members of NXT management, NXT General Manager William Regal announced the decision for this match to take place as a result.

All four Superstars are former NXT Champions and among the best NXT Champions in the history of the black-and-gold brand.

Bálor has enforced his will since returning to NXT last fall, adding to his nearly spotless TakeOver record with victories over Matt Riddle, Damian Priest and Timothy Thatcher. But championship gold has eluded him so far. Can The Prince capture NXT’s top prize for the first time in more than four years?

If anyone understands Kross’ misfortune, it’s Ciampa, who also had to surrender “Goldie” two years ago due to a neck injury amid a dominant reign. Ciampa returned to NXT for the first time in two months Wednesday night, obliterating Jake Atlas in one-on-one action. The Blackheart has proven to be almost unbeatable when he’s on top of his game.

Cole overcame challengers of all shapes and sizes while putting together the longest NXT Champion reign in history, which only ended less than two months ago after a classic battle with Keith Lee. After knocking off the brash Pat McAfee at NXT TakeOver XXX, can the leader of The Undisputed ERA regain his gold?

No man in this bout has changed as much in recent months as Gargano. Subscribing to what he hails as “The Johnny Gargano Way,” Johnny Wrestling has eschewed the adoration of the NXT Universe after insisting that the black-and-gold brand rewards bad behavior. Will Gargano prove himself right and ride his new attitude toward another title reign?

Which Superstar will become a two-time NXT Champion? Tune in to USA Network tonight at 8/7 C!

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August 22 • David

Finn Balor vs. Timothy Thatcher

We go right to the ring as Finn Balor makes his way to the ring. Timothy Thatcher is out next.

The bell rings and Balor unloads in the corner. Thatcher takes Balor to the mat and grounds him. Thatcher with open-hand strikes on the mat. Thatcher tries for an armbar but Balor turns it around on the mat with an armbar attempt of his own. They continue tangling on the mat. They get back up and Balor works on the arm. Thatcher keeps fighting. More back and forth now. Thatcher controls Balor with a front face lock now. Thatcher with a big shot to the chest against the ropes.

Thatcher keeps Balor locked in in the middle of the ring as the crowd rallies. Balor counters and sends Thatcher over the top rope to the floor. Thatcher comes right back in but Balor stomps away as the referee warns him. Thatcher takes Balor down by the leg and controls him, bending the knee and ankle. Balor ends up grabbing the bottom rope to break it up.

Thatcher decks Balor and drives a big knee to the ribs. Thatcher with another submission on the leg and neck now. Thatcher with a Bow & Arrow submission. Balor tries for a pin attempt but it’s broken and Thatcher keeps control from his feet now. Balor jumps up and rocks Thatcher. Balor keeps bringing it but Thatcher takes him right down into a Kimura in the middle of the ring.

They tangle on the mat some more but Thatcher keeps focusing on the arm. Thatcher with a knee into the back now. Thatcher grounds Balor as the crowd tries to rally for him. Thatcher with another big knee. Thatcher clubs on Balor and drives another knee. Thatcher with a double Chicken Wing on his feet now. Balor counters and drops Thatcher into a 2 count. Thatcher keeps control of Balor. They tangle some more and Balor hits the basement dropkick to the face. The crowd rallies as Balor decks Thatcher. They trade big strikes in the middle of the ring.

Thatcher with a huge chop to the chest. Balor with an overhead kick out of nowhere and they both go down in the middle of the ring. Balor chops Thatcher in the corner, and another across the ring. Balor charges for a Slingblade but it’s blocked. Balor drops Thatcher by blocking a submission, then stomps on his chest for a pop. Balor grounds Thatcher now. More back and forth on their feet now. Thatcher avoids a 1916. Balor with an abdominal stretch now. Balor drops Thatcher with the inverted DDT but Thatcher kicks out at 2. Balor dropkicks Thatcher into the turnbuckles. Balor goes to the top for Coup de Grace but Thatcher moves and Balor’s left leg goes out. Thatcher looks to capitalize and applies the single-leg Crab in the middle of the ring. Balor finally makes it to the bottom rope and breaks the hold.

Thatcher pulls him back and kicks him in the back while holding him by the leg. Balor turns it around and kicks Thatcher in the ribs. Thatcher comes right back with a kick to the head. Thatcher with a German suplex. They tangle in the middle of the ring and Balor rolls Thatcher for 2. Balor comes right back with another submission in the middle of the ring. Thatcher is wide-eyed with an ankle lock in the middle of the ring. Balor rolls through and stomps Thatcher in the chest. They get up and Balor ducks a swing. Balor takes Thatcher back down and goes to the top for Coup de Grace. Balor nails it this time but Balor’s leg gave him trouble and Thatcher isn’t all the way down. Balor follows up with the 1916 DDT for the pin to win.

Winner: Finn Balor

After the match, Balor sits up and Thatcher rolls over as the music hits. We go to replays. Balor climbs to the turnbuckles and poses.

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August 20 • Devin

Back from the break and we get a video with Finn Balor cutting a promo on The Velveteen Dream ahead of tonight’s main event.

Second Chance Qualifier for Takeover: Finn Balor vs. The Velveteen Dream

We go to the ring for tonight’s main event as Finn Balor makes his way out while Alicia Taylor does the introductions. There are ladders all over the ringside area. The winner of this match will earn the final spot in the 5-man Ladder Match for the vacant NXT North American Title at Takeover. Out next comes The Velveteen Dream as the boos start up.

The bell rings and they size each other up with Dream taunting Balor in the middle of the ring. They lock up and Balor takes Dream down, grounding him. Balor snatches Dream’s glasses off and tosses them while keeping him down with a headlock. The crowd rallies some as they tangle on the mat. Dream with a 1 count. Balor brings them up and they run the ropes. Dream keeps control and points both guns at Dream while he’s down on the mat. Dream slides out of the ring to regroup. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and they fight up from the mat, trading shots. Balor with two big strikes to keep control. Dream nails a Thesz Press and mounts Balor with strikes. Dream gets up and howls into the camera. Dream takes Balor face-first into the top turnbuckle. Dream works Balor around the ring now. Balor fights back and drops Dream with kicks. Balor with more big kicks to keep Balor off his feet. Balor drops an elbow over the leg and keeps Dream down with a hold on his leg.

Dream tries to fight out of the hold but Balor keeps it locked. Dream tries for a submission of his own but Balor tightens his. Dream finally gets the bottom rope to break the hold. Balor ends up stomping on the hurt leg as Dream screams out. The referee asks if he wants to quit and he stays in. Balor continues to focus on the leg, keeping Dream grounded on the mat again. Dream fights out with kicks from the mat. They get up and Dream keeps fighting, nailing a big kick to drop Balor for another 2 count. More back and forth between the two. Dream mounts Balor in the corner with lefts and rights. Dream disrespects Balor and moves his hips in his face as the crowd boos.

Balor turns it around in the corner and unloads with chops. Dream ends up leaping from the top with a double axe handle to take Balor down. Dream runs and snaps Balor over the top rope, while landing on the floor himself. Dream looks up at the vacant NXT North American Title belt hanging between the two ladders. Cameron Grimes comes down the ramp, yelling about how the title is his. Dream returns to the ring to keep control of Balor while Grimes makes his way down the ramp. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and Dream whips Balor into the corner and he goes down. Grimes is sitting up on one of the ladders with the title belt in his hand. He looks on and yells out as Dream keeps control of Balor. Dream with a backbreaker to Balor. Dream taunts Grimes now. Dream keeps Balor down and poses for the camera. Dream whips Balor into the ropes but it’s countered. Balor rolls through a sunset flip and hits a basement dropkick for a pop. Balor approaches but Dream rocks him. Dream goes to the top but Balor crotches him, turning him upside down in the Tree of Woe.

Balor unloads while Dream is upside down. Grimes continues to run his mouth from the ladder. Balor unloads on Dream from corner to corner. Balor sends Dream flying over the top rope to the floor in front of the ladder where Grimes is. Balor comes out and stomps away on Dream while he’s down. Balor has words with Grimes and climbs up the ladder. Balor climbs back down but Dream grabs him and rams him back into the edge of the apron. Grimes is loving the chaos, still with the title belt in hand.

Dream brings Balor back in but the Dream DDT is blocked. Dream blocks that with a takedown. Balor counters again, blocking the Dream Valley Driver and putting Dream on the mat. Balor sets his sights and hits the big running dropkick into the corner. Balor goes to the apron to capitalize but he’s distracted by Grimes. Balor goes to the top and has words with Grimes. Dream takes advantage and runs up to the top, bringing Balor back to the mat with a big superplex. Johnny Gargano comes down now, pushing the ladder over, sending Grimes into the ring. Grimes hits the referee and he goes down. Gargano smiles at ringside.

Grimes gets to his feet in the middle of Dream and Balor. Balor drops him and hits the big kick. Dream with a Fame-asser to send Grimes out. Balor with a Slingblade on Dream. Balor charges but Dream drops him. Gargano picks up the title at ringside. Bronson Reed comes down the ramp and Gargano enters the ring with the belt. Reed follows him in. Gargano backs into Damian Priest, who is also in the ring out of nowhere now. The crowd cheers as Gargano pleads in between the two big men. Priest rocks Gargano and ends up with the title as Reed tosses Gargano out. Priest has the title now as he stares Reed down. Priest tosses the title to Reed and kicks him in the face as he catches the belt. Priest charges but Dream superkicks him. Dream clotheslines Priest to the floor. Balor clotheslines Dream to the floor and then nails a big dive out to Priest.

Timothy Thatcher attacks out of nowhere and slams Balor on the floor. Thatcher tosses Balor back in where Dream is, waiting with a Dream Valley Driver. Dream goes to the top and hits the big flying elbow drop on Balor in the middle of the ring for the pin to win and get the final Takeover spot.

Winner: The Velveteen Dream

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Finn Balor

While you might know him as Prince Devitt“The Real Rock ‘n’ Rolla” or “The Real Shooter”, one thing’s for sure: Finn Bálor will offer the WWE Universe something they’ve never seen before. Born and raised in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland; Finn is not your average WWE superstar as he brings the wrestling experience of a man who competed in places like Mexico, the UK and Japan. He might not be the “Prince” anymore, but that won’t stop Finn Bálor from claiming his throne in the WWE as the resident Demon King on the NXT brand.

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